Call for lecturers – TRAINING ON SUSTAINABLE URBAN PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT

Call for lecturers – TRAINING ON SUSTAINABLE URBAN PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT

Context

The ISOCARP Institute is developing a new training programme on Sustainable Planning and Development targeting professionals working in the city-making disciplines – mainly in South-East Asia. This initiative is the result of collaboration initiative between our partners in the region and the Institute. The overall goal is to deepen the capacity of city-makers, improving decision making and the implementation of projects at the local, regional and national level. The programme is primary composed of three different themes (Urban Governance, Urban Environment and Strategic Planning) and localise their application in the regional context.  Each of module will be divided in three subtopics.

Course content 

 

Module 1: Urban Governance 

  1. Multi-level governance processes 
  2. Inclusive urban planning  
  3. Citizen Engagement in sustainable urban development 
  4. Gender Equality in environment & urban planning 
  5. Barriers between local & national sustainable urban development 
  6. Sustainable urban development in education processes 

Module 2:  Urban Environment 

  1. Energy transitions and neutrality in cities 
  2. Smart city designs for energy positive cities  
  3. Greening & nature-based solutions to support quality of life and enhance urban biodiversity  
  4. Promoting healthy cities (built environment & healthy communities) 
  5. Urban waste management & the circular economy 
  6. Urban water management for climate mitigation, adaptation and resilience 

Module 3: Strategic Planning 

  1. Land use planning and management as a means of promoting compact, mixed-used and transit-oriented development (TOD) 
  2. Redesigning urban infrastructure, public spaces and facilities to adapt to climate change;  
  3. Innovative approaches to housing for low-income and vulnerable groups;  
  4. Land and property rights for displaced people;  
  5. Access to basic services for all, and SME development 
  6. Economics of planning practice and multi-scalar budgeting 

The developed learning materials consist of case studies and best practices, videos, further readings and references to other interactive media. Additional to the overall themes, current global planning concepts and approaches will be covered. 

The materials will be complemented with viable approaches and tools, such as vision building, action planning, monitoring and assessment approaches, digital tools and tackle the question of what suitable planning and which elements must be considered depending on various contexts. 

Call for lecturers 

To provide the best content and offer accurate material for each module, we are looking for Guest Lecturers. Are you an academic or a professional with expertise in teaching and sharing knowledge in one of the three Themes, please submit your interest using this application form:  https://forms.gle/wiEEZmhBj1GQFgpv6

until 04/01/2023. 

Enquiries 

For any enquiries, please contact info@isocarp-institute.org

JOB OPPORTUNITY: EU Finance Administrator

JOB OPPORTUNITY: EU Finance Administrator

EU Finance Administrator at ISOCARP Institute  

Den Haag, Netherlands 

Fte 0.5 

About us

The ISOCARP Institute is the research spin-off of the International Society of City and Regional Planners (ISOCARP), based in The Hague, the Netherlands. With over five decades of accumulated knowledge and expertise in urban and regional planning, ISOCARP as a non- profit organisation with individual and institutional members in 85 countries worldwide, initiated the Institute as a Center for Urban Excellence – a think-tank empowering individuals, organisations, and institutions to achieve better human settlements. The Institute’s core function is to conduct research and promote knowledge transfer, offer advice and short- term consultancy services, as well as design, and deliver capacity development and continuing education programmes. The institute is involved in several EU research projects, offers technical assistance globally, as well as engaged in capacity development projects with other international partners.

Job profile of an EU Finance Administrator:  

We are seeking for a part-time staff member with experience in project management interested to reinforce and support our growing international team. The financial administrator will support and assist us in the management of our multiple projects (EU and international funded projects). To apply for this position, you need to have at least 3-5 years of experience in the financial administration of EU-funded projects.

