Project Coordinator – Shape EU

Eurocities, the network of major European cities, is recruiting a project coordinator in the field of sustainable and affordable housing. The candidate would ideally start as soon as possible.

About the project

You will be responsible for implementing the SHAPE-EU project.

SHAPE-EU, ‘Sustainable Housing for Social Impact’, will set up lighthouse projects for green and affordable housing, delivering social and low-carbon housing projects on the ground. The project also has a strong focus on sustainable construction, sustainable public procurement, engaging SMEs, as well as maximising EU energy efficiency funds uptake at local level.


In this role, you will:

  • implement the SHAPE-EU project:
    • work in close partnership with the rest of the consortium
    • deliver project activities such as awareness-raising and dissemination activities to engage and mobilise Eurocities members; drafting and validating policy recommendations, including on access to EU funds; knowledge-sharing activities for take up of policy recommendations and replication of lighthouse projects, etc.
    • organise high-level annual events, including the final event of the project
    • coordinate other members of the consortium and assure the quality of deliverables for workpakages and tasks where Eurocities is leading
    • draft technical and financial reports
    • create synergies between the SHAPE-EU and Eurocities’ policy work in areas such as sustainable and affordable housing.


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

You have:

  • a successful track record of five years work experience in EU-funded project management
  • experience in coordinating and working with multiple stakeholders at EU and local level
  • in-depth and up-to-date knowledge on sustainable and affordable housing policies at EU and/or local level in the scope of the project
  • experience in event organisation
  • fluent English, and can write clear and concise reports in English
  • good networking abilities and interpersonal skills for an international environment
  • excellent relationship management, negotiating, coordination, and communications skills


  • experience of working with local and city governments or public sector partners on sustainable and affordable housing
  • other languages
  • experience of policy work
  • experience in writing policy recommendations and publications

We offer

  • a contract linked to the length of the project (two years), starting as soon as possible, early March at the latest
  • a part-time (18 hours per week) contract, 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 (remote, EU-wide)
  • salary according to profile and experience:
    • €1,600  –  €1,800 monthly gross salary for 50% employment contract
    • €31 – €35 hourly rate for a freelancer

Freelance can be based in any EU country and should prove freelancer status as a natural person.


For employment contract: 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 promotes 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 17:00 on Sunday 6 February 2022 to: Patricia de Wouters, Head of HR, at

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

Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as applications will be assessed daily. Interviews will take place online on 10 & 11 February 2022.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview. CV and personal data of non-selected candidates are not shared with anyone outside Eurocities and will be deleted immediately after the recruitment process. For more information, read our privacy policy.