Job Opening – Project Officer – CLOSED

Posted: 24-11-2022 Topics: Projects

LIBER is Europe’s largest research library network. We help our university, national, and special libraries to support world-class research. Founded in 1971 and based in The Hague, LIBER is a partner in many European projects that address barriers on the path towards Open Science. LIBER is seeking a Project Officer (with a focus on dissemination, communication & engagement) to organise European project-related events and activities and to work on other project-related tasks.

Are you outgoing, creative, and versatile? Interested in issues relating to research libraries such as Open Science, research infrastructures, and Open Access? Can you make technical topics accessible to the greater public? If yes, then we invite you to apply. This full-time position starts on the 1st of March 2023.

Key Responsibilities

As a Project Officer you will be primarily responsible for activities related to the European Projects LIBER participates in. You’ll coordinate engagement and outreach activities for research libraries and relevant stakeholders in the context of EU funded projects. You’ll:

  • Actively engage the LIBER network in project activities;
  • Monitor and track dissemination activities across projects;
  • Contribute to written reports and deliverables;
  • Create engaging content for EU projects and LIBER’s social media presence;
  • Lead project engagement and communication strategies;
  • Identify and create networks of stakeholders;
  • Identify opportunities for engagement and dissemination activities;
  • Coordinate stakeholder engagement events;
  • Participate in project meetings;
  • Promote projects to relevant stakeholders and via appropriate channels;
  • Add content to relevant websites and ensure key pages are kept updated.

Your Profile

  • At least 2 years of experience in EU-funded projects.
  • Familiarity with topics such as Open Science including Open Access, research infrastructures, etc.
  • Experience in developing and implementing community engagement strategies and activities, as well as dissemination activities;
  • Affinity with LIBER’s vision and mission, and the needs of research libraries;
  • Excellent spoken and written English;
  • Ability to work independently as well as with a team, communicate effectively and manage relationships across a large and diverse network;
  • Adept at translating complex issues for different audiences;
  • Comfortable managing several social media channels;
  • Technically savvy, with an eye for engaging content;
  • Demonstrable skills in project and event management, and presentation skills;
  • Ability to prioritise and meet targets;
  • Experience creating materials such as posters and videos, as well as knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (particularly InDesign), WordPress, MailChimp, and video editing software programmes, will be considered a plus.

This position requires a valid EU work permit. In addition, a residential address in the Netherlands is required. We work partly from the office and partly from home.

We Offer You

  • Working at the forefront of the landscape of research libraries.
  • Personal development and lots of variety in your work and room for initiative and ideas.
  • A broad scope of responsibilities, and a flexible and friendly working environment.
  • You will be part of a young and ambitious international team with a passion for research libraries.
  • You will be given extensive opportunity to further develop your capacities.
  • Salary scale 9, based on our Collective Labor Agreement (WVOI Cao-OI), depending on qualifications and expertise.
  • Excellent secondary benefits: an excellent pension scheme, an allowance for travel and mobile expenses, a holiday allowance (8%), 42 holidays, and a year-end bonus (8,33%).
  • An informal and creative working environment.


  • Salary – Scale 9. This implies a full-time equivalent of minimum €3161 to a maximum gross of €4358 per month depending on experience, plus a vacation allowance of 8%, and a December allowance of 8.33%;
  • Reports to – the Executive Director;
  • Location – LIBER Office, Koninklijke Bibliotheek, The Hague. This position requires residence in the Netherlands or the willingness and ableness to move there before the commencement of work;
  • Hours of Work – 100%, full-time contract of 40 hours per week;
  • Period of Appointment – A 12-months contract will be offered initially with a possible extension, depending on performance and funding.

Special Working Conditions

Occasional out-of-hours work is expected (including on some weekends i.e. in association with conferences, meetings and other events). We offer a flexible working environment in a small team.

To Apply

Do you recognise yourself in this profile? For an informal discussion regarding the position please contact Oliver Blake ( To apply, please submit a CV and cover letter outlining your eligibility and interest in this position to using the phrase ‘Project Officer’ in the subject line.

Closing Date

The closing date for applications is Monday, 9 January 2023.