Project & Policy Officer

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30 May 2019

Project and Policy Officer  

ERRIN (European Regions Research and Innovation Network) is a Brussels-based platform that gathers together over 120 regional organisations in more than 20 European countries. ERRIN aims to strengthen the regional and local dimension in EU Research and Innovation policy and programmes. We promote knowledge exchange between our members, focusing on joint actions and strategic partnerships to strengthen regional research and innovation capacities and thereby foster sustainable and inclusive growth in regions. 
ERRIN was established in 2001 as an informal network and has since then been on an incremental growth path moving from an informal network to a not-for-profit organisation that employs nine fulltime staff members. ERRIN’s office is located in the Nordic House on rue du Luxembourg, 1000 Brussels, where many of the ERRIN regions are also situated. 
Job Description and responsibilities 
The role of Project and Policy Officer will be focused around ERRIN’s European funded projects as well as facilitation of ERRIN Working Groups. The projects will cover several Research and Innovation thematic areas with an emphasis on health. One of the current projects in our portfolio is InDemand project, which focuses on co-creating digital health solutions.  
ERRIN currently has 13 Working Groups covering a vast variety of research and innovation topics. The Working Groups are co-led by ERRIN members and supported by the ERRIN secretariat. The Project and Policy Officer will support the Working Groups on Health, Design & Creativity and Tourism.  
The Project and Policy Officer will work closely with the Director of projects as well as in collaboration with other staff members facilitating ERRIN Working Groups.  
Project work:
  • Project management;
  • Development of project deliverables;
  • Organising events and meetings related to the projects;
  • Developing a yearly work plan for the ERRIN deliverables in the project(s) and linking to the ERRIN working groups; 
  • Following-up administrative and financial activities;   
  • Supporting the day-to-day operational aspects of a project and scope;
  • Ensuring administrative documents are complete, current, and stored appropriately. 
Working groups:
  • Facilitate the general functioning of three ERRIN Working Groups;
  • Support organisation of ERRIN events and meetings. This will involve close cooperation with ERRIN members, especially Working Group leaders;
  • Support the development of Work Group meeting agendas, attend the meetings and organise the reporting of the meetings on the ERRIN website;
  • Support the Working Groups to develop annual work programmes, define priorities and whenever possible follow up linked processes and initiatives run by the European Commission. 
  • University degree;
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in the field of project management; 
  • Experience in working with local and regional authorities or regional actors;
  • Knowledge on one or several areas of the working groups: health, culture and creativity is an asset;
  • Excellent use of English (both written and spoken) and fluency in another EU language useful;
  • Ability to work and contribute to a multicultural environment;
  • Ability to multitask and capacity to work well under time constraints. 
We offer a competitive monthly salary between €2600-3400 depending on experience, meal vouchers, Brussels transport pass and a permanent contract.  
Potential candidates are asked to send a CV and cover letter to clearly stating the possible starting date and contact details. 
Deadline for applications: 29 May 17.00 CET.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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