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21 Oct 2018

BICC is an independent, non-profit organization that has been dealing with a wide range of global issues in the field of peace and conflict research for more than 20 years. BICC stands for critical, problem-oriented, policy relevant research and conducts also advisory and capacity development projects on behalf of government and civil society partners, international development agencies and scientific foundations.

We are looking for a

Project Coordinator
70 to 100% / TV-L 13 / initially 2 years / starting 1 January 2019

Starting in January 2019 BICC will carry out a cooperative research project within the European Union Research and Innovation programme Horizon 2020. The project investigates migration and refugee situations in the Mediterranean Region, the Middle East, Afghanistan/ Pakistan and East Africa. The overall objective is to develop solutions for protracted displacement situations that are better tailored to the needs and capacities of persons affected by displacement. The Project is carried out by an international consortium of 11 Partners from Europe, Africa and Asia.

BICC is the consortium leader of the project and our Project Management Team includes the Scientific Coordinator (scientific tasks, research integrity, quality control), the Grants Manager (administrative & financial management) and the Project Coordinator:

Key Responsibilities and Tasks:

The Project Coordinator serves as a liaison within the consortium as well as between the consortium and the European Commission. Her/his tasks include monitoring and controlling the project’s work plan and its proper implementation, and handling all operational matters:

  • Central point of contact to the EU Commission esp. the EU project officer, as well as for Consortium Partners on project management-related matters
  • Preparation, coordination and organization of internal and international project events (Kick-off Meeting, meetings of the consortium bodies, conferences etc.)
  • Communication and coordination of the BICC project management team
  • Monitoring project development and securing the execution of decisions of the consortium bodies
  • Coordination of
    1. project work as regards milestones, deadlines and project goals; reporting to the EU in close cooperation with the grants manager;
    2. innovation and quality management in close cooperation with the Scientific Coordinator and Consortium Partners;
    3. project outreach activities, publication, exploitation and dissemination of results.


  • Advanced university degree in Social Sciences, Business Administration or related fields – a formal qualification in project management is an asset
  • Relevant project management experience in active cooperation and coordination of international cooperative research projects, ideally funded by the EU
  • Excellent spoken and written English language skills (C1/C2), working knowledge of German is an asset
  • Excellent communication and relationship management skills, including the ability to gain credibility with key stakeholders across the consortium and the EU commission
  • Understanding of an international research environment; ability to work in a team; cultural and context sensitivity
  • Proven interest in and understanding of refugee/ migration research, the European policy landscape and/or BICC’s wider list of topics is desirable

What we offer:

  • This part-to full-time (70 to 100%) position is initially limited to a two-year contract. Payment follows the collective wage agreement for the public service of the Länder (TV-L), wage group 13 (appr. gross wage – full time - ranges from euro 51,000 to 59,000, acc. to experience) and includes social benefits customary at BICC, e.g. company pension scheme.
  • We put great emphasis on the further training of our staff and offer candidates the chance to work in an international research institute at the nexus of research and policy advice that provides the interdisciplinary team with opportunities to network with policymakers and in the international academic context. The BICC team is recruited from a variety of countries; the working language is English.
  • BICC supports the work-life balance of its staff through a highly flexible work time system and is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome applications by severely disabled persons.

How to apply:

Please send your application to Mrs Susanna Balkenhol ( solely by email by 21 October 2018. It should include a cover letter, CV (please use the Europass CV -, certificates and a self-assessment of your English language skills and consist of one pdf, max. 5 MB. Please indicate “9.18” in the reference line. Mrs Balkenhol will also be available for questions.

Date of publication: 25 September 2018

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