Secretary General- Terms of Reference

The Board of Directors of the SLoCaT Foundation seeks a Secretary General to take over the strategic and managerial leadership of the SLoCaT Partnership starting on September 1st 2018. 

Registered in the Netherlands, the SLoCaT Foundation is an independent non-profit organization which aims to integrate Sustainable Transport in Global Policies on Sustainable Development and Climate Change and leverage action in support of the implementation of the Global Policies.The SLoCaT Partnership started its activities as an informal partnership registered under the United Nations in September 2009. In August 2014, SLoCaT Foundation was established  to enable, facilitate and support the SLoCaT Partnership in promoting sustainable, low carbon transport.  SLoCaT Foundation is registered in the Netherlands under Dutch Law and is the legal entity behind the SLoCaT Partnership

SLoCaT Partnership is the largest global multi-stakeholder partnership working on sustainable transport.  It has a diverse membership base of over 90 organizations representing UN Organizations, multilateral and bilateral development organizations, academe, foundations and NGOs, as well as specific organizations representing transport operators.  SLoCaT has four focus areas; climate change and transport, urban transport, rural transport and transport equity.

The Secretary General reports to the Board of the SLoCaT Foundation through its Chairperson. The position requires a highly experienced candidate who possesses: 

Interested candidates can apply to by sending in their application letter and current CV with quoting “Application SLoCaT Secretary General” in the subject line, latest by June 15th. In the application letter, applicants should state the reasons for their interest in the position, relevant details of qualifications and experience, and contact details for three references.  

SLoCaT Partnership is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment for all employees. All qualified applicants are welcome to submit their application without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation or disability status.

SLoCaT expects to move its main office from Shanghai, China to a new city, in the second half of 2018 or at the beginning of 2019.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

For more information on the Secretary General position, please see the full Terms of Reference.  For any inquiries please send an email to