Project Officer

Interreg North-West Europe
  • Location
    Lille, France
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Early Career / Mid Career
  • Posted
    Oct 05

Position description

Reporting to: Project Unit Coordinator

The aim of the Project Unit is

  • To ensure high level assistance to applicants in the development of their project

  • To monitor project performance

  • To tell the story of the Programme (results) in the three thematic fields

    The project unit is composed of project officers who each work in a small group dealing with one of the thematic priorities of the Programme: innovation, low-carbon economy and resource efficiency.

1. Main responsibility

To support the Project Unit on both content and finance, by giving advice to applicants, assessing applications and monitoring a portfolio of projects covering one of the 3 themes of the Programme (innovation, low-carbon or resource efficiency).

2. Detailed tasks

Programme Implementation

  • Contribution to the preparation of Monitoring Committee meetings

  • Contribution to the Annual report to the European Commission

  • Active Programme promotion in relevant events

    Project Development

  • Implement the Programme project development strategy in close coordination with the other Project Officers and the Contact Points

  • Input to the preparation of calls for proposals (strategy, terms of reference etc)

  • Input to the Programme Manual and other guidance material

  • High-level and proactive assistance to individual applicants in the

    development of their project (strategy, work plan, partnership, project

    management structure, budget, risk management)

  • Organisation and participation in relevant project development


Project Assessment

  • Assessment of project applications on the basis of the eligibility and quality assessment criteria

  • Drafting of assessment reports and other working documents for the Monitoring Committee

  • Follow-up of Monitoring Committee decisions

  • Contribute to the gaps analysis of approved projects of the relevant priority

    Project Monitoring

  • Implementation of the Programme’s result-orientation strategy at project level

  • Supervision of a project portfolio: continuous monitoring of project implementation, day-to-day support to project partners, solution to practical problems, site visits, project meetings and events

  • Assessment of 2 annual Progress Reports per project

  • Analysis of outputs and results (e.g. performance indicators), input to

    evaluation and monitoring the Value for Money

  • Ensure long-term effects and uptake of results (durability and roll-out)

  • Monitoring of the projects’ closure

Aggregating the results of the attributed portfolio of projects

3. Competences

  • (I.e. the individual capacity to use knowledge, skills and attitude adequately to achieve the dedicated tasks)


  • Knowledge of EU law, specifically ERDF and ETC, its institutions and policies

  • Experience in EU-funded projects/Programmes management is an asset

  • General understanding of the 3 Programme themes.

  • Good knowledge of Programme priority 2 related topics will be of added-

    value (low-carbon economy)

  • Project management and risk management

  • General knowledge of national policies (8 countries involved) will be an asset


  • Master degree in any field of relevance to the above tasks (spatial development, political science, project management, MBA etc.) or equivalent experience

  • High level of proficiency and fluency in English and at least one of another NWE programme languages (French, Dutch, German)

  • Excellent communication and drafting skills

  • Excellent logical and analytical skills

  • Excellent computer literacy (in particular MS Excel)


  • Service/client oriented

  • Political sensitivity, integrity and result orientation.

  • Taking initiative specifically in challenging situations

  • Committed

  • Team spirit and loyalty to other colleagues whilst maintaining a high

    performance level

  • Capacity to work in a multicultural / international environment

  • Flexible approach to work; willingness to travel and work irregular hours 

Application instructions

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