Vacancy: Project Development Officer
EASPD wants to play a leadership and convening role in the development of innovative support models for persons with disabilities all around Europe.We are looking for a Project Development Officer to join our headquarters in Brussels to reinforce our work in topics such as Deinstitutionalisation, workforce development of support services, migration, and digital transition of the workforce.
The candidate must have experience in European project management, especially in Erasmus+ programme. The person must have knowledge of EU funding financial rules, organisational, communication and negotiation skills, and excellent English (oral and written).
Persons with disabilities are particularly welcome to apply for the position.
Overview of duties:
- Identify promising project ideas;
- Identify funding opportunities;
- Create collaboration opportunities with external organisations;
- Setting up project consortia and partnerships;
- Write project proposals / Reply to tenders.
- Coordinate the complete execution of a project, from negotiation to project closure;
- Project financial and technical follow-up, ensuring compliance with EC regulations;
- Preparation and submission of financial/administrative deliverables and financial reports;
- Contact with projects partners, including guidance on administrative and financial issues;
- Management of the international consortium of project partners;
- Travel and represent EASPD at consortium meetings.
- Degree in relevant disciplines (e.g.: engineering, economics, international development regional development, business management, law, EU affairs);
- At least 6 month experience in project management;
- Knowledge of EU funding programmes, especially Erasmus+;
- Proven experience in European projects management;
- Fluency in English and at least one additional European language (German a plus);
- Excellent computer skills, especially a very good command of MS Office;
- Excellent communication skills;
- Demonstrated ability in managing multiple projects simultaneously;
- Ability to work independently and excellent attention to detail and accuracy;
- Strong organization and time management skills, ability to multi-task, prioritize tasks effectively and respect deadlines.
- Experience working in a not-for-profit or governmental organisation;
- Background and experience in or associated with science or research organisations;
- Knowledge of social services sector;
- Knowledge of Human Rights and disabilities;
- Financial and budgeting skills;
- Knowledge of IP exploitation will be a plus.
Terms of the contract
- A contract of minimum one year
- The selected person must have a valid permit to work in the EU and live in Belgium.
- The workstation is the EASPD headquarters in Brussels (BE).
- Contract 38 hours per week; remuneration according to experience (following Belgian legislation - PC 329 Social Sector).
- Starting date: (preferably) 1st July 2021.
What we offer:
- The opportunity to work with a well-respected European NGO in Brussels.
- Working in a young multicultural environment.
- A chance to learn more about the social care & support sectors and organisations from all over Europe.
- The possibility to contribute to the building of a more social and inclusive Europe
- Travel opportunities
- If you feel that you have the skills and competences for the job and could fit into our team, please email your CV and (max. one pager) motivation letter to Mr Tim Ghilain timothy.ghilain(at)easpd.eu.
- The deadline for applications is the 19th May 2021 11:59pm.
- Interviews will take place on the 26th May 2021.
- EASPD regrets that we are unable to acknowledge all applications received. Please note that only suitable candidates will be invited for an interview.
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