Project and Research Officer

  • Location
    Brussels, Belgium
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Early Career
  • Posted
    Nov 17

Position description

Autism-Europe (AE) recruits a Project and Research officer for its Brussels based Secretariat. Reporting to the director, the Project and Research officer will support the implementation of EU projects activities in conjunction with other team members. The Project and Research officer will also contribute to AE advocacy and campaigning work through research and policy analysis.

Job description:

General administrative tasks

  • Supporting planning and coordination of Autism-Europe’s work plan and project activities
  • Supporting the delivery of AE tasks across several projects
  • Attending meetings and ensure regular communication with partners and funders
  • Event/meeting organisation and follow-up
  • Contribution to AE project proposals preparation activity
  • Supporting preparation of financial and activity reports
  • Following EU and other donors’ calls for proposals
  • Support to proposal writing

Research and policy analysis

  • Conduct research, including desk-based research, related to topics in the field of autism, EU policy, disability rights
  • Collect, process and analyse information including through dedicated surveys and focus groups
  • Drafting reports, strategic documents, policy recommendations and information notes
  • Support the monitoring of policy developments relevant to autistic people and their families



  • Higher degree in European affairs, disability studies, social studies, or other relevant field
  • Enthusiastic about promoting understanding of autism, disability rights and improving the lives of autistic people
  • 1-3 year relevant work experience
  • Good understanding of EU policy-making procedures and how they relate to autism and disability rights
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Excellent writing skills in English
  • Knowledge of quantitative and qualitative research methodologies
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously: strong organization and time management skills, being able to prioritize tasks effectively and respect deadlines
  • Attention to details and accuracy
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Ability to function in small team and work autonomously


  • Experience in the international non-profit sector
  • Experience in EU-funded projects/EU affairs
  • Knowledge of another European language
  • Familiarity with autism

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