Project Officer - Climate & Energy

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27 Jun 2018

The Climate Alliance European Secretariat (Brussels Office) is seeking a Project officer (climate & energy) | Clean Energy for EU Islands    to join its highly motivated and multilingual Brussels team with the primary focus on activities related to the Clean Energy for EU Islands initiative.


The project officer will mainly work on the newly-established Clean Energy for EU Islands initiative and will primarily be involved in activities related to capacity building and technical support, as well as awareness raising and communication for insular local authorities.

His/her main tasks will be:

Clean Energy for EU Islands

  • Lead the Climate Alliance’s tasks related to capacity-building in the area of clean energy (e.g. clean energy technologies, energy planning and monitoring financing options for clean energy projects, and many others).
  • Lead the development of the Clean Energy for EU Islands web portal concept and maintain the contact with the IT subcontractors.
  • Lead the Climate Alliance’s awareness-raising activities, such as high-level events and campaigns.
  • Liaise with various stakeholders at all levels to support the implementation of the Clean Energy for EU Islands Secretariat (e.g. management task forces, thematic coalitions with relevant partners, group of practitioners and local experts etc.).
  • Represent the Secretariat at policy conferences, high-level events and technical meetings.
  • Contribute to best practice studies and analyses of different aspects of energy and climate planning in the context of islands.
  • Contribute to the monitoring of the initiative implementation (e.g. aggregated statistics and performance indicators).
  • Support the EU Islands Secretariat team in other management tasks related to the EU Islands Secretariat daily operation (e.g. team meetings, progress reporting).
  • Support, whenever needed, with any other tasks of the project coordination team.

Climate Alliance

  • Assist the Climate Alliance team in any other daily activities of the association (communication, policy work, project development, project management, thematic working group coordination).



Educational background & professional experience:

  • A Master’s degree in a relevant field (e.g. energy, climate change, urban planning, engineering). Applicants with interdisciplinary educational background are encouraged to apply.
  • Minimum of 3 years of relevant work experience, preferably in organisations working with/for local authorities.

Technical skills & knowledge:

  • Good understanding of insular local authorities’ challenges in the areas of climate and energy.
  • Solid knowledge and interest in energy and climate planning at local level, and of local authorities’ decision making processes.
  • Solid knowledge and interest in the field of energy transition, clean energy technologies and renewable energy sources.
  • Good knowledge of EU policy in the field of climate and energy.
  • General knowledge of EU funding/financing in the area of climate and energy.

Personal skills & knowledge:

  • System and out-of-the-box thinker.
  • Dynamic and pro-active, quick-starter, able to work independently as well as part of a team.
  • Excellent communication skills with ability to explain technical concepts to lay audiences. Excellent organisational skills, high attention to details and ability to multitask.
  • Fluency in spoken and written English.


  • Proficiency/very good command in other EU languages – with a preference for Italian, Spanish, Greek, German, Dutch and/or French.
  • Experience working in an international environment, particularly working across different cultures and languages, and able to work with a high level of initiative and autonomy when required.
  • Experience in event and meeting organisation.
  • Experience with website development and content management systems.
  • At least 1 year practical experience in energy and climate projects in island contexts.



The contract will be made between the individual and Climate Alliance under the Belgian law. The corresponding assignment is based on a 2-year full-time contract (with a possibility to be extended / converted into a permanent position) starting as soon as possible. Climate Alliance offers a benefits package (incl. paid leave/ ‘pécule de vacances’ and lunch vouchers) and a positive working environment.


Climate Alliance Brussels Office, Rue d’Arlon 63-67, 1040 Brussels, Belgium


Applicants must have the legal right to be employed in Belgium.

To apply, please send (in English):

  • motivation letter (1 page)
  • your CV  (2 pages maximum), including at least two reference names


Closing date for applications: 15 July 2018.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

The position will be filled as soon as a suitable candidate is found.

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