Assistant Sustainable Resources, Climate & Resilience

Local Governments for Sustainability (ICLEI)
  • Location
    Brussels, Belgium
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Early Career
  • Apply by
  • Posted
    Mar 13

Position description

The position of an Assistant, Sustainable Resources, Climate & Resilience supports local governments throughout Europe in implementing innovative instruments and projects to foster sustainable urban development with a particular perspective on sustainable urban development, energy, climate mitigation and adaptation. He/she will do this both in the framework of larger projects and consultancy services offered by ICLEI. The position will include tasks within several projects as well as crosscutting programme tasks defined either by the line-manager. In coordination with the line-manager, tasks can also be delegated by mandated staff. The Assistant will also include further tasks, especially in the area of project and service development and the organisation and implementation of events, supervised by and in close cooperation with the DRD or assigned staff. The position will financially be based on projects and services.

Tasks and responsibilities:

  • General assistance to the line-manager/ DRD and work organisation of the topical portfolio including support with partner communication, organisation of travels, ad-hoc tasks;
  • Responsibility for defined tasks or areas within one or several projects with close oversight of line managers including in organisational tasks;
  • Responsible implementation of the defined tasks with close oversight of line manager;
  • General organisational support for the topical portfolio (filing, website maintenance, newsletters, general email requests, minutes taking, participation at events, etc);
  • Assistance in organisational tasks within funded projects;
  • Liaison with city representatives, partners and providers as defined by line managers;
  • Assistance in preparing project proposals and tenders;
  • Support in organising events (conferences, workshops, partner meetings, study tours, etc) in the framework of funded projects;
  • Support to European advocacy work related to the activities mentioned above.



  • Professional experience: Understanding of European institutions; understanding of European policy (e.g. topics such as sustainable urban development, climate change, energy policy, renewable energy, community engagement ) as well as on key issues of global and sustainability at city level;
  • Experience: At least one year of experience in working in fields related to the above, ideally in combination with local level institutions;
  • Education: Academic degree in a relevant field (environmental or sustainability management, environmental or energy engineering, management of climate change, European or international policy etc.);
  • Organisational skills: skills related to project management incl. filing, mail correspondence, minutes taking, representation at events, organisation of workshops or trainings, high communicative competence (orally and in writing), strong writing, presentation and illustrating skills, team player, pro-active working style, ability to work self-organised within a complex working environment, confidence in communicating with partners from different backgrounds and cultures;
  • Languages: Excellent command of English (orally, read and in writing);
  • Computing: Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint), and basic skills in InDesign, Photoshop and website content management are an asset.


  • Advanced knowledge and practical experiences in either of the topical areas mentioned above will be an advantage;
  • Particular skills in either event organization or visual design, excellent command in at least one further European or international language.

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