End FGM EU is looking to recruit a Senior Project Officer to oversee the successful planning, implementation, and delivery of our projects, mainly funded by the EU. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in project management and EU project applications. The position is based in Brussels, Belgium and would be reporting to the Director of the Network.PLEASE READ THE FULL JOB DESCRIPTION AND RECRUITMENT POLICY HERE
- Manage a portfolio of EU-funded projects to completion, ensuring they are delivered on time, within budget, and to the required quality standards;
- Develop and maintain project plans, including timelines, budgets and resource allocation, to ensure the successful implementation of the project objectives;
- Coordinate project activities and liaise with project partners and stakeholders to ensure effective communication and collaboration;
- Identify & manage project risks and issues, implementing appropriate mitigation strategies where necessary;
- Provide regular project updates to the Director & Board, and project partners, highlighting significant issues or risks affecting project delivery;
- Lead project coordination internally with relevant team members and motivate team members to achieve project objectives, ensuring effective communication and collaboration within the team;
- Develop and maintain strong relationships with project partners and stakeholders, fostering a culture of partnership and collaboration;
- Manage project finances, including budget tracking, forecasting and reporting, ensuring that project resources are utilized efficiently and effectively;
- Constantly review and assess opportunities within EU calls for project applications;
- Manage and coordinate EU project applications & co-funding applications;
- Contribute to team exercises, Network events, organisational wellbeing and organisational development where necessary.
Experience and Skills
- A minimum of 2/3-year project management experience of working in the EU civil society sector;
- Proven track record of successful project grants & applications;
- Excellent project management skills, including planning, budgeting, risk management and stakeholder management;
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build strong relationships with project partners and stakeholders;
- A university degree or equivalent experience in human rights, political science, gender studies or any other specific field relevant to End FGM EU’s work and/or relevant working experience;
- Professional fluency in oral and written English;
- Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with a keen eye for detail;
- Ability to think and plan strategically and to break projects into defined tasks;
- Ability to work to a high standard, managing stress effectively whilst prioritising multiple tasks and competing deadlines.
- Understanding of debates on FGM, violence against women and girls (VAWG) and gender issues;
- Experience in running events or meetings;
- Knowledge of the EU institutions and understanding of EU landscape;
- Experience of transnational coordination work with member organisations
- A working knowledge of French and other EU languages are an asset.
All applicants must have the right to reside and work in Belgium. People from FGM-affected communities are especially encouraged to apply.
What we offer:
- This is an opportunity to work in a dynamic network interacting daily with organisations passionately committed to women’s rights and ending FGM;
- Location: Brussels, Belgium (with some home-working);
- Full-time contract 38h/week;
- This is a fixed-term appointment for one year, with the possibility of renewal to a CDI;
- A competitive monthly salary according to our salary scale and the candidate’s experience, coupled with various benefits:
- In addition to the salary, we offer benefits such as meal vouchers, contribution to transport, additional 5 days of holiday & closure of the office in Dec/Jan, working from home allowance, internet allowance, 13th month and hospital insurance.