Officer: Governance & Social Innovation ‘Integrated Management’

Officer: Governance & Social Innovation - Integrated Management

ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability

Freiburg, Germany

The Officer Governance & Social Innovation - Integrated Management will have native German language skills and focus on projects and consultancy services that connect local government departments, politicians and civil society; develop, test and promote innovative approaches and solutions for the transformation towards sustainable cities; and support cities in introducing integrated management and governance systems. Interfaces exist to the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the European Union’s Green Deal.

The Officer will be a staff member of ICLEI Europe’s team on Governance & Social Innovation.

He/She will be supervised by the responsible Coordinator and the Deputy Regional Director.

Tasks and responsibilities:

  • Conceptualisation and implementation of project tasks and deliverables together with external partners, cities and funders;
  • Delivery of consultancy services for local governments, with a focus on German cities;
  • Organisation, programme development and facilitation of project-related meetings and other events convening stakeholders from a wide range of organisations;
  • Facilitation of exchange, evaluation, peer-learning and capacity-building among cities;
  • Conceptualisation and writing of guidance materials, case studies and news articles on innovative measures in the areas mentioned above;
  • Desk research and drafting of reports on issues related to integrated sustainability management, innovative local governance and community involvement, and social innovation on the local level;
  • Dissemination of information on projects: Website content management and maintenance, newsletters, presentations, articles;
  • Project management support including general administrative tasks, communication with project partners, monitoring of implementation and external reporting to the project coordinators and funding agencies;
  • Input to the acquisition of future projects and writing of project proposals;
  • Representation of ICLEI at events and presentations.

Skills and qualifications:

  • Education: Academic degree in urban planning, public or business administration, urban geography, economic studies, or related field; Sound understanding of local government, urban management, participatory governance, and social innovation;
  • Professional experience: At least 3 years of work experience in European projects and consultancy services, ideally in the field of sustainability/governance, preferably in a non-profit environment/in organisations working with/for cities; Excellent skills in project management, organisation and communication;
  • Languages: Excellent German (mother tongue level) and English (reading, writing and speaking), additional European language(s) an asset;
  • Personality: Active, dynamic and entrepreneurial approach to work including creativity and interest in project and service development. Precision and ability to be self-organised within an international team;
  • Communication: Excellent communication and interpersonal skills (orally and in writing). Excellent representation skills. Confidence in communicating with partners from different backgrounds and cultures. Solid experience in facilitating meetings, including particularly online meetings;
  • Computer skills: Confident user of online meeting software and tools, all Microsoft Office applications, e-mail, www research.

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