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Ecsite is hiring: join the Projects Team

Project Manager Job Offer

Ecsite, the European network of science engagement organisations, is recruiting a full-time Project Manager, to start in April.

The position in a nutshell

You will be responsible for implementing activities related to EU-funded projects to ensure they are carried out consistently and successfully in accordance with the projects’ rules and workplans. You will monitor all aspects for clear goals, objectives and timelines by liaising with the consortium, raising critical issues as appropriate, producing the required contents and ensuring that priorities and objectives are met. Please note that the Project Manager will not work on policy-issues or advocacy.

Main tasks
The Project Manager will cover a set of tasks related to the contents as well as the organisational, administrative, financial and communication management for each of the projects for which they will:

  • Ensure delivery of project activities and deliverables throughout the duration of projects in a timely manner
  • Facilitate networking and exchanges between project partners as specified within the consortium
  • Perform various presentations and proactively disseminate the project results.
  • Provide content for project websites and social media
  • Organise and promote meetings, workshops and events (including logistics)
  • Administrative and financial management, in coordination with Ecsite accountants
  • Assist with administrative aspects of the project, including the monitoring and implementation rules and procedures of Horizon2020 and Horizon Europe EU-funded projects
  • Produce and submit activity and financial reports, in accordance with rules specified by the European Commission
  • Produce background documents for meetings, minutes, and any other required justification document

Training, Skills and Qualities

  • University degree
  • Some knowledge in science communication
  • Experience in the full cycle of project management including development, implementation and reporting, preferably in the framework of EU-funded projects
  • Fluency in English (written and oral) – communicate effectively with a variety of partners from diverse backgrounds and EU countries
  • Excellent communication skills including the ability to prepare reports, make presentations and use social media efficiently
  • Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Interest in working in a small multicultural team
  • Capable of handling multiple tasks, prioritise workload, rapid responsiveness
  • Strong organisational and analytical skills
  • Ability to travel for project meetings within Europe


  • Training in project management and/or science communication
  • Experience in proposal writing for EU-funded schemes
  • Understanding of the Public Engagement, science education and Responsible Innovation fields
  • Experience with the development and coordination of communication campaigns.
  • Experience with visual collaboration platforms and online tools

Employment terms and conditions

  • Type of contract: full time
  • Duration: 1 year, renewable (depending on available funding)
  • Salary: €3,000 gross/month (plus benefits)
  • Applicants must be able to legally live and work in Belgium. The contract will be subject to Belgian social security and taxes
  • Preferred start date: 1 April 2022
  • Ecsite is committed to providing an equal opportunity work environment

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. The first interviews will take place in the week of 14 February 2022. The expected start date is 1 April 2022. Only candidates selected for the interview will be contacted – thank you for your understanding. Please send your application (cover letter plus curriculum vitae) in English to the following email address: info@ecsite.eu - mention “PM2022 - Name of applicant” in the subject line.

You can find the full job description for this position below.



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