Project Officer - Energy, Climate and Capacity Building

Project Officer - Energy, Climate and Capacity Building

FEDARENE - European Federation of Agencies and Regions for Energy and the Environment

Brussels, Belgium

Your main missions:

You will mainly be involved in FEDARENE’s activities contributing to the operation of the Covenant of Mayors Office, notably on capacity building, events strategy, and supporting signatory cities in their journey.

You will also be involved in the roll-out of FEDARENE’s services to its members as well as be involved in the implementation of EU-funded projects.

The position offered requires a vast array of skills from database management, events organisation, helpdesk management, diplomatic skills, …. but will allow you to have a strategic role in a prominent EU initiative.

Tasks include (but are not limited to):

  • Organise events and workshops from start to end (planning, implementation and reporting) and support the organisation of high-level events;
  • Support the management of the extensive databases and platforms;
  • Provide timely and quality answers and feedback to stakeholders via the Helpdesk services coordinated by FEDARENE;
  • Support the overall coordination efforts of events, capacity building activities and helpdesk;
  • Draft deliverables and ensure an efficient and on-time delivery of all outputs, including technical reports.

Preferred education & experience:

Master’s degree in a relevant field.

At least 4 years of experience in a similar role. What we will evaluate positively is experience in the following areas:

  • Implementation of EU-funded projects or initiatives (Horizon Europe, Interreg, LIFE…);
  • Supporting local and/or regional authorities in their energy/climate transition;
  • Event organisation (multiple event formats);
  • Helpdesk officer or in a similar role;
  • Database management;
  • Organisation and delivery of peer to peer programmes for public officials;
  • Previous experience in actions connected to the Covenant of Mayors is considered a plus.

Employee Profile:

Required skills:

  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office package, especially MS Excel and MS Teams;
  • Ability to deeply understand technical issues and to translate them for a broader public understanding;
  • Strong communication and analytical skills;
  • Ability to work cooperatively in a team environment;
  • Fluency in spoken and written English at a C1 minimum level;
  • Basic knowledge of EU policies on climate and energy;
  • Ability to interact with high-ranking officials;
  • Good organisational skills and attention to detail;
  • Ability to work under pressure and with tight deadlines;
  • Knowledge of other EU languages (C1) is considered an asset;
  • Good IT skills.

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