The European Clean Trucking Alliance is a broad coalition that brings together some of Europe’s largest transport and logistics companies calling for an acceleration of the transition to sustainable, zero-emission freight transport.
It counts around 30 members from civil society, diverse industries and experience including urban logistics, long-haul freight, consumer goods, manufacturing and supply chain management. Industrial members include for instance Anheuser-Busch Inbev, Ikea, Deutsche Post DHL Group, DB Schenker, Geodis, Girteka, Unilever and Nestle. The members employ over 2.3 million people, generate a total revenue of over EUR 400 billion and use a total road fleet size of over 380,000 trucks.
The Alliance focuses on future-proof policies, programmes and initiatives that drive the technological and ecosystem shift from fossil-fuelled vehicles to vans and trucks with zero tailpipe emissions. Its activities include the exchange of best practices between members, the development of concrete policy recommendations and providing input to EU and national policy-making processes through advocacy, position papers and events. It also develops new research and provides evidence with the support of its technical observer, the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT).
The Alliance was launched in July 2019 and is managed by the transport programme of the European Climate Foundation (ECF) - a major philanthropic initiative working to tackle climate change by fostering the development of a low-carbon society at the national, European and global level.
We are now looking for a consultant who will take over the secretariat function to the European Clean Trucking Alliance and professionalise it. The secretariat will be set up to support the Alliance at a crucial time for the transition towards zero emission trucking in Europe. Some of the largest truck manufacturers publicly committed to ramp up the sale of battery electric trucks by 2030 and the European Commission ambitions to revise the CO2 standards for HDVs, a cornerstone regulation driving the sales of low and zero-emission trucks.
The position requires strong organisational, coordination, and communication skills, as well as the ability to work effectively across a diverse membership. The secretariat support provided by the consultant will focus on activating engagement of the Alliance members, structuring the governance of the Alliance and reinforcing its presence in the media and EU policy circles.
We are looking for an organised and driven candidate with experience in event organisation, membership-based organisations and communications. We are offering a 6 month consultancy contract to take over the secretariat of the Alliance, ideally for 5 days per week (but the number of days can be discussed). The candidate should ideally be based in Brussels (we can discuss other locations) and be available to start as soon as possible.