Project Officer

EBU - European Blind Union

Project Officer

EBU - European Blind Union

Paris, France

In order to implement, develop, report on and oversee EU funding applications and other European projects, the European Blind Union (EBU) is looking for a Project Officer.

The European Blind Union (EBU) is a non-governmental, non-profit making European organisation founded in 1984. It is one of the six regional bodies of the World Blind Union. It protects and promotes the rights of blind and partially sighted people in Europe. It currently operates within a network of national organisations of the visually impaired in 41 European countries - www.euroblind.org.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 02/12/2022.
ANTICIPATED START DATE: As soon as possible.
TYPE OF CONTRACT: Full-time (35h per week) and permanent, French-law.
LOCATION: Paris, France. Other arrangements such as occasional home-based work are open to discussion.
MOBILITY: Regular foreign trips will be required.
REPORTING: The Project Officer reports directly to the EBU Executive Director.
SALARY: €3000 monthly gross + 13th month + lunch vouchers and complementary health insurance.

Job overview/main mission:

The main objective of this post is to organize the smooth and successful implementation of EBU’s ongoing project activities, as well as to identify and develop new ones.

Responsibilities and duties:

  • Ensures the daily operational, administrative and financial management of the projects and activities falling into her/his direct coordination scope;
  • Reports about progress in implementation (to funders, leadership, EBU members and staff);
  • Outreach to members in a view to identify actors and leaders in our various project activities;
  • Scans the horizon for upcoming project opportunities within and outside EC funding;
  • Liaise with members about their involvement in future projects;
  • Conceptualise, draft and apply for projects, including the EBU operational grant with the EC, as agreed with the EBU leadership and in line with EBU’s Orientation Plan;
  • Work on the budget details for every project to include accurate staff details such as time spent on a given project. This includes control and monitoring of time sheets;
  • Provides support to EBU members in identifying relevant project funding opportunities at the EU level;
  • When approached by external actors, assesses requests to EBU to join projects;
  • Identify additional resource mobilising opportunities outside public project funding.

Qualifications and skills required:

  • 5/6 years of professional experience in implementing projects at European level (EC funding). Other international project experience outside the EC will be an advantage;
  • Fluency in written and oral English (all other languages are an asset);
  • A track record in high quality reporting, including financial;
  • Clear and convincing communication style adapting to a wide range of audiences (funders, partners, members, leadership, staff, etc.);
  • Well organized and excellent time management;
  • Attention to detail including as regards financial information;
  • Enjoys working with others as well as being self-motivated;
  • Knowledge of the rights of persons with disabilities and the disability movement are a strong advantage;
  • Experience in attracting private funding is considered an asset;
  • Good knowledge of EU institutions and their functioning considered a strong advantage.

Willing to join our organization and help change the lives of millions of blind and partially sighted persons? Send your CV and cover letter in English to eburecruitment@euroblind.org by the above dates. Applications by persons with disabilities are encouraged. Applicants must have a valid work permit for working in France. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

Please note that a written exercise and an interview will be carried out for this position; Both will take place the week beginning the 05/12/2022.

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