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Senior Project Manager – Job Ad

Nov 16, 2023 | Jobs, News

AEIDL, the European Association for Innovation in Local Development, is seeking an enthusiastic and highly motivated Senior Project Manager to lead on an EU-funded service contract to support community-led initiatives for local climate action.

We welcome applications from candidates looking for either a freelance or an employee post. The post is available at between 0.8 and 1.0 of a full-time position, subject to negotiation.

Role and responsibilities: 

The Project Manager will be responsible for the delivery of the Project. The primary tasks include but are not limited to:

  • Managing design, implementation, and delivery of project to support community-led initiatives for local climate action.
  • Managing team for delivery of project.
  • Managing budget and resource allocation throughout project cycle.
  • Liaising with client to ensure excellence in project delivery.

Qualifications and experience :


  • Higher education degree.
  • At least 10 years of experience in project management, including overseeing project delivery, quality control, client management and conflict resolution.
  • Experience in managing EU-level projects with a budget of at least EUR 500 000 and covering 10 or more EU countries.
  • Experience in managing teams of at least 5 people.
  • Management of complex projects in an EU context.
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills.
  • Team leadership.
  • Budget monitoring skills.
  • Fluency in English (C2) and two other EU languages (C1).


  • Masters in environmental sciences, social sciences, local development or related areas.
  • Experience of managing pools of thematic and country experts.
  • Experience of managing a consortium partners and subcontractors.
  • Knowledge of community-led local development (CLLD), community engagement, climate action, local innovation and/or social innovation.

Application process

Send your CV in English in the Europass format with a short cover letter to with the subject line Senior Project Manager by 4th December 2023. Your cover letter should include a description of how you meet the essential requirements of the post. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted, and that interviews may begin before the closing date. Early applications are encouraged.

Working at AEIDL 

People are the most important asset of AEIDL, and we practice internally what we advocate externally – providing a working environment where we care for our staff in a culture of cooperation and collaboration. 

At AEIDL we seek to provide a healthy work-life balance, with a strong emphasis on cooperative teamwork. We have a human-centred approach to work, including flexible working hours, options for home working and regular social gatherings. 

We empower our staff to lead, decide and show initiative, embracing our “culture of co”. Our culture of cooperation, co-creation, community-leadership, and caring for the common good is an inherent part of the AEIDL brand.  

At AEIDL you will benefit from our staff development programme, in which our team members contribute to designing and planning cooperative approaches to learning, mentoring and individual development. We value the development and sharing of skills, knowledge, and experience. 

We welcome ideas for our working and associative activities. Such staff-led initiatives include team building days, outreach activities, the European Local Innovation Forum, and our eco-team, which ensures we practice what we preach. 

For employees we offer competitive remuneration packages, indexed on an annual basis, including a 13th month, “double-pécule vacances” (holiday bonus), and contributions to local transportation, alongside meal vouchers. 

We offer our employees 20 days of annual leave, 12 days of recoup time off (“repos compensatoire”), 10 Belgian bank holidays as well as Schuman day, equivalent to 43 days annual paid leave in a standard year, in accordance with Belgian law

Who we are

AEIDL is an association that learns from and fosters community-led innovation in areas such as territorial development, employment, entrepreneurship, social inclusion, environment, climate action and green growth.

We add value by supporting and facilitating peer learning among local and national actors across Europe, analysing and evaluating relevant EU policies and advocating for enhanced support to community local action to help build a Europe for citizens.

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