Climate Strategies is looking for an experienced Operations Officer/Manager to become an integral member of our dynamic team! This is an excellent opportunity to make a real contribution to global climate action, by playing a pivotal function in strengthening and growing Climate Strategies’ operational capacity, specifically through: Ownership for continuous improvement of internal processes, including Customer Relationship Management, grant contract administration and IT infrastructure Ensure best practice in project reporting across a range of funders, including the European Commission’s H2020/Horizon Europe Programmes Administrative supporting for programme staff in a fast-paced project execution and fundraising environment Supporting financial administration at all levels, including budget management, financial forecasting and reporting Keeping abreast of developments in global climate policy and their implications for Climate Strategies projects and programmes Supporting the Managing Director on various HR-related processes and relationships with the Executive Board and Members If you are interested, we want to hear from you! About us Climate Strategies is an international, not-for-profit network that aims to improve climate policy through meaningful interactions between decision-makers and climate policy researchers across Europe and internationally. Our approach: Inspire: Incubate ideas and develop climate policy research proposals Engage: Organise consultations and facilitate dialogue among researchers and climate policymakers Convene: Initiate, plan and organise multi-disciplinary events Translate: Publish research in accessible formats in order to inform relevant audiences What we are looking for Our small team is looking for a person who is independent, creative and efficient in their work, likes working in a team and is a proactive problem solver. Your skills and experience: Significant experience of grant administration, spanning a range of funders Excellent knowledge of IT infrastructure solutions for small organisations, particularly computer software and hardware, MS Office, Adobe, database solutions and videoconferencing systems Proactive in supporting integral business functions including project management, CRM, finance, HR, website and digital solutions, and IT infrastructure Proven experience of successful applying General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in stakeholder data management Ability to prioritise and manage several tasks simultaneously, multitasking across a range of project portfolios and support activities Works well independently, including from home, with minimal supervision Able to communicate ideas clearly and succinctly, and effectively implement solutions Takes a creative approach to problem solving Excellent written and verbal communication skills Excellent skills in Microsoft Excel with proven experience of utilising spreadsheets for financial management Understanding of how to support a small organisation to function efficiently, including effective utilisation of human resources A self-starter who is happy to take the initiative to drive organisational improvements Interest in the pivotal role of well-run operations to an NGO’s success Experience of working with a high degree of professionalism when interacting with colleagues at all levels A supportive team player who will go the extra mile to help their colleagues Dedication to promoting and supporting equality and diversity in the workplace At least 2 years’ relevant professional experience Proven interest in global climate issues What we offer The opportunity to catalyse the impactful delivery of research projects to influence policy debates in the fields of climate change, energy, just transitions and sustainable development policy Exposure to a wide range of topics, geographies, and internationally leading climate thinkers The opportunity to genuinely shape and advance a rapidly evolving organisation A full-time position with competitive salary (indicative range depending on experience: £ 25,000 – 35,000 p.a.) The job would in principle be based at our offices in the Aldgate area, London; however flexible arrangements for remote work are possible/may be necessary. Applicants should send a short CV and a cover letter (max 2 pages) explaining how they meet the above requirements, by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for applications is 14:00 BST on Thursday, 23 July 2020. Please note you must have a legal right to live and work in the UK.