Job Offer Temporary Projects Officer - 29.07.2020

Job Vacancy: Temporary EU Project Officer

We are looking for a Colleague to support NECSTouR and its current Presidency, the Catalan Tourism Board in EU Project Acquisition and Implementation.


Are you knowledgeable of the European Funding Programmes and Sustainable Tourism? Do you have proven track record of EU project management skills but also a proactive, methodical and dynamic attitude to work smoothly in a small team?

If so, you are ready for applying to be our next colleague!



NECSTouR a.s.b.l., the Network of European Regions for a Sustainable and Competitive Tourism, gathers 34 regions of Europe with a strong competency in tourism, as well as tourism-related academic organisations such as universities and research institutes, and representatives of sustainable and responsible tourism business associations and networks from around 20 Countries of the European Economic Area.

The Catalan Tourist Board (CTB) represents the Government of Catalonia Region holding the presidency of NECSTouR. The CTB was set up by the Government of Catalonia and is responsible for implementing the government’s tourism promotion policies. The Catalan Tourist Board was created as a body of the Government of Catalonia under Law 15/2007, of 5 December 2007 (in Catalan), in accordance with the powers related to tourism conferred by article 171 of the Catalan Statute of Self-Government. The purpose of the CTB is to promote Catalonia as a leading tourist destination based on quality and the social and economic profitability of the tourism industry. The CTB is at the forefront of making the attractions of the Catalan territory known abroad. It is the responsibility of the CTB to promote and sell Catalan tourist products in the world through co-management and co-participation with the private sector. The CTB is part of the Ministry of Business and Knowledge. It draws its members from the Government of Catalonia, the General Council of the Catalan Chambers of Commerce, representing the private sector, from the tourism boards of the provincial councils of Barcelona, Tarragona, Lleida and Girona, and from the mixed public and private tourism board of the Catalan capital, Turisme de Barcelona.


Tasks and Responsibilities

The EU Projects Officer’s main mission will consist on providing support to NECSTouR and its current Presidency, the Catalan Tourism Board ,through the following tasks and responsibilities:


50% of his or her time is devoted to NECSTouR Projects

1. EU Project Implementation:  Activity implementation and financial administration of NECSTouR projects under the supervision of the NECSTouR Director.

2. EU Project Acquisition: Support to NECSTouR Members on project engineering tasks and monitoring opportunities of European cooperation for regional tourism authorities.

3. Support to the NECSTouR Permanent Secretariat running

- Support to the organisation of internal meetings and public events;
- Participation to European tourism conferences and drafting minutes to report to the Members;
- Assist in general office management tasks.


50% of his or her time is devoted to Catalan Tourism Board (Presidency of NECSTouR)

1. Support the region of Catalonia with the Presidency of NECSTouR: content development: speeches, briefings, presentations; agenda coordination: participation to events, organisation of meetings

2. Support the region of Catalonia as Member of NECSTouR:  Identify and assess opportunities for the region of Catalonia in the framework of the network, Coordinate and follow up the region of Catalonia’s participation in the actions developed by NECSTouR working groups and other initiatives.

3. Support the region Catalonia strategy with EU Affairs and Projects

- Liaising with Barcelona Headquarters, both the Catalan Tourism Board and Director General for Tourism of the Catalan Government
- Support with projects implementation and management
-Networking, identify cooperation opportunities with other regions/stakeholders and Identify financial opportunities and support with projects engineering
- Represent Catalonia in other networks, associations and organizations in which the ACT is a member as well as in the framework of events, meetings


Profile and skills

- Degree/Post Degree qualification in: tourism, economics, law, EU political scientists, or similar.
- Proven track record of EU project management skills (at least 3 years of experience):

  • Financial administration;
  • Reporting;
  • Work package coordination;

- Knowledge of the European Funding Programmes;
- Knowledge of the tourism industry with a focus on sustainable tourism;
- Proven communication and networking skills;
- Proactive, methodical, dynamic and able to work smoothly in a small team;
- Proficient IT user and proven experience in office management (word, power point and excel);
- Languages:

  • Excellent command of English and Spanish
  • Good knowledge of European language other than French and Italian is an asset;

- Experience in a network/international organisation is an asset;
- Knowledge in tourism public administration is an asset.


Financial, administrative and insurance conditions

- The position is based in Brussels for 5 days (37,6 hours) per week;
- Due to the applicable security measures against COVID-19 spread, the candidate must be willing to perform his/her duties being home based and preferably be already resident in Belgium
- A a temporal contract for replacement under the Belgian law will be offered.

How to apply

- Candidates should send their CV and cover letter to and by the 2nd of September.
- Candidates must be in a position to certify with official documents any information provided in their CV and cover letter.


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