ICLEI ´s Global Low Carbon City Agenda focuses on four main action areas: advocacy, global processes, technical support and networking. From the Bonn Center for Local Climate Action and Reporting (carbonn ®) ICLEI engages in these areas, including its role as:
- focal point of the Local Government and Municipal Authorities (LGMA) constituency at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC),
- host of the Secretariat of the World Mayors Council on Climate Change (WMCCC),
- facilitator of the Local Government Climate Roadmap,
- operator of the carbonn Cities Climate Registry (cCCR), and
- coordinator of the GreenClimateCities program and international projects.
We work in a multicultural, international environment with partners around the globe. We are seeking a highly motivated, pro-active and experienced candidate for the position of
Junior Officer – Low Carbon Cities Program
with a specific focus on urban planning and sustainable energy
The position is attractive for young professionals interested in a dynamic working environment, working as part of a growing team.
- Support tasks addressing urban planning and sustainable energy for low-emissions development in a multi-partner international project on urban low emissions development (Urban-LEDS project).
- Support the exchange and coordination with urban planning experts and expert organizations for offering direct expertise to Urban-LEDS cities.
- Support the development of training material relevant to urban planning and sustainable energy in urban low-carbon development – to be used by cities and their partners in the Urban-LEDS project and ICLEI’s GreenClimateCities (GCC) program.
- Conduct research on and support the further technical development of urban planning and sustainable energy issues, and the cross-cutting theme of resilience, as relevant to the GCC program and its Measureable, Reportable and Verifiable (MRV) process activities.
- Support the promotion of ICLEI’s Low-carbon City Agenda through writing news, articles and attending thematic international policy fora, meetings and events.
- Support data entry and quality checks in the carbonn Cities Climate registry (cCCR).
- Produce reports, newsletter, fact sheets, media releases; and edit thematic websites.
- Support project acquisition and support the development of ICLEI’s low-carbon project portfolio.
- University degree in urban or spatial planning, urban infrastructure, and/or urban development. A relevant Master ´s degree is an asset.
- 1-3 years of working experience, especially related to sustainable energy and urban planning, is an asset.
- Knowledge of current policies, urban / spatial planning concepts and state of the art in low-carbon urban development.
- Strong skills in analytical thinking, reporting, and planning.
- Creative and pro-active attitude in team work required.
- Proficiency in office software and internet applications.
- Fluency in written and spoken English; proficiency in other languages is an asset.
- If a non-EU citizen, ability to receive a valid work permit for Germany required in a reasonable time-frame.
The successful candidate:
- is dedicated to the Team focus in driving innovative, low-carbon, resilient, resource-efficient, future-oriented urban infrastructure solutions,
- shows enthusiasm for urban low emissions development and promoting sustainable energy solutions,
- is pro-active with an organized working style,
- shows creativity and excellence in communicating ICLEI’s message to public policy makers planners, business partners, investors and the broader public,
- is proficient in oral and written English; and
- knows or willing to learn office and presentation software, as well as web content management (Typo3).
Terms and conditions
- Full-time position available from 15 September 2014. The position is limited to 31 August 2015, extension is possible based on project funding and mutual agreement on extension.
- Position based in Bonn, Germany.
- International travel will be required.
- Communication with partners around the world may require work outside of normal office hours.
More information here.