15 November 2021

ECOS is hiring – Senior Programme Manager – Buildings & Industry

We are looking for a highly motivated Senior Programme Manager to join our Circular Economy team to lead our engagement in the development of policies and standards towards a decarbonised, sustainable and circular built environment and industry.

Deadline: 12 December 2021. 


Your main tasks will be to:
• Shape ECOS vision, position and strategy in the field of buildings & industry, with a view to promote the environmental interest in international and European policies and standards
• Shape, lead and represent a multi-stakeholder coalition looking at decarbonising energy-intensive industries
• Line management of Programme Manager(s) and lead an ambitious project involving colleagues across various teams
• Develop a portfolio of grants aligned with our strategic objectives
• Contribute to ECOS strategic planning
• Raise ECOS profile at national, European and international level through targeted communications activities
• Represent ECOS in relevant meetings, such as meetings of standardisation organisations or European institutions, UN fora, and workshops, conferences and other fora
• Engage and collaborate with our members, other NGOs and stakeholders

Skills and experience required:
• Minimum 8 years of relevant professional experience, preferably with NGOs, institutions, consultancies, or companies working in the environmental field
• An in-depth knowledge of the buildings and/or industrial policies at national, European or international level
• Demonstrated experience in developing & implementing strategies to achieve change, ideally by leading coalitions or campaigns
• Line management experience
• Interest in technical work and/or standardisation processes
• Commitment to the values, vision and mission of environmental NGOs
• Strong analytical skills & ability to translate technical information into digestible information
• Excellent time and project management skills
• Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team
• Excellent writing, communication, networking and negotiation skills
• Fluent English, other languages an asset

What we offer:
• An open-ended Belgian contract with a competitive salary package €4,000- €5,160 according to
the ECOS salary scale and depending on skills and relevant experience of the candidate
• A benefits package (meal vouchers, pension scheme, 13th month, excellent insurances, public
transport, eco-cheques etc.)
• A flexible, dynamic, and very pleasant international working environment
• Being part of a dedicated team whose common goal it is to protect the environment
• A commitment to an inclusive and empowering approach to addressing our environmental challenges

How to apply:
Applicants should send a CV and cover letter by no later than 12 December to: info@ecostandard.org, with the subject line “SPM-Buildings & Industry: 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 an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace.


At ECOS, we believe diversity is what makes our work richer and our team stronger. Your race, nationality, colour, gender, age, religion, disability, status, or sexual orientation are NOT important to us, we value your knowledge and commitment. If you believe you can contribute to our common goal, we encourage you to apply.

ECOS is co-funded by the European Commission and EFTA

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