PARVIS Project Coordinator

European Blind Union (EBU)
  • Location
    Paris, France
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Early Career / Mid Career
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  • Posted
    Jan 13

Position description

In the framework of its new awareness-raising European project PARVIS, due to start in early 2021, the European Blind Union is looking for a Project Coordinator.

EBU is a non-governmental, non-profit making European organisation founded in 1984. It is one of the six regional bodies of the World Blind Union. It protects and promotes the rights of blind and partially sighted people in Europe. It currently operates within a network of national organisations of the visually impaired in 41 European countries.


  • 21st January.

ANTICIPATED START DATE: As soon as possible.

JOB TITLE PARVIS Project Coordinator

TYPE OF CONTRACT: Part-time (17,5h per week) and fixed term (2 years), French-law.

LOCATION: Paris, France; other arrangements like home-based work are open for discussion.

MOBILITY: up to 2 trips per year to the Netherlands and Sweden.

REPORTING: The PARVIS Project Coordinator reports directly to the EBU Project Officer.

SALARY: see job description.



Job Description


Job title: PARVIS Project Coordinator.


Employer: European Blind Union (EBU).


Sector: Non for profit.


Type of contract: Part-time (17,5h per week) and fixed term, French-law.


Duration of contract: 2 years, from January 2021 to 31/12/2022.


Salary: €1300 monthly gross + 13th month + lunch vouchers and complementary health insurance.


Reports to: Project Officer.


Job overview/main mission:

This post has the objective of coordinating the successful implementation of the PARVIS project in line with the agreed project plan and in close consultation with the consortium partners. PARVIS is an EC-supported project aiming at large-scale and rights-based awareness raising amongst a wide range of stakeholders.

Moreover, the post of PARVIS Project Coordinator will also provide support to EBU’s ongoing project activities, as necessary and as deemed opportune by the Project Officer.


Responsibilities and duties:

  • Details out the implementation plan of the PARVIS project
  • Ensures the project’s day-to-day implementation and supports consortium members in their work
  • Ensures quality reporting on progress of the project, both activity and financial reporting as requested by the EC
  • Supports the Communication Officer in keeping EBU members up-to-date about PARVIS through accessible internal communication
  • Collaborates with the Project Officer to help implement EBU’s ongoing project work outside the scope of PARVIS.


Qualifications and skills required:

  • 2-3 years of professional experience in EC project management
  • An excellent command of English
  • Other languages an asset
  • Experience and a track record in working as part of consortia and/or international teams
  • Excellent team leadership skills (coordination, prioritization and time management)
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Knowledge of human rights and disability rights are a strong asset.


Last updated: January 2021.