ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability is a global network working with more than 2,500 local and regional governments committed to sustainable urban development.


ICLEI World Secretariat
Kaiser-Friedrich-Str. 7
53113 Bonn

ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability is a global network working with more than 2,500 local and regional governments committed to sustainable urban development.

ICLEI Regional Secretariats and country offices

Careers at ICLEI

ICLEI is a team of urban sustainability professionals.


ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability

We have over 200 international staff with technical, managerial, policy and communications expertise in engineering, finance, natural and social sciences, government and consulting. Our diverse and talented staff are all driven by a desire to support cities to become low-carbon, resilient, biodiverse, resource-efficient, and to green their infrastructure and urban economy.


Why work for ICLEI?

  • To work with an internationally diverse team
  • To live your passion for sustainable development
  • To share best practices with other regions
  • To experience a supportive work culture

Current openings at the ICLEI World Secretariat

  • Application deadline: 24 July 2024
    Chief of the Secretary General’s Office

    ICLEI World Secretariat, based in Bonn, Germany, offers this highly visible and important position to support ICLEI’s Secretary General and the Executive Director of the World Secretariat. The selected candidate will need to bring accuracy, energy, and diplomacy to fulfill a broad variety of tasks to allow and facilitate the Secretary General and Executive Director to effectively lead an international, not-for-profit organization.

  • Application deadline: 28 July 2024
    Internship, Innovative Finance

    The internship will offer a wide range of activities for individuals interested in financing sustainable development. Interns will obtain first-hand experience in working strategically with finance and thematic technical experts, gaining an understanding on enhancing impact and effectiveness across multiple disciplines.

  • Application deadline: 6 August, 23:59 CEST
    Service Provider, Development of a global knowledge product on permitting best practices for sustainable energy projects for subnational governments

    As part of the 100% Renewables Cities & Regions Roadmap project, ICLEI seeks a service provider with relevant credentials to develop a global knowledge product on permitting schemes for sustainable energy projects at the subnational level.

  • Application deadline: 15 August 2024, 18:00 CEST
    Finance Consultant to develop two feasibility studies

    As part of the EU SWITCH Asia project: Transitions to circular economy practices in textile and apparel Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) along the lifecycle in Huzhou and Shaoxing, ICLEI seeks an individual expert or a company to develop and translate (English and Chinese) two feasibility studies to support and guide MSMEs to access finance.

Do you have questions?


Petra Heinevetter
Head, HR and Administration

+49 228 97629900

ICLEI World Secretariat
European Secretariat
Leopoldring 3
79098 Freiburg, Germany
Brussels Office
Av. de Tervuren 35
1040 Bruxelles
Berlin Office
St. Oberholz ROS Team Room 4.02
Rosenthaler Str. 72a
10119 Berlin
Physical address:
Unit 1, 2nd Floor,
South Tower
Sable Park, 14 Bridge
Century City
Cape Town
South Africa
Tyger Valley, South Africa
ICLEI Africa Foundation
Ebène Junction, Quatre Bornes, Mauritius
North America
USA Office
536 Wynkoop St.
Suite 901
Denver, Colorado
USA 80202
Canada Office
401 Richmond St. W
Studio 204
Toronto, Ontario
M5V 3A8, Canada
British Columbia Office
Victoria City Hall
1 Centennial Square
BC V8W 1P6
Québec Office
Montréal City Hall
275 Notre-Dame St E
QC H2Y 1C6
Central America & the Caribbean
Mexico, Central American and Caribbean Secretariat
Eje Central Lazaro Cardenas 13
Building Miguel Abed, Floor 5 Of. 506 and 507,
Col. Centro, CP 06050 Del.
Cuauhtemoc, Mexico City, Mexico
South America
South American Secretariat
Rua Marquês de Itu 70, 14° andar.
São Paulo, SP, Brasil
CEP 01223-000
Colombia Office
Carrera 53 N° 40A - 31,
Medellín, Antioquia – Colombia
Argentina Office
Boulevard Gálvez, 1150 Planta Alta.
Rosário, Santa Fé, Argentina
South Asia
South Asia Secretariat
c, 3, Green Park Extension Road, Block B, Green Park Extension, Green Park, New Delhi, Delhi, India
Southern Center
Door No. 6-3-596/47/2
Sri Venkata Ramana Colony
Hyderabad 500 004
Andhra Pradesh
East Asia
East Asia Secretariat
14/F, Seoul Global Center Building, 38 Jongno, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea (110-110)
Japan Office
1-14-2 Nishi-Shimbashi,
Tokyo, Japan 105-0003
Kaohsiung Capacity Center
4F. No.436, Daye N. Rd.
Xiaogang Dist.
Kaohsiung City 812
Taiwan (R.O.C.)
Korea Office
217-59 Kintex-ro, Ilsanseo-gu, Goyang-si, Gyeonggi-do 10390, Republic of Korea
Beijing Office
B1010 Xiaoyun Center, No. 15
Beijing 100125,
Southeast Asia
Southeast Asia Secretariat
c/o The Manila Observatory Ateneo de Manila University Campus Loyola Heights, Quezon City 1101 Manila, Philippines
ICLEI Indonesia Project Office
Jl. Karbela Sel. No.46, RT.2/RW.4, Kuningan, Karet, South Jakarta City, Jakarta 12940, Indonesia
Oceania Secretariat
l8/225 Bourke St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia