Junior Officer, Climate and Energy Action

Local Governments for Sustainability
  • Location
    Bonn, Germany
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Early Career
  • Posted
    Apr 19

Position description

We seek a highly motivated, pro-active and experienced candidate for the position of: Junior Officer, Climate & Energy Action.

The successful candidate will be a part of the Climate & Energy Action team at the ICLEI World Secretariat in Bonn, Germany.


  • Support coordination of and fundraising for the 100% Renewables Cities & Regions Network, the GreenClimateCitiesTM Program and its Climate Neutrality Framework, managed by ICLEI;
  • Support project coordination of the 100% Renewables Cities and Regions Roadmap project - ICLEI’s flagship energy project. Tasks among others include contact with project partners, reporting, compiling ley messages of project outcomes; and
    • implementing the project work plan, which includes developing a technical assistance program for local governments in Argentina, Indonesia and Kenya.
  • Conduct research, contribute to knowledge products (case studies, solutions) and newsletters, and support the management of the Solutions Gateway;
  • Support the Director of Global Advocacy, the Director of the carbonn® Climate Center and the Head of Climate & Energy Action with advocacy tasks, also engagement with partners such as REN21 and IRENA Coalition for Action;
  • Support the promotion of ICLEI’s Low Emissions Development pathway and its associated offer of support to local and regional governments, and engaging in ad hoc tasks as needed.


  • Minimum 1-2 years of relevant work experience. Experience working with an international organization is an advantage;
  • University degree (or equivalent) in Energy, Environment, Climate Change, Sustainable Development, and/or a related field. A relevant Master’s degree will be an asset;
  • Knowledge of the Paris Agreement, Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), Renewable Energy, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Multilevel Governance and/or Vertical Integration is desirable;
  • High interest and enthusiasm for sustainability in cities and urban areas, local government, good governance, climate change;
  • Strong skills in research, analytical thinking, reporting, and concise writing;
  • Excellent command of English (fluency in written and spoken English), proficiency in other languages such as French, German, Spanish, and/or Portuguese is an asset;
  • Creative and pro-active attitude in team work is required;
  • Proficiency in office software and internet applications.

The successful candidate:

  • is dedicated to the team focus in driving innovation, 100% RE, climate neutrality and resilient development;
  • works well as part of a team, but is also an independent worker with a focus on quality delivery;
  • 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.

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