Eureka is hiring a Clusters Coordinator Public Authorities

28 Oct 2021 | Jobs

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

As Eureka Clusters Coordinator, you will be based in the Eureka Secretariat in Brussels. Your main role will be to assist the participating Eureka public authorities in their engagement with the Eureka Clusters Programme. You will support and work closely with the Head and Chief Operating Officer at the Eureka Secretariat, high-level representatives from Eureka public authorities and the other Clusters Coordinator assisting the industry side directly.

The Eureka Clusters Coordinator has three main objectives:

  • Together with the Head of Secretariat and the Chief Operating Officer, to act as ambassador of the new Eureka Clusters Programme. Where appropriate, the Cluster Coordinator will represent the Clusters to the outside world and be responsible for communication between participating countries and Clusters.
  • To ensure alignment and coordination between Clusters and participating countries in preparation of the Multiannual Plan and Annual Operating Plan.
  • To coordinate the launch and operation of joint calls for projects in accordance with the Clusters’ call processes, and to ensure the alignment of individual Cluster calls.
  • Concretely, the role includes the following tasks
  • Support the Clusters and national ministries and funding agencies in the preparation of the Multiannual Plan and Annual Operating Plan
  • Coordinate joint calls for projects and joint events in the context of the Annual Operating Plan
  • Coordinate and organise meetings
  • Monitor, report and evaluate impact
  • Provide guidance in setting up new Eureka Clusters and enable cooperation with other industry communities
  • Support Eureka Clusters in the harmonisation of their processes
  • Support national ministries and funding agencies with synchronising national funding processes

SKILLS

  • Fluency in English, written and spoken
  • An outstanding and proactive programme manager, with the ability to work independently and manage deadlines
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills
  • A seasoned networker, able to find her or his way in a complex political environment and mediate between different stakeholders and broker solutions and compromises
  • A positive, flexible, diplomatic and highly motivated team-player
  • As part of a multinational team: sensitivity to cultural differences

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Higher education corresponding to completed university studies at Master’s level within a relevant field such as, for example, management science, political science, international relations, entrepreneurship or industrial economics.
  • Professional experience of at least 5 years, including 3 years of relevant experience and preferably at an equivalent responsibility level. 
  • Experience with and knowledge of national administrations, governmental relations, national funding processes and international innovation processes.

REMUNERATION AND WORK CONDITIONS

  • An open-ended contract position.
  • A starting annual salary of 48.720,00€ gross (internal level 3 position) plus attractive extra-legal benefits like working from home, a flexible work schedule, extra-legal vacation days, group and hospitalisation plans, free public transport to commute to the office, etc. The proposed salary within the level will depend on the qualifications of the selected candidate.
  • An international and dynamic team of roughly 35 employees from 16 different countries.
  • A nice and modern work environment, close to the centre of Brussels and the European quarter, easily reachable by public transport.
  • Eureka strongly lives by the values of trust, transparency, passion, creativity, autonomy, collaboration, work-life balance and diversity across all our teams and our whole ecosystem of stakeholders.

APPLICATION AND CLOSING DATE

  • Please apply for this post by sending an email with your CV and motivation letter attached to [email protected] and putting “Clusters Coordinator” and your full name in the subject line of the email.  
  • By sending an application, candidates give their consent to their diplomas and references being verified (although this is not requested at this stage).
  • Questions can also be sent to [email protected]
  • Closing date: Friday 26 November, 5.00pm Brussels time.

Applications received beyond the closing date will not be accepted. Only applicants selected for interview will be contacted.

ABOUT EUREKA

Eureka is the world’s biggest public network for international cooperation in R&D and Innovation, present in over 45 countries.

Since 1985, national and regional ministries and funding agencies in our network have supported the R&D of over 7,000 ground-breaking commercialised innovations that have positively impacted economic growth and industry competitiveness. With several programmes, our network funds international R&D projects between SMEs, large companies, universities and research organisations.

The Brussels Eureka Secretariat supports Eureka’s aim, manages Eureka’s programme operations, develops and maintains IT platforms, stores data and promotes Eureka to other organisations and beneficiaries.

The Eureka Clusters programme is driven by thematic communities of large companies, SMEs, universities, research institutes and end users. Participants access national funding and work alongside major industry players on close-to-market projects that meet their innovation objectives.

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