Job category: Full-time
Expiration date: 5 December 2022 (Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis)
As an organisation, Bellona has always been at the forefront of environmental innovation and industrial decarbonisation. Being a group of evidence-based environmentalists, our goal is to implement new, more sustainable actions, which can effectively reduce CO2 emissions and that are implementable today. We advocate for pragmatic approaches that deliver the greatest impact, today and tomorrow, while not shying away from addressing contentious issues. We endeavour to cooperate with all stakeholders, but also act as a watchdog against greenwashing. From our Oslo and Brussels offices, we have been advocating transformative climate action in industry for decades.
The work in the CEE/Baltic region will build on our experience, which includes past contributions to the development of CCS projects such as Northern Lights, Athos and Porthos. It will also use existing/prospective networks to identify the role to be played in climate change mitigation by ports, waterways, and industrial hubs in the CEE/Baltic region, including by deploying CO2 transport infrastructure for Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS).
An event series is to be organised, creating alliances with selected industry, infrastructure/shipping operators, and civil society organisations. This will serve as support for the implementation of proposed policy recommendations in EU legislation and funding schemes, to ensure the recognition of the role of ports and hubs in the transition and facilitate that change. Bellona will work with regional actors, supporting their efforts to access funding mechanisms established by the EU (e.g. Innovation Fund, Connecting Europe Facility/Projects of Common Interest) and national governments.
We are looking for a motivated, experienced and communicative professional in climate policy and sustainability to expand Bellona’s operations in the CEE/Baltic region (with a focus on Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and Poland).
There is no specific degree requirement. As the work is highly interdisciplinary, the best candidate could hold a degree in political science, law, business, engineering/science or transport/logistics. However, a proven record or willingness to deep dive into relevant technical, as well as regulatory, political and business issues is essential.
We offer a full-time position based in Brussels with a competitive NGO salary on an initial one-year contract (Belgian employment agreement) with the expectation of extension, starting as soon as possible. A possibility to be based in EE-LV-LT-PL with a freelance contract could be considered, but this would not be our preferred option. Bellona promotes a multicultural, flexible, inclusive and collaborative work environment.
Please send us one PDF document including both your cover letter (1 page max) and your CV (2 pages max). Your PDF file should be named as follows: familyname_name.pdf. Please send your application by email to our HR mailbox email@example.com for the attention of Mr Michal Wendolowski (Senior Manager, Climate Technology & Policy, CEE), indicating ‘Bellona CEE/Baltic application’ in the subject line, by 5 December 2022 at 18h00 CET at the latest. Note: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Kindly indicate where you found our vacancy.
About Bellona Europa: Bellona Europa is an independent, non-profit organisation that meets environmental and climate challenges head on. We are solutions-oriented and have a comprehensive and cross-sectoral approach to assess the economics, climate impacts and technical feasibility of necessary climate actions. To do this, we work with civil society, academia, governments, institutions and industries.