Project Unit Coordinator

Interreg 2 Seas Programme

Project Unit Coordinator

GEIE GECOTTI-PE - Interreg 2 Seas

Lille, France

Interreg 2 Seas Programme 2014 - 2020

Reporting to: Programme Director

1. General tasks

  • Participation with the Programme Director and the Finance Unit Coordinator in the general Joint Secretariat management, including the recruitment and management of human resources;
  • Coordination of the Programme performance and of the monitoring and evaluation framework together with the Finance Unit Coordinator;
  • Coordination of the Programme development in order to implement the Cooperation Programme, particularly with reference to the CP section 1 and 2, 6, 7 and 8;
  • By being part of the management team, organisation of the JS workload: allocation of tasks, planning, day-to-day guidance of the work carried out by the JS Officers;
  • Coordination of the further development and updating of the Interreg 2014 - 2020 2 Seas Programme (data collection, studies, working groups, events, publications);
  • Coordination of the territorial facilitation network.

2. Programme Implementation

a. Programme governance

  • Main contact relating to Programme development with the Managing Authority the programme partners and the European Commission;
  • Coordination and organisation of Strategic Task Force, Evaluation Task Force and Monitoring Committee meetings (content);
  • Coordination of the contacts with the National Authorities and Hosting Organisations respectively related to the Monitoring Committee and Territorial Facilitation Network.

b. Development and implementation of the Programme development according to the CP content and target:

  • Strategic analysis of progressive Programme implementation, results and benefits;
  • Update and dissemination of Interreg and EU regional policy developments;
  • Coordination of the Programme evaluation framework;
  • Coordination and drafting of the 2 Seas Business Plan;
  • Coordination of the drafting of the Annual Implementation Report to the EC;
  • Coordination, together with the Finance Unit Coordinator, of the data aggregation within the Programme Monitoring System;
  • Contribution to the definition and update of Programme rules and procedures (Programme Manual, and handbook of procedures);
  • Contribution to the development and implementation of a 2 Seas Risk Management Policy;
  • Contribution to the Programme Monitoring System according to the Programme and project needs.

c. Management of the territorial facilitators network

  • Participation to the recruitment process, when asked to;
  • Ensuring induction of new TF;
  • Supervision of the set-up of necessary process and tools to ensure coordination.

d. Contribution to Programme promotion

  • Contribution to the conceptualisation and implementation of the Programme communication strategy in liaison with the Programme Director and the Communication officer;
  • Participation in public events to promote the Programme.

3. Project Implementation

  • Co-coordination with the Finance Unit Coordinator and contribution to the quality control of the main processes and procedures linked to project implementation;
  • Co-coordination with the Finance Unit Coordinator and contribution to the quality control of the projects’ monitoring;
  • Advise and issue guidance to JS Officers with a view to harmonising the standards applied to projects on content related aspects;
  • Coordination of the ongoing and preventative monitoring and ensuring the overview of the workload via management tools;
  • Supervision and coordination of the project’s Annual Progress Reports assessments;
  • Co-coordination of the performance reviews;
  • Overall analysis of project deviations at Programme level;
  • Co-coordination with the Finance Unit Coordinator of the projects’ major and technical modifications for the content matters;
  • Participation in meetings with problematic projects;
  • Organisation of the inputs for tailored events (approved projects seminars, other seminars);
  • Contacts relating to project implementation issues with the Monitoring Committee delegations, the European Commission, and the project lead partners.

4. Programme Closure

  • Assistance to the Finance Unit Coordinator on closure matters;
  • Capitalisation of final project outputs, results and benefits.

5. Basic Requirements

  • Master’s degree or equivalent, minimum 5 to 10 years demonstrated experience in EU project management, territorial development/planning systems and policies;
  • 5-10 Years demonstrated experience in the EU Programme/project management in an international team;
  • Knowledge of EU institutions and policies, in particular Cohesion Policy;
  • Knowledge of the European Structural Funds and ETC EU Regulations;
  • High level of proficiency and fluency in English and French. At least basic knowledge of Dutch would be welcomed;
  • Computer literacy;
  • Excellent coordinating and leadership skills including both team and project management;
  • Strategic thinker and able to translate strategies into actions;
  • Good communication and drafting skills;
  • Flexible approach to work; prepared to travel and work irregular hours.

6. General information for applicants

Applications (CV & Cover Letter) need to be received before 08/08/2021 midnight French time and have to be sent by email to Véronique WEYLAND-AMMEUX, Programme Director and Nathanael HOUARD, Programme Officer

We will not consider any applications sent beyond that deadline. The applications should be written in English.

An individual email will be sent to all short-listed candidates by 16/08/21 at the latest. Candidates will be expected to confirm their participation to interviews by return email. If a candidate does not receive an email by this date then he/she should consider that he/she has not been shortlisted.

Interviews should take place at the 2 Seas JS offices located in Lille, Les Arcuriales, 45/D, rue de Tournai - 59000 Lille - France or via videoconference using the Webex platform on week 34 from the 23rd to 27th of August. Transport and accommodation costs may be reimbursed in compliance with the Programme rules.

7. Terms and conditions of employment

The working place is located at the office based in Lille, France.

The position is based on a permanent contract under French law.

Net salary before income tax: EUR 5 057 Gross Salary - EUR 3 906 Net Salary (position 1 - Unit Manager) before tax.

Location: Interreg 2 Seas Joint Secretariat - Les Arcuriales, 45/D, rue de Tournai - 59000 Lille - France.

Starting date: as soon as possible

Don't forget to mention EuroBrussels when applying.

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