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Visegrad for Sustainability (V4SDG) was created to pave the way towards the achievement of the SDGs in the Visegrad Group. Our founders realised that the region’s sustainability actors are not closely connected to each other and only weakly integrated into the global mainstream of sustainability affairs. To fix that, they set up an organisation to strengthen sustainability collaboration and build pipelines towards the international stage.

Established in 2018, we have grown into a non-profit of over 30 young professionals turning sustainability into the greatest innovation and development opportunity of our region. While we are only covering four countries now, we are planning to expand to the rest of Central Eastern Europe as well. For further information, please refer to our booklet here.

WE ARE NOW RECRUITING FOR 11 ROLES, SEEKING PEOPLE FROM ALL WALKS OF LIFE.

IF YOU ARE READY TO GIVE YOUR ALL TO THIS INITIATIVE, WE LOOK FORWARD TO HEARING FROM YOU!

  • EXCHANGE Team Officer
  • LAB Lead
  • Communications Lead
  • Communications Officer
  • Directorate Lead
  • Grant Officer
  • CONNECT Development Officer
  • CONNECT Engagement Officer
  • CONNECT Communications & Outreach Officer
  • International Affairs Co-Lead
  • Internship - Secretariat
WHAT is exchange?

V4SDG EXCHANGE is the project aiming to strengthen intersectoral dialogue and partnership between the sustainability actors across the V4 through in-person & online activities.

Exchanging ideas and best practices will help us turn our region into a pioneer of sustainable development for the benefit of the EU and beyond, taking a historic opportunity to increase our visibility. 

In September 2020, the first Budapest Sustainability Exchange (BSE) took place, launching a cross-sectoral and cross-party reflection on green cooperation between the V4 countries. The two-day conference attracted hundreds of participants both in-person and virtually via Livestream, creating a unique, interactive forum for dialogue. The BSE marked the finale to a series of events across the four countries, giving sustainability actors and young leaders the opportunity to discuss how and why the V4 must steer towards sustainability.

Moreover, V4SDG Exchange also brings the sustainability discussion to the citizens of the region via online events, such as our Talk Series webinars discussing the interlinkages between the COVID-19 pandemic and sustainability as well as other online panel discussions highlighting topics being subjects of heated international discussions.

EXCHANGE TEAM OFFICER:

Being directly responsible for the Exchange Lead, the Team Officer will be responsible for assisting in planning, organizing and coordinating V4SDG’s (online and in- person) events.  

Furthermore, the Exchange Team Officer will be the focal point for Country Group team members, helping them with the coordination of local events. If you love planning, organizing and reaching out to people, you are the one we are looking for!

General requirements
    • Excellent communication skills in English
    • Experience in coordination and event planning
    • Proactive attitude
    • Ability to work independently as well as in a team
    • Available for 8 hours/week on average
Core responsibilities
    • Planning and organizing events, webinars and panel discussions
    • Maintaining V4SDG’s contact and partnership database
    • Reaching out to and keeping in touch with (former) speakers
    • Coordinating V4SDG’s attendance at external events

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE POSITION IS NOT REMUNERATED. HOWEVER, WE CAN CONTRIBUTE TO YOUR INTELLECTUAL AND PERSONAL GROWTH AS WELL AS YOUR CAREER PROGRESSION.
IF YOU THINK THAT YOU FIT THE DESCRIPTION, PLEASE COMPLETE THE GENERAL RECRUITMENT FORM BELOW. YOU WILL BE ASKED TO UPLOAD YOUR CV AND A COVER LETTER.
WHAT DOES THE LAB TEAM DO?

The V4SDG LAB is the first expert community of the Visegrad Group built by and for dedicated young professionals - up to 40 years of age – with the aim of building a community that will be strong enough to be able to make an impact on the CEE region’s sustainability agendas.

Our members span a wide range of stakeholder groups from the business, academic, governmental and civil sectors. What connects them is their willingness to place their knowledge, expertise, experience and reputation at the service of strengthening partnership and collaboration for sustainability in the Visegrad countries.

