Project Coordinator

United Nations University, Dresden, Germany

Skill Required:, Project Management
Preferred Experience: 
3 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
14th June, 2021

Job Description


The incumbent will act as a Project Coordinator for the “NEXtra Core” project and all work conducted shall be for the advancement of this project. Under the overall authority of the Director of UNU-FLORES and direct supervision of the Head of Nexus Research Programme “Resource Nexus for Regions in Transformation”, the successful candidate will be responsible for the following tasks:

  • manage the project’s day-to-day coordination, monitoring, and reporting
  • supervise and manage project staff in four countries
  • prepare and monitor the work plan and budget of the overall project
  • ensure effective communications and liaison with the partners, scientific staff, and other stakeholders
  • support the implementation of knowledge management activities
  • coordinate the project’s international research, policy, and outreach (communication and advocacy) activities
  • lead the scientific synthesis of the four country-specific case studies
  • support in the development of workshops, seminars, and presentations
  • contribute to the Institute’s teaching activities, especially e-learning and capacity development
  • contribute to and manage interim and final reports of the project, and coordinate at least one scientific publication on the project outcomes
  • perform other duties as assigned by the supervisor and the Director

Required qualifications and experience

  • a master’s degree in environmental science, environmental management, environmental engineering, environmental politics/governance, environmental economics, geography, or a related field
  • a minimum of three (3) years of relevant professional postgraduate experience in the fields of coal mining regions, resource nexus, and/or energy transition
  • a bachelor’s degree plus five (5) years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of a master’s degree
  • experience in project management/coordination or similar
  • good knowledge and/or experience of the policies and institutional frameworks relevant to environmental protection, nature protection, climate change, and/or coal mining
  • demonstrated experience in liaising and cooperating with governmental officials, academic institutions, NGO’s, and the private sector
  • excellent communication, report writing, and analytical skills
  • proficiency in both oral and written English is mandatory, knowledge of one of the major languages of the four target countries would be advantageous
  • highly self-motivated, innovative, and organised, yet detail-oriented, with a professional and conscientious attitude and the ability to independently prioritise
  • excellent team player with strong interpersonal skills, as demonstrated by the ability to work in a multicultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity


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