Environmental Defense Fund

  • Project Manager, Breathe London

    Job Locations UK-London
    Posted Date 1 month ago(11/15/2019 12:22 PM)
    Job ID
    2724
    Job Family
    Program
  • Overview

    With world attention on both the environment and the economy, Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) is where policymakers and business leaders turn for win-win solutions. By focusing on strong science, uncommon partnerships and market-based approaches, we tackle urgent threats with practical solutions. We are one of the world’s largest environmental organizations, with more than two million members and a staff of approximately 700 scientists, economists, policy experts, and other professionals around the world. We operate in 22 geographies with unique projects running across four programs. You will be part of a vibrant workplace that welcomes diverse perspectives, talents and contributions, where innovation and results are a way of life.

     

    EDF envisions a world in which people from all backgrounds and experiences feel connected to the environmental challenges we face and are engaged in creating durable, equitable solutions. We seek talented candidates who share the Core Values that allow us to experiment courageously in our work while staying true to who we’ve been as an organization for 50 years. Are you a results oriented individual who is passionate about creating environmental solutions that make a lasting difference in the world? Do you respect diverse perspectives, talents and contributions? Do you value innovation and enjoy designing and using a wide range of problem-solving tools? Do you embrace environmental goals with a sense of optimism while taking into account real-world dynamics? If you have integrity and a strong desire to uphold a commitment to science, rigorous analysis, intellectual honesty and ethical action, then EDF is the place for you.

     

    Environmental Defense Fund Europe is an affiliate of Environmental Defense Fund, a leading international non-profit organisation that creates transformative solutions to the most serious environmental problems. With programs from Boston to Beijing, Environmental Defense Fund has tripled in size over the past decade by focusing on strong science, economics, market-based approaches, and innovative private-sector partnerships.

    Responsibilities

    Overview

    Environmental Defense Fund Europe is an affiliate of Environmental Defense Fund, a leading international non-profit organisation that creates transformative solutions to the most serious environmental problems. With programs from Boston to Beijing, Environmental Defense Fund has tripled in size over the past decade by focusing on strong science, economics, market-based approaches, and innovative private-sector partnerships.

     

    EDF envisions a world in which people from all backgrounds and experiences feel connected to the environmental challenges we face and are engaged in creating durable, equitable solutions. We seek talented candidates who share the Core Values that allow us to experiment courageously in our work while staying true to who we've been as an organization for 50 years. Are you a results oriented individual who is passionate about creating environmental solutions that make a lasting difference in the world? Do you respect diverse perspectives, talents and contributions? Do you value innovation and enjoy designing and using a wide range of problem-solving tools? Do you embrace environmental goals with a sense of optimism while taking into account real-world dynamics? If you have integrity and a strong desire to uphold a commitment to science, rigorous analysis, intellectual honesty and ethical action, then EDF is the place for you.

     

    Among our key objectives, EDF aspires to improve human health and well-being by dramatically reducing exposure to air pollution. Our approach involves empowering local partners with the knowledge, tools and political capacity needed to drive reductions in air pollution. In cities around the world (in the U.S., UK, China and India). EDF is working with a diverse network of researchers, companies, advocacy partners and government officials to scale new air pollution monitoring and mapping technologies. We seek to advance our understanding of monitoring technologies, find novel ways of increasing public awareness of pollution sources and empower local actors to identify, advocate for and implement clean air policies around the world. Together with the Greater London Authority, EDF leads Breathe London, an ambitious project aimed at measuring and mapping Londoners' daily exposure to air pollution

     

    Overall Function

    As the Project Manager for London office, you will join a team charged with protecting public health by reducing exposures to air pollution globally. You will report to the Senior Manager, Air Quality.  You will be responsible for working with diverse stakeholders, including local community groups that host air monitors, NGO partners, city regulators and local air quality experts, to advance and improve clean air solutions in London as part of the Breathe London initiative. 

     

    Working in a core role supporting the project management of our flagship Breathe London project, we are seeking a highly organized and skilled individual  who can facilitate action points on diverse insights, findings and experience to deliver results. Are you excited by complex problems, and skilled at problem-solving and building bridges across diverse partners to identify and implement solutions?

     

     

    Term of Role

    This role is a 1 year Fixed Term Contract.


    Key Responsibilities

    • Work with community groups, local air quality experts, regulators, health professionals, scientists to reduce pollution. 

    • Represent EDF and collaborate with critical London area stakeholders to meet project objectives.

    • Use best available science as a foundation for policy and advocacy strategies.

    • Develop and implement strategy for managing key partnerships.

    • Make decisions regarding project priorities and deliverables.

    • Communicate regularly both orally and in writing with internal and external stakeholders, partners, and consultants.

    • Deliver formal and informal oral and professional presentations to small or large groups; ability to translate complex science into layman's terms is critical.

    • Independently troubleshoot problems where precedents are not always available.

    • Work with other members of the EDF Health Program and Office of Chief Scientist to conduct and lead timely literature research to facilitate development of pollution mitigation and exposure reduction efforts, policies and strategies.

    • Translate project needs into actionable items to forward decision-making.

    • Liaise with colleagues across the organization to facilitate information sharing, synergy identification, and collaboration.

    • Support EDF representation and technical expert in external settings such as conferences, workshops, and partnerships.

    • Support the contribution to communication materials including white papers and op-ed pieces, and contribute to regular blogs to translate research for broader audiences.

    • In conjunction with development staff, contribute to funding proposals, grants, and interim reports on a variety of topics, when appropriate.

    • In conjunction with management and community group, make independent decisions, solve complex problems, determine approaches to completing projects, and managing processes and teams.


    Qualifications and Experience

    • Educated to Masters level or equivalent professional experience.

    • Proven track record of professional experience; environmental science and policy experience desirable.

    • Respect for economic and cultural diversity and ability or experience working with diverse groups of people.

    • Experience or expertise developing and evaluating local and regional clean air policy, and/or running or participating in local and regional advocacy campaigns.

    • Familiarity and understanding of local and regional political structure and influential stakeholders (knowledge and connections with London officials and stakeholders preferred.).

    • Demonstrated experience leading and collaborating with colleagues and partners of varied backgrounds and experience.

    • Ability to effectively communicate scientific/economic information in an advocacy setting both to internal and external audiences.

    • Ability to manipulate, analyse, and interpret scientific/economic data and use that information to develop innovative solutions to complex problems.

    • Highly numerate with extensive experience using computational and presentational software.

    • A clear and effective communicator, with strong active listening and excellent writing skills.

    • Strong ability to work independently on a multi-disciplinary team, using independent judgment required to plan, prioritise, and organise diversified workload.

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