Sustainable Procurement Project Officer

The Project Officer will have the following tasks and responsibilities:

  • Coordinate small or medium sized projects on sustainable procurement.
  • Responsible for work planning, finances and personnel management related to small or medium sized projects.
  • Develop guidance on the topic of sustainable procurement.
  • Support public authorities in developing and implementing sustainable procurement practices, policies and strategies.
  • Develop knowledge and collaborate with external organisations on the topic of financing sustainable infrastructure projects, products and services.
  • Evaluate the potential for developing partnerships and joint working with a variety of organisations including businesses.
  • Provide training and consultancy services on sustainable procurement.
  • Undertake research, develop case studies and disseminate information to improve knowledge and skills on sustainable procurement.
  • Organise events (e.g. meetings, workshops and training seminars and conferences).
  • Research funding opportunities and undertake project acquisition work.
  • Represent the Sustainable Procurement team at events and undertake presentations as necessary.
  • A degree in a relevant subject such as public procurement, environmental sciences, international development, economics or other appropriate qualification.
  • Ability to demonstrate an understanding of the green economy and sustainable procurement and its application in public sector.
  • Excellent project management skills.
  • Ability to demonstrate an understanding of the legal framework of public procurement in Europe.
  • Knowledge of financing sustainable infrastructure projects, products and services is desirable.
  • Good research skills in order to identify good practice and adapt for use in public sector settings.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, e.g. minute taking, drafting complex documents and delivering presentations to audiences at a variety of levels.
  • Ability to be well organised, prioritise tasks well and produce good quality work within tight time constraints.
  • Ability to liaise with a wide range of external organisations.
  • A very good command of English (reading, writing and speaking). Additional European language(s) an asset.
  • Confident user of all Microsoft Office applications.
22 November 2013. Please apply in writing, including a CV and letter of motivation to:

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