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Job vacancies at the ESF Transnational Platform: (1) Policy adviser, and (2) Contract manager

Job vacancies at the ESF Transnational Platform: (1) Policy adviser, and (2) Contract manager

31/07/2017
The ESF Transnational Platform supports collaboration among the EU Member States to improve the impact of employment and social policies through mutual learning networks and by co-ordinating calls for ESF-supported projects.
Owing to an increased workload, two further job vacancies have arisen. The positions are as part of core team of 8 people which works with a dozen part-time Thematic Experts.
The Platform’s working language is English, but knowledge of other EU languages is an asset. We work in a Windows environment.
Both posts will run until July 2019. Engagement can be as an employee or self-employed person.
If you wish to apply for either of these jobs, please download the relevant application form below, and send it together with your Europass CV to esfjobs@aeidl.eu by 11 September 2017.
For further information, our websites are at: http://www.aeidl.eu and http://ec.europa.eu/esf/transnationality
The contract is managed by AEIDL, a Brussels-based social enterprise that promotes sustainable local development and implements European projects in the employment, social, environmental and other fields.
Vacancy 1: Policy adviser
This full-time job entails:
  • ensuring that the work of our 10 Thematic Networks is linked to EU and Member State policy (for list of networks see https://ec.europa.eu/esf/transnationality/forum)
  • mainstreaming the results of the networks, e.g. through thematic dossiers and articles for our website and newsletter
  • conceiving content and organising annual conferences and seminars
  • continually expanding our mailing list to reach relevant targets
  • liaison with the Commission, Member States, NGOs, social partners and other ESF stakeholders
  • attending and taking the minutes of some Thematic Network meetings
  • answering user requests, reporting and other team tasks
  • travelling as necessary within the EU (estimated once per 6 weeks)
The necessary qualities are:
  • knowledge and at least 5 years’ experience of European employment and social policies
  • ability to dialogue with public administrations, NGOs and other stakeholders
  • communicating clearly in speech and writing
Download application form for Policy Adviser post: Filepolicy_adviser_application_form.docx
 
Vacancy 2: Contract manager
The job is a half-time post in our Brussels office. It entails ensuring that the Platform produces its deliverables on time and to specification, including:
  • preparing timelines for the production of deliverables including progress reports throughout each year as well as thematic publications and events
  • ensuring the necessary data and information are continuously collected
  • extracting information from sources such as meeting minutes and evaluation reports
  • compiling some sections of each report, and commissioning the writing of other sections from other team members and experts and chasing their timely delivery
  • agreeing the final texts with the Team leader and preparing them for submission
  • monitoring and reporting on expenditure against budget
The necessary qualities are:
  • ability to design data collection systems
  • ability to analyse and clearly report, in English, on qualitative information
  • ability to analyse quantitative data and report on it graphically (data visualisation)
  • an interest in transnational co-operation in the ESF
  • administrative efficiency and attention to customer satisfaction
Download application form for Contract Manager post: Filecontract_manager_application_form.docx