Vacancy: Short-Term Project Officer
The European Association of Service providers for Persons with Disabilities (EASPD) represents over 20,000 social service provider organisations across Europe and across disability. The main objective of EASPD is to promote equal opportunities for persons with disabilities through effective and high-quality service systems, as based on the principles of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
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 short-term (4 month) Project Officer to join our headquarters in Brussels to reinforce our work in topics such as social economy and employment of persons with disabilities, funding of social services, workforce development and early childhood intervention. The Project Officer would be part of the Policy team.
Persons with disabilities are particularly welcome to apply for the position.
Overview of duties
- Support the implementation of EU-funded projects (B-WISE, a4i, UNIC, foresee, others)
- 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;
- Support the overarching activities of the policy team and the office as a whole (organisation of Conferences, research, etc)
- Represent EASPD at consortium and other meetings.
- Degree in relevant disciplines (e.g.: engineering, economics, international development regional development, business management, law, EU affairs);
- Experience in project management, especially European;
- Fluency in English and at least one additional European language;
- 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 organisation and time management skills, ability to multi-task, prioritize tasks effectively and respect deadlines.
- At least 1 year experience in project management
- Experience in e-learning and MOOC
- Experience working in a not-for-profit or governmental organisation;
- Knowledge of social economy and/or social services sector;
- Knowledge of Human Rights and Disability Rights;
- Financial and budgeting skills;
Terms of the contract
The selected person must have a valid permit to work in the EU and willing to live in Belgium
Open-end contract 38 hours per week; remuneration according to Belgian legislation PC 329 (Social Sector) and according to experience.
Starting date: (preferably) asap, mid-End October 2021
End date: mid-end February 2022
What we offer
The opportunity to work with a well-respected European NGO that wants to make a difference
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
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 Thomas Bignal: thomas.bignal(at)easpd.eu. Please indicate in the subject your “name + application”
The deadline for applications is 11th October 2021. Interviews will take place around October.
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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