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Head of Global Communications [Parental Leave Cover]

The successful candidate will lead the Global Communications Team at the ICLEI World Secretariat team based in Bonn, Germany for a 10-month duration.

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Application Deadline: 17 December 2021ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability is a global network of more than 2,500 local and regional governments committed to sustainable urban development. Active in 125+ countries, we influence sustainability policy and drive local action for low emission, nature-based, equitable, resilient and circular development. Our Members and team of experts work together through peer exchange, partnerships and capacity building to create systemic change for urban sustainability.
The ICLEI World Secretariat is based in Bonn, Germany.
We are offering the position of:
Head of Global Communications [Parental Leave Cover] The successful candidate will lead the Global Communications Team at the ICLEI World Secretariat team based in Bonn, Germany for a 10-month duration.
This position is suited for someone with at least 6 – 8 years of experience leading communications teams and strategies, ideally including global organizations working in sustainable development.
The Head of Global Communications oversees a team of seven.
During the 10-month duration, the role offers a diverse and exciting slate of global projects and events. The Head will travel to Malmö, Sweden to support at the triennial ICLEI World Congress in May 2022. They will oversee the implementation of a robust event marketing plan for the Daring Cities 2022 forum, which is currently a fully virtual event. Finally, there may be a chance to travel to Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, for the climate COP27 (pending availability of travel funding).
Tasks:
Main responsibilities:
 Oversee a team of about seven people to implement global organizational communications goals and deliverables for approximately 25 projects.
 Supervise and further the development of a multidisciplinary communications team, including all related staff and team management responsibilities.
 Advance the ICLEI brand proposition, building brand consistency across worldwide offices, including developing global messaging assets.
 Oversee event marketing and communications strategies for three major global events, including the ICLEI World Congress in Malmö, Sweden a hybrid event and Daring Cities, a fully virtual event, both organized by the ICLEI Global Events team; and COP27 in Egypt).
 Coordinate across ICLEI offices to lead the development and roll out of an integrated communications strategy.
 Provide guidance and support in the development of communications strategies across projects.
 Participate in organizational leadership and strategy.
Requirements:
Main requirements:
 At least 6 – 8 years of experience leading communications teams and strategies, ideally including globally operating organizations working in sustainable development
 Advanced degree in communications, journalism, international relations, urban planning or related field
 Ability to adapt to new situations quickly and confidently
 Strategic thinking and decision-making skills, strong analytical capabilities
 Ability to articulate a vision and execute against it
 Impeccable writing skills, with native-level command of the English language
 Experience developing high-performing teams, managing and motivating others
 Ability to work in a multidisciplinary and multicultural context
 Aptitude and familiarity with organizational management and change
 Highly organized and detail-oriented with simultaneous big-picture thinking
Behavioral competences:
 Strong interpersonal and consensus-building skills
 Highly solutions-oriented approach, driven by opportunities to achieve positive change
 Strong team-oriented mindset, dedication to staff development and leadership
 Ability to effectively communicate across all levels of an organization
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 Tenacity, adaptability and drive, ability to achieve results in a fast-paced work environment
Terms and conditions:
The position is available starting from 15 February 2022 at the ICLEI World Secretariat in Bonn, Germany, with a later start date possible upon agreement. The duration is planned for approx. 10 months (ending 31 December 2022). The Head, Global Communications will report directly to the
Executive Director.
ICLEI is offering an annual salary starting at 52,567 EUR before tax and social insurance fees for the full-time position. The final salary will be determined based on the chosen applicant’s relevant skills and experience and is set in accordance to the official salary grid of ICLEI.
 Workings hours: 40 per week
 30 days of paid leave per year for a full-time position
 Three month probation period
 Working language: English
 ICLEI World Secretariat has a work from home policy
 All employment relations will be based on German law.
Application:
By email to careers dot bonn at iclei dot org. Please include “Head, Global Communications” in the subject line and send us:
 A letter of motivation, Your recent CV (4 pages at most), and any relevant certificates, merged into a single file, no larger than 5 MB
 Two work samples that you believe best demonstrate your fit for the position as described, with a brief explanation of your role in producing the deliverable (if it’s necessary to better understand your abilities)
 Indication of possible start date
 Indication of citizenship, and if non-EU, whether you are holder of a work permit for Germany
 For data protection information read our disclaimer and privacy policy on our website

Equal Opportunity and Employment Policy
ICLEI World Secretariat’s hiring policy is geared to ensure that the organization hires employees without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, age, gender, marital status, socio-economic background or sexual orientation. ICLEI’s policy is that applicants for employment and career progression are considered solely on the basis of their relevant qualifications and competencies.
Please note that applications received after the deadline cannot be considered.
Applications will be reviewed continuously upon arrival. Therefore submitting your application as soon as possible is advisable. The ICLEI World Secretariat shall only contact those applicants shortlisted for this position. In order to support the evaluation via interview, shortlisted candidates might be required to undergo a written test relevant to the job content.
Deadline for applications: 17 December 2021
ICLEI e.V. World Secretariat
Careers
Kaiser-Friedrich-Strasse 7
53113 Bonn
Germany
www.iclei.org/en/jobs.html

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Intern – Circular Development Team (Circular Cities) (mandatory internship)

The position is open to eligible and qualified Master’s students who must complete a mandatory internship as part of their studies.

