Job Announcement – Senior Project Officer

A full-time (40h/week) Senior Project Officer at the Secretariat of the European Law Institute (ELI) is sought from the beginning of January 2019. We are looking for a committed addition to our young and dynamic team, who will be tasked to support the ELI Secretariat in discharging its obligations under an EU grant (eg grant management, reporting) as well as general support for events and activities to be co-financed (eg Annual Conference, Council meetings and project management). We are offering flexible working hours as well as an international and creative working environment.



  • A Senior Project Officer at the ELI Secretariat ensures that the procedures which are essential for the running of the Secretariat and the ELI are completed. He/she is experienced in and has knowledge of concepts and approaches relevant to project management and administration.
  • A Senior 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 Senior Project Officer is in charge of the coordination and monitoring of ELI projects and ensuring the correct execution of ELI Project Guidelines and decisions of ELI bodies. The Senior 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 of 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 General Assembly as well as ensure the smooth functioning of the Secretariat.

Minimum Requirements


  • Advanced university degree in Law (minimum master’s degree) is required, a doctorate would be an asset.
  • 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 (native speaker level).
  • Knowledge of any other language, especially German, is an advantage.

Although the employee will be hired directly with the European Law Institute, the salary scheme of the University of Vienna (§54 VwGr. IIIa, RI) applies. However, there is scope for an increase. Please note the position is co-funded by the European Commission within a Framework Agreement (JUST-NETW-2017/JUST-JCOO-NETW-SGA-2017) and is subject to the ELI receiving the Grant for the funding period January–December 2019. As this is a co-funded position, initially the duration of the post would be until 31 December 2019 which, depending on the availability of subsequent funding and the candidate’s performance, could be extended. 

Should you be interested, please submit your CV and a cover letter to: