Two open positions at A.SPIRE: Project/Programme Manager and European Association Assistant (M/F)

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Project/Programme Manager

A.SPIRE is a non-profit European Association managing and implementing the SPIRE Public-Private Partnership, an instrument of the European Commission’s programme for research & innovation, Horizon2020. It represents eight European industrial sectors (i.e. cement, ceramics, chemicals, engineering, minerals and ores, non-ferrous metals, steel and water) and the research & innovation interests of more than 140 members (companies and research & technology organisations). The mission of A.SPIRE is to ensure the development of enabling technologies and best practices along all the stages of large scale existing value chain productions that will contribute to a resource efficient process industry.

JOB DESCRIPTION

As project/programme manager, you will be responsible of having an overview of SPIRE projects and SPIRE calls within H2020. You will keep a fluent communication with SPIRE projects’ coordinators and will follow-up the projects developments with particular attention to impact, contributing with technological understanding. You will define and implement the support needed for finished SPIRE projects, especially in relation to exploitation. You will collaborate with the Communication and Advocacy Manager in communication related to transferability of projects’ results and will be in charge of events targeted specifically to projects. You will also manage A.SPIRE’s contribution to projects in which we are partners. You will report directly to the Executive Director of the association and will support her in targeted internal projects with A.SPIRE Working Groups.

YOUR ROLE

SPIRE PROJECTS’ MONITORING AND SUPPORT

  • Keep a fluent communication with project coordinators on the projects’ developments.
  • Represent A.SPIRE in SPIRE projects’ kick-off meetings when required.
  • Support in capturing progress, knowledge and technological developments generated from the projects. Analyze data and elaborate statistics and reports assessing impact.

PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT & TARGETED ACTIONS

  • Support in targeted actions for the eight sectors and in gathering and editing information related to calls for proposals, news or other relevant documents (in collaboration with the Executive Director)
  • Collaboration with SPIRE working groups
  • Set up mechanisms to support the effective transferability and exploitation of finished projects’ results.
  • Support information exchange between projects which address the same calls and related areas across sectors (including joint events);
  • Support the link between projects, consortia and the full SPIRE community;
  • Organize and collaborate in the events addressed to SPIRE projects: (in collaboration with the Communication and Advocacy Manager).

PROJECT MANAGEMENT OF A.SPIRE PROJECTS

  • Overall management and implementation of the A.SPIRE actions as project partner.
  • WP leadership (in WP where A.SPIRE is the leader).
  • Projects’ budget control, reporting and contribution to deliverables

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor degree in engineering or other area related to A.SPIRE sectors. A master in a related subject would be an asset.
  • Minimum 3 to 5 years experience
  • Experience in European and R&I innovation projects, preferably on H2020 and on areas related to industry and SPIRE sectors
  • Understanding of EU policies related to circular economy, sustainability assessment, digitizing Europe or related

TECHNICAL SKILLS AND LANGAUGES

  • Excellent spoken and written English. Other languages are an asset
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent IT skills including Microsoft Outlook and MS Office (Word, Excel)
  • Experience in project management

OTHER SKILLS

  • Should be well organized, flexible and open-minded
  • Proactive, able to work autonomously and to take full responsibility of assigned tasks in short time
  • A team player with real social and communication skills and good at multi-tasking in a collaborative and helpful spirit
  • Ready to work with us in a small team and also with our members and other stakeholders to which you will provide project and programme related support services.

WE OFFER

In A.SPIRE, we really enjoy working together in a good, happy and positive team spirit. You will be integrated in a dynamic, stimulating and challenging work environment. You will work in a cross-sectorial, innovative and international setting focusing on future-oriented services. We offer you a full time 1 year, contract which could be renewable. Attractive salary according to profile.

Our policy is of non-discrimination on virtue of gender, origin, religion or other.

CONTACT AND DEADLINE:

Please, send your CV and motivation letter to aor@spire2030.eu by the 17th of June the latest.

 

 

European Association Assistant (M/F)

JOB DESCRIPTION

As Assistant, you will be required to perform a wide range of administrative and general support duties within the SPIRE Association. You will work directly with the Executive Director and in collaboration with the team of A.SPIRE office. You will communicate with senior-level internal and external contacts and will be regularly exposed to confidential data.  You will have a high level of tact and integrity due to the sensitive nature of information.

YOUR ROLE

ADMINISTRATION & FINANCIAL SUPPORT

  • Support to the Executive Director in the management of the office (budget, staff issues, training, paperwork…)
  • General secretarial management (organise meetings, manage calendars, take draft notes, preparation of minutes)
  • Assist the Executive Director in general financial management including preparation of the annual budget and control of expenses.
  • Dealing with members and other stakeholders (mail, telephone, in meetings)
  • Dealing with providers and follow-up of contracts
  • Organise and maintain contacts data base
  • Organize and maintain centralized filing systems (on line and off line)

MEMBERSHIP MANAGEMENT

  • Handle membership invoices and maintain accurate records for membership database
  • Support in providing information to potential members and to new members.

MEETINGS AND COMMUNICATION:

  • Support in the organization of workshops, meetings and events (logistics and communications to stakeholders and invited speakers).
  • Update SPIRE website and mailing list;
  • Operate A.SPIRE internal tools e.g. SPIRE Knowledge Platform (training will be provided);
  • Support in communication campaigns, such as newsletters, press releases, etc.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Professional or bachelor degree; additional qualification on administration, business, management or secretarial studies would be considered an advantage.
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in administration or other field related to this position

TECHNICAL SKILLS AND LANGUAGES

· Excellent spoken and written English. Other languages are an asset

· Very good writing skills

· Advanced IT skills including Microsoft Outlook and MS Office (Word, Excel)

· Knowledge of CMS, blogging, data analytics tools and social media campaigns is an asset

OTHER SKILLS AND REQUIREMENTS

· Should be well organised, flexible and open-minded

· Proactive, able to work autonomously and to take full responsibility of assigned tasks in short time

· A team player with real social and communication skills and good at multi-tasking in a collaborative and helpful spirit

· Ready to work with us in a small team and also with our members and other stakeholders, with whom you will exchange a lot of e-mails and phone calls.

WE OFFER

In A.SPIRE, we really enjoy working together in a good, happy and positive team spirit. You will be integrated in a dynamic, stimulating and challenging work environment. You will work in a cross-sectorial, innovative and international setting focusing on future-oriented services. We offer you a full time 1 year contract which could be renewable. Attractive salary according to profile.

Our policy is of non-discrimination on virtue of gender, origin, religion or other.

CONTACT AND DEADLINE:

Please, send your CV and motivation letter to aor@spire2030.eu by the 17th of June the latest.