Manager Biodiversity

in the field of biodiversity & nature conservation
(ab sofort) – Berlin

adelphi is the leading independent think-and-do tank in Europe for climate, environment and development. We are some 280 strategists, thought leaders and practitioners working at the local and global levels to find solutions to the most urgent political, economic and social challenges of our time. As a policy consultancy, we support a just transition towards carbon neutrality and sustainable, liveable societies. Our work is grounded in transdisciplinary research, evidence-based consulting and stakeholder dialogues. With these tools we shape policy agendas, facilitate political communication, inform policy processes and support decision-makers.

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



Job summary

Are you interested in nature conservation topics and want to contribute to an effective protection of biodiversity at the interface between politics, science and society? Do you enjoy working in an international team and with different partners and clients? Contribute your expertise to adelphi's biodiversity team to analyse nature conservation instruments for their effectiveness, strengthen exchange of experiences and bring together different interests in dealing with nature and land use. We work on various topics of national, European and international nature conservation and biodiversity policy and are looking for a qualified manager to lead projects advising public German and European clients.

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


Your tasks

  • Management of projects and sub-projects in the field of biodiversity and nature conservation
  • External representation of adelphi in front of clients and project partners
  • Planning and implementation of studies, interviews and policy analyses
  • Conception, organization and moderation of (digital) conferences, workshops and other exchange formats
  • Independent acquisition, and support in the strategic development of the biodiversity subject area

What we are looking for

  • A Master's degree in biology, geography, environmental or political sciences or in a related field of study
  • At least 4 years of relevant professional experience, e.g. in a research or consulting institution, an NGO or a public authority
  • Proven project management skills including financial planning/budget management
  • Interest and basic understanding of conservation issues
  • Very good command of English and German, both written and spoken
  • Very good written and oral communication skills
  • A structured and independent working method
  • Knowledge of biodiversity and conservation policy and / or land use conflicts e.g. agriculture / protected areas / ecosystem restoration is an asset
  • Knowledge of the stakeholder landscape is an asset
  • Good knowledge of written and spoken German

We offer…

  • Co-design and implementation of crucial issues of our time – climate, environment and development
  • A diversified and autonomous job with immediate responsibility, versatile tasks in a sustainable company
  • An exciting, flexible and multicultural working environment and an appreciative corporate culture with flat hierarchies
  • Free health-promoting sports activities and membership in the Urban Sports Club at attractive, discounted rates
  • Mobility at all times with our BVG discounts and our job bike leasing offer
  • Active work-life balance through flexible working hours, various working time models and mobile working
  • Continuous, further development of your skills as well as targeted promotion of your career path at adelphi
  • An attractive and centrally located office on the Spree River as an ideal environment for creative work
  • A company pension plan subsidized by the employer as well as attractive benefits through a deferred compensation program
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