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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 updated introduction booklet here.

WE ARE NOW RECRUITING FOR 6 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!

  • Secretary-General
  • CONNECT Lead
  • Focal Point CZ/SK/PL
  • Internship
  • Directorate Lead
  • Grant Officer
BE OUR NEXT SECRETARY-GENERAL

Do you want to scale up the work of an organisation that strives to reimagine the Visegrad Group as a sustainability cooperation? Do you have what it takes to lead a team of volunteers? Are you organised, precise and ready to take independent initiative? If yes, this role is for you. 

Length of term: 1 year (renewable, starting from 1 January 2022)

YOUR MISSION

After the pandemic, Visegrad for Sustainability (V4SDG) needs growth and rebuilding simultaneously. Europe’s rapid shift towards sustainability created a gap we could fill by becoming the first sustainability-focused matchmaker and knowledge exchanger in the region. At the same time, we need to rebuild our presence in all V4 countries, restructure our organisation and reach financial sustainability. This includes a partial shift towards paid services offered by V4SDG. As Secretary-General, you will be the operative leader of this transition.

Read more about our current projects in our introduction booklet.

TASKS & RESPONSIBILITIES

As the Secretary-General, you will be responsible for:

    • Ensuring the execution of the strategy set by the Board/President
    • Developing action plans for the achievement of strategic objectives
    • Coming up with creative approaches to restructuring the organisation for impact
    • Setting KPIs and monitoring progress
    • Ensuring the operative capacity and readiness of the organisation
    • Assisting efforts in fundraising and ensuring financial sustainability
    • Coordinating the day-to-day work of V4SDG teams
    • Providing mentoring and support for the leads of V4SDG teams
    • Representing the organisation in various capacities to increase its recognition
WHAT WE EXPECT

In V4SDG's next Secretary-General, we are looking for:

    • Proactive attitude and strong problem-solving skills
    • Ready to commit at least 20 hours per week consistently
    • High motivation to achieve impact in sustainability in the V4 region
    • Familiarity with the SDGs and sustainable development issues in the V4 countries (desirable)
    • Strong planning and coordination skills
    • Experience in team management
    • Ability to create a motivating environment for team members
    • Great interpersonal and communication skills
    • Tolerance of high pressure
WHAT WE CAN OFFER

By becoming our next Secretary-General, you will have the opportunity to:

    • Become known as a key sustainability shaper in the region and the EU
    • Grow your high-level professional network
    • Develop your leadership and management skills
    • Lead a team of passionate and bright young professionals
    • Build an initiative that will have a tangible impact on sustainability in the V4
    • Expand your knowledge of regional sustainability efforts and global networks

Please note that THIS position is CURRENTLY not remunerated WITH A REGULAR SALARY. however, we can contribute to your intellectual and personal growth as well as your career. 
If you think that you fit the description, please complete the GENERAL Recruitment form below. You will be asked to upload your CV.
BE OUR NEXT CONNECT LEAD

Are you interested in building a platform that will make it easier to connect for sustainability across sectors and silos in the V4? Are you able to motivate a group of volunteers to conduct research that is at times boring but very impactful? Does matchmaking, building a community identity and managing an online platform sound interesting to you? Do you have what it takes to build things independently? If yes, you might be our next CONNECT Lead.

Length of term: 1 year (renewable, starting from 1 January 2022)

YOUR MISSION

After the pandemic, Visegrad for Sustainability (V4SDG) needs growth and rebuilding simultaneously. Europe’s rapid shift towards sustainability created a gap we could fill by becoming the first sustainability-focused matchmaker and knowledge exchanger in the region. An important pillar in that effort is our CONNECT platform, which will be an open-access online database of both institutional and individual sustainability actors in the V4, complemented by a V4 sustainability news aggregation service.

We have already secured a pro-bono developer to deliver the product, but we will need you to ensure that the platform gets filled with content, becomes known and used across the region and gets supported by a strategy to grow further with additional (billable) services.

To read more about CONNECT, consult our introduction booklet.

