Deadline for applications: 19 March 2023, 23:59 CET.
Starting date: May 2023 (earlier if possible)
Duration: Open-ended contract
We are looking for a Junior Project Manager who will:
Contribute to the development and the implementation of Energy Cities’ strategy on Future-proof local governance, setting up long-term local partnerships & trying out new participatory processes to transform local ecosystems;
National and regional collaboration of cities to boost replication and scale-up of good practices, policy, levers and methodologies from Mission Cities
Develop innovation initiatives to boost collaborative dialogues to lever multilevel governance
Other tasks where Energy Cities has collaborations (e.g. climate city contract process, citizen engagement, local governance, systemic change).
In practice, you will organise and facilitate workshops, develop publications to share knowledge and projects outcome, engage with several partners, define processes to achieve goals, report activities and achievements to the European Commission.
Actively participate on Energy Cities’ business development activities, mainly by supporting other project managers during the preparation of project proposals under EU funding programmes (LIFE, Horizon Europe, INTERREG, among others)
Represent Energy Cities atEU or national events.
Participate in the development of the association: based on interests, you can work on different topics to make Energy Cities a better place to work (e.g. development of organisational tools and process, greening and teleworking policies, etc.).
The selected candidate will be part of the team of Energy Cities working on NetZeroCities (around 5 persons) as well as the team working in our Future-proof local governance Hub. She or he will work with several partners from the NetZeroCities consortium.
The kind of background required
Compulsory Master level studies e.g. in engineering, economy, sustainable energy & climate, sustainable urban development & planning or similar
1-2 years of relevant experience
Background in urban sustainability and experience with EU programmes will be positively evaluated
Interest in system change approaches (governance issues, transition management, stakeholders and citizen engagement, urban and energy planning, policies and financial instruments, etc.).
The skills we are looking for
Proficient user level (C level) in English is required and independent user (B level) of other EU languages is an advantage, apart from your mother tongue
Excellent organisational skills and capacity to work autonomously
Ability to work in an international and intercultural team and environment
Ability to demonstrate initiative and a proactive approach to daily tasks.
The contract will be made under French or Belgian law
Open-ended, full-time contract
Location: Besançon (France) or Brussels (Belgium) – Please note that this job is anon-site position. We enjoy a part-time teleworking policy but expect our collaborators to regularly come to the office to ensure effective teamwork and cohesion.
Availability to travel, in Europe in particular (mostly missions of 2-3 days)
Salary will be calculated according to Energy Cities’ salary grid
Holidays per year: 20 days plus 26.5 extra-legal days in Belgium, 26 days in France for a full-time equivalent
Working time: 38 hours working week in Belgium, “forfait jour” at 205 days in France or 35h/week
Other social advantages (depending on the country): Attractive health and disability insurance, restaurant vouchers, cyclist or public transport allowance, phone/Internet lump sum, and teleworking allowance.
Starting in May 2023 (earlier if possible).
Want to join us?
Applicants must have the legal right to work and live in Belgium or France
Prepare your CV and explain your motivations via any channel (audio, video, letter…) Submit your application documents at https://energy-cities.eu/jobs/
Closing date for applications: 19 March 2023, 23:59 CET.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted and interviewed.