Reports to: Executive Director
Salary: Competitive salary with substantial benefit package
Established in 1990, Transport & Environment (T&E) is the European Federation of environmental NGOs working on sustainable transport. T&E’s vision is a zero-emission mobility system that is affordable and has minimal impacts on our health, climate and environment. T&E has shaped some of Europe’s most important environmental laws: got the EU to set the world's most ambitious CO2 standards for cars and trucks but also helped uncover the diesel-gate scandal; campaigned successfully to end palm oil diesel; secured a global ban on dirty shipping fuels and the creation of the world's biggest carbon market for aviation - just to name a few.
Credibility is a key asset. T&E, a non-profit organisation and politically independent, combine the power of robust, science-based evidence and a deep understanding of transport with memorable communications and impactful advocacy.
Staff in Brussels, Rome, Madrid, Berlin, Warsaw, Paris and London collaborate with 62 national member and supporter organisations in 25 countries across Europe. All together members and supporters represent more than 3.5 million people.
Transport & Environment (T&E) is seeking a strong people´s coordinator, highly motivated and proactive individual to be the link between the six national offices and T&E Brussels Headquarters, coordinating and supporting their work and making sure everyone works as one organization. The National Office Director will be a key player in T&E´s leadership team, acting as a center point of the organization creating a strong symbiosis among headquarters work and national offices, being in charge of representing the national offices but also representing and supporting the Brussels group, streamlining regional and national office work.
This is an exciting role as the organization grows outside of central offices and restructures and requires someone able to grasp the big picture and translate EU-level work into each country’s agenda, supporting and resolving country specific questions. Someone able to strategically coordinate regional and national office agendas, able to understand technical issues, EU policy and European regional and national politics at a general level to be able to define priorities. The ideal candidate will be liaising horizontally between national offices to ensure coherence and efficiency in setting the national work priorities, while at the same time making sure the permanent vertical flow of communication in both directions (national level-EU-level).
The position requires a person who has the ability to coordinate and work with a sparsely located group, making sure they are involved/engaged with central office strategies and fast changing agenda, being a helicopter view strategist who can help them set priorities that best align with T&Es objectives.
The position will work with and build consensus between Brussels central office and 6 national offices (Rome, Madrid, Berlin, Warsaw, Paris and London), forging close cooperation among all.
T&E offers the chance to help shape policies with huge implications for democracy, people and the environment in Europe and across the globe as well as a competitive salary with a substantial package of benefits. The role offers flexibility of location but would strongly benefit from being Brussels located and includes frequent travel to National Offices. T&E is looking for a person who is a strong coordinator, relationship builder, team-player with a can-do attitude.
This is a leadership position in a dynamic organization, being part of T&E’s leadership team, it is a strategic coordination role for a fast learner, EU policy and politics savvy candidate. The candidate must be a strong peoples person and relationship builder able to support/guide and motivate a remote working group of national offices staff and able to support the National offices complement the work of the members in the federation. The ideal candidate will be a strong communicator with previous experience coordinating the work of remote teams with a good eye on spotting political and policy opportunities to add value to central and national offices work.
To apply for the post, please send a letter of application stating the skills and approach you would bring to the role, along with your CV/resume in English BY EMAIL ONLY, to Karem Armstrong at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please ensure that documents are sent with the titles “your name cover letter” and “your name CV” and state "T&E National Offices Director” in the email subject line. Please let us know, in your covering email, where you found out about the post.
Deadline for applications: Sunday July 5th, 2020.
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Transport & Environment
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