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3 Programme Managers


Deadline 06.06.2023

E3G is looking for a 3 Programme Managers

E3G is an independent climate change think-tank with a global outlook. We are world leading strategists on the political economy of climate change, dedicated to achieving a safe climate for all. We work on the frontier of the climate landscape tackling the barriers and advancing the solutions to a safe climate. Our goal is to translate climate politics, economics and policies into action.  

E3G values diversity and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified candidates regardless of age, gender, race, disability, sexual orientation, religion or ethnic background.  We have offices in London, Brussels, Berlin, Dublin and Washington. E3G employs 140 staff and a network of associates globally.


E3G is establishing a Programme Management Office (PMO) to provide efficient and effective management of programme and project functions across E3G. We are recruiting a Head of Programme Management Office to establish and lead this function together with a number of programme manager roles to support our programmes working on:

  • Clean economy

  • Climate diplomacy and geopolitics

  • Fossil fuel transition

  • Political economy and governance

  • Risk and resilience

  • Sustainable finance

  • Organisational development and excellence

The PMO team will report to the Head of Programme Management Office (PMO) but have key matrix management relationships with the Associate Directors responsible for the programmes and day-to-day delivery partnership relationships with their Programme Leaders, as well as with our central grant management and finance staff.  

We are open to the positions being located in any of our UK, Belgian, German or US offices, but subject to hybrid working patterns.

We are looking for applicants who have worked in a knowledge-driven (e.g. consulting, think-tank, academic), international project environment. Resonance with E3G’s mission is important. Climate change or sustainability experience would be desirable, but not essential.

The Role

Programme Managers will support the management and delivery of multiple grants and project outputs across one or more programme areas.

You will ensure that grants are delivered within the scope constraints, quality, and financial and responsible for supporting our programme teams and delivery.

You will work with your programme colleagues to embed project discipline and practice leading to support delivery excellence.

Key responsibilities:

  • Collaboration with programme, finance and grant management teams to ensure grants are delivered to scope, within budget and to agreed timeframes, prioritising the work that needs to be done against the capacity.

  • Support the development and execution of future programme resourcing, including fundraising, proposal development and funder liaison.

  • Sustain working relations with relevant internal and external teams and stakeholders, including E3G operations team, key grant-making bodies, and other Programme-relevant institutions.

  • Support team coordination for the Programme, including weekly and ad-hoc team meetings, annual strategy planning, tracking of team project time and future recruitment.

  • Manage and maintain Programme records, core documents, shared working spaces and administrative databases.

  • Support ad hoc operational and delivery activities, including (but not limited to) setting up meetings, taking minutes, etc.

  • Assist the delivery of Programme outputs, including (but not limited to) analyses, blogs, convenings, events, presentations, reports, and website content.

  • Preparation and presentation of regular reports for internal and external users.

Experience and Skills

  • At least three/five years’ experience managing organisational programmes and/or international grants, including government grants.

  • Knowledge of a variety of project management tools, methodologies, and best practice. e.g., and ideally Agile or Prince 2 or similar professional certification. 

  • Budget management experience and/or qualifications, including financial forecasting and spend reporting.

  • Highly organised, with the ability to plan, prioritise, multi-task and meet deadlines.

  • Adept at presenting clear, accessible work in written form and presenting ideas clearly and credibly with colleagues.

  • Experience in international environments, particularly working across different cultures and time zones.

  • Excellent IT skills, including MS Word, Excel, Outlook etc.

  • Excellent written and spoken English language skills, additional language skills welcome.

  • Relevant professional experience in energy, climate or sustainability related field would be an advantage.


  • A competitive salary and generous benefits package (pension/retirement plan, health insurance (in USA), family friendly leave).

  • Access to the E3G global network with the opportunity to exchange with and learn from colleagues working at the cutting edge of climate action globally.

  • The chance to have an impact and to develop your career within a mission driven organization with access to varied learning and training opportunities.

  • A workplace that prioritises diversity and inclusion at the heart of our work.

  • For candidates with less experience, we are open to supporting professional development and accreditation.

How to Apply

Please provide your application in English:

  • Your CV is a maximum two pages.

  • A cover letter of no more than one page outlining why you are applying for this role and when you would be able to start.

Note: to work at one of our locations you will need to demonstrate the pre-existing right to work in that country. We are not able to sponsor right to work or visa applications.

The deadline for applications is Tuesday, 6 June 2023. 

We will not be able to reply to every applicant. If you have not heard from us within 2 weeks of the closing date, we will not be shortlisting you on this occasion.

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