April 15, 2021

Senior Project Manager, EBN

Deadline: Applications considered on a rolling basis


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The European Business & Innovation Centre Network (EBN) is a non-profit that serves a pan-European and global community of people that use innovative businesses as a driver for regional development. EBN's initiatives include the EU|BIC certification, development and distribution of quality business support programmes, facilitation and initiation of project collaborations, global networking, and advocacy for excellent business support actors like the EU|BICs. Since its inception in 1985, the EBN network has pursued its mission to support the best experts, represent our shared goals, bridge network actors, and use business innovation to inspire and implement solutions for regional economic development. There are now over 130 quality-certified EU|BICs and 46 Associate Members shaping our global EBN network.

EU|BICs are incubators, accelerators, and other business support organisations whose quality of support services delivered to entrepreneurs are uniquely certified by EBN in collaboration with the European Commission. EBN’s core business revolves around the certification of EU|BICs, thereby creating and maintaining a network of high-quality providers of services to innovative entrepreneurs. The certification process starts with the fulfilment of an online questionnaire, passes through the implementation of an onsite audit from an EU|BIC expert and is finalised with a decision from the BIC Quality Mark Committee.

In this framework, EBN, is recruiting a highly motivated candidate, passionate about the role that innovation and entrepreneurship plays in our society to join the EBN team ASAP for a one-year contract.

In particular, EBN is looking for a senior profile that is experienced in project coordination and has good knowledge of social and inclusive entrepreneurship support and social innovation.

More information about EBN’s project portfolio here.

Job Description

The duties and tasks for this position will include, but are not restricted to:

Overall responsibility for the coordination and delivery of project outputs according to the project’s “description of work” including:

  • Project coordination (admin and activity)
  • Regular communication with partners and funders
  • Delivery of EBN tasks according to the contract
  • Technical Report writing & updating regularly the partners or the EC of the project’s progress
  • Attendance at partner meetings and EC review meetings
  • Coordination of other partners’ inputs and deliverables as required
  • Dissemination and communication via social media, newsletters, updating websites, and drafting of press releases
  • Event/meeting organisation and follow-up
  • Drafting of policy recommendations
  • Community management
  • General administrative duties

Contribution to EBN proposals preparation activity:

  • Following EC & other donors’ calls for proposals/calls for tender
  • Support to proposal writing & budget preparation
  • Responding to and managing “partner searches” for EBN members
  • General administrative tasks

Support to the animation of EBN Special Interest Groups (SIGs) if needed.

Requirements

Applicants are required to have the following skills:

  • Excellent command of written and spoken English, other languages are a benefit
  • A good understanding of basic maths and sound knowledge of Excel spreadsheets
  • Excellent communication & presentational skills
  • Ability to multi-task and work to meet tight deadlines
  • Very good knowledge of Microsoft office package
  • Good knowledge of European and International Institutions grants and funding opportunities (EC Framework Programmes and EaSI programme preferred)
  • Previous experience with social innovation and inclusive entrepreneurship support programmes
  • Previous project management experience & knowledge of EC projects (+5 years)
  • Previous coordination of EC projects (at least 1)
  • Availability to travel
  • Proven organisational skills
  • Be a good team player

To Apply

Qualified candidates should submit via email to job@ebn.eu:

  • CV
  • Cover letter (one page max)

Please use “Senior Project Manager” as the subject line of the mail.

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Starting date of work: as soon as possible.

Candidatures will be treated confidentially. EBN is an equal opportunities employer.

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