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Manager, Circular Development

Job Specification

In the role as Manager of ICLEI’s Circular Development team, the candidate will:
• Guide the strategic development of the team and oversee the development of projects, knowledge products and publications in order to establish ICLEI as a globally leading organisation in Circular Development
• Represent ICLEI and, in particular, the ICLEI World Secretariat in official functions and vis-à-vis partners, funders, local and regional governments and build a strong contact network of partners and funders
• Coordinate with other Managers and senior staff at the ICLEI World Secretariat to foster effective inter-team collaboration and liaise with ICLEI Regional Offices to support global implementation and capacity development across all offices
• Act as Manager (Team Leader) for the Circular Development Team at the ICLEI World Secretariat, will perform tasks including:
o Strategic coordination and responsibility for fundraising and project acquisition processes and fostering relations and negotiating with funders, partners and contractors
o Strategic line management of all Senior Officers, Officers, Junior Officers and Assistant Staff within the team
o Responsibility for staff capacity planning and professional development, as well as overall team coordination
o Strategic financial management as well as financial reporting activities
o Overseeing the implementation of projects under the circular development pathway and other strategic areas based on project requirements.

Professional Knowledge and Language Skills

• Master’s Degree in a relevant field such as Urban Planning, Waste Management, Engineering, Material Science, Environmental Studies, Sustainability Science, Sustainable Urban Design, Smart Cities, Urban Innovation or comparable
• Demonstrated skills in team management, project management and financial management
• 8+ years of thematically and operationally relevant work experience
• Demonstrated success in the development of project acquisition and business development in both developed and developing countries
• Excellent command of the English language (written and spoken)
• Excellent command of Microsoft Office applications, particularly MS Word, Power Point and Excel are a must
• Readiness for frequent international travel

Desired additional skills and experience:
• Fluency in additional languages, especially German, Spanish, French or Chinese are an asset
• Familiar with social media platforms (Twitter, LinkedIn, other).
• Excellent communication style, in writing and orally, enjoying networking and public speaking and interacting with partners and clients
• Well-organized, attention to detail, structured and proactive working style
• Inspiring “can-do” attitude, creative problem solving and strong strategic thinking skills
• Ability to create an enabling, collaborative team culture and structure based on intrapreneurship principles and supporting and growing a strong team of independent (Junior / Senior) Officers.

Duration of Appointmenttwo years to start with
Entry on Duty01.03.2020
Application Period14.02.2020
ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability e.V.

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