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The Public Grants Projects Manager will be responsible for managing all contractual aspects related to several public funded projects. He/She will work closely with different departments and team members throughout all stages of the grant management process as well as holding strong communication links with project partners. He/She will be a responsible, detail-oriented and flexible team player and play a key role in providing technical expertise relating to compliance, budget management and project reporting.

In addition, he/she will be acting as PMO hence responsible for defining and implementing the PM processes across projects and programs.

Key Areas of Responsibility & Deliverables:

  • Monitoring the overall progress regarding milestones and deliverables; 
  • Operationalisation and timing of all activities in the projects; 
  • Identification of any unanticipated risks; 
  • Acting as the centre of communication between all internal and external stakeholders; 
  • Assisting all WP and Task Leaders in their timely delivery of project outcomes and reporting requirements and manage associated budgets (in cooperation with the finance team); 
  • Champion the preparation of deliverables as well as preparation of the technical interim and final reports; 
  • Supporting the development team in proposal preparation for additional funding opportunities for further development of the initiatives beyond the project timeline. 
  • Drafting new and improving existing project management policies and processes for the organisation; 
  • Provide capacity building to JA Europe’s staff and Network.

Qualifications & Requirements:

  • Experience using MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), Web Conferencing Applications, information and budget management systems. 
  • An University degree; 
  • Minimum 5 years work experience in project management; 
  • Experience with the management, implementation and reporting of public contracts and grants (EU, USAID, UNICEF, GIZ, etc) in complex projects (10+ consortium partners) and budgets (> € 1 million); 
  • Exceptional organisational and planning skills with the ability to coordinate information and processes involving multiple people/teams; 
  • Ability to manage a complex and, at times, heavy workload, to multi-task and take initiative; 
  • Good interpersonal and relationship-building skills, with the ability to work collaboratively with staff at all levels within the organisation, listen to and influence others; 
  • Common sense approach, with a positive attitude and the ability to adapt to an evolving working environment; 
  • Excellent English skills, both written and verbal; 
  • Experience of writing for different audiences and purposes and presenting information clearly; 
  • Experience in the preparation of guidelines and handouts;  
  • Experience in in-company training as a trainer; 
  • Cross-cultural sensitivity and appreciation; 
  • Pro-active, self-motivated and result oriented, takes initiative and has the ability to solve problems independently; 
  • Project Management certification is a plus; 

Additional Information:

  • Supervisor: Chief Impact Officer 
  • Location: Europe (remote) 
  • Contractual arrangement: Employee or individual consultant 
  • Availability: Immediate 
  • Estimated remuneration: 30.000 to 35.000 Euros based on experience  
  • Deadline to apply: 20 May 2023

Respondents must submit their resume to offers@jaeurope.org including “Public Grants Projects Manager/PMO – NAME SURNAME.” in the subject line. In the body of the email, please copy in: "I hereby consent that my personal data is processed by JA Europe ASBL for recruitment or contractual purposes" so that JA Europe has your written consent to follow up on your application. Only selected participants will be contacted.

Our Organisation

JA Europe is Europe’s largest provider of entrepreneurship education programmes, reaching 4 million students in 40 countries last academic year. Funded by businesses, institutions, foundations and individuals, JA Europe brings the public and private sectors together to provide young people in primary and secondary schools and early university with experiences that promote the skills, understanding and perspective that they will need to succeed in a global economy.


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