Programme Coordinator, Energy Environment and Resources
Chatham House, the Royal Institute of International Affairs, is an independent policy institute based in London. Our mission is to help build a sustainably secure, prosperous and just world. The Energy, Environment and Resources Department carries out independent, thought-leading research on critical issues of energy security, environmental protection and resource governance.
As a central member of the team at Chatham House your role will be focused on overseeing and supporting research activities across the different projects undertaken by the EER department.
You will bring your meaningful experience of project management and familiarity with budgets to take responsibility for coordinating the delivery of research outputs and high-level events. You will provide support to researchers across a range of different topics related to resource governance and environmental issues and contribute to the department's overall strategy through your intellectual curiosity and real passion for our mission.
This is an exciting opportunity to make an impact in a dynamic and highly-respected team at a world-leading think-tank.
We are an equal-opportunity employer who values diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, ethnicity, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability status. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please contact us on [email protected] or call us on + 44 (0) 20 7957 5700.
You will work with the Department team on project development, execution and monitoring. This includes:
Project Management and Event Management:
- Coordinate the production of research project outputs, with particular responsibility for liaising closely with relevant internal staff and external publishers.
- Plan and run large public events, international workshops, and small roundtables, including management of invitations, travel, publicity, and other logistics.
- Handle relationships with key contacts, including external contacts as well as those within the house.
- Assist with maintaining a database of contacts in line with GDPR legislation.
- Contribute to initiatives that improve efficiency and effectiveness of the Department as a whole.
Financial Management and Fundraising:
- Managing accounting records and monitoring budget income and expenditure for selected projects, with support when required.
- Assisting researchers and the Department Manager with the development of funding proposals for donors, including developing multi-year and multi-donor budgets and assisting with the enacting our donor support strategy.
- Ensuring budget compliance and preparing and submitting progress reports in coordination with the management team and research fellows.
- Helping to maintain relationships with funders, involving them in relevant meetings where appropriate.
Communications and Outreach:
- Produce communications and draft publicity for programme activities and ensure effective dissemination.
- Develop and maintain our webpages, twitter account and other promotional material.
- Coordinate the development and implementation of the Departmental communication strategy.
- Support the programme’s research activities through the compilation of literature reviews, initial editing of research publications, acting as a rapporteur at meetings, and carrying out other background research as required.
You will have the following skills and experience:
- Experience working on mid to large multi-year research projects.
- Excellent organizational skills and ability to complete multiple tasks simultaneously, independently, from start to finish and to a very high standard.
- Extensive experience of organizing and running high level events with international participants.
- Extensive project management and administration experience including accurately creating and managing complex budgets and databases.
- A problem-solver with ability to show initiative, you will take ownership and juggle multiple projects at a time and work calmly under pressure.
- Excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of people.
- A passion for environmental and sustainability issues and an interest in developing skills in research.
Benefits include approximately 37 days annual leave (inclusive of public holidays and Chatham House closure days), pension scheme, employee assistance programme, life assurance, staff canteen providing complimentary tea and coffee and lunch, and other benefits designed to suit your own personal lifestyle. All of this, in a professional, engaging and intellectually stimulating environment.
To apply, please submit your CV/Resume and a covering letter explaining why you are applying for the role.
Please note that you must have an unrestricted right to work in the UK to apply for this role.
Closing date: 9am Monday, 17 June 2019 (Please note that the role may be closed earlier than this as we continuously review CVs and may interview on an ongoing basis until we find a suitable candidate. Therefore applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as they can)
Work Pattern: Full time (35 hours / Mon - Fri)