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International job opportunity in Seoul, South Korea:Join ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability!

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International job opportunity in Seoul, South Korea:

Join ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability!

Application deadline: 30 March 2014

ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability is the world’s leading association of cities and local governments dedicated to sustainable development. ICLEI is a powerful movement of 12 mega-cities, 100 super-cities and urban regions, 450 large cities as well as 450 small and medium-sized cities and towns in 86 countries.

ICLEI promotes local action for global sustainability and supports cities to become sustainable, resilient, resource-efficient, biodiverse, low-carbon; to build a smart infrastructure; and to develop an inclusive, green urban economy. The ultimate aim is to achieve healthy and happy communities.

The organization is currently building a team to support its work in the East Asia region. The Founding Director seeks an experienced expert in urban development / urban infrastructure and program developer/manager for the position of:

 

Manager Urban Programs

East Asia

based at the ICLEI East Asia Secretariat (EAS) in Seoul, South Korea.

Responsibilities

  • Leadership in developing urban programs in line with ICLEI’s eight urban agendas (ref. Strategic Plan 2012-2018)
  • Leadership in positioning ICLEI’s programs vis-à-vis local governments and institutions in the region
  • Resourcing (proposal-writing and fundraising for) ICLEI’s programs and projects
  • Organize and ensure the implementation of projects
  • Managing Urban Programs team including staff, capacity and budget management
  • Working in close cooperation and coordination with ICLEI’s Global Program Coordinators

 

Requirements

The Manager Urban Programs shall:

  • be rooted in or demonstrate affinity to the East Asia region and/or have lived in one or more East Asian countries (Korea, China, Chinese Taipei, Japan and Mongolia) for at least two years;
  • have a degree in urban development, city planning, civil engineering, urban infrastructure, architecture, or another subject relevant to the position;
  • have at least 6 years of work experience in at least two positions, ideally at least one year professional experience in a country other than the home country;
  • have professional experience at the East Asia regional level;
  • bring proven experience in project design, proposal writing, fundraising, and project management;
  • possess sound knowledge in urban planning and management, and/or urban infrastructure and technologies;
  • have an excellent command of the English language and at least one national language of an East Asian country such as Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Mongolian.

*) Urban programs include, in particular: Low-carbon City (including energy transformation); Resilient City; Resource-efficient City; Biodiverse City; Smart Urban Infrastructure; Green Urban Economy (including green purchasing); Healthy & Happy Community.

 

Terms and conditions

  • The position is available immediately at the ICLEI East Asia Secretariat in Seoul, South Korea. The initial contract duration will be 24 months (including a probationary period of six months) with the option of extension.
  • Workings hours: 40 hours per week; 20 days of paid leave per year.
  • Working language: English
  • Applicants must be eligible to obtain the appropriate work permit for the Republic of Korea prior to the start of the position.
  • International travel will be required; communication with partners around the world may require work during unusual hours.
  • Gross annual salary: 42-48 Million Korean Won, depending on qualifications

 

Application

Please email job application (reference in subject line: “Manager Urban Programs”) including:

  • Letter of motivation;
  • CV (max 3 pages) and photo;
  • Work references/ samples;
  • Indication of citizenship, and if holder of a work permit for Republic of Korea;
  • Indication of availability date.

to <jobs.seoul@iclei.org>. Application deadline: 30 March 2014