Project Manager

International Juvenile Justice Observatory
  • Location
    Brussels, Belgium
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Apply by
  • Posted
    Aug 22

Position description

Main tasks:

  • Plan, design and execution of research projects, ensuring that programs of investigation meet specified objectives;
  • Conduct research on juvenile justice and children’s rights at the international, EU and regional levels and other related topics including literature review, stakeholder surveys/interview data collection and data processing;
  • Plan, develop and implement new processes and protocols to support research;
  • Liaise with partners and stakeholders to review and report on project progress, as well as attend meetings; recommend revisions, amendments, and/or other changes as necessary to better meet needs;
  • Ensure that project protocols are in compliance with appropriate rules and regulations, and review project progress and Review scientific literature and evaluate and recommends applicable techniques and procedures;
  • Analyze, evaluate and interpret data to determine relevance to research;
  • Prepare results and co-author scientific publications for presentation, publication and dissemination of information via seminars, lectures, etc.;
  • Create data for use in grant submission and develop new proposals for research including obtaining financial support;
  • Ensure that all documents associated with current regulatory guidelines, requirements, laws and research protocols are completed in a timely manner;
  • Assembly and compilation of periodic reports for timely submission to the EU;
  • Organise international meetings and IJJO events at EU and international level;
  • Liaise with network partners and contribute to their events;
  • Communicate advocacy work results internally and externally;
  • Perform the ongoing administrative work directly related to the role (e.g. expenses, travel bookings, etc.).



  • University degree in Development Studies, Social Sciences, Political Sciences, Law, Psychology, Criminology, Human Rights or related field;
  • 3-5 years of experience working with EU institutions related to development, human rights or external policies. Experience in policy analysis;
  • Experience in networking and alliance building with EU institutions and partner NGOs;
  • Native level or equivalent in English, orally and in writing;
  • Working knowledge of Spanish and French would be advantageous; knowledge of other languages would be an asset.


  • Excellent communication skills and ability to influence others;
  • Strong analytical skills;
  • Ability to build harmonious and productive relationships internally and externally;
  • High level of autonomy and flexibility;
  • Ability to work in a diverse and multicultural team;
  • Committed to promoting the rights of children, and specifically children in contact with the law;
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office or equivalent applications;
  • Valid work permit for the EU/Schengen countries.

Application instructions

Please send your application, including CV and cover letter, with the reference PROJECT MANAGER.

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