New opportunity to join ICLEI’s Sustainable and Innovation Procurement team
5 Sep 2023
ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability is seeking an Expert in Sustainable and Innovation Procurement to join its SIP team. The new colleague will get the opportunity to work at the forefront of (European) procurement policy development and implementation, and to help influence public procurement policy.
The successful candidate is expected to have a good understanding of public procurement processes and the context in which local and regional governments operate. Furthermore, 2 years of relevant experience is needed. That includes, for example, work in the procurement department of a local authority, supporting the procurement of goods, works and services, or work for an organisation that supports public authorities with procurement.
At ICLEI the successful candidate will have the opportunity to develop and implement European projects and initiatives that support cities wanting to develop their sustainable procurement practices; develop and deliver training on sustainable and innovation procurement to public procurers; undertake research and develop publications targeted at public procurers and policy makers, including reports, guidance, policy briefs and case studies; and provide green, social or innovation procurement knowledge and guidance to cities and organisations wanting to support or implement sustainable procurement practices.
Local governments are critical actors in facilitating the transition to a sustainable economy. Public procurement is one of the levers they have at their disposal to do this, with public buyers being responsible for 14% of the EU’s GDP. ICLEI has been supporting public authorities to use their public spending to achieve social and environmental objectives since 1996.
Through projects and flagship networks, such as the Procura+ European Sustainable Procurement Network and the Global Lead City Network on Sustainable Procurement, ICLEI provides professional information, advice, networking opportunities, training and tools to public authorities wanting to implement better, more cost effective sustainable and innovation procurement practices. The selected candidate will contribute to this work.
More information about the position can be found here. Apply by 17 September!