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 officer to work in the field of citizen science. The candidate would start as soon as possible, ideally in February 2023.
Eurocities is a dynamic and international team where we trust in people, and 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 officer, you will be contributing to capturing and communicating the lessons learned from CitiMeasure, an EU-funded project that brings together the experiences and expertise of European cities, organisations, and networks in implementing citizen science initiatives.
The project followed a co-creation approach to develop and test three instruments for tackling common challenges in citizen science, namely, comparability of initiatives, competencies (skills, knowledge, and attitude) for digital inclusion, and influence of citizen science initiatives on behaviour and policy changes. The three CitiMeasure instruments build on a wealth of resources and experiences of cities and citizen science projects.
You will be mainly responsible for reviewing the inputs, processes and outputs of CitiMeasure, and developing tailor-made publications and summaries for cities and citizen science community.
As part of our team, you will contribute to the production and dissemination of knowledge about citizen science initiatives across European cities and organizations. You will work as part of the Climate team at the Eurocities Brussels office.
In this role, you will:
- develop an overview of relevant literature
- support the outreach to stakeholders and the organisation of awareness-raising activities
- participate in project events and meetings
- support the dissemination of the work related to the development of CitiMeasure instruments
- support reporting and administration of the project
- support dissemination and publication of these projects
You are an experienced professional full of initiative, self-driven, curious, creative, flexible and results-oriented. The skills and experience to do this job successfully include:
- a master’s degree
- 2 to 3 years of relevant professional experience
- prior affiliation with, or knowledge of, citizen science, public participation and/or citizen stakeholder engagement
- excellent research, review, and writing skills
- very good networking and interpersonal skills for an international environment
- experience working on EU projects or policy
- very good organisational and communication skills
- full proficiency in English, spoken and written
- other languages
- experience in event management
- understanding of the functioning of the EU institutions, EU’s political priorities and main policies
- understanding of sustainable urban development, including digital, green and just transformation
We are looking for candidates who fulfil most of these criteria, but do not hesitate to apply if you think you could be a good fit for the position.
What We Offer
- a full-time position 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)
- a fixed term contract, starting as soon as possible, ending in June 2023
- €2,800 – €3,200 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.
How to apply
Applicants are requested to send a letter of motivation, explicitly describing point by point their relevant experience and linking it to the requirements for the position, in one page maximum, together with a CV with at least two referees (including your current or last employer) by 12:00 on 28 January 2022 to: Patricia de Wouters, Head of HR, at [email protected]
Please send the documents in pdf format and mention ‘project officer CM’ in the subject line.
Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as applications will be assessed daily and interviews may take place before the application deadline.
Unfortunately, it seems like this job is not available for international candidates. Unless you’re eligible for a work visa otherwise, please double-check with the company.