Project Officer

European Union of the Deaf (EUD)
  • Location
    Brussels, Belgium
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Early Career
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  • Posted
    Jul 19

Position description

ANNUAL SALARY: Depending on experience
CONTRACT: Full time - 1-year contract with possibility of extension


The Project Officer will work with the Executive Director and Project Manager bringing a strong and structured end-user view on Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) to aiD Project.


In close co-operation with the Executive Director and Project Manager, the Project Officer will:

  1. Contribute with expertise on ICT and accessibility aspects of communication services by the deaf or hard of hearing community;
  2. Support in dataset creation in national Sign Language, user requirements specification, Key Performance Indicators description and system evaluation and explore, assess state of the art techniques from the areas of Machine learning algorithms;
  3. Collaborating in the definition of use-cases, co-design and co-development of the communication services and development of user requirements, analysis of user needs and report;
  4. Contribute human-centric testing and generate user involvement for feedback, validation and upgrade, including the exercises and pilots and end-user evaluation studies;
  5. Promote gained knowledge to EUD’s networks and to their collaborators via training seminars, workshops, conference presentations and forums.

The EUD office is a signing environment and EUD is an equal opportunity employer.



Essential requirements

  • Knowledge of accessibility, ICT;
  • Knowledge of sign language;
  • Knowledge of project reporting.

Desirable requirements

  • Basic working knowledge of accessibility in relation to deafness and sign language around the EU and willingness to learn more;
  • Knowledge of Sign Languages technologies;
  • Equal opportunities/human rights approach to sign language and deafness and the ability to implement these values in the work of the post;
  • Knowledge of NGO work.


Essential requirements

  • Ability to process accessibility, ICT related information from a project`s perspective in a user-friendly way;
  • Ability to assimilate and process information on a wide variety of issues and for a wide variety of the members of the Consortium;
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely in writing and sign language with groups and individuals;
  • Organising testing events and compile reports;
  • Ability to be imaginative, creative, self-supporting, sense of initiative and a good sense of diplomacy;
  • Ability to use Information and communication techniques;
  • Ability to manage a complex workload and to plan and prioritise;
  • Proof-reading skills;
  • Ability to work in small, multi-cultural busy team.

Desirable requirements

  • Ability to work in International Sign or willingness to learn (from National Sign Language).


Essential requirements

  • The candidate will have at least 1 year experience in (EU) projects.

Desirable requirements

  • Knowledge of accessibility, Sign Languages technologies;
  • Experience of organising events and analyse results.


  • Possible long-term secondment in Athens, Greece;
  • Willingness to work in an NGO environment and understand its values.

Application instructions

Write a letter to EUD with C.V. and references. Email to Frankie Picron – [email protected] with letter and CV attached. If English is not mother or preferred/main tongue, demonstrate clearly English language skills (e.g. list all English courses taken; proof of attendance for a certain period at a college or university in UK, Ireland or USA, or having lived there as exchange student, or any other relevant experience, etc.).

Closing date for receipt of applications is 12noon on 22/08/2022

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