Project Manager

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28 Feb 2021

The Consortium of European Social Science Data Archives (CESSDA) is a European Research Infrastructure Consortium (ERIC), and a pan-European distributed research infrastructure that provides large scale, integrated and sustainable data services to the social sciences. The Main Office is located in Bergen, Norway, and coordinates the cooperation between Data Service Providers from the European countries which currently participate, and any which joins in the future. 

CESSDA ERIC is now seeking to recruit a Project Manager

Principal duties and responsibilities

  • Support in preparation of project proposals in conjunction with the Senior Project Manager and Chief Operations Officer and other staff members;
  • Review of plans and scheduling of projects and their deliverables, goals and milestones for internal and external CESSDA projects;
  • Support in coordination of internal resources and third parties for the flawless execution of projects;
  • Use of appropriate verification techniques to manage changes in project scope, schedule and costs;
  • Support to timely delivery of projects, within scope and budget;
  • Ensuring resource availability and allocation;
  • Establishing and maintaining relationships with CESSDA Service Providers and other external stakeholders;
  • Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation;
  • Any other duties required by the Director or Chief Operations Officer.


  • Up to 2 years of experience in drafting project applications for Framework Programmes (H2020 programme) or other funding programmes of the European Union, and/or participation in management and implementation ofH2020 projects;
  • University degree (MA), preferably in the fields of social, economic, and political sciences or humanities, and/or strong background in business skills, management, budgeting and analysis;
  • Proven working experience as a project administrator is an advantage;
  • Working knowledge of financial project management and coordination;
  • Experience in setting priorities and long-term planning;
  • Experience in coordinating work across different partner institutions/ organisations.


  • Ability to author and edit project applications, project descriptions, finances, deliverables and any other outputs in English;
  • Ability to represent the organisation in a highly professional manner;
  • A proactive approach to work;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Solid organisational skills including attention to detail and multi-tasking skills;
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office, including proficient use of Excel;
  • Able to travel when required;
  • Fluent written and spoken English.

Practical information

  • The Project Manager will work remotely.
  • CESSDA’s working language is English.
  • Salary to be negotiated according to residence country market conditions and rules.
  • Tax agreement and social security agreement between Norway and the country of residence shall apply.

Application process

To apply, please send an application letter that describes your qualifications, experience, and specific outlook for thepost. Please send the application letter, two formal letters of reference, a CV including a list of recent relevantinformation and other related materials in a single PDF to All documentation should be in English. The closing date for applications is 28 February 2021. Shortlisted candidates might be submitted to skills andknowledge testing.

Interviews of shortlisted candidates will be held online. Expected start: April 2021.

Contact: Executive Assistant Nina Bakanova,, +47 40100964.

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