Officer - Sustainable Procurement and Finance

Officer - Sustainable Procurement and Finance

ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability - European Secretariat

Freiburg, Germany

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.

Desirable:

  • Experience of working on international and European projects;
  • Knowledge of procurement legislation including EU regulations for public procurement.

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