Eurocities is the network of major European cities, comprising more than 200 members, working across a wide range of thematic areas that reflect cities’ priorities. We are recruiting a project coordinator to work on city-to-city peer-learning and capacity building to assist Ukrainian cities to prepare for a sustainable and inclusive urban reconstruction.
The candidate would start beginning of November 2022.
Eurocities is a dynamic and international team where we trust in people, value constructive exchanges and collaborative work. We help people thrive in a friendly, open and healthy environment while promoting a work/life balance.
About the project
The aim of the project is to build local capacity and assist Ukrainian cities in preparing for a sustainable reconstruction of urban areas, in line with the climate-neutrality objectives enshrined in the European Green Deal. The project will set up and realise a city-to-city peer-learning and capacity building programme, matching at least 10 EU/EEA cities with Ukrainian cities based on existing twinning partnerships and new relations guided by specific reconstruction needs. The project will contribute to the implementation of the Memorandum of Understanding recently signed between Eurocities and the Ukrainian partners, to test and scale up peer-to-peer support and match rebuilding needs in Ukraine with capabilities and expertise of other European cities.
As a project coordinator, you will work closely with the EU Green Deal campaign Manager and with the Eurocities Secretary General to implement a peer-learning programme for sustainable reconstruction of cities in Ukraine while promoting capacity building and knowledge sharing on climate-proof reconstruction and long-term urban sustainability practices.
In this role, you will:
- lead on the implementation of the project
- lead on city-to-city learning/capacity building activities
- organise workshops, training and events
- liaise with relevant experts, consolidate knowledge, tools and methodologies on sustainable reconstruction
- maintain close contact with EU/EEA and Ukrainian partners to monitor developments and emerging needs
- promote project results and activities, maintaining the link to wider EU-level reconstruction plans for Ukraine with particular focus on the green transition
- draft technical reports
- travel as required for the purposes of the project
You are an experienced professional who is full of initiative, self-driven, curious, creative, flexible and results-oriented.
The skills and experience to do this job successfully include:
- a successful track record of at least five years of relevant work experience
- three years’ work experience in at least one of the following topics: renewable energy/energy efficiency, sustainable finance, integrated urban planning, waste management and circular economy, green urban mobility.
- good knowledge of regional and local development policies in Ukraine
- experience in peer learning and knowledge transfer methodologies
- experience working with multiple stakeholders at transnational level
- fluent in Ukrainian and English, and able to write clear and concise reports in English
- good networking abilities and interpersonal skills for an international environment
- excellent relationship management, negotiating, coordination, and communications skills
- experience working in/with local and city governments
- experience working with bilateral and multilateral organisation donors and/or development banks
- good knowledge of the EU Green Deal and related policies
- experience working in/with Eastern Partnership (EaP) countries
- a one-year employee contract, starting in November 2022.
- a full-time position, either as:
an employee, under Belgian legislation. The selected candidate will need to either live in Belgium or be willing to move to Belgium for the duration of the contract (candidates need to provide a Belgian address). Or
a freelancer, based in any EU country and able to prove freelancer status as a natural person.
- salary according to profile and experience
- flexible working hours
- part-time teleworking
Meal vouchers, pension plan, hospitalisation insurance, public transport costs, 13th month, éco-chèques, € 90 net per month of teleworking allowance, training opportunities.
How to apply
Applicants are requested to send a letter of motivation, explicitly describing point by point their relevant experience and linking it to the requirements for the position, in one-page maximum, together with a CV with at least two referees (including your current or last employer) by COB on 2 October 2022 to: Patricia de Wouters, Head of HR, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please send the documents in pdf format and mention ‘project coordinator UKR’ in the subject line.
Interviews will be held on 13-14 October 2022.