In this regard, members develop and implement mid-term sustainability-focused projects or carry out research covering all V4 countries, creating visible outputs with measurable and communicable results under the umbrella of V4SDG.

The LAB started operating in July 2020 and currently has 85 members.

General requirements
    • High motivation for work in the field of sustainable development.
    • Good leadership skills.
    • Experience with research projects and their management.
    • Familiarity with sustainable development challenges in the V4 and motivation to address these through the LAB's work.
    • Experience with community building and engagement.
    • Outstanding English writing skills.
    • Ability to work remotely and independently as well as a part of a team.
    • Proactive attitude.
    • Available for a minimum of 15 hours/week on average.
Core responsibilities
    • Coordinate the work of the LAB Management Team (V4SDG Officers responsible for the management of the LAB).
    • Oversee and coordinate the work of LAB Members (external LAB Members, our young experts).
    • Manage the effort of liaising the LAB’s activity with V4SDG’s core mission and other projects.
    • Regularly report on the work of the LAB Team to the Board and the rest of the Leads.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE POSITION IS NOT REMUNERATED. HOWEVER, WE CAN CONTRIBUTE TO YOUR INTELLECTUAL AND PERSONAL GROWTH AS WELL AS YOUR CAREER PROGRESSION.
IF YOU THINK THAT YOU FIT THE DESCRIPTION, PLEASE COMPLETE THE GENERAL RECRUITMENT FORM BELOW. YOU WILL BE ASKED TO UPLOAD YOUR CV AND A COVER LETTER.
WHAT DOES THE COMMUNICATIONS TEAM DO?

The V4SDG Communications Team handles all internal and external communications activities of the organisation. Its main goal is to grow the V4SDG network and work together with the core Project Leads on the promotion of V4SDG’s 4 main projects - CONNECT, COMPASS, EXCHANGE and LAB. The Team is also responsible for internal communication, including the creation of a monthly internal newsletter and further activities aimed at community building and team cohesion. Currently, the Team consists of 4 members.

AND The communications lead?

The ideal candidate is someone who aligns with the organisation’s vision and mission to help the Visegrad Four region step on the path of sustainability cooperation. We are looking for someone who wants to contribute to the growth of V4SDG with enthusiasm and dedication. 

General requirements
    • Passion for sustainability and/or making the V4 more sustainable
    • Experience in designing communication strategies 
    • Experience in delivering communications action plans and campaigns
    • Min. near-native level of English
    • Commitment to give only high quality work out of your hands
    • Available for 15 hours/week on average
Core responsibilities
    • Continuously monitor the communications strategy and action plan to measure success
    • Lead a team, coordinate their work, hold regular meetings
    • Develop communications campaigns and deliver them with the support team members
    • Be actively involved in website updates
    • Work with third parties, e.g. graphic designer and web developer
    • Be the bridge between the Team, the Secretary General and the Board

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE POSITION IS NOT REMUNERATED. HOWEVER, WE CAN CONTRIBUTE TO YOUR INTELLECTUAL AND PERSONAL GROWTH AS WELL AS YOUR CAREER PROGRESSION.
IF YOU THINK THAT YOU FIT THE DESCRIPTION, PLEASE COMPLETE THE GENERAL RECRUITMENT FORM BELOW. YOU WILL BE ASKED TO UPLOAD YOUR CV AND A COVER LETTER.
V4SDG COMMUNICATIONS Team

The V4SDG Communications Team handles all internal and external communications activities. It's main mission is to grow the V4SDG network and highlight it's 4 pillars (projects) - CONNECT, COMPASS, EXCHANGE and LAB.  The Team currently consists of 5 members who are responsible for different parts/areas of V4SDG communications. 

