Job opening

Managing Director (m/f/d)

Management position

Job Description

We are recruiting for the new position of Managing Director of 2DII Germany, to oversee day-to-day project management, finance and operations matters; steer the strategic development of the organization; as well as play a key role in the leadership committee. This job is an opportunity to lead one of the largest financial sector think tanks in the world and guide its operational and strategic resilience and growth.

In this role, you will work closely with the research program heads, project managers, and other staff to ensure project progress and make sure that grant objectives are met. Your role involves facilitating an organization-wide process that drives impact and overseeing the coordination of research stream strategies and implementation plans.

You will lead the admin & operations team to create standardized systems and processes and help the team implement these processes. On the operations and finance side, you will oversee recruitment, the management of employment contracts, as well as monitoring ongoing expenditures and proper processing of invoices, together with a dedicated office manager. Working with 2DII’s advisors and board of directors, you will also be responsible for the fulfillment of organizational obligations to funders, regular reporting to the Board of Directors, and the handling of legal matters.

2° Investing Initiative Germany e.V.

The 2° Investing Initiative Deutschland e.V. is a global, non-profit and independent think tank tank working to align financial markets and regulations with the Paris Agreement goals. Our research focuses on improving transparency for retail investors, devising new methodologies to measure the impact of financial institutions’ climate actions, as well as helping financial institutions and regulators deal with climate risks and other long-term challenges. Our multidisciplinary team engages in various publicly funded research projects in collaboration with governments, financial institutions, regulators, and other research institutions. Our focus areas range from academic/policy research to software and tool development. With an annual turnover of over €2 million and more than 30 employees, we are currently working to professionalize our operations and administration.

Your main tasks will be:

  • Operational management of the organization and its research activities
  • Coordination of research stream strategies and implementation plans
  • Management of the admin & operations team
  • Controlling, accounting and cash flow management
  • HR administration
  • Management, implementation and enforcement of project management processes
  • Contract management and tasks
  • Coordination with and internal reporting for the Board of Directors

Your profile:

  • Enthusiasm, competence, and perseverance in administrative/operations tasks
  • Experience in a managerial position in administration or controlling, and/or in a project-funded non-profit organization
  • Reliability, attention to detail, and strong work ethic
  • Empathic leadership ability
  • Experience can also be compensated by interest, motivation, and ability to learn
  • German and English language skills. If you do not speak German at C1 level and still think this job is for you, please outline how you think you can fulfil the role effectively

What we offer:

  • Opportunity to shape the management of an established NGO
  • Work with a dynamic, international team that is passionate about the climate transition
  • Office in the center of Berlin
  • Opportunity for home office, flexible working hours
  • Competitive NGO salary

Please send your application (CV without picture and cover letter in German or English with your earliest possible starting date) to:

2° Investing Initiative is committed to an equal employment opportunity policy and will continually ensure equal opportunity for our employees and applicants in all business activities. Please note that we can only accept applicants who are eligible to work in the EU.