People & Culture Partner, Strategic Communications (flexible location – Americas or Europe-based)

  • Contract
  • Remote
  • TBD USD / Year
  • Salary: TBD
  • Closing date: 30 Apr 2022


About the European Climate Foundation

The European Climate Foundation (ECF) is a major philanthropic initiative working to help tackle the climate crisis by fostering the development of a net-zero emission society at the national, European and global level.

We support over 600 partner organisations to carry out activities that drive urgent and ambitious policy in support of the objectives of the Paris Agreement, contribute to the public debate on climate action and help deliver a socially responsible transition to a net-zero economy and sustainable society in Europe and around the world.

The ECF brings together diverse perspectives and backgrounds to find the best, most innovative solutions to tackle climate change. We are focusing on engaging and hiring great people from a wide diversity of backgrounds to strengthen the cause. If you share our values of respect, innovation, and collaboration, join us.

About the role

The ECF’s strategic communications team is the outreach unit of the foundation. Its role is to act as a centre of expertise for communication on climate change and to play an active role in helping create more political, media and public endorsement for action on climate change at an international, national and sectoral level. Team members deliver strategic advice, communications and outreach support to ECF’s programmes and its grantees, and work as part of a global network of communications experts to enhance the public debate on climate change and its solutions.

We are seeking an experienced and results-driven People & Culture Partner to align our People & Culture initiatives and functions with team objectives and needs. Your experience in human resources management will aid our organization in adding value to overall strategic objectives, providing solutions, resolving personnel grievances, retaining a talented workforce, and ensuring compliance with regulations.

You will work closely with the leaders and line managers to build their people capability, and to plan and manage talent. You will be responsible for interfacing with local teams and being the go-to person for all HR matters. You will report directly to the People & Culture Manager.

Key responsibilities

In your role, you will:

  • Guide managers through the implementation of the overall People & Culture strategy and specific programs and policies, and identify and report on the region’s specific needs;
  • Predict and follow up all recruitment needs in the region; be the focal point for managers on all hiring processes;
  • Ensuring compliance with local labour laws together with the Compensation and Benefits Specialist;
  • Ensure a smooth onboarding and provide general support, ensuring duty of care towards the workforce;
  • Support the development of people: analyse training needs, contribute to the learning and development implementation in the organisation, suggest training initiatives;
  • Roll out recurring or new projects or processes;
  • Coordinate or contribute to activities linked to the migration to a new legal entity;
  • Report and analyse metrics, including staffing needs, turnover, etc.;
  • Liaise with the HR team, the rest of the Operations team and leadership to ensure information- and knowledge-sharing;
  • Carry out some project management as required.

Experience and competencies

  • Significant, proven experience in an HR department or in a relevant field, and a first successful experience as HR Partner;
  • Experience in supporting and coaching managers and leadership of an organisation;
  • Knowledge of labour laws and compliance in a relevant country or region;
  • Experience in supporting the learning and development strategy of an organisation, with the ability to implement training initiatives across a specific region;
  • Strong trust -building and diplomatic skills which enable effective collaboration;
  • Excellent collaborating and influencing skills;
  • Outstanding communication skills and fluent in English, another language such as Spanish or Portuguese would be a distinct advantage;
  • Fast learner with a can-do attitude;
  • Autonomous and able to work towards tight deadlines and changing priorities;
  • Impeccable work ethics;
  • A genuine interest in climate change challenges and the mission and values of ECF.

What we offer

  • The unique opportunity to work as part of a highly dynamic, international group of individuals who combine their passion to make a difference with a rigorous and results-oriented approach to professional activities;
  • A flexible work environment and a space to develop and challenge yourself;
  • A twelve-months consultant or employment contract (subject to location) with the possibility to extend. We are envisaging this as a full-time role, but are happy to discuss hours with the right candidate.


Europe or America (within a 5 hour timezone of Central European Time). Some travel may be required as and when possible. We may be able to provide co-working spaces in some locations.

Only candidates with the right to work in their location will be considered.

Start date


How to apply

How to apply

Please upload below:

  • CV
  • short cover letter expressing your motivation for this role
  • both in English!

Please note only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

All applications will be treated confidentially. We will store your information in our internal database unless you specifically request otherwise.

We are committed to diversity and inclusion in our organisation. We strongly encourage candidates from historically disadvantaged or marginalised groups to apply.