TASKS & RESPONSIBILITIES

As the CONNECT Lead you will be responsible for:

    • Filling V4SDG CONNECT with users, content and above all the profiles of individual and institutional sustainability actors
    • Developing relevant and effective matchmaking services to aid intersectoral sustainability cooperation in the V4
    • Managing a team of volunteers in charge of a daunting but impactful task
    • Representing V4SDG CONNECT at various international and local sustainability events
    • Developing and executing a business model and a financial sustainability strategy for V4SDG CONNECT
    • Cultivating partnerships across the V4 to broaden access to V4SDG CONNECT and expand it with additional services
    • Liaising with the developers to correct and add features to the platform
WHAT WE EXPECT

In V4SDG’s new CONNECT Lead, we are looking for:

    • Proactive and self-starting attitude
    • Strong planning and coordination skills
    • Readiness to commit 20 hours per week on average
    • Passion for building an effective matchmaking product for sustainability
    • Experience with database building, stakeholder mapping and service design
    • Ability to create a motivating environment for team members
    • Great interpersonal and communication skills
    • Multiplicator mindset, keen on building partnerships
WHAT WE CAN OFFER

By becoming our next CONNECT Lead, you will have the opportunity to:

    • Become the part of a community of committed and bright young professionals
    • Build a product that will serve sustainability cooperation in the V4 directly
    • Develop your leadership and product design skills
    • Learn more about sustainability and the SDGs in the region and beyond
    • Gain experience in representation, public speaking and network building
    • Expand your professional network in sustainability
    • Get a cut from the funds you raise if conditions are suitable

Please note that THIS position is CURRENTLY not remunerated WITH A REGULAR SALARY. however, we can contribute to your intellectual and personal growth as well as your career. 
If you think that you fit the description, please complete the GENERAL Recruitment form below. You will be asked to upload your CV.
BE ONE OF OUR NEW V4 FOCAL POINTS

Are you the type of person who makes connections easily? Are you passionate about sustainability? Do you want to scale up the work of an organisation that strives to reimagine the Visegrad Group? Are you ready to take independent initiative? If yes, this is for you.

YOUR MISSION

After the pandemic, Visegrad for Sustainability (V4SDG) needs growth and rebuilding simultaneously. Europe’s rapid shift towards sustainability created a gap we could fill by becoming the first sustainability-focused matchmaker and knowledge exchanger in the region. To achieve this goal, we need to strengthen and scale our ties in the Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia. As a Focal Point of V4SDG in one of these countries, you will be in charge of making connections and building new partnerships.

Read more about our current projects in our introduction booklet.

TASKS & RESPONSIBILITIES

As a V4SDG Focal Point you will be responsible for:

    • Promoting the messages and ideas of V4SDG and necessity of sustainability cooperation at the V4 level
    • Representing V4SDG at sustainability events relevant to our mission 
    • Building the network of V4SDG with sustainability-focused stakeholders
    • Securing signatories for V4SDG’s upcoming pledge in support of the establishment of strong sustainability cooperation frameworks in the V4
    • Conducting research of stakeholders to be added to V4SDG CONNECT (see CONNECT Lead application page)
    • Gathering data on important sustainability news in the V4 Country covered by you
    • Sourcing speaking, financing and collaboration opportunities for V4SDG
    • Managing partnerships with local stakeholders
WHAT WE EXPECT

In V4SDG’s new V4 Focal Points, we are looking for:

    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills in English (and the local language preferably)
    • Proactive attitude and ability to work and research independently
    • Interest in travelling within your V4 country
    • Passion for the mission of turning the V4 into a sustainability cooperation
    • Familiarity with the SDGs and sustainability issues within your V4 country
    • Ready to commit 10-15 hours per week on average
WHAT WE CAN OFFER

By becoming our V4 Focal Point, you will have the opportunity to:

    • Become the part of a community of committed and bright young professionals
    • Gain experience in representation, public speaking and network building
    • Build your own professional network in sustainability
    • Get a deeper knowledge in country-specific sustainability affairs
    • Develop your leadership and research skills
    • Get a cut from the funds you raise if conditions are suitable

