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FEEM is always looking for research collaborators in its three core research programmes on:

and within its Special Projects area and the Sustainable Business and Social Change Initiative

If you are interested in working with us, explore our opportunities and check your requisites! The selected candidates will interact with researchers of different nationalities, and have the chance to write and present scientific papers at several conferences and workshops.

FEEM offers a truly interdisciplinary workplace, with strong ties with a world-wide network of research institutions engaged in environmental research and in particular on the analysis of climate change issues.


Job Announcement [ref. CCSD-CIP/02.2015]
Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei and Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change
1 Communication Officer: Climate Change and Sustainable Development Economics -  Climate Change Policy and Governance

Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM) and the Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change (CMCC) are seeking a motivated and creative communication professional to contribute to the delivery and uptake of targeted knowledge and communications for its activities on Climate Change and Sustainable Development, with a particular focus on Climate Change Policy and Governance.

FEEM (www.feem.it) is a leading research institute on sustainable development and CMCC (www.cmcc.it) is a research institution that manages and promotes scientific and applied activities in the field of international climate change research. FEEM and CMCC offer an interdisciplinary workplace and have strong ties to a worldwide network of research institutions engaged in environmental research.

The selected applicant will develop his/her activities mainly within the project “International Center for Climate Governance” (www.iccgov.org). ICCG’s main focus is on the following aspects of climate change governance:

  • the role of institutions, interests, and alternative models of governance for the control of climate change;
  • the evaluation of climate and energy policies at international, European and national level;
  • best practices tackling climate change.

Under the supervision of the ICCG Director, and in collaboration with programme and project staff, the Communications Officer will develop and execute communication and outreach strategies to raise awareness of FEEM and CMCC research on climate change and sustainable development. The Communication Officer will work to identify and facilitate effective and efficient pipelines and pathways for transforming research findings and analysis into desired impact on policy and practice through targeted audiences. Experience with impact-driven knowledge and communication approaches is essential, as well is a good experience in writing and editing. Technical knowledge of issues related to climate change economics and sustainable development is a definite asset. A Master in environmental economics or climate change economics or related subjects is therefore required.

Key responsibilities include executing a communications and outreach strategy, ensuring consistency in all communications, producing marketing materials (brochures, presentations, newsletters, social media, etc.), desktop publishing, media engagement, and maintaining alignment with the FEEM, CMCC and ICCG global communication strategy.

More specifically the Communication Officer will:

  • build clear and consistent programme message strategy, based on identified synergies across projects and other programme activities, and improve integration across platforms and media channels
  • with programme and project staff, develop and execute communication plans that contribute to learning frameworks and knowledge uptake plans for the programme themes of Climate Change and Sustainable Development Economics and in particular Climate Change Policy and Governance
  • monitor the programme and project activities on an ongoing basis to identify key stories and knowledge outputs and results, building the programme message
  • manage the production and dissemination of high quality and evidence-led communications and marketing materials in a variety of formats
  • draft technical texts and in-depth analysis for circulation through blogs and other channels
  • create compelling and persuasive slideshows and other presentation materials
  • draft press releases and media advisories and contribute to the writing of other programme and project materials
  • draft press reviews and distribute them internally
  • produce detailed proposals for events, including media events
  • engage key audiences through online and social media, which may include Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, Storify, Google +
  • manage and develop mailing lists
  • maintain and further develop the ICCG website and sub-sites of the ICCG Observatories
  • monitor and report on media placements, website analytics and other communication impact metrics
  • contribute to broader FEEM and CMCC communication and media engagement on climate change and sustainable development economics
  • maintain relationships with communication staff at other organisations working on relevant climate change and sustainable development issues, particularly those that are crucial to the programme and project delivery because of partnership commitments
  • liaise with the internal team to understand capacity needs and requirements in relation to the above
  • carry out other communication duties as needed.

The selected applicant is expected to begin his/her assignment in May 2015. The contract is for 12 months and can be subject to renewal. Gross salary will be competitive with other top European research and academic institutions. The selected applicant will be based at the FEEM/CMCC premises in Venice.


  • a Master in Environmental Economics, Political Science, Public Policy, International Relations, and/or other relevant field
  • proven experience in communications, marketing, public relations, our journalism, with evidence of strong writing and editing skills across a range of styles and issues - further qualifications in communications and/or journalism are desirable, but not essential
  • ability to rapidly research, analyse and integrate diverse information from varied sources
  • ability to present complex information in a clear and effective manner and to tailor communications to target audiences 
  • demonstrated capacity to work well under pressure and successfully manage multiple deadlines and competing demands
  • relevant IT skills, including desktop publishing and other communications applications
  • experience managing websites and learning platforms
  • experience in working with social media, video, ICT and/or other outreach approaches and tools - experience in working with video is an advantage
  • graphic design skills are desirable
  • ability to travel occasionally if needed
  • fluency in both written and spoken English is essential – English native speakers have an advantage; having knowledge of Italian as a second language is relevant but not required.

