14 October 2020


We are looking for a highly motivated Programme Manager to join our Climate & Energy team, with a particular focus on the field of Ecodesign and Energy Labelling.

Application deadline: 11 November 2020

Your main tasks will be to:

  • Promote and defend the environmental interests in the proposal, development and revision of European and international standards and related policies, with a particular focus on Ecodesign and Energy Labelling, in cooperation with ECOS nominated experts and member organisations
  • Analyse technical documents, prepare comments and position papers
  • Represent ECOS in technical meetings as well as political fora
  • Contribute to the implementation and management of related EU projects (e.g. H2020)
  • Develop and implement work/lobbying strategies with a view to maximise ECOS impacts
  • Recruit and manage the work of technical experts
  • Develop regular updates, briefings and publications for our target audiences
  • Engage and collaborate with our members, other NGOs and stakeholders
  • Prepare funding applications and ensure proper reporting to funders
  • The Programme Manager may be required to carry out any other tasks, including of an administrative nature, depending on the organisation’s needs.

Skills and experience required:

  • University degree in environmental sciences, engineering, or relevant discipline. Alternatively, a degree in social sciences with qualifying professional experience
  • Two years of relevant working experience in topics related to climate and energy policy, circular economy, product policy or energy efficiency
  • Good understanding of EU policy and/or standard making processes
  • Commitment to the values, vision and mission of environmental NGOs
  • Strong analytical skills & ability to present technical information in simple terms
  • Excellent time and project management skills, budget management skills are an asset
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team
  • Excellent writing, communication, networking and negotiation skills
  • Fluent English, other languages are an asset

What we offer:

  • A one-year Belgian contract with a competitive salary package including additional benefits (meal vouchers, pension scheme, 13th month, insurances, public transport, eco-cheques) depending on skills and experience and according to our salary scale – with the possibility for an extension depending on funding opportunities and performance
  • A dynamic international working environment
  • A stimulating set of tasks which have a real impact on environmental and climate savings
  • Being part of a dedicated team whose common goal it is to protect the environment

How to apply:

Applicants should send a CV and cover letter by no later than midnight 11 November 2020 EOB to: info@ecostandard.org, with the subject line “PROGRAMME MANAGER-ED: your name”. The first round of interviews will take place shortly after the application deadline. We regret that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.


ECOS is co-funded by the European Commission and EFTA

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