Junior Operations Manager - Paris

💡 SSE organization
Long-term contract
Localisation Paris, France
Partial remote possible
2 yrs of exp.
Posted on 06-12-2024

JuST Institute

JuST Institute catalyses market development towards Climate, Biodiversity, Inclusive Finance.

💡 SSE organization

This structure is based on a principle of solidarity and social utility: its management is democratic and participative, and its profit-making potential is limited. It may be an association, cooperative, foundation, mutual or ESUS company.

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We are looking for a junior staff to support a) products and services delivery b) operation and projects management. You will contribute to manage the delivery of products and services, as well as ensure that the projects and the overall operations of JuST Institute are implemented according to their activities plan.

a) JuST Institute has developed and piloted a set of key products and services aiming to catalyse market development towards climate, biodiversity and inclusive finance. Please refer to our website for more details on our products and services: https://justinstitute.org/

  • Analysis and Certification: we assess and certify the capacity of financial institutions to support climate and biodiversity activities of their (smallholder farmers) clients and manage their climate and biodiversity risks. In addition, we assess and certify the climate and biodiversity benefits of the portfolio of inclusive financial services providers.
  • Training and Capacity building: we train and coach financial institutions on how to identify (and manage) climate and biodiversity risks. This includes lessons on how to finance more sustainable practices and technologies to support climate change adaptation and biodiversity conservation, with a specific focus on smallholder farmers.
  • Operational and Strategic Advisory: we support investors to structure their financial products and funds to finance a just transition, e.g. inclusive sustainability linked financing (ISLF+). For this, we structure and monitor the extra-financial part of financial products. In addition, we support financial institution financing smallholder farmers, micro or small and medium enterprises to develop and commercialize green products and services, for climate change adaptation and biodiversity conservation.

b) JuST Institute develops and implements projects for its members, partners, and clients to support a just transition. These projects focus on creating scalable and sustainable financing for climate change adaptation and biodiversity conservation, particularly for smallholder farmers worldwide. Examples of these projects are: the GEF – IFAD - BNPP project “Certification of Climate Change Adaptation Portfolios of Inclusive Financial Service Providers for Scaling up Adaptation Finance for Smallholder Farmers (“CCA Certificates 4 IFSPs”)" andthe GEF – IFAD – GCAMF project "Indicators and Framework for Climate Change Adaptation and Biodiversity conservation finance for Smallholders and Rural communities: leveraging private and public finance".

Please refer to our website for more details on the projects: https://justinstitute.org/

In the second semester of 2024, JuST Institute will start delivering the next cycle of its products and services, as well as it will continue implement its ongoing projects and expand its activities of projects implementation.


Your responsibilities will over both products and services delivery, as well as operations and projects management:

a) Your responsibilities for products and services delivery:

  • You will be responsible for ensuring that the materials and processes for each service and product are adapted to the scope and ready to be used by the execution team.
  • You will ensure internal training, as well as with external consultants, on the company products and services.
  • You will support the development of an updated version of JuST Institute products and services.
  • You will support JuST Institute’s preparation and delivery of the various cycles of products and services possibly in Spanish, English or French in target regions: Latin America and Caribbean, Africa, Asia and Europe.
  • You will monitor and enable the execution of products and services with members, clients and the sector.
  • You will ensure the quality control of products and services delivery, i.e. compliance with company products and services standards and process of implementation.

B) Your responsibilities for operation and projects management

  • You will support project execution by managing operations, co-developing project timelines, milestones and delivery with projects managers.
  • You will oversee and report on project progress, manage resources, timelines, and deliverables, identify and address issues, and ensure smooth implementation and alignment with quality requirements.
  • You will support JuST Institute’s implementation of its ongoing projects on climate adaptation, biodiversity conservation finance and just transition, with its members, partners and clients.
  • You will contribute to managing the administrative tasks of the team. In addition, you will get involved in the daily development of the institute.

How to apply

Submit your CV and a Cover Letter to [click on apply to access the information] before June 17th, 2024. We will consider applications on a rolling basis, until we find the right candidate. The earlier, the better!



  • You have between 2 and 5 years of experience in project management and implementation.
  • You have excellent coordination and communication skills, enabling effective collaboration among diverse stakeholders.
  • You have demonstrated project management skills with experience in supporting the implementation of diverse projects. A plus if they were related to climate adaptation, biodiversity conservation, or just transition.
  • A plus, not required: you have demonstrated experience in delivering or managing the delivery of trainings, certifications or financial products and services.
  • You have a master’s degree (M2) in Sustainable Economy or Finance, International Development, Environmental Studies, Agroecology, Environmental Project Management, Environmental Engineering or other related fields. We are open to your academic background, if you think it fits with the offer please go ahead!
  • You have a high level of written and spoken English. You are fluent in written and oral Spanish (C1) and French (C1).
  • You are proficient in project management software and tools, such as Monday.com and Trello, that facilitate project planning, task management, and collaboration among team members.
  • You master the Office package (Excel, PowerPoint in particular).