9 December 2014

ICLEI invites applications for Sustainable Economy and Procurement jobs

ICLEI Europe is searching for qualified candidates to fill two officer positions in its ever-growing Sustainable Economy and Procurement (SEP) team. The positions offer successful candidates the chance to support ICLEI in its mission to improve sustainable and innovative procurement at the local level, spread awareness of relevant concepts among public authorities, develop new approaches, and encourage policy developments at the European and international level.

ICLEI’s SEP team works closely with the European Commission and the United Nations on European and Global projects and initiatives. The candidates will benefit from ICLEI’s 18 years of experience in the field, gaining the chance to make a positive difference to public purchasing in Europe.

The positions run between March 2015 and February 2017 (with extensions envisaged) and are based in the European Secretariat in Freiburg (Germany). The deadline for applications is 15 January 2015.

The successful applicants will oversee the development and implementation of small or medium sized projects on sustainable procurement and the green economy. They will support ICLEI’s Sustainable Procurement Campaign, Procura+ ( through regular cooperation and communication with city representatives from around Europe, to help them drive green purchasing, ethical sourcing, energy efficiency, sustainable timber purchasing, innovative procurement, waste reduction, circular economy etc within their organisations. They will also support public authorities in developing and implementing sustainable procurement practices, policies and strategies, and undertake research, develop case studies and disseminate information to improve knowledge and skills on sustainable procurement.

For more information on the position, visit the ICLEI Europe website.