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ESTELA, the European Solar Thermal Electricity Association, is a non-profit association created in 2007. ESTELA represents members from the industry and research institutions, active along the whole STE value chain. ESTELA is devoted to promoting solar thermal electricity (STE), also called concentrated solar power (CSP), not only in Europe, but also in the MENA region and worldwide.

Currently ESTELA searches for its Communication & Office management Officer as direct support to the Secretary General and the Project Officers to carry out the Associations activities.

The Job

Communication and event management 75%:

EU-funded projects:

o   Coordinate/lead communication activities        

o   Draft corresponding project deliverables and periodic reports



o   Coordinate and implement communication activities

o   Manage websites and social media including monitoring web traffic and social media statistics


Office operations management 25%:

Day-to-day administrative operations of a Brussels-based association (IT-based interfaces to Social Secretariat, accounting firm, contacts) 

Prepare the admin and financial duties of the Association (draft budget and accounting reports) and EU-funded projects (project financial reporting, financial follow-up, relations to partners)

Meetings with members and other external events such as workshops, conferences


Your Profile


o   Experience in communication and event management, including the use of social media (LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube) 

o   Experience in overall office and EU project management, with a strong ability to perform well in tight timeframes 

o   Knowledge in accounting, budgeting, and financial reporting

o   A real ability with MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook etc.) is a must

o   Fluent in French and English. Other languages, especially Spanish and/or German is a plus

o   Interest in renewables and energy transition issues

o   Strong analytical and record-keeping skills, discretion, attention to detail, and multitasking


o   Good communication and interpersonal skills and relationship management skills (can quickly establish good relationships with contacts)

o   Experience in video conferencing tools (Cisco WebEx, Zoom) and website content management systems (WordPress)



Job Location:      Brussels (teleworking currently due to pandemic) 

Contract:             Limited duration contract (3 years with possible prolongation)

Starting date:     1 Jan 2022


To apply for this position:

Applicants must have a work permit for the European Union and be prepared to work in Brussels.

If you think your profile matches the position, please send your CV and a letter outlining your motivation for the job and your availability, explicitly describing your relevant experience and linked the requirements for the position by 1 December 18:00 CET directly to ESTELAs Secretary General marcel.bial@estelasolar.org

Please note that only short-listed applicants will be contacted for interviews.

For more information on ESTELA and what we do, please visit www.estelasolar.org