Vacancies at Zoï

Project Manager

Starting date: 01 September 2022

Contract type : 100% (lower % possible, to be discussed)

Salary: Competitive with NGOs based in Switzerland, commensurate with skills and experience

Location: Geneva, Switzerland

Closing date: 20th July 2022

Description

Zoï Environment Network (Zoï) is a Swiss non-profit organization that helps to build sustainable societies through informed analysis, visual communication, design and action. Zoï provides expert services that contribute to our mission to making environmental information available and useful for decision-making. We analyze information, produce communication tools, and facilitate dialogue and training across a wide range of global environmental issues. Our core topics include climate change, biodiversity, water, chemicals and waste, security and conflict, and access to information. Zoï supports development projects of the United Nations, Switzerland, the European Union and other public sector players globally, in Central Asia, the Caucasus, Eastern Europe, Middle East and the Balkans. Founded in 2009, Zoï has an average annual turnover of 1.5 million CHF. Our core team consists of 15 people, complemented by a global network of associated experts. Please visit www.zoinet.org for more information.

We offer flexible and creative working environment in a small dedicated team based in the international environmental hub of Geneva.

Reporting to the Director, the Project Manager is responsible for developing and implementing projects, contributing to the consolidation and expansion of our project portfolio both globally and in our priority regions (above). S/he will also play a critical role in forging partnerships with donors and implementing partners and in mobilizing new resources.

Responsibilities

Project Management

Lead and implement assigned projects, respecting agreed outputs, timelines, budgets and reporting requirements of donors as well as Zoï internal procedures

Identify and develop new projects with donor agencies, partner organizations and country stakeholders

Travel (mainly short-term) to project locations and meetings with partners

Coordinate colleagues and external consultants involved in project development and implementation

Organize and facilitate workshops, stakeholder consultations and policy dialogue meetings on environmental issues

Analysis & Communication

Analyze the global environmental agenda and provide inputs for strategic positioning of Zoï with regards to our mission and core competencies

Analyze environmental information and help translate it into attractive and relevant (including visual) formats for decision-makers, in cooperation with graphic designers, cartographers, film-makers and writers / editors

Ensure the high quality of analytical reports, assessments, strategies, visual communication products and other project outputs

Partnerships

Manage relationships with partner organizations and expand partnerships and funding opportunities with clients in the global environmental community

Work collaboratively with other members of the team to enhance synergies across projects

Profile

Advanced university degree in environmental science, environmental engineering, geography, or a similar field. Demonstrated interest in environmental sustainability and communication. Proven analytical skills are essential.

At least 3 years of experience in project and people management in an international and development setting, including quality control, reporting and mobilizing project funding.

Work experience in a developing country, especially within Zoï priority regions, is desirable.

Entrepreneurship and independent thinking in developing projects and establishing partnerships.

Strong coordination and team work skills; experience in planning and facilitation of meetings is an asset.

Fluency in English, with demonstrated oral and written expression skills. Language skills in French / German / Russian would be an advantage.

Full command of basic IT tools such as MS Office.

Ability to undertake, and interest in, travel to field locations.

Only candidates from Switzerland or EU/EFTA countries or candidates from other countries already having a valid Swiss working permit will be considered.

Applications

Interested applicants with the required profile are invited to submit a CV (max 3 pages) and a cover letter (max 1 page), in English and by email only, to recruitment@zoinet.org by 20 July 2022. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.