Project Manager

Regional Environmental Center (REC)

Szentendre, Hungary 🇭🇺

The project manager will oversee the implementation of REC projects distributed over multiple geographical locations within the Programme Implementation Unit.

General responsibilities

  • contributing to the strategic and business development of the REC;
  • providing services and products to support the implementation of related global and EU policies and measures in the REC’s beneficiary area;
  • contributing to the preparation of proposals and tenders and participating actively in project development meetings;
  • managing quality control;
  • meeting commitments and delivering services to constituents and target groups in an efficient, effective and ethical manner; 
  • providing regular project-related content for inclusion on the REC’s website and social media channels (i.e. information about project launches, steering committee meetings, project completion and other relevant project milestones);
  • managing any additional tasks as and when assigned by the head of unit and by the head of programme implementation;
  • managing Interreg/Horizon 2020 projects;
  • supporting the implementation of projects implemented by the Water and Natural Resources Unit (WNR); and
  • contributing to the further development of the WNR by supporting the realisation of the WNR work plan for subsequent year(s) and providing project management.

Experience required

  • A minimum of seven years’ work experience in project management.
  • Knowledge of both the theoretical and practical aspects of project management.
  • Direct work experience in project management, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Knowledge of project management techniques and tools.
  • Knowledge of, and an interest in, the environmental, social and economic policies of Central and Eastern Europe.
  • Proven experience in people and change management.
  • Proven experience in strategic planning.
  • Proven experience in risk management.
  • Proven experience with technical assistance projects dealing with water management and the environment and the EU environmental acquis is an asset.
  • Project management experience in Central and Eastern Europe and in European Neighbourhood Policy countries in the last 10 calendar years is an asset.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written form in English. Fluency (written and spoken) in a language of a Central and Eastern European country is a strong asset.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team and to establish and maintain effective partnerships and working relationships in a multicultural, multi-ethnic environment, with sensitivity and respect for diversity.
  • Organisational skills, with a strong focus on quality and attention to detail.
  • Time management skills; ability to plan and prioritise own work under tight deadlines; and flexibility to tackle numerous tasks simultaneously.
  • Computer skills, including proficiency in project management software. 
  • Ability to travel frequently.
  • A university degree in a relevant field. 
  • A qualification in project management (e.g. PMP certification or equivalent).

Terms of employment

This full-time position is based at the REC’s head office in Szentendre, Hungary. The position is for a fixed period of 12 months, with the possibility of extension. Candidates should send a detailed CV and a motivation letter in English (only English-language applications will be considered) outlining their interest in the position and their qualifications by May 13, 2018, to: 

Human Resources Department 
Regional Environmental Center for Central and Eastern Europe 
H-2000, Szentendre, Ady Endre ut 9-11
E-mail: [email protected]

Please include the position reference number in the email subject line (Reference number: 2018/03)