General Requirements
    • Excellent communications skills in English
    • Web development experience, specifically with WORDPRESS 
    • Creative writing skills
    • Experience with social media
    • Proactive attitude
    • Ability to work independently as well as in a team
    • Attention to detail and quality work
    • Interest in graphic design (considered an asset)
    • Available for 10 hours/week on average
 
CORE RESPONSIBILITIES 
    • Engaging in internal and external communications through the development of communications campaigns and outreach activities
    • Being actively involved in website maintenance and development
    • Helping to produce and proofread different types of written materials
    • Act as the intermediary between the V4SDG Communications Team and the Communications Officers of individual projects, gathering all communications material on regular basis

Please note that the position is not remunerated. however, we can contribute to your intellectual and personal growth as well as your career progression. 
If you think that you fit the description, please complete the GENERAL Recruitment form below. You will be asked to upload your CV.
WHAT IS the directorate?

The Directorate helps with the running of the V4SDG by conducting the day to day administration of the whole organisation. The scope of this body is not only administration, but building new capacities financially and infrastructurally.

 
General Requirements
    • Committed to take action
    • Fluent and confident in speaking English, as it’s our working language
    • Capable of working independently
    • Already familiar with corporation or organization policies and dynamics
 
CORE RESPONSIBILITIES 
    • Day to day administrative assistance to the whole organisation
    • Preparing bank transfers
    • Internal bookkeeping, financial administration
    • Overseeing the HR processes of the organisation
    • Preparing the internal and external contracts
    • Taking care of the IT infrastructure of the organisation

Please note that the position is not remunerated. however, we can contribute to your intellectual and personal growth as well as your career progression. 
If you think that you fit the description, please complete the DIRECTORATE Recruitment form below. You will be asked to upload your CV.
Grant officer

As a non-profit organization, financial sustainability is a key issue to cover. The Grant Officer’s main role would be regular grant monitoring and grant selection for the organization to apply. Should you have experience in grant application and proposal writing as well as good overall knowledge of the available EU and regional funding schemes, application procedures and proposal requirements, do not hesitate to apply!

General Requirements
    • Excellent communication skills in English
    • Proactive attitude
    • Ability to work independently as well as in a team
    • Available for 8 hours/week on average
 
CORE RESPONSIBILITIES 
    • Monitoring the open calls for grant applications
    • Coordinating the grant application process
    • Project accounting duties
    • Lead generation of partnerships

Please note that the position is not remunerated. however, we can contribute to your intellectual and personal growth as well as your career progression. 
If you think that you fit the description, please complete the GENERAL Recruitment form below. You will be asked to upload your CV.
WHAT IS V4SDG CONNECT?

V4SDG CONNECT is the first online sustainability network of the Visegrád region, launched on the Budapest Sustainability Exchange (BSE) in September 2020. CONNECT aims to serve as the catalyst of sustainability in the Visegrád countries and in the wider Central Eastern European region by providing a platform where stakeholders from all sectors - academia, business, governmental and civil - working for sustainability can meet, share their knowledge, engage in lively discussions on current sustainability related issues - and create joint projects.
The CONNECT Team works to (1) guarantee the smooth running of the platform, (2) improve and develop it in collaboration with our service provider and (3) support and encourage engagement of users and (4) promote CONNECT and our activities.

CONNECT DEVELOPMENT OFFICER

The CONNECT Development Officer will focus on the CONNECT platform development and customizing the platform to its users’ needs. They will work closely with the Connect Lead and be the focal point for the service provider company, Solved. The Officer will also prepare background researches and carry out platform monitoring and reporting that will aid the outreach and recruitment efforts of the Communications Team. 