Please note that THIS position is not remunerated WITH A REGULAR SALARY. however, we can contribute to your intellectual and personal growth as well as your career. 
If you think that you fit the description, please complete the GENERAL Recruitment form below. You will be asked to upload your CV.
JOIN US AS AN INTERN, GET INTO SUSTAINABILITY

Planning a career or further studies in sustainability? You have great skills and passion but not enough professional experience just yet? Looking for mentorship and guidance? Want to do something more than protesting on Fridays? Keen to help us reimagine the V4 as a sustainability cooperation? If yes, then get ready and apply as an intern to V4SDG!

Length of term: 3-6 months (renewable, starting from 1 February 2022)

YOUR MISSION

After the pandemic, Visegrad for Sustainability (V4SDG) needs growth and rebuilding simultaneously. Europe’s rapid shift towards sustainability created a gap we could fill by becoming the first sustainability-focused matchmaker and knowledge exchanger in the region. To achieve that, we need to get a lot of work done, but as volunteer young professionals we do not have enough time and energy to fully realise our ambitions.

We count on you – a prospective V4SDG intern – to help us boost our operations. You will work on communications, research and administration, building strong transferrable skills. In return, we will invest in your professional development, provide you mentorship and guidance, and help in seeking employment in the sustainability sector.

Our former members and interns are working at ministries across the V4, international organisations, such as the EU Commission, UNEP and UNDP, at think-tanks as the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL), companies, including KPMG, Deloitte, Schneider Electric and Trinomics, or continuing studies at top universities, such as Vrije Universiteit, University of Cambridge or the University of Amsterdam.

Read more about our current projects in our introduction booklet.

TASKS & RESPONSIBILITIES

As a V4SDG Intern you will be responsible for:

    • Assisting our Communications Team in creating content (writing posts, newsletters, comments), graphic design, conducting research on topics, potential partners and events, as well as administrating publication
    • Conducting stakeholder research and database tasks for the V4SDG CONNECT Team
    • Aiding the Secretary-General in administrative tasks, such as doing research for grant applications, managing volunteer contracts and the HR process, setting up Zoom calls and meetings
    • Providing support for events organised by the V4SDG EXCHANGE Team, in capacities such as event planner, speakers’ liaison, communications officer, staff
    • Supporting the research work of V4SDG CONNECT by conducting stakeholder research and outreach to increase the signatories of our upcoming V4 sustainability pledge, and to increase the number of parties consulted as a part of the V4 Vision for Sustainability
    • Assisting the President and the Board in carrying out their duties
    • Production of research materials
    • Representing V4SDG at various events
WHAT WE EXPECT

In a V4SDG Intern, we are looking for:

    • Proactive and self-starting attitude
    • Passion for sustainability and promoting sustainability in the V4
    • Willingness to learn new skills and knowledge
    • Readiness to engage with any task you encounter
    • 20-35 hours of your work per week (depending on part-time or full-time internship)
    • Previous or current studies connected to sustainability (desirable)
    • Experience with Microsoft Office and Google Drive
    • Attention to detail
    • Ability to multitask
    • Strong interpersonal and communication skills in English, both written and oral
    • Desired but not expected: knowledge of more than one V4 language
WHAT WE CAN OFFER

By becoming one of our next Interns, you will have the opportunity to:

    • Become the part of a community of committed and bright young professionals
    • Join a group of maximum 8 like-minded interns
    • Contribute to an initiative that strengthens sustainability cooperation in the V4 directly
    • Learn more about sustainability in the region and globally, as well as the SDGs
    • Take part in our professional development programme tailored for interns with speakers from V4SDG and from among the foremost experts of sustainability
    • Gain experience in representation, public speaking and network building
    • Benefit from mentorship and careers guidance
    • Publish at least one op-ed on a topic relevant for V4SDG
    • Get an official certificate of internship and letter of recommendation on request

Please note that THIS position is not remunerated. however, we can contribute to your intellectual and personal growth as well as your career. 
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.

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.