Climate-KIC is the EU’s largest public private partnership addressing climate change through innovation to build a net zero-emissions economy.
We aim to transform whole systems through innovation to build resilience and decarbonize at a fast-enough rate to reach the 1.5° target and a net-zero emissions Europe. Climate-KIC has refocused its strategy around systems transformation to reach impact at scale. Our approach is based on building an active and diverse community of organisations all working together; a careful analysis of the key levers at play across different systems (e.g. cities, land use, industry, and finance); and finally, a commitment to experimentation and rapid prototyping (to become the fastest learning organisation in the area of climate).
To achieve this plan, Climate-KIC needs talents from multiple areas of expertise and backgrounds able to bring a wide range of perspectives into the organisation. We are looking for individuals comfortable with change and keen to experiment on our own organisation first – by testing new ways of working, deep collaboration, new ways of learning and gathering business intelligence.
Our people are effectively our first ambassadors and our primary community – we expect them to role model deep collaboration across teams, countries, and organisations.
Purpose of the role
Join our team in Austria and support us in developing and delivering Climate-KIC’s activities in Austria. You will be responsible for supporting the team in a range of tasks including organizing events, desk-based research and certain administrative tasks. You may be asked to attend networking events and conferences to build up Climate-KIC’s external communications as part of the role.
The role will offer a stimulating context from which to build up a network in the climate action community here in Austria, as well as develop know-how for systems thinking, stakeholder management, innovation brokerage, entrepreneurship education and capacity development, plus insights into thematic priorities (e.g. Urban Transitions, Sustainable Production Systems, Decision Metrics & Finance).
Admin & Staff support
- Assist with Administration of Climate-KIC Activities in Austria
- Invoices / contract administration
- Support of Climate-KIC staff
- Help organise events with current or future partners or external stakeholders
- Support with evaluation, reporting and contacts management
- be an active student of Economics, Legal or related studies
- have a basic know how in accounting & public administration
- be able to work independently
- be proactive in asking questions and seeking advice
- strong communication skills, in both German and English (written and spoken)
- have excellent research abilities both online and offline
- have strong IT skills
- have some knowledge or experience of climate / innovation / entrepreneurship education fields
- be motivated by the opportunity to work for an intl. organisation committed to climate action.
Please note that candidates must have the right to work in the EU prior to applying for the position. The successful candidate will normally be based at the nearest EIT Climate-KIC office to where they are currently living.
Our application and recruitment process
Climate-KIC values diversity and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified candidates regardless of age, gender, race, disability, sexual orientation, religion or ethnic background.
Your application should be written in English and consist of:
- a full curriculum vitae
- a covering letter describing briefly how your profile, skills and experience meet the criteria outlined in the person specification, and outlining your interest in and vision for the role.
- your current salary
- where you saw this role advertised.
Please send your full application using the “apply now” button above. You should state your name followed by the role for which you are applying for in the subject line of the email. The deadline for receipt of applications is 23.59 GMT on the date published on the job advert.
Receipt of your application will be acknowledged by email.
Your application will be reviewed on or around the closing date for the vacancy for which you have applied. If your application is shortlisted for interview, you will be contacted directly by Climate-KIC.
Candidates invited to a first interview, will be notified of the outcome and informed about next stages if they are successful.
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