The College of Europe is looking for a Senior Project Manager/Business Developer to join its Development Office in Bruges, Belgium. The Development Office is the College of Europe’s main link for developing professional training courses, international projects and other professional services for the public and private sectors worldwide. For more information visit:

Description of the position:

The Senior Project Manager / Business Developer will be responsible for initiating, negotiating and managing projects with international partners of the College of Europe. He/she will work in close cooperation with the rest of the team. Main tasks and responsibilities include:

  • Finding new initiatives and opportunities for business development;
  • Writing tender proposals and project applications;
  • Liaising with experts, professors, trainers, participants and partners worldwide;
  • Expand the network of experts;
  • Implementing and coordinating projects and training seminars;
  • Attending meetings and events including travel;
  • Budgeting and reporting.

Required profile:

  • University degree (in European studies, law, economics, political sciences or international relations) and a postgraduate degree in EU affairs;
  • Minimum 8 years of relevant professional experience in project management and business development proving a very good understanding of the EU and its institutions;
  • Knowledge of and relevant experience in business development and tendering procedures (in particular: calls for tender/service contracts, technical assistance projects (EuropeAid), framework contracts, etc..);
  • Experience in building and expanding networks of experts and partners;
  • Excellent English writing skills (candidates not complying with the requested level will not be considered); excellent French writing skills and other languages are considered as an asset;
  • Computer literacy;
  • Good analytical and organisational skills and ability to meet tight deadlines;
  • Open personality with strong interpersonal, communication, negotiation and networking skills and a flexible and dynamic attitude.

We offer:

An interesting and challenging full-time position in an attractive, multicultural and dynamic work environment, the opportunity to network with partner organisations all over the world and a competitive salary package including benefits.


Applications should be written in English and consist of a detailed CV (max. 2 pages) and motivation letter (max. 1 page) indicating the earliest starting date. They should be sent per e-mail mentioning “SENIOR PM/BD (EU AFFAIRS)” in the subject line.

Contact: Mrs Maureen Welsh, e-mail: maureen.welsh [at]

Deadline: Sunday, 6 January 2019 – Interviews will be carried in January 2019. Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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