IMPORTANT NOTICE:

Please read this vacancy notice very carefully and only apply if you fulfil the key requirements!

Only applications including all the documents and information mentioned below will be considered, and only suitable candidates will be contacted. In your cover letter, please focus on your technical and professional experience as it relates to this vacancy, in addition to your motivation and interest for the Alliance’s work.

Europe is experiencing exciting and challenging times. Digital tools and technologies are ever-more shaping our daily lives and transforming different sectors. The European DIGITAL SME Alliance is tasked to represent and support the main driver of such changes in Europe – small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the ICT sector. Representing over 45,000 SMEs through its national and regional member associations, DIGITAL SME is Europe’s first and largest ICT SME association. Along with the rapid acceleration of Europe’s digital transformation, the Alliance is growing and in need of a highly motivated and hands-on Project Manager to strengthen our Brussels-based team!

Are you passionate about digital policies and interested in making a real impact in the digital landscape? Do you have experience in EU funded projects and want to take on a new challenge? Then we have the perfect opportunity for you! 

Your role and Responsibilities:

We are seeking a Project Manager to join our team and support the execution of  EU-funded projects in different digital domains, such as Blockchain, Cybersecurity, Artificial Intelligence, Smart Communities, digital skills, and more. You will play a vital role in strengthening the synergies between the association’s policy and outreach activities, contributing to the execution of DIGITAL SME’s responsibilities within EU funded projects, and representing the association in project meetings and events on standardisation and other EU policy/legislative matters.

As the ideal candidate, you are a self-starter, able to take initiative and handle a wide variety of tasks, such as:

  • Contribute to the execution of DIGITAL SME’s responsibilities within EU funded projects (preparing deliverable, organising workshops…) related to standardisation,
  • Represent DIGITAL SME in project meetings and events on standardisation and other EU policy / legislative matters,
  • Contribute to internal teamwork and engage the association’s members and network as necessary,
  • Monitor EU calls for funding that are relevant for the association
  • Support the organisation of events and working group meetings
  • Get involved into project website updates: draft and upload articles, regularly update webpages, maintain subscribers database, etc

Requirements:

  •  2-3 years of experience in EU funded projects, preferably related to digital technologies or SME support
  • Proven ability to manage and implement various project tasks, oversee and coordinate partners’ contributions in different working packages
  • Keen interest in technology
  • Completed higher education diploma
  • Good understanding of EU policies and institutions
  • Fluency in English, including excellent drafting skills
  • Can-do attitude and strong motivation, topped with an ability to self-start and implement new tasks and initiatives
  • Strong organizational skills and good time management
  • Legally eligible to work in Belgium

If this is you and you are looking for a challenging role that will allow you to make a real impact on the digital landscape and grow your skills and expertise, we encourage you to apply for this exciting opportunity. Join our team and help shape the future of digital policies in Europe!

 Work Conditions

As a Project Manager you will be part of a dynamic and growing international team. The office is located at the heart of the EU district in Brussels, easily accessible by public transport. Since the pandemic, we have established a hybrid work model, where the team works partly from the office, partly remotely. Flexible working hours are also part of the deal – the Alliance’s organisational culture is result- rather than control-driven.

We offer a full-time, permanent contract and a competitive salary package in line with your skills and level of experience.

Short missions abroad within the EU may be required as part of the role.

The European DIGITAL SME Alliance is committed to workplace diversity and inclusion of people from diverse backgrounds, abilities, and experiences. We strongly encourage qualified candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply!

Application procedure

Please send your application by email to jobs@digitalsme.eu, subject: “VACANCY/PM23”, including the following documents and information:

  • CV (Europass template)
  • Cover letter (one page maximum)
  • Desired net salary/month
  • Earliest date of availability to start the job
  • Names and contact details of two references (will not be contacted before having the agreement of the candidate)

Applications for this position are reviewed on a rolling basis.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Only applications including all the above-mentioned documents and information will be considered. Please read this vacancy notice carefully and only apply if you fulfill the key requirements! In your cover letter, please focus on your technical and professional experience as it relates to this vacancy, in addition to your motivation and interest for the Alliance’s work. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Privacy disclaimer: DIGITAL SME ensures a GDPR-compliant treatment of your personal data. Please note, we might keep your CV and all the information provided in your application, so that we can contact you in the future should a similar position open again. If you don’t want your data to be retained, please indicate this in your application.

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