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 to work in the digital field to work on our new project: ‘Data Space for Smart and Sustainable Cities and Communities’ (DS4SSCC), funded by the Digital Europe Programme (DEP).
The chosen candidate would start in mid-September 2022.
Eurocities is a dynamic and international team where we trust in people, value constructive exchanges and collaborative work. We help people thrive in a friendly, open, and healthy environment while promoting a work/life balance.
What You're Gonna Do
As project coordinator, you will be responsible for implementing Eurocities’ activities in the frame of DS4SSCC DEP project.
The DS4SSCC is a preparatory action for the creation of a data space for smart communities as an enabler of the Green Deal goals and Sustainable Development Goals. The project aims to:
- Develop a multi-stakeholder data governance scheme by bringing together European cities and their local stakeholders (‘quadruple helix’) to collaborate on use cases relevant to Green Deal objectives through operational local data platforms, via a “data governance core group”.
- Create a blueprint for the European DS4SSCC
- Bring an agreed set of priority datasets into conformity with the new blueprint by delivering a catalogue of domains, use cases and related data sets for DS4SSCC.
- Develop a roadmap and action plan towards a mature, connected pan-EU DS4SSCC.
- Shaping and implementing the data space on the local, regional, national and EU level, taking into account their different levels of maturity.
- More specifically, Eurocities will lead the work on the development of a multi-stakeholder data governance scheme including stakeholders gathering and engagement and workplan development.
You will work as part of the digital transformation team of the Eurocities Brussels office. In this role, you will:
Implement Eurocities activities in the frame of the DS4SSCC project:
- General management of the project including budget monitoring
- Liaising with the European Commissionand project partners
- Delivering project tasks due by Eurocities
- Overseeing and preparation of technical reports
- deliver project activities such as develop a blueprint,catalogue of use cases and data sets as well as knowledge sharing meetings,a roadmap, action plan and a code of conductorganise a high-level annual event in Brussels
In addition, you will be:
- Contributing and ensuring coordination with the policy work in the field of digital and more specifically with the data WG of the Eurocities Digital Forum, getting inputs and reporting on the results
- Ensuring also synergies and coordination with the Living-in.EU initiative and its subgroups’ activities towards the implementation of the commitments.
- Strengthening the impact of the project’s activities in terms of outcomes, benefits and dissemination towards the digital forum and all other relevant forums and projects in cross-cutting areas, such as mobility, energy and environment
You are an experienced professional who is full of initiative, self-driven, curious, creative, flexible and results oriented.
The skills and experience to do this job successfully include:
- a successful track record of five years’ relevant work experience
- experience in EU-funded project management
- in-depth and up-to-date knowledge of digital policies at EU level in the scope of the project
- experience in coordinating and working with multiple stakeholders at EU and local level
- experience in event organisation
- fluent in English, and able to 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 in working with local and city governments or public sector partners
- experience in knowledge transfer
- ability to translate project work into policy recommendations
- experience writing project proposals
- other languages
- experience in policy work
- experience in writing policy recommendations and publications
We are looking for candidates who fulfil most of these criteria, but do not hesitate to apply if you think that you could be a good fit for the position.
What We Offer
- A one-year contract linked to the project and a full-time position, either as:
-- an 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
-- a freelancer, based in any EU country and able to prove freelancer status as a natural person.
- A 3.200 € – 3.800 € monthly gross salary, according to profile and experience + flexible working hours +part-time teleworking
- Meal vouchers, pension plan, hospitalisation insurance, public transport costs, 13th month, éco-chèques, 90€ net per month of teleworking allowance, training opportunities.
3.200 € – 3.800 € monthly gross salary, according to profile and experience + flexible working hours +part-time teleworking
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