JOIN THE TEAM | MobiliseYourCity is looking for a Mobility Capacity-Building Intern

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1. The MobiliseYourCity Partnership

Launched at COP21 in Paris, the MobiliseYourCity Partnership is a leading global Partnership for sustainable mobility of nearly 100 partners, including 70 city and 15 country members. 
Thanks to the generous contributions of the European Union, the Agence Française de Développement (AFD), the French Ministry of Ecological Transition (MTE), the German Federal Ministry for Economic Development and Cooperation (BMZ), the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection (BMUV), and the French Facility for Global Environment (FFEM), as of February 2022, our Implementing Partners have raised 40.7 million euros in grants to support 38 member cities and 8 member countries with technical assistance and project preparation. 
The Partnership is implemented by AFD, GIZ, ADEME, Cerema, CODATU, EBRD, KFW, and Wuppertal Institute. Our Implementing Partners are working with cities and countries all over the world to develop scalable solutions to improve mobility in complex environments. 
We are a Partnership dedicated to enabling transformative change in urban mobility. By leveraging the unique core competencies of a wide range of organizations, we act as a knowledge hub and collaborate to generate solutions that exceed what we could do alone, helping make lasting positive change possible. 
The partnership mainly supports its city and country members by assisting in the preparation of Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs), National Urban Mobility Policies and Investment Programs (NUMPs), building capacities and engaging regional Communities of Practice through trainings, online platforms, peer-to-peer exchanges, and events.


2.    Internship description

Under the coordination of the Head of the Secretariat, The MobiliseYourCity Mobility Intern will have the following Learning Objectives:

  1. Become aware of what Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans and National Urban Mobility Policies and Investment Programmes are and what the role of multi-actor partnerships like MobiliseYourCity and other Partners is. 
  2. Acquire knowledge about the trends, challenges, and opportunities for the development of urban mobility in the Global South (focus by mode, field or geography)
  3. Gain experience about capacity building on sustainable urban mobility for local and national governments worldwide.
  4. Learn stakeholder and institutional relations management in a complex network of country and city members.
  5. Become familiar with development cooperation with Latin America, Asia and Africa and develop professional knowledge of climate policy and the implementation of NDCs in the transport sector.

2.1 Main Tasks:

  • Assist in the development and implementation of capacity-building activities, such as training workshops, online courses, and peer-to-peer learning for urban mobility practitioners and policymakers in Latin America and the Caribbean, Asia, and Africa.
  • Support the conceptualisation, planning, and moderation of training series (virtual or face-to-face), including preparation documents (invitations, agendas, ppts).
  • Support the organisation of events such as the presentation of methodological guidelines for urban mobility and communities of practice events.
  • Assist with research and data collection on topics and projects related to urban mobility in Latin America, Asia, and Africa.
  • Prepare and contribute to the writing of short technical articles, guidance documents, and presentations for external and internal project communication, as well as supporting the content and presence of the website, social media, and intranet. 
  • Contribute to the development of joint communication materials, such as newsletters, website content, and social media messages.
  • Support the development of fact sheets, SUMP and NUMP summaries, and lessons learned documents. Support project impact monitoring and reporting.
  • Support knowledge management, network management, and the exchange of information within the team and towards external stakeholders.

2.2. Qualification and Skills

  • Completed university studies in transport, economics, engineering, politics, communication, social sciences or a related field.
  • Business fluent in French and English. Knowledge of Spanish is a plus.
  • Knowledge of the challenges of sustainable urban mobility, especially in the Global South is required
  • First relevant professional experience in international development cooperation, especially in the field of climate change and transport/urban mobility preferred
  • Affinity and enjoyment of working with digital/social media, organisational skills, commitment as well as independent, reliable, and team-oriented way of working.
  • Good feeling for language and skilled in writing and editing texts.
  • Autonomy, proactivity, and the ability to effectively use information and data.
  • Good knowledge of common office programs (especially Word, PowerPoint, and Excel) and design software (e.g. Adobe InDesign, Photoshop) and openness to AI software

2.3. Conditions of employment 

  • Location: Global Secretariat of the MobiliseYourCity Partnership – Rue Archimède, 61; 1000 Brussels
  • Starting date: 1 March 2024
  • Duration: 6 months
  • Contract: Contrat d’insersion professionnelle according to the Belgian law
  • Deadline for applications: 31st January 2024
  • Application: Please send your application via email to including Cover Letter and CV in English  

CODATU encourages qualified applications regardless of national origin, ethnicity, opinions or beliefs, gender, sexual orientation, health status, or disability.