Climate Neutral Cities Advisor

European Regions Research and Innovation Network
  • Location
    Brussels, Belgium
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    May 02

Position description

ERRIN is currently recruiting two new colleagues who will be expected to work as advisors on climate neutrality in cities, including city and stakeholder engagement, replication and support services as part of the NetZeroCities project (50%), as well as contributing to a diverse range of activities within ERRIN’s portfolio of EU projects and thematic working groups (50%).

The Climate Neutral Cities Advisors will work closely with the ERRIN NetZeroCities (NZC) project team. In this role, you will link cities and the NetZeroCities services and expertise. You will connect cities with the various support tools offered by the One Stop Shop Platform. In cooperation with other Climate Neutral Cities Advisors, you will support cities to find systemic solutions that significantly increase the speed and scale of climate action and suit the respective context of a city by:

  • Provide Mission Cities various advisory services to support their work towards climate neutrality;
  • Support cities through the Climate City Contract process, facilitating the development of their commitments, action plans and investment plans;
  • Support cities in the development of their investment plans that will combine both funding and financing instruments used to achieve climate neutrality by 2030;
  • Link various actors from the city to the relevant consortium members and/or other cities that have relevant expertise or experience;
  • Coordinate and support the implementation of the Learning Programme with Twin Cities, including peer learning between the Twin Cities, and their interactions with their mentor Pilot Cities with whom they are twinned;
  • Act as a point of contact for cities’ inquiries and answer to their day-to-day questions.

Responsibilities related to ERRIN activities

Working Groups

  • Take an active role in the ERRIN policy work and facilitate the strategic Working Group on Innovation and Investment;
  • Support one of the ERRIN Working Groups focusing on Green Transition e.g. Blue Economy, Energy and Climate, Transport (to be discussed with the successful candidates).

Project support

  • Support the project management of MOSAIC.


  • University degree;
  • Minimum of five years’ experience in project management;
  • Experience in working at local and/or regional level on climate related topics;
  • Experience in climate finance;
  • Experience in working with and coordinating multiple stakeholders;
  • Good understanding of European research and innovation policy and the related funding programmes, in particular Horizon Europe;
  • Excellent use of English (both written and spoken) and fluency in another EU language would be an asset;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to multitask and the capacity to work well under time constraints;
  • Availability to start as soon as possible.


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