Provide procurement advice, knowledge and guidance to public authorities and organisations wanting to support or implement sustainable procurement practices.
Develop and implement European projects and initiatives that support cities wanting to implement sustainable procurement practices.
Undertake research, write guidance and develop case studies that improve knowledge and skills amongst the public sector on sustainable procurement.
Create relevant political and strategic opportunities for the ICLEI European Secretariat in the sustainable procurement field.
Facilitate networking, knowledge sharing, collaboration and best practice exchange.
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 public procurement, law, economics, environmental sciences, international development or other appropriate qualification.
A minimum of 2 years relevant work experience.
An understanding of the public procurement process, for example, choosing the procurement procedure, engaging the market, defining the requirements and awarding contracts, and supplier relationship management.
Ability to be well organised, prioritise tasks and produce good quality work.
Ability to work in a team and independently.
A very good command of English (reading, writing and speaking). Additional European language(s) would be 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.
Direct experience in running public procurement procedures
Experience of working on European projects.
Knowledge of the legislative environment in which public procurement has to operate within the EU