How to apply
Applicants can submit their application and detailed curriculum vitae at www.feem-web.it/jaf/jaf.php.
Applicants can also submit their application forms through the CMCC job opportunities section at http://www.cmcc.it/jobs.

Deadline for applications
FEEM and CMCC will begin considering candidates immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applications received after April 15th, 2015 are not guaranteed full consideration.

Please mention ref: CCSD-CIP/02.2015 in your application.


Posizione Aperta [ref. CCSD/01.2015]
Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei
1 Senior Events Manager

FEEM La Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM), istituzione non-partisan e non-profit che svolge attività di ricerca nel campo dello sviluppo sostenibile e della governance globale (www.feem.it), è alla ricerca di un candidato idoneo a ricoprire la posizione di Senior Events Manager responsabile dell’Ufficio Eventi della sede di Venezia.

Le sue principali attività consisteranno nell’organizzazione e gestione di riunioni, workshop, conferenze internazionali, seminari e attività di formazione rivolti a ricercatori e stakeholder interessati a tematiche legate all’economia dei cambiamenti climatici e allo sviluppo sostenibile.

I suoi compiti comprenderanno la progettazione di eventi (timeline, location, fornitori, budget); la gestione del budget; i rapporti con istituzioni partner; i rapporti con ospiti, relatori e partecipanti; l’organizzazione della logistica dell’evento (location, alloggi, viaggi, programma sociale); i rapporti con i fornitori (sede, catering e ristorazione, attrezzature tecniche); lo sviluppo della comunicazione on-line e off-line (siti web, social media, comunicati stampa, manifesti, immagine grafica dell’evento, materiale in distribuzione in loco); la gestione delle richieste dei partecipanti e risoluzione dei problemi sorti durante l’evento; la valutazione delle performance dell’evento (compreso inserimento ed analisi di dati e produzione di rapporti finali).

Il candidato selezionato inizierà  la sua collaborazione in aprile 2015 per un periodo di 6 mesi in regime full-time. Alla conclusione dei sei mesi, il contratto potrà  essere rinnovato. La forma contrattuale prevista è quella di un contratto di somministrazione a tempo determinato con la qualifica di Impiegato di 4° Livello CCNL Commercio. L’attività lavorativa si svolgerà presso la sede di Venezia della FEEM, sull'Isola di San Giorgio.

I candidati devono aver maturato un’adeguata esperienza come Events Manager, con comprovata capacità di portare a termine una vasta gamma di attività che richiedono chiarezza nella comunicazione, ottime capacità organizzative e attenzione ai dettagli. Devono inoltre essere in grado di gestire situazioni anche sotto pressione, garantendo lo svolgimento regolare ed efficiente dell’evento. Il ruolo di Events Manager richiede lavoro sul campo e lavoro in squadra: è quindi richiesta esperienza in tal senso. È necessaria una buona conoscenza della lingua inglese.

Come candidarsi
Potenziali interessati alla posizione posso inviare la loro candidatura tramite www.feem-web.it/jaf/jaf.php, allegando alla candidatura un curriculum vitae dettagliato.

Scadenza per la presentazione delle candidature
Le candidature verranno valutate non appena ricevute e finché non sarà identificato il candidato ideale. Le candidature pervenute dopo il 31 marzo 2015 potrebbero non essere considerate.

Codice di riferimento: CCSD/01.2015.


1 Researcher position
Sustainable Business and Social Change Initiative (SBSC-I) at FEEM, Milan

FEEM announces a job opening for a researcher who will work within the Sustainable Business and Social Change Initiative (SBSC-I).

The group is committed in identifying and understanding social change and in supporting companies by offering them innovative insights, effective and differentiated solutions.

The candidate will be particularly focused on (i) research on sustainability communication, sustainability reporting and web – based stakeholder engagement processes (ii) support to public and private bodies in designing internal and external sustainability communication (iii) the identification of co-designing processes in order to respond to national and international calls. He/She will also provide his/her contribution to consultancy projects which the unit carries on in support of Eni’s sustainability pathway.

FEEM SBSC-I activities include research, applied research and networking. The initiative is led by a multidisciplinary team focused on the study of issues related to social innovation and sustainable business. FEEM SBSC-I is positioned as an observatory on emerging research topics in the international context and as an incubator for new projects.

The selected applicant is expected to begin his/her assignment in march 2015. The initial appointment is for 9 months and can be renewed. Gross salary will be competitive with other European research and academic institutions. The researcher will be based at the FEEM premises in Milan.

Applicants should have a communication background, preferably with two/three year experience on sustainability topics and Corporate Social Responsibility, gained in the field of research/applied research or consultancy. Solid writing (and speaking) skills are required both in Italian and English. Given the workplace features, this position requires a significant attitude to teamwork and a creative mindset.

Preference will go to applicants with knowledge of Europe – Project designing, business environment and strong interpersonal skills.

Submission: applications must be submitted to sbsc@feem.it. Reference code [FEEM-SBSC-RP03.2015].


Free proposals

If you are not eligible for open positions but you wish to carry out research or work with us, you can submit your CV by writing at cv@feem.it.