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Project Assistant, Sustainable Procurement

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Location
Town/City Freiburg, Germany
Type Temporary / Contract / Seasonal
Status Full Time
Level Voluntary & Interns
Deadline 16/04/2010
Company Name ICLEI Local Governments for Sustainability
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Telephone +49228/976299-0
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The European Secretariat of ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability seeks to fill an internship position of Sustainable Procurement Project Assistant in its Sustainable Procurement team.
 
ICLEI's Sustainable Procurement team supports public authorities, particularly local governments, in including sustainability considerations when purchasing products and services. This internship will be of benefit for anyone who seeks international professional experience and is interested in sustainable development with a special focus on sustainable public procurement at the European level.

Tasks: 

  • Assist in developing and implementing ICLEI’s European Sustainable Procurement Campaign Procura+ (www.procuraplus.org), in particular with regard to external communication with members and partners;

  • Writing, compiling, translating and editing news, articles, press releases; e.g. uploading and co-ordinating daily news contributions on project and thematic websites and e-newsletters (e.g. SMART SPP Update), posting news on the Procura+ Exchange – a trilingual information and exchange mailing list (in English, German and French) for professionals working on sustainable procurement;

  • Support the implementation of European projects on sustainable procurement via carrying out research tasks, writing and editing case studies and also for ad-hoc tasks, depending on project needs;

  • Supporting the organisation and delivery of small and medium sized events on sustainable procurement;

  • Supporting ICLEI’s Sustainable Procurement team with regard to external communication with partners and other parties interested in information or getting involved in projects and other initiatives. General assistance, e.g. filing, minute talking, translations, telephone support and management of contacts.

Skills and qualifications required:

  • Education: Academic degree in a relevant field such as Environmental Science, Economics, Political Science, International Relations or other relevant field;

  • Computer skills: Ease of use with all Microsoft Office applications including databases. Web editing experience (Typo 3 or other CMS) and desktop publishing software desirable;

  • Organisational skills: Excellent communication and interpersonal skills (orally and in writing), ability to write in a range of styles, precision and ability to be self-organised within a complex organisation, confident manner when dealing with project partners;

  • Languages: Excellent command of English; additional language(s) an asset, preferably German and/or French;

  • An understanding of sustainable public procurement principles and practices an asset;

  • Previous work experiences in an international organisation, local government or NGO are desirable.

A quick learner with a positive attitude is ideally suited to this position.

Conditions:

  • Limited contract, duration from beginning of June 2010 until the beginning of December 2010 (six months)

  • ICLEI offers a modest internship salary of € 700, i.e. about € 500 after tax and social insurance fees (rents in Freiburg start around € 250 per month)

  • Place of work: ICLEI European Secretariat, Freiburg, Germany

  • Workings hours: 40/week, six weeks of paid leave per annum (i.e. three weeks for six months)

  • Working language: English

  • Applicants must hold EU citizenship or a valid EU resident permit. Applications not meeting this condition can unfortunately not be considered.

  • Deadline for application: 16 April 2010. Be aware that applications are reviewed continuously upon arrival, therefore application as soon as possible is advisable!

PLEASE APPLY IN WRITING, INCLUDING CV AND LETTER OF MOTIVATION TO:  

jobs@iclei-europe.org

Your letter of motivation should include a description of your relevant experience to the tasks listed, what you expect from the internship and your main interests. Please also specify when you are able to start/end the internship. The letter should be as concise as possible, not exceeding 1.5 pages.

For more information about the organisation ICLEI visit:
www.iclei.org / www.iclei.org/europe

The European Secretariat of ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability seeks to fill an internship position of Sustainable Procurement Project Assistant in its Sustainable Procurement team.
 
ICLEI's Sustainable Procurement team supports public authorities, particularly local governments, in including sustainability considerations when purchasing products and services. This internship will be of benefit for anyone who seeks international professional experience and is interested in sustainable development with a special focus on sustainable public procurement at the European level.

Tasks:

 

  • Assist in developing and implementing ICLEI’s European Sustainable Procurement Campaign Procura+ (www.procuraplus.org), in particular with regard to external communication with members and partners;

  • Writing, compiling, translating and editing news, articles, press releases; e.g. uploading and co-ordinating daily news contributions on project and thematic websites and e-newsletters (e.g. SMART SPP Update), posting news on the Procura+ Exchange – a trilingual information and exchange mailing list (in English, German and French) for professionals working on sustainable procurement;

  • Support the implementation of European projects on sustainable procurement via carrying out research tasks, writing and editing case studies and also for ad-hoc tasks, depending on project needs;

  • Supporting the organisation and delivery of small and medium sized events on sustainable procurement;

  • Supporting ICLEI’s Sustainable Procurement team with regard to external communication with partners and other parties interested in information or getting involved in projects and other initiatives. General assistance, e.g. filing, minute talking, translations, telephone support and management of contacts.

Skills and qualifications required:

  • Education: Academic degree in a relevant field such as Environmental Science, Economics, Political Science, International Relations or other relevant field;

  • Computer skills: Ease of use with all Microsoft Office applications including databases. Web editing experience (Typo 3 or other CMS) and desktop publishing software desirable;

  • Organisational skills: Excellent communication and interpersonal skills (orally and in writing), ability to write in a range of styles, precision and ability to be self-organised within a complex organisation, confident manner when dealing with project partners;

  • Languages: Excellent command of English; additional language(s) an asset, preferably German and/or French;

  • An understanding of sustainable public procurement principles and practices an asset;

  • Previous work experiences in an international organisation, local government or NGO are desirable.

A quick learner with a positive attitude is ideally suited to this position.

Conditions:

  • Limited contract, duration from beginning of June 2010 until the beginning of December 2010 (six months)

  • ICLEI offers a modest internship salary of € 700, i.e. about € 500 after tax and social insurance fees (rents in Freiburg start around € 250 per month)

  • Place of work: ICLEI European Secretariat, Freiburg, Germany

  • Workings hours: 40/week, six weeks of paid leave per annum (i.e. three weeks for six months)

  • Working language: English

  • Applicants must hold EU citizenship or a valid EU resident permit. Applications not meeting this condition can unfortunately not be considered.

  • Deadline for application: 16 April 2010. Be aware that applications are reviewed continuously upon arrival, therefore application as soon as possible is advisable!

PLEASE APPLY IN WRITING, INCLUDING CV AND LETTER OF MOTIVATION TO:  

jobs@iclei-europe.org

Your letter of motivation should include a description of your relevant experience to the tasks listed, what you expect from the internship and your main interests. Please also specify when you are able to start/end the internship. The letter should be as concise as possible, not exceeding 1.5 pages.

For more information about the organisation ICLEI visit:
www.iclei.org / www.iclei.org/europe

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