Application Deadline: 17 December 2021

ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability is a global network of more than 2,500 local and regional governments committed to sustainable urban development. Active in 125 countries, we influence sustainability policy and drive local action for low emission, nature-based, equitable, resilient and circular development. Our Members and team of experts work together through peer exchange, partnerships and capacity building to
create systemic change for urban sustainability.
The intern (for a mandatory internship) will support the Circular Development Team in delivering on project objectives and deliverables.
Intern – Circular Development Team (Circular Cities)
(mandatory internship)
The position is open to eligible and qualified Master’s students who must complete a mandatory internship as part of their studies.
An internship with ICLEI offers the opportunity to acquire direct practical experience on sustainability knowledge under the supervision of experienced staff. Internships are offered depending on the availability of meaningful assignments as well as the needs and capacity of the team to receive and supervise interns. Interns will be a part of the international ICLEI World Secretariat team based in Bonn, Germany and will be placed within the Circular Development Team.
Tasks may include:
Assist the implementation of the Circular Turku project, Circle Lab for Cities Program and
ICLEI Circulars activities.
● Support with overall project management and coordination tasks such as following up with ICLEI regional offices and partners on the delivery of tasks.
● Conduct background research for a variety of topics including monitoring indicators for a circular economy and best practice cases for fair and inclusive circular transitions.
● Support the adaptation of the Practitioners Handbook: Circular Food Systems to the Latin American context.
● Support the development of communication assets such as web content, newsletter contributions and knowledge products.
● Support outreach activities to disseminate project results.
Main requirements:
Formal essential requirements:
● Being enrolled in a vocational training or university in a relevant subject, such as urban planning, environmental science, public policy, or similar.
Professional requirements and behavioral competencies:
● Excellent communication skills and command of English (speaking, writing, reading).
● Coherent and concise writing skills (case studies, blog posts, etc.).
● Strong organizational skills.
● Confident user of Microsoft Office
● Positive, flexible, and proactive work attitude.
Advantageous competencies:
● Additional language skills are an asset (particularly Spanish and Portuguese).
● Previous (academic and/or professional) experience in the field of circular economy,
sustainable urban development and food systems.
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Terms and conditions:
● ICLEI is offering a monthly compensation of EUR 880 gross (brutto) for the full-time
internship.
● The position is available for a minimum three months to a maximum of six months.
● Possible start date: Second half of January 2022.
● The intern will be supervised by ICLEI’s Senior Officer, Circular Development
● Working hours: 40 p/week, 2,5 days of leave per full month.
● Working language: English.
● Contract will be based on German law.
Application:
Please send your application by email to careers dot bonn at Iclei dot org listing “Intern – Circular Development Team” in the subject line, and include:
● A short letter of motivation, an up-to-date CV, previous employment certificates,and/or letters of reference (if available), all merged into one PDF file of up to 5 MB size.
● Indication of citizenship; if non-EU, whether applicant is holder of a work permit for Germany (i.e. do you have a work permit from the German government that allows you to work as an intern during your studies?)
● Insurance: Do you have a German health insurance (including pension insurance number) that could also be used for your internship?
● Indicate whether conducting an internship is a mandatory component of your curriculum to be able to graduate
● Indication of possible start date
● Indication of envisaged duration of internship, minimum of 3 to maximum of 6 months
● Equipment: indicate whether you have a laptop and access to the internet when working remotely
● Location: Where are you staying at the moment? This is particularly important to ensure the intern and the supervisor can have a minimum number of in-person meetings at ICLEI premises in Bonn.
● For data protection information read our disclaimer and privacy policy on our website.
Equal Opportunity and Employment Policy
ICLEI World Secretariat’s hiring policy is geared to ensure that the organization hires employees without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, age, gender, marital status, socio-economic background or sexual orientation. ICLEI’s policy is that applicants for employment and career progression are considered solely on the basis of their relevant qualifications and competencies.
Please note that applications received after the deadline cannot be considered.
Kindly note that applications will be reviewed continuously upon arrival, therefore submitting your application as soon as possible is advisable. The ICLEI World Secretariat shall only contact those applicants shortlisted for this position.
Application Deadline: 17 December 2021
ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability e.V.
World Secretariat
Careers
Kaiser-Friedrich-Strasse 7
53113 Bonn
Germany
https://www.iclei.org/en/jobs.html

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Intern – Nature-based Solutions, Circular Development Team (mandatory internship)

The position is open to eligible and qualified Master’s students who must complete a mandatory internship as part of their studies.

