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Join ACR+, the Association of Cities and Regions for sustainable Resource management!

The Association of Cities and Regions for sustainable Resource management (ACR+) is recruiting a Project Manager:


Key Tasks and responsibilities include:

  • Day-to-day management of EU funded projects, including among others the following tasks: Technical and financial reporting, coordination of activities within project tasks, contribution to project management and projects acquisition;
  • Supervision of (and contribution to) research studies and publications on specific topics related to material resource management and circular economy, including policy analysis and recommendations, in depth analysis and engagement of stakeholders to collect compelling and tangible information;
  • Strategic support to ACR+ campaigns and initiatives, including follow-up to specific requests arising from ACR+ members, such as:
    • Analyse circular economy/sustainable resource management policies and practices within and outside the ACR+ network to establish benchmark data;
    • EU / international monitoring on ACR+ 5 specific thematic areas: Built Environment, Sustainable Food Systems, Circular Lifestyles, Policy and Governance, Waste and Material Flows.
    • Organization and chairing of webinars and workshops with thematic working groups as necessary;
    • Identify strengths and provide valuable inputs and contributions to reports and documents, also promoting peer review mechanisms within ACR+ members and key stakeholders;
    • Ability to easily engage with different stakeholders, from public authorities to civil society organizations, and to regional and EU policy officers


Qualifications, skills, experience:

  • Qualified to Master’s degree level in (preferred order): economics; environmental sciences and/or agronomy; or closely related subjects;
  • Minimum 7 years of successful relevant professional experience in the field of sustainable resources management;
  • Thorough knowledge of organic waste management in a circular economy is a strong asset;
  • Familiarity with the process of sustainable resource management policy development and implementation, evaluation of technical and policy measures, cost-benefit analysis, data collection, validation and analysis;
  • Experience in the management of international and/or EU funded project and experience in autonomously managing work at tasks and/or work package level are a strong asset;
  • Strong knowledge in the field of the economic aspects of circular economy;
  • Languages: perfectly fluent in English (native speaker or equivalent), any other language are valuable assets;
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral, combined with strong influencing skills, perseverance and pro-activeness;
  • Work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment demonstrating teamwork, innovation
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team;


Terms and conditions:

  • Place of work: ACR+ Brussels secretariat, Brussels, Belgium. Frequent short trips abroad may be required as part of the management of EU funded projects;
  • Expected starting date: as soon as possible;
  • Full time job under permanent contract; economic conditions are defined according to the candidate's level of seniority and experience.
  • Other benefits :
    • Extra-legal pay: we offer meal vouchers and eco-vouchers; hospitalisation insurance; we cover local public transport or offer a cycling scheme;
    • Extra holidays: we offer extra-legal holidays (6 + office closed between Christmas and 2 January)
    • Flexible working: our team organises its work to maintain a healthy work-life balance, including teleworking;
    • Dynamic, international and motivated team at the service of ACR+ members for a more sustainable resource management at local and regional European level!



The selection procedure includes a screening of CVs, interviews and tests and a final evaluation.

Please send your job application by email, including a detailed CV and a letter of motivation that will also detail your experiences/skills matching the requirements of this offer, to Marie Cardon (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) before 15 April 2024.  Please include in the application your first available date to start working in the new position and your salary expectations.
Be aware that applications are reviewed continuously upon arrival; therefore application as soon as possible is advisable.

Due to the large number of applications, we receive for each posting, we are unable to provide feedback on all applications. Only successful candidates will be contacted.




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