Project Manager/Advisor/ Consultant(m/f/d)

in the field of Circular Economy, Waste Management and Resource Efficiency (full-time with immediate effect) - Berlin location with home office option (within Germany)

adelphi is Europe's largest independent think-and-do tank for climate, environment and development. As a leading policy consultancy, we advocate for just, transformative change and a future fit for children. Our 320 bright minds are visionaries, designers, strategists and agenda-setters, working with and for governments, international organisations, cities, companies, associations, NGOs and the media.

Exciting tasks in a varied environment await you with us. Contribute your ideas and expertise to our interdisciplinary, international teams and benefit from networked working and learning as well as flat hierarchies.



Job summary

Moving away from the linear “take-make-use-dispose” model and transitioning to a circular economic model is essential to keep resource consumption within planetary boundaries. In a circular economy, the value of products, materials and resources is maintained in the economy for as long as possible, and the generation of waste is minimized. Within this context, adelphi’s Circular Economy Programme works to support and enable the development of circular economy strategies and business models. We provide support to small and large businesses and enablers from national and local policy makers, technology providers to financial institutions in order to increase circularity in the production and consumption ecosystems. The main value chains that we focus on include textiles, plastics, agro-food, electronics and built-environment. Our work especially focuses on extended producer responsibility (EPR), the prevention of packaging waste, e-waste and marine litter, as well as the anchoring of circular economy principles in international supply chains (e.g. in the textile/clothing sector).

Adelphi's Circular Economy Programme is growing and is looking for talents to work on a growing number of projects in the fields of plastics, marine litter, textiles and agri-food value chains. To support our Circular Economy Programme, we are currently looking for a full-time Manager/Advisor/Consultant (m/f/d) to start as soon as possible.

Diversity is important to us. For a sustainable future, we need a diversity of experiences, backgrounds and perspectives.

We therefore welcome all applications - regardless of gender, disability, nationality or ethnic and social origin. Recognised severely disabled persons or persons of equal status will be given preferential consideration in the case of equal suitability.


Your tasks

  • Project management and coordination of projects in and outside Europe, e.g. in South Asia, Latin America, North Africa and the Middle East
  • Provision of technical and conceptional inputs in the thematic area as well as acquisition of corresponding projects
  • Networking with relevant key persons and institutions as well as representing adelphi at relevant conferences and events
  • Quality assurance and monitoring tasks as well as independent reporting to clients and project partners
  • Preparation of studies and moderating dialogue events (workshops, conferences) on the above-mentioned key topics

Your qualifications

  • Completed diploma or master's degree in environmental engineering, environmental sciences, resource and sustainability management or similar.
  • At least five (5) years (in case of manager/advisor) / three (3) years in case of (Consultant) of professional experience in the field of circular economy and waste management, especially on the topics of e-waste, marine litter, plastics/packaging, and/or textiles.
  • Working experience with public sector partners and private sector an asset
  • Relevant practical experience in the conception, acquisition and implementation of complex international consultancy and research projects in a development policy context as well as leading small project teams
  • Knowledge in conducting life cycle and material flow analyses using common software solutions (SimaPro, GaBi, OpenLCA, Umberto) desirable
  • Contacts in relevant networks such as the International Solid Waste Association (ISWA), the PREVENT Waste Alliance, Solving the E-waste Problem (StEP) and/or German RETech Partnership
  • Strong organisational skills and sense of responsibility, ability to work independently and in a structured manner, as well as the ability to think across disciplines
  • Excellent written and spoken English, advanced to very good level of German and Spanish. French is desirable
  • Very good knowledge of common Office programmes (Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
  • Willingness to undertake occasional business travels within and outside Europe

We offer...

  • adelphi Impact:
    You advance social-ecological transformation with impactful projects.                                                                                    
  • adelphi Fit:
    Free or discounted membership in the Urban Sports Club with more than 50 sports throughout Germany and in five European countries.
  • adelphi Mobile:
    Subsidized BVG company ticket including free transportation for passengers and/ or our job bike leasing for your personal bike of choice. Whether for your way to work or for your free time.
  • adelphi Spirit:
    An international and interdisciplinary team with a lot of passionate commitment for a future worth living. Not only spinning ideas together at work, but also celebrating together at various adelphi events.
  • adelphi DNA:
    dynamic green new-work environment with flexible working hours for your personal work-life balance as well as IT equipment for your home office.
  • adelphi Care:
    Individual development through numerous internal and external trainings as well as our buddy program, mentoring and knowledge exchanges.
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