Application Deadline: 17 December 2021

ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability is a global network of more than 2,500 local and regional governments committed to sustainable urban development. Active in 125 countries, we influence sustainability policy and drive local action for low emission, nature-based, equitable, resilient and circular development. Our Members and team of experts work together through peer exchange, partnerships and capacity building to
create systemic change for urban sustainability.
The intern (for a mandatory internship) will support the Circular Development Team in delivering on project objectives and deliverables.
Intern – Nature-based Solutions, Circular Development
Team
The position is open to eligible and qualified Master’s students who must complete a mandatory internship as part of their studies.
An internship with ICLEI offers the opportunity to acquire direct practical experience on sustainability knowledge under the supervision of experienced staff. Internships are offered depending on the availability of meaningful assignments as well as the needs and capacity of the team to receive and supervise interns. Interns will be a part of the international ICLEI World Secretariat team based in Bonn, Germany and will be placed within the Circular Development Team.
Tasks may include:
Assist the implementation of the H2020-funded CLEVER Cities project and particularly the UrbanByNature capacity-building activities in China, South America and South Eastern Europe:
● Support with overall project management and coordination tasks such as following up with ICLEI regional offices and partners on the delivery of tasks
● Support the preparation and execution of webinars such as liaising with speakers’, compiling webinar agendas, taking notes during the webinars
● Support the development of communication assets such as web content and newsletter contributions
● Support the organization of workshops focusing on event logistics (incl. payments and reimbursements), agenda development and speakers’ management
Main requirements:
Formal essential requirements:
● Being enrolled in a vocational training or university in a relevant subject, such as urban planning, environmental science, public policy, or similar.
Professional requirements and behavioral competences:
● Excellent communication skills and command of English (speaking, writing, reading).
Additional language skills are an asset.
● Coherent and concise writing skills.
● Strong organizational skills.
● Confident user of Microsoft Office and particularly competent in MS Excel.
● Positive, flexible, and pro-active work attitude.
Advantageous competencies:
● Additional language skills are an asset (particularly Chinese, Spanish and Portuguese).
● Previous (academic and/or professional) experience in the field of nature-based
solutions for urban regeneration
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Terms and conditions:
● ICLEI is offering a monthly compensation of EUR 880 gross (brutto) for the full-time internship.
● The position is available for a minimum three months to a maximum of six months.
● Possible start date: First half of January 2022.
● The intern will be supervised by ICLEI’s Transitions Concept Officer.
● Working hours: 40 p/week, 2,5 days of leave per full month.
● Working language: English.
● Contract will be based on German law.
Application:
Please send your application by email to careers dot bonn at Iclei dot org listing “Intern
– Nature-based Solutions, Circular Development Team” in the subject line, and include:
● A short letter of motivation, an up-to-date CV, previous employment certificates, and/or letters of reference (if available), all merged into one PDF file of up to 5 MB size.
● Indication of citizenship; if non-EU, whether applicant is holder of a work permit for
Germany (i.e. do you have a work permit from the German government that allows you to work as an intern during your studies?)
● Insurance: Do you have a German health insurance (including pension insurance number) that could also be used for your internship?
● Indicate whether conducting an internship is a mandatory component of your curriculum to be able to graduate
● Indication of possible start date
● Indication of envisaged duration of internship, minimum of 3 to maximum of 6 months
● Equipment: indicate whether you have a laptop and access to the internet whenworking remotely
● Location: Where are you staying at the moment? This is particularly important to ensure the intern and the supervisor can have a minimum number of in-person meetings at ICLEI premises in Bonn.
● For data protection information read our disclaimer and privacy policy on our website.
Equal Opportunity and Employment Policy
ICLEI World Secretariat’s hiring policy is geared to ensure that the organization hires employees without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, age, gender, marital status, socio-economic background or sexual orientation. ICLEI’s policy is that applicants for employment and career progression are considered solely on the basis of their relevant qualifications and competencies.
Please note that applications received after the deadline cannot be considered.
Kindly note that applications will be reviewed continuously upon arrival, therefore submitting your application as soon as possible is advisable. The ICLEI World Secretariat shall only contact those applicants shortlisted for this position.
Application Deadline: 17 December 2021
ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability e.V.
World Secretariat
Careers
Kaiser-Friedrich-Strasse 7
53113 Bonn
Germany
https://www.iclei.org/en/jobs.html

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