The Global Parliament of Mayors (GPM) is a governance body of, by and for mayors from all continents. It builds on the experience, expertise and leadership of mayors in tackling local challenges resulting from global problems. At the same time, it brings local knowledge to the table and thus participates actively in global strategy debates and underscores the need for practical, action oriented solutions.
Founded by internationally acclaimed political theorist, Dr. Benjamin Barber, the GPM was launched in September 2016 in The Hague with over 70 cities and 30 NGO’s represented.
The structure of the GPM was determined by the founding mayors in September 2016 and continues to develop as a global foundation that will provide a formal structure to support the GPM. This foundation, currently administered by a Secretariat based in the City of The Hague, will remain an autonomous entity governed by a mayors onlySteering Committee and a Consultative Committee of experts and former mayors.
As founder of the GPM, Dr. Barber is a member of its Steering Committee and is also the Chairman of the new Consultative Committee.
In this regard, Dr. Barber is seeking a new Project Coordinator to work with the Consultative Committee and Steering Committee primarily to provide organisational support.
The position of the GPM Project Coordinator requires an applicant with a broad range of practical and political experience in local government, with a familiarity in protocol, partnership relations, information management, senior level meetings, and helping to manage the complex project timeline. Polished writing skills are a must.
This position will commence in April 2017, for a minimum of 12 months, with a first review in the third month and a second review to be confirmed in relation to the development of the GPM. This position may require domestic and international travel; current passport and travel documents are essential.
The position is advertised as an Independent Contractor with a salary appropriate to the position and commensurate with the candidate’s experience.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Please send a complete resume with two current, relevant references and a writing sample indicative of communication skills. The first deadline for applications will be for April 14 with qualified candidates receiving an opportunity to interview on a first-come, first-serve basis.
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