Programme Manager

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25 Mar 2018

LUCI Association is recruiting:

A PROGRAMME MANAGER: On a long-term contract, for the LUCI head office, based in Lyon - France

Background information

LUCI (Lighting Urban Community International) is an association created in 2002. It brings together over 70 cities worldwide and more than 40 associated members.

As the international network of cities on urban lighting, LUCI is an exchange and dialogue platform for cities engaged in using light as a tool for urban, economic, social and cultural development, taking into account sustainability and environmental issues.

More information:

LUCI is recruiting a Programme Manager, under the supervision of the General Director. His/her main tasks, in collaboration with the LUCI team include:

Job Description

1. Cooperation projects (International and European)

  • Monitoring of funding opportunities;
  • Development of new projects in coherence with the network’s strategic orientations, and management of certain ongoing projects.

2. Network development and facilitation

  • Diversification of sources of funding (philanthropy, sponsorship, EU funding, etc.);
  • Contribution to network development and facilitation at the international level;
  • Facilitation of certain thematic activities, in coherence with the network’s strategic orientations.

3. LUCI events

  • Development of certain events each year;
  • Coordination and logistics before and during the event in conjunction with the host city;
  • Coordination and creation of certain event related communication tools.



  • 3 to 4 years of experience in European and/or international project development, management and coordination;
  • Experience working with local authorities;
  • Experience in searching for funding opportunities (philanthropy, sponsorship, EU funding, etc.);
  • Knowledge of issues related to urban lighting or other urban policies is an asset.


  • Master’s degree in a field relevant to the above tasks (Political Science, International Relations, Communication, etc.);
  • Full professional proficiency in English and French, a third language would be an asset;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills;
  • Very strong interpersonal skills with a sense of diplomacy and high cultural awareness;
  • Good command of standard IT tools.


  • Highly motivated and open-minded, ready to contribute in a flexible way to a small but dynamic organisation;
  • Willingness to travel up to several days a month and work irregular hours;
  • Service oriented, hands-on mentality;
  • Team spirit, capacity to take initiatives, solution-oriented.

General information for applicants

  • To apply, send your cover letter and CV in English to Ms. Mary-Ann Schreurs, President of LUCI, by email, using only;
  • Application deadline: 25th March 2018; any application sent after this deadline will not be taken into account;
  • Shortlisted candidates will be invited for interviews and written tests in French and English that will take place in the LUCI offices, in Lyon;
  • Travel and accommodation expenses will be reimbursed to the interviewed candidates;
  • No information regarding the test form/content will be revealed beforehand to the short-listed candidates.

Terms and Conditions for employment

  • The work place is located at the LUCI head office in Lyon, France;
  • The selected candidate will be employed under French law (association loi 1901), the contract includes a renewable 3 months probation period;
  • Work with LUCI should start as soon as possible;
  • The selected candidate will be offered a gross annual salary from 30 to 35K€ depending on qualifications and previous professional experience.

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