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25 Jul 2019

Vacancy: Project Officer

  1. EASPD

The European Association of Service providers for Persons with Disabilities (EASPD) represents over 17,000 social and health 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.

More information about EASPD is available at

  1. Job description

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 Officer to join our headquarters in Brussels to reinforce our work in topics such as health, ageing, transport, ICT or accessibility.

The candidate must have experience in European project management especially in Horizon 2020 program. 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.

  1. Overview of duties: 

Proposals development

  • Identify promising project ideas;
  • Identify funding opportunities related to research & innovation;
  • Create collaboration opportunities with external organisations;
  • Setting up project consortia and partnerships;
  • Write project proposals / Reply to tenders.

Project implementation

  • 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.
  1. Profile


  • Degree in relevant disciplines (e.g.: engineering, economics, international development regional development, business management, law, EU affairs);  
  • At least 3 years’ experience in project management;
  • Extensive knowledge of EU funding programmes especially Horizon 2020;  
  • Proven experience in European projects management;
  • 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 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.
  1. 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) 2nd  September 2019
  1. 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 
  • Travel opportunities 
  1. Application procedure
  • 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 Ms Carmen Arroyo de Sande
  • The deadline for applications is 18th August 2019. Interviews will take place on the 23/08 pm & 30/08 pm.
  • EASPD regrets that we are unable to acknowledge all applications received. Please note that only suitable candidates will be invited for an interview.
  1. Recruitment Data Privacy Statement
  • EASPD commits to carefully handle the privacy and data protection of natural persons whose personal data are processed by EASPD.
  • EASPD only processes the personal data in a way that is compatible with the purposes for which the data were collected.
  • Personal data is collected to facilitate the recruitment process. Data given to EASPD is included in the CV you need to submit for your application to be considered.
  • EASPD takes appropriate measures to ensure your personal data is not kept for longer than necessary for the intended purposes. That is why your CV will not be kept by EASPD after the recruitment process is finished. Should you wish EASPD to keep your CV for future vacancies, please include this statement in your cover letter.

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