Digital Transformation Forum and Project Officer

EUROCITIES

Closing date
26 May 2024 04:00 PM
Location
Brussels, Belgium

Start: 
No later than early July

Eurocities, the network of major European cities, is recruiting a forum and project officer to join its Digital Transformation team.

Responsibilities

As part of the Digital Transformation team, you will support policy change on the ground to benefit the common good. In this role, you will:

  • maintain an up-to-date overview of policy developments in the area of digital transformation at the EU level and contribute with intelligence, expertise, and strategic insights to the policy work of Eurocities;
  • contribute to Eurocities’ advocacy work on digital transformation taking the lead on specific actions;
  • develop and maintain contacts with the EU institutions, member cities, and other stakeholders;
  • provide advice for and support to the work of working groups, task forces, and other structures related to the Eurocities community. Take the lead in the organisation of Forum meetings, online workshops and other activities;
  • establish and maintain an open, regular, and trusting relationship with Chair(s)/Vice-chair(s) of the Forum and WGs/task forces;
  • facilitate the active participation of members in Eurocities and EU activities, and ensure effective communication to members and more widely through the various channels available;
  • contribute to the implementation of EU-financed projects and the development of project proposals;
  • ensure that any potential synergies with other policy areas, projects, and communications activities of Eurocities are developed through coordination with relevant colleagues;
  • support Eurocities general policy and project work, as well as other activities in line with the overall objectives.

Skills & Competencies

You are an experienced professional who is full of initiative, self-driven, curious, autonomous, creative, flexible and results oriented.

The skills and experience to be successful in this job include:

  • a successful track record of 3 years of relevant work experience;
  • excellent knowledge of digital transformation and smart cities topics and issues. Knowledge on digital transformation processes and challenges at local level would be an asset;
  • excellent knowledge of EU policies and programmes related to digital transformation/smart cities;
  • excellent oral and written communication skills in English; knowledge of other languages is considered a plus;
  • good knowledge of urban policies and cities in general, including the role of cities in the EU;
  • excellent research and analytical skills, including the ability to collect, analyse, and present information in a clear and concise way;
  • experience in organising effective meetings and events, ideally in a membership association context;
  • experience in advocacy and influencing EU institutions and other relevant stakeholders;
  • strong organisational and coordination skills;
  • excellent organisational awareness;
  • good interpersonal skills and networking abilities in an international environment.
  • a strategic liaison for a specific Eurocities community and key EU representatives;
  • a dynamic team player who also takes full responsibility for delivering results on own work;
  • agile in a changing environment with the ability to juggle competing deadlines;
  • a creative thinker, driven by the motivation to deliver outcomes for cities and citizens.

Required Qualifications

  • master’s degree or equivalent in political science, international relations, urban development, EU studies, smart cities or similar;
  • thorough understanding of the EU institutions, decision-making processes, and funding instruments; experience in writing and implementing EU-funded projects would be an asset;

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