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ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability (ICLEI) is a global network of more than 2,500 local and regional governments committed to sustainable urban development. Active in 125+ countries, we influence sustainability policy and drive local action for low emission, nature-based, equitable, resilient, and circular development. Our Members and team of experts work together through peer exchange, partnerships, and capacity building to create systemic change for urban sustainability.


ICLEI´s Resilient Development Pathway, implemented by all ICLEI Offices through a wide range of projects and initiatives, is coordinated by the Resilient Development Team at the World Secretariat in Bonn, Germany.

The work focuses on four main action areas:

(i)   Strategic development of the pathway, its guidance, tools and services, also connecting to relevant global initiatives such as Making Cities Resilient 2030 (MCR2030), the Race to Resilience, and the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy (GCoM), among others.

(ii)  Mobilizing reporting and using global platforms that serve local and regional governments, such as the the carbonn® Climate Registry (part of the CDP-ICLEI Unified Reporting System), and the online Solutions Gateway, to provide services to all levels of government.

(iii) Offering networking, peer exchange and learning opportunities to subnational governments on a diverse range of topics, including disaster risk reduction, insurance for resilience, safe urban environments and multilevel governance.

(iv) Engaging in advocacy on behalf of cities, towns and regions in relevant global forums.


We work in a multicultural, international environment with colleagues and partners around the globe. We seek a highly motivated, pro-active and experienced candidate for the position of:


Junior Officer, Resilient Development


Responsibilities:

•    Support global coordination of ICLEI’s Resilient Development pathway, working with all 24 ICLEI regional offices.

•    Support ICLEI’s engagement in global initiatives such as MCR2030, the Race to Resilience, and the Global Covenant of Mayors (GCoM).

•    Support coordination of Resilient Development projects.

•    Conduct research, develop and support dissemination of knowledge products, such as policy briefs and case studies.

•    Support organization of webinars, conference sessions, and capacity building activities related to the Resilient Development pathway.

•    Support project acquisition to further develop the pathway project portfolio.

Requirements:                                       

•    Ideally 2 years work experience addressing resilient development and/or urban areas, with an understanding on the role of local and regional governments in administering their territories.

•    Knowledge of any aspect of resilient development, in particular approaches to enable an inclusive and just transition in an evolving context, engaging the youth, and safety in urban spaces.

•    Experience working with non-for-profit and/or membership organizations is desirable.

•    University degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject such as in Political Science, Urban Development, Human Geography, Environmental Science, or similar. A relevant Masters is highly desirable.

•    Strong skills in research, analytical thinking, reporting, and concise writing.

•    Creative and pro-active attitude in team work.

•    Fluency in written and spoken English; proficiency in other languages is an asset, especially German, French, Spanish, and/or Portuguese.

The successful candidate:

•    Is dedicated to the team focus in enhancing resilience and exploring innovative approaches, working with multiple stakeholders,

•    Works well as part of a team, but also an independent work with a focus on quality and timely delivery,

•    Is particularly interested in partnership building, writing and curating knowledge,

•    Is pro-active, highly motivated, well organized, and attentive to detail,

•    Shows excellence in communicating ICLEI’s message to public policy makers, municipal technical staff, partners, and donors,

•    Is highly proficient in oral and written English, and

•    Is open to learn the use of office and presentation software, as well as web content management.

Terms and conditions:

•     The position is available from 01 October 2021.

•     The contract will have a limited duration of one year, with the possibility of extension.

•     ICLEI is offering an annual salary of 30,526 Euro (full time) before tax and social insurance fees, with the final salary to be determined based on the chosen applicant’s relevant experience.

•     Probation period of three months.

•     40 working hours per week (full time).

•     30 days paid leave per year (full time).

•     Working language: English.

•     The employment will be based on German laws.

•     International travel may be required.

•     Communication with partners around the world may require work outside of normal office hours.

•     The Junior Officer reports to the Head of the Resilient Development Team.

Application:

•     By email to careers dot bonn at iclei dot org. Please include “Junior Officer, Resilient Development” in the subject line and send us:

•     Relevant documents like letter of motivation, CV (Euro pass format if possible), employment certificates all merged into one pdf. of up to 5 MB size

•     Indication of the possible start date

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Equal Opportunity and Employment Policy

ICLEI World Secretariat’s hiring policy is geared to ensure that the organization hires employees without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, age, gender, marital status, socio-economic background, or sexual orientation. ICLEI’s policy is that applicants for employment and career progression are considered solely based on their relevant qualifications and competencies.

Please note that applications received after the deadline cannot be considered.

Kindly note, that applications are reviewed continuously upon arrival, therefore submitting your application as soon as possible is advisable. The ICLEI World Secretariat shall only contact those applicants shortlisted for this position.


Application Deadline: 27 September 2021


ICLEI e.V. World Secretariat

Careers

Kaiser-Friedrich-Strasse 7

53113 Bonn

Germany

https://www.iclei.org/en/jobs.html

ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability (ICLEI) is a global network of more than 2,500 local and regional governments committed to sustainable urban development. Active in 125+ countries, we influence sustainability policy and drive…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Job Type
    Contract
  • Start Date
    October 1, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    September 27, 2021
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Entry level

Level of Language Proficiency

Fluency in written and spoken English; proficiency in other languages is an asset, especially German, French, Spanish, and/or Portuguese

Fluency in written and spoken English; proficiency in other languages is an asset, especially German, French, Spanish, and/or Portuguese

Location

On-site
Kaiser-Friedrich-Strasse 7, Bonn, NW 53113, Germany

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