i-RESTORE 2.0 Project Officer vacancy


Join the EFRJ Secretariat: Project Officer vacancy

Apply before 6 September 2023!

The EFRJ is recruiting a part-time Project Officer for the EU funded project "i-RESTORE 2.0: Accessible Quality Restorative Justice Processes for Children in Contact with the Law in Europe". Our ideal new colleague is a reliable team player, with strong project management and communication skills and with a good understanding of restorative justice and/or children’s rights and/or juvenile justice and/or child participation/education (in justice matters). This is a 30% fixed term contract starting on 1 October 2023 until 30 September 2024. 


Tasks & responsibilities

The Project Officer will be responsible for:

 ⎯ the general management of the EFRJ project-tasks according to the grant agreement and in cooperation with the project coordinator and partners; ⎯ collaborating with the partners and representing the EFRJ on (online) project meetings and events; 

⎯ contributing to the final project and financial reports; 

⎯ delivering the project tasks and assignments of the EFRJ throughout the last year of the project, in collaboration with the international partners. This includes:

  • Writing a report on the twinning activities of the project based on the participating partner’s experiences; 
  • Drafting or coordinating the writing of a manual including guidelines and recommendations for professionals to conduct restorative justice with children; 
  • Supporting the creation of child-led and child-friendly creative resource on restorative justice and of a storybook; 
  • Co-drafting (with the coordinator) a policy paper on budgeting for restorative justice with children; 
  • Supporting the delivery of some training activities for professionals; 
  • Supporting the awareness raising campaigns on access to restorative justice for children and other communication outputs (news items, videos, interviews…) related to the project; 
  • Assisting the coordinator in the organisation of the project final conference in Brussels; 
  • Contributing to the finalisation and dissemination of the deliverables drafted or published in the first year of the project.

 ⎯ collaborating with and assisting the EFRJ Secretariat with other tasks on request (especially assistance during visits, events, internal meetings). In these tasks the Project Officer is supported by the EFRJ Secretariat in Leuven (e.g. in financial reporting, events organisation, communication strategy). 

Do you feel inspired and see yourself fit? See the requirements, our offer and information on the application process below.

Qualifications & skills required

Our ideal new colleague is flexible, dynamic, has strong project management and communication skills, is a reliable team player who supports its colleagues, but can perfectly work independently, is diplomatic, has a positive attitude, has integrity and is a mission-driven and non-judgmental person, who would share the passion for restorative justice and can travel for short periods, as required. 



✓ The Project Officer is committed to the EFRJ’s mission, vision and goals. 

✓ Bachelor or Master degree (law, criminology, education, social work, gender studies, psychology, anthropology, restorative justice, international studies or other relevant studies), or a minimum of four years of work experience in a related field. 

✓ A good understanding of restorative justice and/or children’s rights and/or juvenile justice and/or child participation/education (in justice matters). 

✓ Fluency in English. 

✓ Excellent writing skills. 

✓ Experience with (international) cooperation or projects. 

✓ Confident IT user (Microsoft office; online video calling platforms). 

✓ Residency in Belgium or ability to relocate to Belgium by the start of the contract. 

✓ Applicants must have the legal right to work in the EU. Please note that the EFRJ cannot assist applicants to obtain a work permit or help with relocation costs. 



 ⎯ Knowledge in other European languages, especially Dutch, Romanian, Greek or Estonian; 

⎯ Experience in restorative justice (research, practice), especially with children; 

⎯ Experience in the topic of access to justice for children; 

⎯ Experience in projects supported by the EU Justice or similar programmes; 

⎯ Experience in writing reports and drafting guidelines/ manuals; 

⎯ Experience in training development and/or writing manuals and toolkits for trainers; 

⎯ Experience in communication activities; 

⎯ Experience in events organisation;

 ⎯ Experience in research.

Terms of the contract

Please send your application electronically to Ms Edit Törzs, Director EFRJ, at: edit.torzs@euforumrj.org until 6 September 2023. 

Your application must include (in English): 

⎯ Max 1 page motivation letter highlighting relevant experience and indicating preferred starting date; 

⎯ CV, including contacts to two references. 

We appreciate your interest and we believe in dialogue, but please note that only short-listed applicants will be contacted and invited for an interview (online and/ or in Leuven in mid-September).

Vacancy - i-RESTORE Project Officer 2023