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We're hiring!! - Senior Project Coordinator / Covenant of Mayors Europe Office Head

1 week left to apply! (application deadline: 27 March) >> The Climate Alliance European Secretariat (Brussels Office) is seeking a Senior Project Coordinator / Covenant of Mayors Europe Office Head to join its highly motivated and multinational team in Brussels on a full-time basis. The candidate would ideally start in April 2022 and be offered an initial 2 year contract with the possibility of extension. The role will include the building and maintenance of Climate Alliance's strategic partnerships as well as the co-lead on the management of the Covenant of Mayors Office. Applicants should send a motivation letter and a CV in Europass format to career@climatealliance.org by 27 March 2022.

Climate Alliance is looking for a senior project coordinator. His/her tasks will include:

- Lead together with co-lead partner - the management of this service contract
- Contribute to the further strategic development of the initiative
- Coordinate activities and inputs from consortium partners, and assist the team in delivering activities allocated to Climate Alliance
- Draft progress reports with the support of the team involved
- Regularly liaise and report to the European Commission (DG Energy, DG Climate Action)
- Promote results and activities internally and externally
- Ensure synergies with other relevant Climate Alliance projects and activities


Strategic Partnerships & Project Management
- Support the development of synergies between Climate Alliance projects (e.g. on energy poverty, financing, adaptation, etc.), and between Climate Alliance project and policy work-streams
- Support the Climate Alliances project acquisition strategy - in cooperation with the executive director, the project development team, the financial management & controlling team
- Provide strategic advice on project acquisition opportunities and other funding opportunities
- Maintain and further develop strategic partnerships with key institutions (EC, CoR), and engage with potential project partners
- Support project and tender writing

Development & Operations
- Participate in the strategic development of the association
- Support the liaison with board members and national coordination offices
- Represent Climate Alliance in relevant events, meetings and processes
- Assist the Climate Alliance team in any other daily activities of the association (communication, policy and advocacy work, thematic working group coordination)


- At least 8 years ofrelevant professional experience (e.g. EU project management - preferably in the climate and energy fields)
- Experience in managing complex, multi-partners EU-funded projects (e.g. Horizon 2020, Horizon Europe, INTERREG) and tenders/service contracts with the European Commissions DGs and agencies
- Experience in project proposals preparation
- A Masters Degree in relevant field (e.g. project management, European affairs, political science, environment, energy, climate change)
- Excellent knowledge of the functioning of the EU institutions, EU policies and EU funding programmes related to energy and climate
- Excellent relationship management, coordination, and communications skills, fluency in English (written and public-speaking formats)
- Good networking abilities and interpersonal skills for an international environment
- Ability to demonstrate initiative and a proactive approach to daily tasks

- Experience working in an international environment, particularly working across different cultures and languages
- Experience working with/for (non-profit) associations or the public sector
- Experience working with/for local authorities
- Proficiency/very good command in other EU languages
- Experience in event organisation and management
- Technical expertise in the field of energy and climate


We offer the following:
- A full-time position in Brussels under the Belgian law
- A 2-year contract (with a possibility to be extended), starting as soon as possible
- A salary according to profile and experience

- Other benefits: paid leave (pécule de vacances), hospitalisation insurance and meal vouchers
- Various training opportunities
- A dynamic international team and a positive working environment
- Structured teleworking conditions and flexible working time

Place of Work: Climate Alliance Brussels Office, Avenue des arts 7/8 | 1210 Brussels | Belgium
Conditions: Applicants must due to legal reasons hold EU citizenship or valid EU residence permit and a valid Belgian work permit.


To apply, please send a motivation letter and a CV (in Europass format / max. 4 pages) to: career@climatealliance.org by 27 March 2022. Please include Job
application | project coordinator in the subject line and clearly indicate possible start date and citizenship (and if non-EU, whether you are holder of a work permit for Belgium).
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview. CV and personal data of non-selected candidates are not shared with anyone outside Climate Alliance and will be deleted immediately after the recruitment process. For more information, read our privacy policy.

Interviews will be held remotely the week of 4-8 April 2022.
The position will be filled as soon as a suitable candidate is found.

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