Position as a Project Manager (m/f/d) – Sustainable Lifestyles Team

The Collaborating Centre on Sustainable Consumption and Production (CSCP) gGmbH is offering a position as a Project Manager in the Sustainable Lifestyles (SL) team in our office in Wuppertal, Germany.

Starting Date: 1. November 2023
Working time: up to 80%, negotiable
Duration:  2 years, with the opportunity of extension
Location: Wuppertal, Germany, with up to 40% home office
Languages: English and German

The Collaborating Centre on Sustainable Consumption and Production (CSCP) is an independent, non-profit “Think and Do Tank” committed to providing collaborative solutions for a sustainable planet.

A team of currently approx. 60 multi- disciplinary professionals contributes to the worldwide activities of the Centre. The CSCP offers a dynamic and stimulating working team, diverse assignments and international development opportunities, the chance to work on present and future-oriented sustainability topics and the opportunity to make a true difference with your work at a reputable organisation.

Read more about us on the website:

Your tasks will be:

  • Independent leadership of projects and fulfilment of their technical, organisational, formal and financial requirements
  • Independent project management as well as adequate project-related arrangement with the administration
  • Continuous, independent acquisition of externally funded projects
  • Research work for example in the field of sustainable lifestyles, behaviours, sustainable diets, food waste, the European Green Deal and / or digitalisation with a purpose
  • Engagement different types of stakeholders, particularly citizens in workshops and other exchange formats
  • Publication of project results and further communication towards the target group
  • Coordination of internal and external project groups and project partners as well as external stakeholders
  • Leading of small project teams

You have:

  • Completed tertiary degree in a sustainability, social science, psychology or business-related field
  • Preferably experience in sustainability in general, and sustainable living and related consumption patterns, behavioural insights and behaviour change, citizen engagement and stakeholder processes.
  • Minimum 4 years of relevant work experience. International experience will be viewed favourably
  • Experience in project management, independent project work, presenting and workshop facilitation
  • Team spirit and a can-do attitude
  • Good interpersonal skills, willingness to work collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organisational goals, ability to develop and maintain effective work relationships with different national and cultural backgrounds with sensitivity with respect for diversity
  • Proficiency in MS-Office programs (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)


As English is the working language of the CSCP, fluency in written and spoken English is necessary. As the applicant will also be involved in German speaking projects, fluency in German is equally required.  

What we offer:

Insights into the different research themes and topics at the CSCP

An international, multidisciplinary and young team with many different cultural backgrounds, experiences and knowledge

An open and friendly working atmosphere

A job with purpose with many possibilities to contribute with your own ideas and to drive the sustainability transition


We apply the TV-L Salary system. The position corresponds to TV-L 13.

Our values

The CSCP is an equal opportunity workplace. We believe in equity, diversity, and inclusion and strive to achieve them internally as an organisation but also in our projects with external partners. We invite new team members based on their skills to contribute to our team. We respect all team members and partners equally, no matter their age, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, disability, or anything else that appears to set us apart. Anyone is welcome to contribute with their skills and work to achieve our mission and vision.

Application Procedure

If you are interested in this opportunity, please send us your complete application (motivation letter in English, your CV, certificates and (a) reference(s), and your time availability in one single PDF).

Application deadline: 4 October 2023

Contact person: Rosa Strube, Head of Unit Sustainable Lifestyles (SL) team