Project Officer (m/f/d)

  • Brussels, Belgium


  • > 2 Jahre Berufserfahrung, Vollzeit

    Job Level

  • Arbeitsbeginn : 16.01.2023


  • Bewerbungsfrist : 05.12.2022


About the Role

This position is key in fulfilling the European Social Network (ESN)’s vision as key advocate for new models of care that promote choice and autonomy for people in need. ESN is an expanding Network that has recently been awarded with new projects on the workforce in child protection and social work. The project officer will lead these projects.

Job Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement detailed project content;
  • Manage resources in an effective and efficient manner and predict resources needed to reach the project’s objectives;
  • Prepare and track project budget and work planning based on scope of work and resource requirements;
  • Be responsible for contracts with suppliers for project related activities;
  • Monitor progress and adjust as needed;
  • Measure project performance to identify areas for improvement;
  • Plan and manage content for project’s deliverables, including reports planning and implementation, meetings, national and European seminars, and conferences;
  • Produce policy documents informing about progress and outcomes for the projects;
  • Prepare and adapt documentation for different stakeholders at local, national, and European levels;
  • Represent ESN at national and European levels as a speaker to communicate about projects progress and outcomes.


  • University degree in public or social policy, or business studies;
  • 3+ years of demonstrable project implementation and related experience;
  • Proven ability to complete projects according to outlined scope, budget, and timeline;
  • Knowledge project management methodologies and best practice;
  • Knowledge of policy scaling-up, event management;
  • Knowledge of or sensitivity towards care and social services, social work;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication in English, other European languages are welcome;
  • Experience seeing projects through the full life cycle;
  • Excellent analytical skills;
  • Strong interpersonal skills and extremely resourceful;
  • Promote the participation of ESN members in the projects’ activities.

This list of duties is not exhaustive, and other duties may be required commensurate with the role.


  • Full-time position (38h/week), permanent contract;
  • Remuneration according to experience and in line with the Brussels market;
  • Additional benefits: holiday pay, 13th month pay, lunch vouchers, travel reimbursement, hospitalization insurance, eco-vouchers, additional holidays, and Christmas leave.

We offer the opportunity to work with a well-respected European network working for a more inclusive society in a multicultural work environment. ESN supports staff in their professional development.


Please note that we only accept applications following these requirements:

In a single PDF file, no longer than 3 pages, address your application in English to ESN’s CEO Alfonso Lara-Montero at including:

  • Your CV;
  • A cover letter detailing your experience and how you meet the requirements;
  • In the subject of your email: ESN Project Officer – Your Name Surname.

Deadline: Monday 5 December 2022 @ midnight CET (Brussels time).

Recruitment process

  • Possible online interviews: Online 7-8th December;
  • In-person interviews: 13-15 December;
  • Desired start date: Between mid-January and the beginning of February 2023;
  • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted;
  • Apply early if interested as we may contact applicants on a rolling basis;
  • Apply only if you have the right to work and live in Belgium (you have the right documentation, currently living in Belgium or willing to relocate soon).

We welcome applications from all backgrounds, particularly from applicants from disadvantaged socio-economic backgrounds, any ethnicity or ability.

It is the policy of the European Social Network to treat all employees and job applicants fairly and equally regardless of their sex, sexual orientation, marital status, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion, age, disability or trade union membership status or any other protected characteristic.

Details of candidates are kept in the reserve list of the association for six months.

Candidates must inform ESN if they do not wish their data to be kept.

Veröffentlicht am: 23.11.2022