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Programme Manager, Biotechnologies and Environment



We are looking for a full-time Manager for our Biotechnologies and Environment Programme for immediate employment. S/he will help to build, shape and expand a programme focusing on the societal and environmental dimensions and impacts of new developments in the areas of biotechnology, genomics, food and agriculture.

Main Responsibilities: 

  • Conceptualize, develop, plan, implement, monitor/evaluate and report on the programme 
  • Provide ongoing analysis on key trends in the fields of biotechnology and at the intersection of environment and technology 
  • Liaise and network in the programme’s focus region in East Asia, identify project partners
  • Manage and monitor partners project proposals/contracts/grants within the programme 
  • Oversee and facilitate programme research and publications
  • Handle programme related administration and finance (e.g. budget planning & control, narrative reports) 
  • Plan and support events (e.g. conference, workshop)
  • Contribute to hbs’ website, social media, internal documentation, reporting and newsletters
  • Ensure the integration of gender issues into all aspects of work

Your Profile: 

  • University or equivalent degree in social and/or natural sciences, environment studies/management
  • 3-5 years professional experience or proven track record, experience in managing complex projects
  • Experience in working with non-governmental organisations/research institutions or in science journalism
  • Excellent knowledge of English; high proficiency in Chinese; an additional regional language is an asset
  • Strong organisational skills and time management, work pro-actively under minimum supervision
  • Solid understanding and sense of the local/regional landscape, context and debates; an understanding of the research and policy landscape in Europe would be an asset
  • Good presentation and networking skills
  • Readiness to travel internationally
  • Strong team spirit and intercultural skills
  • Identification with hbs’ values and objectives

What we offer: 

  • A two-year contract, with an option for renewal
  • A dynamic and international work environment in an organisation with 33 offices around the globe
  • A work environment in a small team with the opportunity to bring in your own ideas
  • Options for flexi-time working; 13th month salary; medical insurance

Your job application should include: 

  • A motivation letter explaining your specific interest in this position, including thoughts about what you consider the most relevant and pressing issues in this field of work
  • A detailed CV, information on expected salary and availability

Please send your application to: