Policy & project support officer – environment


Eurocities, the network of major European cities, is recruiting a policy & project support officer in the field of environment. The candidate would ideally start in December 2021.


As policy & project support officer, you will work with Eurocities environment team to support ongoing project work in the areas of energy, climate change and environment. In this role, you will:

  • Support the policy advisor to manage Eurocities project:
    • contact cities to inform them about the project and recruit them
    • liaise with project partners
    • organise project events and meetings with EU policy-makers
    • contribute to draft policy recommendations
    • support dissemination and publication
    • contribute to capacity buildings activities
  • Contribute to the Covenant of Mayors case studies
  • Contribute to the Covenant of Mayors twinning activities
  • Support the management and organisation of forum and working group meetings in coordination with the policy advisor, the forum/WG chair(s) and the host city
  • Contribute to EU policy development in the areas of climate, energy and environment
  • Analyse environmental policy documents and prepare policy papers
  • Draft articles for the Eurocities newsletter, and website environmental issues and other communications-related tasks


You thrive in an environment of rapid change, moving targets, limited resources and high intensity. You are highly flexible and able to work independently and autonomously, while maintaining a team-oriented attitude.

You have:

  • 1 to 2 years of relevant work experience in policy and or project implementation
  • a Masters degree or equivalent
  • good understanding of the EU institutional framework
  • good analytical and organisational skills
  • very good organisational and coordination skills
  • good oral and written communications skills in English
  • good interpersonal skills for an international environment


  • Experience in working in EU project or policy is beneficial
  • Good knowledge and experience in the fields of energy, climate change and environment,
  • Experience in events management

We offer

  • a full-time position, either as:
    • employee, under Belgian legislation. The selected candidate will need to either live in Belgium or be willing to move to Belgium for the duration of the contract (candidates need to provide a Belgian address). Or
    • freelancer
  • a one year contract, starting as soon as possible, potentially renewable
  • salary according to profile and experience


Meal vouchers, pension plan, hospitalisation insurance, public transport costs, 13th month, éco-chèques

Some other benefit examples are :

  • training opportunities and access to on-line training
  • a dynamic international team
  • a pleasant working environment
  • flexible working and relaxed dress code
  • part-time teleworking.

Eurocities recognises the importance of a work life balance.

Applicants are requested to send a letter of motivation, explicitly describing point by point their relevant experience and linking it to the requirements for the position, in one page maximum, together with a CV with at least two referees (including your current or last employer) by 12:00 on 22 October 2021 to: Patricia de Wouters, Head of HR, at jobs.projects@eurocities.eu. Please send the documents in pdf format and mention ‘project support officer Envi’ in the subject line.

Interviews will be held on 4 and 5 November 2021.

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