ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability - European Secretariat
Tasks and responsibilities:
Develop and implement international and European projects and initiatives that support public authorities wanting to implement sustainable and innovation procurement practices;
Develop ICLEI’s knowledge on how best to support cities to use financing mechanisms that support sustainable urban infrastructure development and a sustainable energy transition;
Encourage city-business collaboration including market engagement activities;
Undertake research, write guidance and develop case studies that improve knowledge and skills amongst the public sector on sustainable/innovation procurement and financing sustainable urban development;
Facilitate networking, knowledge sharing, collaboration and best practice exchange;
Create collaboration opportunities with external organisations on the topics of sustainable/innovation procurement and sustainable finance at a European and international level;
Design creative workshops and events that encourage people to participate, learn and network;
Identify funding opportunities and write project proposals;
Represent ICLEI at events and undertake presentations.
Skills and qualifications:
A degree in a relevant subject such as environmental sciences, international development, public procurement, economics, law, business studies or other appropriate qualification;
A minimum of 2 years relevant work experience;
Experience in the application of sustainable and innovation procurement and sustainable financing in the public sector;
Interest and ability to work on a variety of topics linked to sustainable/innovation procurement and sustainable finance;
Ability to be well organised, prioritise tasks and produce good quality work within tight time constraints;
Ability to work in a team and independently;
A very good command of English (reading, writing and speaking). Additional European language(s) an asset;
Excellent verbal and written communication skills, e.g. drafting reports and delivering presentations;
Ability to build and maintain relationships with a wide range of external organisations;
Confident user of all Microsoft Office applications.
Experience of working on international and European projects;
Knowledge of procurement legislation including EU regulations for public procurement.