Consultant / Manager (m/f/d)

Sustainable Finance (part- or full-time) -  partly remote / Berlin,  Madrid, Munich // adelphi Consult

adelphi is Europe's leading independent think-and-do tank on climate, environment and development. As a leading policy consultancy, we advocate for just transformative change and a livable and sustainable society. More than 300 bright minds work locally and globally on environment and sustainability and the challenges of political, economic and social change.

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.


partly remote / Berlin, Munich, Madrid

Job summary

As a Consultant / Manager in adelphi’s Finance programme, your role is to support our project for international financial institutions (IFIs) and commercial banks in the successful implementation of sustainable finance strategies and programmes. Projects may include the development of climate action strategies, the implementation of credit lines for energy efficiency or renewable energy financing, the management of financing facilities that support clean-tech or biodiversity investments, and consulting on financial tools and products focusing on resource efficiency or circular economy.

Work location is partly remotely or at easily accessible offices in Berlin (preferred), Madrid or Munich.

The position is initially limited to 2 years. If the cooperation is successful, we will have a strong interest to transform it into a permanent position.

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


Your tasks

    Depending on your background and expertise, responsibilities may include the following:

  • Conceptual design, development, and implementation of targeted and impactful expert support services, materials, trainings, and tools for financial institutions
  • Management of international projects including contract, budget, and deliverable management
  • Delivery of high-quality expert advice regarding sustainable finance processes and tools, financial product development and market assessments, sustainable project and loan pipeline development, or the development of capacities for sustainable financing
  • Coordination of internal and external teams of consultants and colleagues
  • Regular exchange with clients such as IFIs and commercial banks
  • Quality assurance and compliance with project terms
  • Further, as a colleague in our Finance Programme, you contribute to the strategic orientation and further development of our sustainable finance services; you manage and write successful proposals and participate in other business development activities; you guide and advise junior team members; and you exchange with your colleagues on a regular basis to continuously advance our team’s expertise, quality of services, and team spirit.


Your qualifications

  • Minimum 3-5 years of work experience in the field of sustainable finance with a strong focus on project management and consulting
  • A university degree (or similar qualification)
  • Initial work experience in one or several thematic areas of sustainable finance, such as EU Taxonomy, TCFD, NFRD/CSRD, SFDR, climate risk assessment (for financial institutions)
  • Commitment to and sincere interest in sustainable finance, high motivation to advance national and international sustainable finance agendas in direct collaboration with international and national financial institutions, including commercial banks
  • Good overview of recent sustainable finance trends and initiatives
  • Experience in acquisition, development and implementation of consulting projects
  • Ability to oversee various activities at once ensuring timely and successful implementation
  • A solution-, client-, and quality-oriented approach to work
  • Creative team player with strong analytical and conceptual skills as well as attention to detail
  • Interest in a long-term collaboration in a dynamically working and growing team
  • Excellent oral and written expression in English
  • Very good knowledge of Microsoft Office suite of programmes
  • Desired

  • Excellent oral and written expression in French or Spanish
  • Excellent oral and written expression in German and/or additional foreign language skills (e.g. Portuguese)
  • Experience in working for the financial sector either as consultant or directly is a strong plus
  • Experience in the design and implementation of technical assistance/expert support for sustainability credit lines
  • Knowledge and experience in developing and running trainings and in the design of training measures
  • Willingness to occasionally travel to project countries for short-term stays

We offer...

  • adelphi Impact:
    Possibility to shape creative and impactful solutions for sustainable finance, quickly take on responsibility for projects and versatile tasks. Be part of a growing and dynamic Finance programme in an impact-oriented consulting company.
  • adelphi Finance:
    A job with a high degree of autonomy that allows you to advance and shape the expertise and portfolio of the Finance programme and proactively shape your own area of work.
  • 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. Flat hierarchies and a flexible work environment as well as friendly and committed colleagues.
  • 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. Possibility to re-enter the space after extended leave or after work in other sectors.
  • adelphi Care:
    Continuous advancement of your competencies, individual development through numerous internal and external trainings as well as our buddy program, mentoring and knowledge exchanges.
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