Policy advisor / project coordinator mobility - EUROCITIES Brussels office

date
18-12-2017
publication date
18-12-2017
expiry date
14/01/2018
deadline
14/01/2018
contact name
Patricia de Wouters
contact mail
jobs@eurocities.eu
contact phone

EUROCITIES, the network of major European cities, is recruiting a policy advisor / project coordinator. The successful candidate will work under the supervision of the policy director at the EUROCITIES Brussels office. He/she would ideally start in March 2018.

Responsibilities

The policy advisor / project coordinator will be responsible for supporting EUROCITIES activities in the fields of mobility, energy and climate, by contributing to the association’s networking, advocacy and project activities related to these policy fields.

Other responsibilities:

  • maintain an up-to-date overview of policy developments in the specified areas and contribute with, expertise and strategic insights to the policy work of EUROCITIES
  • maintain contacts with the EU institutions, with member cities, and with other stakeholders
  • coordinate the preparation of relevant policy statements
  • contribute to EUROCITIES’ advocacy work in the fields of mobility, energy and climate
  • coordinate the implementation of EU financed projects in the field of mobility
  • ensure that any potential synergies with other policy areas, projects and communications activities of EUROCITIES are developed through coordination with relevant colleagues
  • ensure effective communication to members and more widely through the various channels available
  • support EUROCITIES general policy and project work, as well as other activities in line with the overall objectives

Profile

  • Masters degree or equivalent in European affairs on urban studies, preferably with a specialisation in sustainable urban development or similar
  • 3-5 years of experience in policy advocacy at EU level and EU project implementation  
  • A dynamic team player who also takes full responsibility for delivering results on own work
  • Agile in a changing environment with the ability to juggle competing deadlines   
  • A self-starter, driven by the motivation to deliver outcomes for cities and citizens 

Knowledge

  • Thorough understanding of the EU institutions, decision making processes and funding instruments
  • Excellent knowledge of EU policies and programmes related to mobility as well as climate and energy
  • Knowledge of indicators an asset, notably in the area of mobility 
  • Excellent knowledge of urban policies and cities in general, including the role of cities in the EU 

Experience and skills

  • A strong track record of securing successful outcomes on advocacy work
  • At least 2-3 year of experience in EU project management
  • Experience of working with cities an asset, either in a city administration or through a network
  • Strong organisation and coordination skills
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills
  • Good interpersonal skills for an international environment
  • Perfect English, other languages an asset

We offer

  • A one-year contract under Belgian legislation, starting as soon as possible, ideally beginning of March 2018
  • Salary range between €3.300  to €3.600 gross per month, according to experience
  • Additional benefits (meal vouchers, pension plan, hospitalisation insurance, refund of public transportation, 13th month, éco-chèques)
  • The opportunity to work in a dynamic and international team
  • Training opportunities
  • A pleasant working environment

Applicants are requested to send a letter of motivation explaining their suitability for the position, together with a CV with at least two referees (including your current or last employer) by 14 January 2018 COB to: Patricia de Wouters, HR coordinator, at jobs@eurocities.eu
Please send the documents in pdf format and mention ‘PA - PC mobility’ in the subject line.

Interviews will be held in Brussels on 30-31 January 2018. Only candidates shortlisted for an interview will be contacted.

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