Responsibilities: 

  1. EU Finance and Administration
    • – Financial planning, budgeting, and reporting; outlining of contracts; processing payments and monitoring budgetary performance for specific EU funded projects.
    • – Ensure a high quality of finance-related workflows within the projects and in relation to our donors (notably the European Commission) as well as compliance with the specific guidelines provided by the European Commission.
    • – Coordinate together with Project Manager and Project Assistants the collection of effort evidence, expenses, etc. for the project as well as administrative and legal documentation.
    • – Contribute to financial and administrative aspects of new project applications.
    • – Support in the financial implementation of EU projects.

2. Internal finances:

    • – Support the directors in the administration of finances of ISOCARP Institute.
    • – Processing and archiving of invoices, including in view of external audits.
    • – Ensure the smooth processing of financial administration across the office.

3. In addition, you:

    • – Bring action and hands-on mentality and enjoy working in a young, dynamic, and international environment.
    • – Are a team player, with the ability to engage with stakeholders
    • – Can work independently
    • – Can coordinate several projects simultaneously 

Requirements:

  • – You hold a university degree (BA or higher) in relevant subjects (e.g., administration, finance, economics, management, or other courses related to this discipline);
  • – You have proven working experience in managing the internal finances of a Dutch organisation;
  • – You have proven working experience related to EU project finance administration;
  • – You are autonomous and proactive in building and setting up (new) operational processes from scratch;
  • – You have documentation skills and data management;
  • – You have knowledge of EU funding programmes;
  • – Asset: you have experience in associations, foundations, or non-profit organisations;
  • – You are curious, open-minded, and experienced in the communication with high-level institutional partners;
  • – You have excellent command of the English language, both verbal and written. Dutch and other European languages are an asset;
  • We are looking for someone who can join us as soon as possible. Therefore, those candidates located in the Netherlands will have priority (we accept candidates from different nationalities).

What do we offer: 

  • – 16 hrs week contract, with the possibility of increase
  • – Work in an exciting, multi-disciplinary international team;
  • – The opportunity to develop yourself through varied assignments;
  • – A competitive salary;
  • – Flexibility in distributing your working hours, working from home also possible;
  • – Hands-on-experience in EU projects in a friendly, encouraging working environment.

How to apply: 

Please apply using this link: EU Finance Administrator at ISOCARP Institute – 2521 Den Haag – Indeed.com application form. Or send a resume and cover letter to Ms. Taliah Dommerholt (Project Manager). Please use as a subject line: Surname, EU Finance Administrator.

For questions about the application, please send an email to info@isocarp-institute.org

Deadline to apply: 18th November 2022

Job Type: Part-time
Part-time hours: 16 per week

Salary: From €2,000.00 per month

Experience: Financial administration: 3 years (Preferred)

Work Location: Hybrid remote in 2521 CA Den Haag

Application Deadline: 18/11/2022
Expected Start Date: 29/11/2022

Institute presented at 58th ISOCARP World Planning Congress Brussels

The Institute presented at the 58th ISOCARP WORLD PLANNING CONGRESS in Brussels

At the 58th ISOCARP WORLD PLANNING CONGRESS, Institute had the opportunity to present our working projects at hand and support the project’s partners in the special session.

The +CityxChange project hosted a special session, Pathways from Positive Energy Districts (PEDs) to Climate-Neutral Cities, with a special focus on future-oriented innovation management and stakeholder involvement. The session was organized around presentations by Dr. Dirk Ahlers of +CityxChange, and Mark van Wees, of AtelierH2020, both Horizon2020 Scalable Cities projects. The +CityxChange presentation focused on pathways to decarbonization, exploring how to facilitate effective knowledge transfer and alignment of project results, and the role of new initiatives in the current innovation ecosystem. The ATELIER presentation dived into how innovation occurs within the project, discussing co-creation and stakeholder involvement topics. The session ended with an interactive debate on co-creation when building PEDs, exploring the form that this may take and the value of co-creating solutions. 

