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Sustainable Urban Mobility/EcoMobility Program Manager

ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability

Bonn, Germany

Main responsibilities:

Sustainable Urban Mobility Program Manager

  • Support local governments, especially ICLEI Members, in the transformation towards low carbon, resilient and ecomobile cities;
  • Liaise with all ICLEI offices on sustainable urban mobility;
  • Develop, fundraise for and coordinate (multi-year) projects and event series on sustainable urban mobility/EcoMobility, in close coordination with ICLEI regional offices;
  • Design and deliver training modules on sustainable urban mobility;
  • Position ICLEI’s mobility work in the international discussions on sustainable urban development, especially in the climate change debate;
  • Manage ICLEI’s EcoMobility Alliance as a global network of cities and partners, develop further services and help to amplify the work of the Alliance;
  • Design and coordinate future EcoMobility World Festivals and EcoMobility congresses; acting as partner to interested host cities;
  • Support the further development of ICLEI’s strategy, tools, approaches and membership services and help securing their financing;
  • Liaise with partners and enlarge ICLEI’s partnership on sustainable urban mobility;
  • Produce or supervise the production of knowledge products, including newsletter, fact sheets, reports, media releases, website etc. concerning sustainable urban mobility;
  • Represent ICLEI and address international policy fora, meetings and events specifically when concerning sustainable urban mobility;
  • Manage the EcoMobility team in the ICLEI World Secretariat.

Requirements:

  • University degree or equivalent qualification in Urban Transport, Urban Planning, Urban Infrastructure, Civil Engineering, or similar;
  • Knowledge of current policies, planning concepts and and state-of-the-art solutions in low-carbon and resilient urban sustainable transport;
  • Connectedness, own network of transport/mobility professionals;
  • 6-8 years of working experience related to urban mobility;
  • 3-5 years of experience in project acquisition and development, preparation of funding proposals, project coordination (including project budget responsibility).

The successful candidate:

  • is aware of and is dedicated to driving innovative, low-carbon, resilient, resource-efficient, future-oriented urban infrastructure solutions;
  • shows enthusiasm for EcoMobility urban transport options, especially active transport (walking, cycling, wheeling), public transport innovations, light electric vehicles, and shared mobility;
  • has a sober and analytical view on automatization and autonomous operations of vehicles in urban transport;
  • is pro-active with an organized working style and strong project coordination skills;
  • shows creativity in communicating ICLEI’s message to public policy makers, planners, business partners, investors and the broader public;
  • is proficient in oral and written English; further languages are an asset (especially German);
  • is proficient in office and presentation software and experienced in, or open to learn using, web content management systems (Wordpress and Typo3).

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