General Requirements
    • Good analytical skills
    • Basic interest towards IT related issues
    • Experience in web-development and
    • Google Analytics is an advantage
    • Experience in Excel and reporting is also an advantage
    • Available for 10 hours/week on average
 
CORE RESPONSIBILITIES 
    • Prepare and implement platform evaluations among users
    • Analyse the evaluation forms submitted and prepare report based on the findings
    • Research on similar platforms and their maintenance
    • Implement new available developments of the platform prepared by the service provider Solved
    • Work on the communication campaign and launch of such improvements with the Communications Officer and the V4SDG Communications Team
    • Attend meetings with service provider, Solved
    • Prepare monthly reports on the user community of the CONNECT Platform which is required for the target monitoring of strategic goals

Please note that the position is not remunerated. however, we can contribute to your intellectual and personal growth as well as your career progression. 
If you think that you fit the description, please complete the GENERAL Recruitment form below. You will be asked to upload your CV.
WHAT IS V4SDG CONNECT?

V4SDG CONNECT is the first online sustainability network of the Visegrád region, launched on the Budapest Sustainability Exchange (BSE) in September 2020. CONNECT aims to serve as the catalyst of sustainability in the Visegrád countries and in the wider Central Eastern European region by providing a platform where stakeholders from all sectors - academia, business, governmental and civil - working for sustainability can meet, share their knowledge, engage in lively discussions on current sustainability related issues - and create joint projects.
The CONNECT Team works to (1) guarantee the smooth running of the platform, (2) improve and develop it in collaboration with our service provider and (3) support and encourage engagement of users and (4) promote CONNECT and our activities.

CONNECT EnGAGEMENT OFFICER

The CONNECT Engagement Officers will focus on the implementation of several projects on the CONNECT platform aiming to catalyse user engagement and encourage greater activity on the platform. The Engagement  Officers will work closely with the Lead and the Communication Officer.

General Requirements
    • General interest in sustainable development
    • High motivation towards project planning
    • Proactive attitude
    • Ability to work independently as well as in a team
    • Good written and spoken communication skills in English
    • Experience with engagement project management is an advantage
    • Available for 10 hours/week on average
 
CORE RESPONSIBILITIES 
    • Preparation of background research and documentation necessary for project implementation
    • Planning and organisation of project launches and promotion
    • Preparation of channels, threads etc. on the CONNECT platform required for the implementation of each project
    • Communication with users, organizations interested in specific projects
    • Research of further engagement enhancing techniques, projects

Please note that the position is not remunerated. however, we can contribute to your intellectual and personal growth as well as your career progression. 
If you think that you fit the description, please complete the GENERAL Recruitment form below. You will be asked to upload your CV.
WHAT IS V4SDG CONNECT?

V4SDG CONNECT is the first online sustainability network of the Visegrád region, launched at the Budapest Sustainability Exchange (BSE) in September 2020. CONNECT aims to serve as the catalyst of sustainability in the Visegrád countries and in the wider Central Eastern European region by providing a platform where stakeholders from all sectors - academia, business, governmental and civil - working for sustainability can meet, share their knowledge, engage in lively discussions on current sustainability related issues and create joint projects.
The CONNECT Team works to (1) guarantee the smooth running of the platform, (2) improve and develop it in collaboration with our service provider and (3) support and encourage engagement of users and (4) promote CONNECT and our activities.

CONNECT Communications and Outreach officer

The CONNECT Communications Officer will have an insight into the work of all other Task groups within the CONNECT Team and support their communication and representation related efforts. The Communications Officer will work in close collaboration with the Lead and the V4SDG Communications Team.

General Requirements
    • Excellent communication skills in English
    • Experience with social media content production
    • Proactive attitude
    • Ability to work independently as well as in a team
    • Available for 10 hours/week on average
 
CORE RESPONSIBILITIES 
    • Support the Tasks Groups in their communication planning
    • Keep contact with the V4SDG Communications Team
    • Plan the Communication strategy and timeline of CONNECT in collaboration with Lead and the V4SDG Communications Team
    • Prepare outreach material for CONNECT promotion on social media platforms and events where V4SDG participates and/or represented

Please note that the position is not remunerated. however, we can contribute to your intellectual and personal growth as well as your career progression. 
If you think that you fit the description, please complete the GENERAL Recruitment form below. You will be asked to upload your CV.
International Affairs co-lead

The International Affairs Co-Lead will be responsible for strengthening the presence and engagement of V4SDG at the UN level. They will actively collaborate and co-lead the team with the other Lead responsible for the EU level activities.

