Programme Manager Climate

Ref: 4393

IKEA Foundation

Leiden, the Netherlands

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Role Managed by:

Stephanie Hickling

Research Associate

t: +44 (0) 207 340 6284


Primary Practice Group: Global Non-Profit Practice

Salary & Benefits: competitive

Closing Date: 11/11/2019

IKEA Foundation, Programme Manager (Climate)

“We all share basic needs: a secure home, good health, a regular income, a desire to keep our children safe, to see them get a good education and succeed in life. That’s why the IKEA Foundation has decided to focus our funding on these key necessities” Ingvar Kamprad, our founder.

The IKEA Foundation (Stichting IKEA Foundation) is the philanthropic arm of INGKA Foundation, the owner of the INGKA Group of companies. We aim to improve the lives of vulnerable children by enabling their families to create sustainable livelihoods and fight and cope with climate change. We believe it is possible to enable families to achieve a better, more prosperous life while also reducing greenhouse-gas emissions.

We are currently looking for an outstanding individual to join our “Climate Action” portfolio and to strengthen our team. He/she will be responsible for funding (grants) and monitoring initiatives within our portfolio, positioned under the broader theme of “Protecting the planet”; addressing the pressing challenge of reducing the emissions responsible for climate change. Programme Managers, together with the team, give interpretation to a newly formed strategy oriented around meeting the targets set by the 2015 Paris agreement; spending available funding as responsibly and effectively as possible and contributing optimally to the mission and vision of the IKEA Foundation.

We are seeking an individual with experience working on public engagement themes and affinity with the broader vision of the IKEA Foundation, preferably with prior experience working in community engagement, equitable transition and/or citizen mobilisation. Most importantly, the successful individual will demonstrate a strong commitment to the vision, mission and values of the IKEA Foundation.

To apply or to download further information on the required qualifications, skills and experience for the role, please visit quoting reference 4393. The closing date for applications is 11 November 2019 at 9.00 CET.

By joining the IKEA Foundation, you will join a global team that values diversity and creativity. You will be helping to improve opportunities for children in developing countries to create a better future for themselves and their families.

This full-time (38 hours) position will be based in Leiden, The Netherlands, and the salary will
be competitive with market rate.

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