 The JUSTNature project special session consisted of presentations and an interactive discussion that provided information on the role of distributional and procedural/recognition justice considerations for NbS. The discussion session adopted a ‘House of Commons approach to stimulate interactive discussions on given motions. The session was run by Sonja Gantioler of EURAC and Martina van Lierop of Technical University of Munich -TUM.  

During both special sessions, Samir Amin supported the discussion, and Taliah Dommerholt presented a case study for the +CityxChange.

JOB OPPORTUNITY: INTERN

JOB OPPORTUNITY: INTERN

Intern position at ISOCARP Institute  

Den Haag, Netherlands

Fte 0.8

About us 

The ISOCARP Institute is the research spin-off of the International Society of City and Regional Planners (ISOCARP), based in The Hague, the Netherlands. With over five decades of accumulated knowledge and expertise in urban and regional planning, ISOCARP as a non-profit organisation with individual and institutional members in 85 countries worldwide, initiated the Institute as a Center for Urban Excellence – a think-tank empowering individuals, organisations, and institutions to achieve better human settlements. The Institute’s core function is to conduct research and promote knowledge transfer, offer advice and short-term consultancy services, as well as design, and deliver capacity development and continuing education programmes. The institute is involved in several EU research projects, offers technical assistance globally, as well as engaged in capacity development projects with other international partners. 

Job profile of an Intern:  

We are seeking an intern (32 hours/week) for 6 months (with a possibility of extension) interested in urban topics. The intern will support and assist us in the management and delivery of our EU and international projects. To apply for this position, you must have at least bachelor’s degree or are enrolling in a master’s course and have work and residence permit in the Netherlands.

Responsibilities: 

Projects: 

  1. Supporting research activities (e.g., data gathering & analysis, report writing, etc.) for on-going EU projects. 
  2. Experience in quantitative and qualitative analysis is a plus.
  3. Supporting communication with partners, act as a liaison between the organisation, the public and the media through different (digital) channels.

Capacity building: 

  1. Supporting the delivery of capacity building activities, in terms of coordination and content creation, including training modules, animation of online and in-person trainings and workshops.
  2. Supporting stakeholder (e.g., local governments, civil associations, NGOs, etc.) engagement activities. 

Project proposals: 

  • Assisting in the acquisition of new projects (i.e., Horizon Europe, etc.) including desk research and writing. 

In addition, you: 

  1. Can take initiative, bring a hands-on mentality, and enjoy working in a young, dynamic, and international environment. 
  2. Are a cooperative team player but also can work independently if necessary. 

Requirements:

  1. You hold at least a bachelor’s degree or are enrolling in a master’s program in Social Sciences or related discipline with a strong interest in urban issues.  
  2. Good knowledge on urban issues such as environmental justice, just transition, Green New Deal, smart cities, etc. is a plus. 
  3. You have skills in documentation and data management. 
  4. Experience with MS Office and/or Adobe Photoshop or InDesign. 
  5. You have excellent command of the English language, both verbal and written. Other European languages are an asset. 
  6. Available from September 2022 or earlier for a period of 6 months, at least 4 days per week. 
  7. You have a legitimate work and residence permit in the Netherlands.

What do we offer: 

  1. Work in an exciting, multi-disciplinary international team in a well-located office in the Hague (Den Haag HS). 
  2. Opportunity to gain hands-on-experience in real EU-projects in a friendly and encouraging working environment. 
  3. The opportunity to develop yourself through varied assignments. 
  4. Flexibility in distributing your working hours, working from home also possible. 
  5. 500 EUR /month (for 32hours per week) + holidays allowance

How to apply: 

Please apply using this application form. Only applications using this form will be accepted. 

For questions about the application, please send an email to Dr. Yirang Lim (Project Manager): lim@isocarp-institute.org 

Deadline to apply: 15th August, 2022 

To find out more about ISOCARP Institute, please visit our website https://www.isocarp-institute.org/