Biodiversity Risk and Impact Tool (BRIT) Project Manager

Vivid Economics

London
£32,500 - £45,000 pa

Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract

www.vivideconomics.com [email protected]

Sectors: sustainability, carbon, climate & energy, conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Friday, 2nd July 2021  


Job title: Biodiversity Risk and Impact Tool (BRIT) Project Manager

Company: Vivid Economics 

Location of work: London, UK 

Hours: Full-time/Flexi

Compensation Range:

  • Salary of £32,500 - £45,000 per annum
  • Opportunity for annual discretionary bonus
  • 43 days of paid holiday per year, including UK bank holidays

Closing date: 2nd July or until a suitable candidate is found

Summary:

Vivid Economics is a mission-driven, strategic economics consultancy that works with clients in both the public and private sectors to tackle some of the biggest sustainability issues facing our world today. Headquartered in London and with projects that spans the globe, we are renowned for ‘putting economics to good use’ to impact public policy and commercial decision-making. Our expertise and cutting-edge analytical tools are used across a wide variety of sectors, and we pride ourselves on the depth of our knowledge and the flexibility with which we approach change.

We are currently looking for a Project Manager to assist in the day-to-day management of the Biodiversity Risk and Impact Tool (BRIT) project. The role will cover a broad range of administrative, management and reporting tasks as well as some light content tasks, with support from the consulting staff. BRIT aims to become the leading product that global financial institutions, regulators and investors use to assess their impact and dependence on global biodiversity and nature. The tool will be marketed to financial institutions globally, including pension funds, asset managers, insurers and banks.

Vivid Economics is committed to diversity and inclusion and welcomes all applicants regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.

Description of the role

The Biodiversity Risk and Impact Toolkit aims to become the leading product that global financial institutions, regulators and investors use to assess their impact and dependence on global biodiversity and nature. With biodiversity protection rapidly becoming a global priority and increasing demand from investors for sustainable investments, a market is emerging for data and analytical tools to assess whether portfolios, individual assets (securities) and corporations meet sustainability goals set by investors and regulators. The tool will be marketed to financial institutions globally, including pension funds, asset managers, insurers and banks.

We have strong evidence of demand emerging over the next two years and scaling significantly. The tool builds on existing modelling and tool-building expertise Vivid Economics has developed to assess climate change risks and will integrate innovative industrial research from Neural Alpha and academic research from the Natural History Museum to adapt this to biodiversity, An already well-established network of clients means Vivid has capability to rapidly market the tool.

The Project Manager will work full-time assisting in the day-to-day management of the BRIT project. The role will cover a range of administrative tasks as well as some light content tasks with support from the consulting staff leading the project and the wider analytical team.

Primary day-to-day duties

  • Lead on all administrative activities for BRIT
  • Lead progress and financial reporting activities to the funder
  • Own the relationship with the Project Officer in the funder organisation
  • Schedule meetings across the project as a whole, including with partners, the funder, potential clients, and wider stakeholders
  • Build the agendas for regular update calls (with the exception of technical content)
  • Minute key meetings and follow up on agreed next steps
  • Produce regular updates for the tool user group and funder
  • Organise and manage external communication activities associated with the project
  • Produce short briefings, summaries and concept notes on content, with support from the BRIT Project Manager and wider technical team
  • Prepare terms of reference for small sub-contacting arrangements if required
  • Other ad-hoc support as required

Reporting and supervisory relationships:

The BRIT Project Manager will work closely with and report to the Engagement Manager leading the project, and in some cases directly to the Project Directors.

Experience and qualifications:

Project management experience is essential. The role will involve working across the Vivid BRIT team as well with the partner organisations, the funder and potential clients. The candidate will understand what it takes to manage and successfully deliver multi-stakeholder projects.

Candidates must have sufficient experience to demonstrate competency in the duties described.

  • Able to work effectively in the English language.
  • Strong experience in project management and administration
  • Strong organisational skills and ability to prioritise effectively between competing tasks.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced and complex work environment.
  • Experience of donor/funder liaison, granting, and client management.
  • Experience in supporting a multi-organisation consortium.
  • Knowledge or experience of working in multiple contexts, including across public and private actors, and developed and developing countries.
  • Knowledge of finance and/or biodiversity desirable, but not required.
  • Available full-time (with account taken of any mitigating personal time needs, e.g. family considerations)

We are hiring, come join us!

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