Eurocities, the network of major European cities, is recruiting a project coordinator to work in the field of environment. The candidate would ideally start at the beginning of February 2022.
About the project
As project coordinator, you will be responsible for implementing the Green City Accord project. The Green City Accord is an urban environment initiative for air quality and noise, water and waste management, and nature and biodiversity in European cities, launched by DG ENVIRONMENT in 2019. This initiative follows the approach of engaging city authorities to deliver EU policy objectives for the above key environmental policy areas. The Green City Accord objectives include:
- establishing a network of cities to sign up to this commitment process and establishing action plans for the Green City Accord, of at least 150 signatories;
- identifying good practices to help support outreach and communication activities;
- raising awareness of cities and local authorities about the economic, social and environmental benefits of following the Green City Accord;
- improving the access of local authorities to technical expertise, technical assistance and financing through the provision of expertise and know-how (help-desk and central bureau);
- promoting a direct dialogue between local authorities / cities, and the European Commission on the necessary political and regulatory framework to enable effective local action.
In this role, you will:
- implement the Green City Accord project:
- promote the Green City Accord to cities, and accompany cities through the decision and application process help cities implement their Green City Accord commitment
- liaise with the European Commission
- work in partnership with the rest of the consortium
- deliver project activities such as awareness-raising events, dissemination activities, publication of best practices, knowledge-sharing activities
- organise a high-level annual event in Brussels
- draft technical and financial reports
- make links between the Green City Accord and the relevant Eurocities working groups
- support project development in the area of environment in cooperation with the projects & knowledge sharing director.
You are an experienced professional who is full of initiative, self-driven, curious, creative, flexbile and results-oriented.
- at least 3 years of work experience in the field of EU-funded project management
- in-depth and up-to-date knowledge of environmental policies at EU level in the scope of the project
- experience in event organisation
- fluent in English, and write clear and concise reports in English
- experience in working with multiple stakeholders at transnational level
- good networking abilities and interpersonal skills for an international environment
- excellent relationship management, coordination, and communications skills
- experience of working with local and city governments or public sector partners
- other languages
- experience of policy work
- experience in producing publications
- 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
- a one year contract, starting as soon as possible, linked to the project
- 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 trainings
- a dynamic international team
- a pleasant working environment
- flexible working and relaxed dress code
- part time teleworking.
Eurocities promotes the importance of a work life balance.
Applicants are requested to send a letter of motivation explaining their suitability for the position, together with a CV by 18:00 on Wednesday 24 November 2021 to: Patricia de Wouters, Head of HR, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please send the documents in pdf format and mention ‘project coordinator GCA in the subject line.
Interviews will be held remotely on 6 and 7 December 2021.