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Junior Project Officer

The Junior Project Officer will carry out the implementation of an emergency response action that will support young children at risk or with developmental difficulties who have been affected by the war on Ukraine.


The European Association of Service Providers for Persons with Disabilities (EASPD) is the European not-for-profit organisation representing over 20,000 social service providers in 41 countries. EASPD’s mission is to promote equal opportunities for persons with disabilities through effective and high-quality service systems across Europe, in line with the principles of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Our members are active in a wide range of activities, especially in care and support services, employment, education and training, and early childhood intervention..

Job description

EASPD is looking for a Junior Project Officer who can support the implementation of an emergency response action that will support young children at risk or with developmental difficulties who have been affected by the war on Ukraine.

Working within a team at EASPD’s office in Brussels, the selected candidate will form part of a small team to support the implementation of an emergency action with international partners. The action aims to provide young Ukrainian children at risk of or with developmental difficulties and their families who have been displaced by the war, with the support that they need in their host countries. This work will be completed under the direction of EASPD’s Secretary General and the Head of Project Development.

Tasks will include:

  • Working with national partners who are working on the ground to support children with disabilities from Ukraine and their families.
  • Supporting the development of local trainings for para specialists in the field of Early Childhood Intervention (ECI).
  • Supporting the implementation of awareness raising activities of the national and European challenges to ECI services.
  • Contributing to research into the national capacity of partner research to respond to children with disability coming from Ukraine.
  • Becoming an expert on the field of Early Childhood Intervention.
  • Administrative tasks linked to the project.
  • Work with a small team within EASPD and the partnership to deliver the project outputs.

Job Requirements

  • At least 6 months proven experience in project implementation, in particular under EU programmes. 
  • Oral and Written Fluency in English and at least one additional European language with a preference for Ukrainian and/or Russian.
  • Capacity to work autonomously.
  • Capacity to work in collaboration and in a team.
  • Strong organisation and time management skills.
  • Knowledge of Basic Microsoft (outlook, excel, powerpoint, etc).
  • Knowledge of social services sector (e.g. childcare, social support for persons with disabilities, inclusive education, access to employment, access to justice, etc), in particular in the field of Early Childhood Intervention  
  • Knowledge of EU Social Policy (European Pillar of Social Rights, , social inclusion)
Terms of the Contract:
  • An 18 month fixed term contract.
  • The selected person must have a valid permit to work and live in the EU/Belgium.
  • The workstation is the EASPD headquarters in Brussels (BE). In normal time (outside of COVID rules), the work schedule is minimum 3 days in the office per week.
  • Contract 38 hours per week; remuneration at approximately €2.700 gross; additional €160 for workplace expenses/month and meal vouchers.
  • Starting date: approximately 19th September or as soon as possible.
  • EASPD reserves the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the position.

What we offer

  • Next step in your career with increased responsibility and visibility
  • The opportunity to work with a well-respected European NGO in Brussels.
  • Working in a dynamic multicultural environment.
  • The possibility to contribute to the building of a more social and inclusive Europe by making the most of the EU Budget.
  • Travel opportunities.

Application procedure

  • If you feel that you have the motivation, skills and competences for the job and could fit into our team, please email your CV and motivation letter to Mr Thomas Bignal, Head of Policy
  • The deadline for applications is the 5th August 2022.
  • Interviews will hopefully take place the 19-20th August in Brussels (preferably in person).
  • Persons with Disabilities are particularly invited to apply.

Recruitment Data Privacy Statement

  • EASPD commits to carefully handle the privacy and data protection of natural persons whose personal data are processed by EASPD.
  • EASPD only processes the personal data in a way that is compatible with the purposes for which the data were collected.
  • Personal data is collected to facilitate the recruitment process. Data given to EASPD is included in the CV you need to submit for your application to be considered.
  • EASPD takes appropriate measures to ensure your personal data is not kept for longer than necessary for the intended purposes. That is why your CV will not be kept by EASPD after the recruitment process is finished. Should you wish EASPD to keep your CV for future vacancies, please include this statement in your cover letter.