Eurocities is the network of more than 200 cities in 38 countries, representing 130 million people, working together to ensure a good quality of life for all.
You greet your neighbour as you leave home on your way to do work that is meaningful and decently paid. The air is clean and free of honking car horns. Using the free public wifi, you see that today the public square is a local artisans’ and farmers’ market. Your phone polls you on a few quick ideas that the local administration wants to try. You truly feel like you are a part of the city, and, as such, a part of Europe.
This is the future that European cities have been working to build through Eurocities since 1986. We help cities inspire each other. When a crisis hits, the urgency of local coordination and information sharing is starkly obvious – but with longer-burning issues like climate change, social equality and a vibrant economy this ‘glocal’ approach is no less essential.
That’s why we work with over 200 of Europe’s largest cities to improve the lives of over 130 million residents across 38 countries. That’s the ‘cities’ part of ‘Eurocities’. Hundreds of cities have already committed to getting carbon emissions down to zero, welcoming migrants and refugees, and governing through dialogue with their residents.
Local governments work on the ground with citizens and residents, and are essential partners for turning EU policies and ambitions into reality. As such, cities must be included directly in European decision making and should be in direct receipt of European funds. That’s the ‘Euro’ part of ‘Eurocities.’ So Eurocities, Europe plus cities, equals a better future for all.
About the Role
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.
What You're Gonna Do
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.
- 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
What 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
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.
This job is available for international candidates.