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Project Officer

Bruegel is recruiting a Project Officer to join the Development Team for a 6-month period (maternity leave cover).

Deadline for Application: 10 April 2023, 00:00 (CET)

Expected starting date: 1st of June 2023

Bruegel is recruiting a Project Officer to join the Development Team for a 6-month period (maternity leave cover).

The Project Officer will be responsible for monitoring the implementation of projects funded both from public and private sources (tenders and grants), ensuring compliance with reporting criteria, navigating a fruitful relationship with partners and funders, developing periodical financial and narrative reports as required by the funders. The PO will also support the Development team with identifying new funding streams and writing and submitting proposals.

Bruegel is a European think tank working in the field of international economics. Established in 2005, Bruegel is independent and non-doctrinal. Its mission is to improve the quality of economic policy with open and fact-based research, analysis and debate. We are committed to impartiality, openness and excellence. Bruegel’s membership includes EU Member State governments, international corporations and institutions. For more information about Bruegel, please consult:


  • Overall Project Cycle management (PCM) – preparation, implementation and reporting of research projects and ensure that work is delivered on time and at the highest standards.
  • Liaise with Bruegel researchers to implement project deliverables in a timely manner, coordinate researchers’ and partners’ contributions to projects.
  • Coordinate with Bruegel’s Communication Team for the dissemination of project results (e.g., publications, events); Coordinate with and support Bruegel’s financial department for sound budgeting and expenses recognition.
  • Manage contractual and financial issues with the contracting authorities, partners, and experts, under the supervision of the relevant manager; verify that expenses are eligible and in line with the budget.
  • Create, foster and maintain good relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Maintain necessary records, files, reports, databases (e.g. airtable, salesforce), and resource materials used by the Development Team as well as other Bruegel teams.
  • Contribute to the team’s work in developing Bruegel’s funding strategy and identifying new funding opportunities.


  • Master’s degree in economics, business; political sciences; international affairs or related fields.
  • Track-record in managing projects and implementing the agreed delivery plan (minimum 2 years of working experience, ideally more).
  • Track record in fundraising in the non-profit sector, in the Brussels environment and/or in Europe (experience of working with private foundations is an asset).
  • Knowledge of European funding programmes and tendering; sound knowledge of the European Framework Programme for Research (Horizon) contractual and financial rules.
  • Understanding of economic topics/terminology is an asset.
  • Excellent organising and planning skills, including decision-making, problem-solving, project management and risk assessment.
  • Excellent knowledge of Excel, proficiency in other PM tools is an asset.
  • Inter-personal and communication skills in a multicultural context.
  • Ability to cope with tight deadlines and a large portfolio of opportunities and projects.
  • Discretion in dealing with confidential matters.
  • Positive and collaborative attitude.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Excellent communication skills in English: knowledge of other EU languages is an asset.
  • Excellent writing and proofreading skills (drafting proposals, reports, emails, briefs.


To apply, please submit your CV and cover letter in English, describing why you are interested in joining the think-tank world, and Bruegel, as well as what makes you suited for the role.

The application should be submitted to [email protected] under the subject line: “Applicant’s name_Project Officer” by 10 April 2023 00:00 (CET).

Applications with missing documents and/or that do not meet the above-mentioned requirements will NOT be considered.

Due the high number of applications we usually receive, unfortunately we will not be able to reply to all applicants, only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

Bruegel is committed to ensure equal opportunities and treatment for all, by ensuring that no job applicant receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of race, colour, nationality, religion, ethnic or national origins, gender, marital status, caring responsibilities, sexual orientation, disability or chronic illness.