L'Institut d'Études Européennes recrute:
Un European Project Manager en études européennes pour un CDD à temps plein d'un an renouvelable.
As a Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence, the IEE-ULB is recognized for its expertise in European Studies. The IEE-ULB carries out its own interdisciplinary research projects. At the same time, it promotes the work of its affiliated members on European issues within the associated research units and centres of its three partner faculties - the Faculty of Philosophy and Social Sciences, the Faculty of Law and Criminology, The Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management. The IEE-ULB develops an interdisciplinary research agenda established by the Institute’s Research Committee. The current agenda is based on four research themes that are articulated around political sciences, law, economics, history, values and global interactions: Europe as an area of freedom, security & justice; Europe as an area of economic & social regulation; Europe as a community of norms & values; and Europe in the world.
The hired PO will be a member of a team within the IEE-ULB dedicated to the implementation, coordination, and promotion of European projects. Under the direction of the shared Principal Investigator (PI) of both projects – Pr. Ramona Coman, the hire will collaborate with the Communication Director (M-I. Soldevila), and the senior project manager of the IEE-ULB (F. Ponjaert), as well as a designated member of the IEE-ULB’s standing secretarial staff.
The selected candidate will be hired as a European Project Officer (PO).
It is a management-level Full-Time hire on external (EU) funding.
The mandate is granted for an initial term of 1 year.
The mandate can be twice renewed for a further 1-year
The hired PO will be involved in the implementation and coordination of two EU-funded research projects led by Professor Ramona Coman. The two projects in question are both dedicated to the study of the impact on EU policy instruments of the growing dissensus surrounding liberal democracy. The two EU-funded projects the hire would be involved with are:
- Firstly, RED-SPINEL on Responding to Emerging Dissensus: SuPranational Instruments & Norms of European Liberal democracy (Horizon Europe RIA project n°101061621
- Secondly, GEM-DIAMOND on Democratic Institutions, the rise of Alternative MOdels and mounting Normative Dissensus (Horizon Europe MSCA-DN proposal n°101073292)
The PO will be involved in the management of both EU-funded projects listed above. This will include ensuring the listed milestones, deliverables and reporting obligations are met in both cases. He/she will be primarily responsible for scheduling, coordinating, supervising, and reporting on the execution of scientific and outreach activities listed in the description of action of RED-SPINEL. Secondarily, he/she will support other members of the IEE team in executing the research and training associated with GEM-DIAMOND.
Essential missions related to the function:
in order of importance (and estimated % of work time)
The hired Project Manager will contribute to the following missions:
Mission 1 (50%)- Manage the Implementation and Reporting of the Scientific Milestones & Deliverables of the RED-SPINEL project, including by:
• Monitoring and Reporting on the progress made in terms of Milestones and Deliverables
• Ensuring the implementation of RED-SPINEL Supervisory Board decisions
• Preparation, minutes taking and follow-up for the project’s scheduled Supervisory Board and International Advisory Board meetings
• Facilitating and supporting the organization of RED-SPINEL’s scheduled research events
• Responding to inquiries, both from the constituent members of the project as from third parties
• Execute the necessary managerial duties related to Ethics, Data-Management and Reporting
Mission 2 (40%) – Support the Implementation of the associated GEM-DIAMOND project, including by:
• Coordinating the implementation of both projects with an eye on maximizing possible synergies
• Facilitate cross-fertilization and economies of scale between the two projects
• Support the Student Affairs associated with the GEM-DIAMOND project
• Support the organization of GEM-DIAMOND events
• Support the GEM-DIAMOND Supervisory Board and International Advisory Board meetings
Mission 3 (10%) – Enhance the Visibility of both projects, including by:
• Supporting the Integrated Communication for both projects
• Drafting communication and dissemination content for on both projects for the IEE websites, blogs, Podcasts, newsletters, and social media platforms.
Candidates must have a master’s degree, preferably in the Social Sciences.
General knowledge and skills:
Master professional English, both oral and written.
Have experience in some or all the following areas:
- Project Planning, incl. the scheduling and follow-up of set Deliverables & Milestones,
- Writing project reports,
- Event organisation, incl. the coordination, implementation and reporting on Research and/or Training events (e.g., conferences, summer schools, workshops, international conferences …)
- Research Centre/Project Back Office work, (e.g., travel bookings, payments, accounting, supply and office management, …)
Additional general assets considered an asset include:
- A familiarity with European Affairs and/or a background in European studies
- Familiarity with the budgetary procedures of EU-funded programmes
- Knowledge of French will be considered an asset.
- The functional knowledge of other languages is useful but not mandatory.
Job specific knowledge and skills:
Be familiar with (European) Project Management.
Support the valorising and dissemination of research and training activities by:
- Producing promotional and communication-related copy
- Managing the content of the two project websites
- Co-Managing the two projects’ social media platforms
- Production of a semestrial Newsletter
Additional specific assets considered an asset include:
- Graphic design and IT skills.
- A good understanding of the functioning of universities and their administrative, degree-awarding, and budgetary processes.
- Knowledge of the structure and functioning of the IEE-ULB and the ULB/ability to get familiarised with the functioning of the ULB
Be a team-player and a team leader, as the hire will:
- Operate as a part of an international research team,
- Supervise and accompany the work of designated secretarial collaborators,
- Set-up & coordinate ad hoc teams of support staff constituted for major events.
Be rigorous, organized, and detail oriented. The hire is expected to:
- Have an acute sense of organization and coordination,
- Carry out various tasks while participating in multiple dialogues,
- Work well in team as well as independently,
- Respond promptly to submitted queries, both internal and external.
Bring a certain emotional intelligence and diplomacy to the table, as the work will involve:
- Ensuring smooth Student Affairs follow-up (i.e., enrolments, mobility schedules, timely submissions, progress tracking…) for a set of 16 PhD Fellows,
- Providing Guidance to & Mediation between components of the two projects,
- Welcoming and supporting a community of internationally mobile researchers.
Equal opportunity policy:
ULB's personnel policy is based on diversity and equal opportunity.
We recruit candidates on the basis of their skills, regardless of their age, gender, sexual orientation, origin, nationality, beliefs, disability, etc.
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