Vacancy Alert: Project Officer

Are you passionate about Space? Do you want to have an impact?
You can join a unique trade association dedicated to promoting and advancing the field of Earth Observation.

Benefit from a flexible working environment in the heart of Europe, in a small and young pan-European team where your ideas are valued and your work-life balance is respected. Create value by working on projects to support the current and future use of space-based solutions in various markets interacting with data or service providers, user communities, and policymakers. Develop your skills, learn new ones, shape your role in a fast-changing environment, and build your network across Europe and abroad.


EARSC – the European Association of Remote Sensing Companies – is a non-profit trade association working on behalf of the geospatial information services industry in Europe representing 130+ companies. Composed of 9 people, the EARSC Secretariat is based in Brussels.


EARSC is looking for a Project Officer to support the work of the Association. The person will assist EARSC in its mission to promote the European EO Services Industry in different market sectors. Based in Brussels, the person will work under the direct supervision of the Secretary-General and in close cooperation with others working for EARSC.

The person will interact with the Earth Observation (EO) services industry as well as numerous stakeholders throughout Europe and worldwide and will work on EARSC Secretariat activities and ESA/EC-funded projects. The position requires flexibility and involves working in a small team.

Please note that this position is based on-site in Brussels.

There are significant possibilities to shape the job to suit the skills of the person recruited.


  • Contribute to project work as required, establishing connections with users’ communities
  • Support the Market Development activities of EARSC by developing links with other organisations representing market sectors for EARSC members.
  • Support the Policy Officer in the organisation of Working Groups meeting
  • Support EARSC communications in close cooperation with the Communication officer.
  • Contribute to the knowledge capitalization of the Secretariat.
  • Represent EARSC in fora, development of links with policy decision makers and influencers in Brussels.



  • Ability to work on different subjects in parallel and deliver on time.
  • Ability to anticipate actions
  • At least 5 years of working experience
  • Have experience in organizing high-level conferences and seminars (hybrid)
  • Strong skills in planning and organization
  • Excellent written and spoken English (C2 level)
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
  • Ability to work well both independently and within large international teams
  • Proactive approach

In addition, the following would be an advantage:

  • Knowledge of one of the user’s communities (e.g. agriculture, environmental monitoring, security, etc.), policy, international collaboration
  • Knowledge of projects with EU institutions (e.g. Horizon 2020 or Horizon Europe)
  • Experience in proposal writing
  • Evidence of creative thinking
  • Other languages

The person will be employed through a consultancy contract or a 12-month employee contract under Belgian law. Based on the profile, the contract could be extended at the end of the initial contract. The terms and conditions of the contract are negotiable.

Candidates are invited to submit their CV (2 pages max.) together with a letter of motivation (1 page) to EARSC at, using “PROJECT OFFICER APPLICATION” as the subject and NAME_LASTNAME_CV/ML.pdf as the document’s format.

Important: Only applicants with a European work permit and who have submitted a cover letter AND a CV will be considered!

Deadline: The position will be filled on a rolling basis; make sure to submit your application as soon as possible.

Author: EARSC

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