General Requirements
    • Very good knowledge of the UN and the SDGs
    • Excellent communication skills in English
    • Proactive attitude
    • Experience with managing a small team
    • Ability to work independently as well as in a team
    • Available for 10 hours/week on average
    • Experience with international youth advocacy as well as UNEP MGCY and YOUNGO is an advantage
 
CORE RESPONSIBILITIES 
    • Identify and lead on key political opportunities for V4SDG in the UN processes
    • In collaboration with the other Lead, coordinate the work of the Officers
    • In collaboration with the other Lead, continue establishing external partnerships for V4SDG on project at the international scale
    • Represent V4SDG at external events and meetings
    • Regularly report on the work of the International Affairs Team to the board and the rest of the Leads

Please note that the position is not remunerated. however, we can contribute to your intellectual and personal growth as well as your career progression. 
If you think that you fit the description, please complete the GENERAL Recruitment form below. You will be asked to upload your CV.
Internship - Secretariat 

We seek a motivated intern to support the work of V4SDG. Being an intern, under the supervision of the Secretary-General, will give you the opportunity to learn more about V4SDG’s work and projects, as well as to broaden your knowledge on sustainability related issues. During the course of the internship, V4SDG provides close mentoring, guidance and technical supervision.

General Requirements
    • Strong interest in administrative processes and sustainable development
    • Knowledge of and demonstrated experience in administrative/operational support functions (e.g., database management, knowledge management, task management, etc.) is a plus
    • Speaks and writes clearly and effectively
    • Listens to others and demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed
    • Responds promptly and effectively in cases where problems may occur
    • Highly organized, with attention to details and ability to multitask
    • Capable to take initiative and work independently
    • Good IT literacy, knowledge of the Zoom video conferencing platform, Microsoft Office suite products, and a willingness to learn new applications
    • Good working knowledge of English, both oral and written
    • Available for 20 hours/week on average
CORE RESPONSIBILITIES 
    • Provide assistance in preparing, proofreading grammar, reviewing style and editing official documents and any content for print, web, publications and events
    • Actively support the organization of events, such as meetings, seminars, and workshops
    • Undertakes any research assignments and internet searches as requested on matters related to the work of V4SDG
    • Assist with information and knowledge management, such as provide general secretarial assistance to all staff
    • Assist in maintaining office calendars and office supplies
    • Any other task as assigned by the Secretariat-General
EDUCATION

The intern must meet one of the following requirements:
a) Be enrolled in a postgraduate degree programme (such as a master’s programme, or higher);
b) Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (such as bachelor’s degree or equivalent)
c) Have recently graduated with a university degree (as defined in (a) and (b) above) and, if selected, must start the internship within one-year of graduation.

Internship duration

The internship is for a minimum period of three months, with the possibility of extension for up to six months. In the cover note, interested candidates should indicate their availability. 


Please note that the position is not remunerated. however, we can contribute to your intellectual and personal growth as well as your career progression. 
If you think that you fit the description, please complete the GENERAL Recruitment form below.

FORM SUBMISSION

1

The Recruitment Form is open for submissions. V4SDG is not reviewing applications outside the Recruitment Process unless you are referred by one of our Leads.

FIRST NOTIFICATION

2

We will notify you of the Board’s decision in max. 3 weeks. You will be (I) cleared for an interview with your future Lead, (II) considered for a different open position, (III) asked for permission to keep your data for future recruitment or (IV) not taken.

INTERVIEW SECTION

3

If you receive an (I) or (II) decision, you will be interviewed by one of our Leads or Board members in due course. Depending on the role, you might have multiple interviews.

FINAL DECISION

4

You will be notified of the final decision on your application in max. 3 weeks following your final interview. If you succeed, you will receive onboarding instructions from our Directorate.