Job Announcement – Project Officer

A part-time Project Officer (20 hours/week) is sought at the European Law Institute (ELI) Secretariat.

The Project Officer will be in charge of the coordination and monitoring of ELI projects and ensuring the correct execution of the ELI Project Guidelines and decisions of ELI bodies. The Project Officer is expected to take a critical and proactive approach and should actively assist the ELI in getting the best project results possible. The position carries a great deal of individual responsibility and requires the ability to work independently as well as in a team.

Other tasks include the drafting of legal documents and amongst other things contributing towards the regular ELI Newsletter, Annual Activity Report and EU grant reporting. Moreover, the Project Officer assists ELI bodies by preparing reports and organising meetings and other events, such as the ELI Annual Conference and Meetings.

The post is available as of 15 January 2022 and the contract is until the end of the year, with an option to extend, depending on the candidate’s performance.

Competencies

  • A Project Officer at the ELI Secretariat ensures that the procedures which are essential for the running of the Secretariat and the ELI are completed. They are experienced in and have knowledge of concepts and approaches relevant to project management and administration.
  • A Project Officer at the ELI Secretariat is able to apply judgment in the context of assignments given, plans own work and manages conflicting priorities, is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results. The position carries a great deal of individual responsibility and requires working independently as well as in a team.
  • The Project Officer is in charge of the coordination and monitoring of ELI projects and ensuring the correct execution of ELI’s Project Guidelines and the decisions of ELI bodies. The Project Officer is expected to take a critical and proactive approach and should actively assist the ELI in getting the best project results possible.
  • Other tasks include the drafting legal documents, editorial work on project outputs and amongst other things contribution towards the regular ELI newsletter, Annual Activity Report and EU grant reporting.
  • They assist ELI bodies by preparing reports and organise meetings and other events, such as the ELI Annual Conference and Meetings as well as ensure the smooth functioning of the Secretariat.

Minimum Requirements

  • Law degree or another equivalent degree with comprehensive legal education is of advantage
  • Work experience in project management, grant management and event management is essential. Experience in cooperation and coordination of international or Europe-wide cooperative projects would be an asset.
  • Excellent command of English is required. Knowledge of other foreign languages, in particular German, is an advantage.
  • Excellent computer skills (MS Office, Internet knowledge, knowledge of Typo3 is of advantage)  

Please note the salary scheme of the University of Vienna (§54 VwGr IIIa) applies to this position. The minimum monthly salary is EUR 2,147.30 gross (14 times a year, full time basis), increasing based on the years of relevant work experience, with a possibility for an additional overpayment). Should you be interested, please submit your CV and a cover letter to the ELI Secretariat. The deadline for the application is 14 January 2022. The applications will be considered on a rolling basis. Candidates are therefore encouraged to apply for the position as soon as possible.

If you would like ELI to keep your personal data for future vacancies, please indicate this information clearly in your application documents. Your file will be stored for a maximum period of two years. During that time, you will have the right to access, rectify, seek erasure or restrict the processing of your personal data in accordance with the GDPR as well as a right to data portability. To exercise any of those rights, kindly contact the ELI Secretariat. Should you believe that any of your rights under the GDPR have been infringed, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the Austrian Data Protection Agency (www.dsb.gv.at).