Policy Advisor

UNA Europa -  University Alliance Europe

Policy Advisor

UNA Europa - University Alliance Europe

Leuven or Brussels, Belgium

Eight leading European research universities have come together to create a unique alliance - Una Europa. The Una Europa partners are Universita de Bologna, Freie Universität Berlin, University of Edinburgh, University of Helsinki, Uniwersytet Jagiellonski w Krakowie, KU Leuven, Universidad Complutense de Madrid and Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. Una Europa draws on the collective strengths of the universities to develop a truly European inter-university environment, a university of the Future.

The roll-out of the 'European Universities' initiative will be supported under the Erasmus+ Programme, with the associated call for proposals due to be launched in late 2021 and expected deadline of Spring 2022. Successful proposals will receive up to EUR 21.6 million for a period of six years for alliances to build upon their pilots through the further development of a future-looking European inter-university campus, contributing to the objectives of the European Education Area (EEA) and achieving impact on the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) as a whole.

We are now seeking a full time Policy Advisor to coordinate the writing of the Una Europa proposal for the roll-out of the European Universities initiative. Subsequently, she or he will take up responsibilities within the Una Europa coordination team of KU Leuven.

Responsibilities

  • Central coordination of proposal writing, under the supervision of the Vice-Rector for International Policy at KU Leuven and in close collaboration with the Una Europa Association;
  • Close liaison with all Una Europa institutions and coordination of their contributions to the proposal;
  • Development and oversight of process and timeline for contributions and completion of high quality proposal;
  • Conceptualization, coordination and writing of the overall narrative and parts of the proposal;
  • Provision of external policy expertise in support of the proposal;
  • Other tasks in line with post.

Profile

  • Preferably 5-10 years of relevant work experience in a comparable role;
  • Minimum requirement: Master Degree or equivalent through relevant experience;
  • Relevant professional experience within higher education landscape at international level;
  • Track record in writing and coordinating EU funded projects;
  • Knowledge of EU education, research and innovation policy;
  • Excellent organizational skills, ability to coordinate tight deadlines and an eye for detail;
  • Strong interpersonal and networking skills, including consultative and flexible approach;
  • Ability to focus and prioritize;
  • Excellent level of written English; other languages a bonus;
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a dynamic and international team.

Offer

We offer a full time employment for a period of 1 year, with possible extension for an indefinite period on the condition of a positive evaluation after one year. Salary grade 7or 8 are appointed to this position depending on your experience and competencies. Grade 9 is exceptionally reserved for candidates who due to extensive knowledge and experience, can take on additional responsibilities from the start.

Interested?

For more information please contact Mrs. Elke Herinckx, tel.: +32 16 19 40 36.

You can apply for this job no later than November 04, 2021 via the online application tool.

KU Leuven seeks to foster an environment where all talents can flourish, regardless of gender, age, cultural background, nationality or impairments. If you have any questions relating to accessibility or support, please contact us at diversiteit.HR@kuleuven.be.

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