Project coordinator

Organisation

Eurocities is the network of major European cities, comprising more than 200 members, working across a wide range of thematic areas that reflect cities’ priorities.

Eurocities is a dynamic and international team where we trust in people and value constructive exchanges and collaborative work. We help people thrive in a friendly, open and healthy environment while promoting a work/life balance.

We are currently recruiting a project coordinator to work on climate neutrality in cities, including city support platforms, city engagement and knowledge exchange. The candidate would start beginning of November/December 2022 (project start date to be confirmed).

Responsibilities

As project coordinator, you will be responsible for Eurocities activities in a Horizon Europe-funded project which will support cities globally to achieve climate neutrality through a resource platform, inspiring case studies, knowledge exchange and supportive policy.

You will work closely with climate neutrality colleagues in Eurocities, as well as project partners to ensure smooth delivery of project outcomes and outputs.

In this role, you will:

  • lead on the implementation of elements of the project:
    o manage work packages and allocated tasks for which Eurocities is leading
    o manage resources and budget
    o engagement with cities and support their climate neutrality objectives
    o manage the online platform for cities outside of Europe, including partner and third-party engagement
    o organise dissemination activities, publication of best practices, knowledge-sharing activities
    o promote project results and activities internally and externally
    o draft technical and financial reports
    o travel as required for the purposes of the project
  • make links between the project and the relevant Eurocities working groups
  • support project development in cooperation with the senior project coordinator

Profile

You are an experienced professional full of initiative, self-driven, curious, creative, flexible and results-oriented.

The skills and experience to do this job successfully include:

  • at least 7 years of relevant work experience
  • at least 3 years of work experience in the field of project management, preferably of EU projects, including resource and budget management and reporting to funders
  • up-to-date knowledge of climate neutral cities and related topics, including the European Green Deal
  • an excellent capacity to create strong partner engagement and the ability to find common ground and compromises in complex work processes
  • experience in working with local and city governments
  • full proficiency in English, spoken and written
  • experience in working with multiple stakeholders at a transnational level
  • good networking abilities and interpersonal skills for an international environment
  • excellent relationship management, coordination, and communications skills
  • experience translating project work into policy recommendations

Assets:

  • knowledge or experience of providing support services, both in-person and online, to cities or other organisations
  • experience in process design and improvement
  • knowledge of the functioning of the EU institutions, policy priorities and main policy developments
  • experience writing project proposals
  • other languages

We offer

  • an open-ended employee contract, linked to the length of the project (3 years), starting in November/December 2022
  • a part-time contract (75%), either as:
    • an 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 freelancer based in any EU country and able to prove freelancer status as a natural person.
  • 2.600 € – 2.900 € monthly gross salary, according to profile and experience
  • flexible working hours
  • part-time teleworking

Benefits

Meal vouchers, pension plan, hospitalisation insurance, public transport costs, 13th month, éco-chèques, 90€ net per month of teleworking allowance, training opportunities.

How to apply

Applicants are requested to send a letter of motivation, explicitly describing 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 COB on 25 September 2022 to Patricia de Wouters, Head of HR, at jobs.projects@eurocities.eu.

Please send the documents in pdf format and mention ‘project coordinator GKEC’ in the subject line.

Interviews will be in person or online (depending on the candidate’s location) on 5 & 6 October 2022.

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