The Interreg Meuse-Rhine team is looking for an enthusiastic colleague at the Joint Secretariat (JS), to coordinate the day-to-day cooperation between the JS stationed at Province Limburg (NL) and the Regional Antennas (RAs). The RAs are stationed in the five core regions of the program areas of the Interreg Meuse-Rhine (NL-BE-DE) program. They are responsible for project acquisition. The candidate is required to have, on the one hand, broad experience with projects and programmes (preferably European funded programmes in an international environment) and, on the other hand, the required linking and technical qualities, in order to ensure a continuous supply of quality projects that contribute to the achievement of the programme's objectives.
Welcome to the Meuse-Rhine region, where crossing borders is part of everyday life. When you work here, you can start in Maastricht (Netherlands), continue with business meetings in Liege (Belgium) and end your day in the beautiful old town of Aachen (Germany). More than four million residents appreciate the boundless combination of vibrant cities, world-class research, rich cultural heritage and preserved nature on a daily basis.
Since 1991, cross-border cooperation projects between the Belgian, German and Dutch partner regions have been supported by Interreg. The sixth generation of the program (Interreg Maas-Rhine (NL-BE-DE)) covers the territory of the Province of Limburg (NL), Province of Limburg (B), Region of Aachen, Province of Liège and the German-speaking Community of Belgium as well as parts of Rhineland-Palatinate. In total, the European Union and the program partners (Member States, regions) have made available over € 176 million in public funding to contribute to the major societal tasks defined for the program area. These are industrial transition, green transformation, healthier citizens, tourism in a high-quality region and living and working without borders. Innovation, sustainability and the social agenda are important drivers in this regard.
The Province of Limburg has been designated as Managing Authority (MA) for the Interreg Meuse-Rhine (NL-BE-DE) program 2021-2027, which effectively runs from the time of approval in end-2022 until the end of 2029. This makes the Province of Limburg effectively responsible for the implementation and management of this cross-border program.
Coordination of internationalization and EMR belongs to the portfolio of the governor.
The cluster falls under the responsibility of the Director of Operations of the Province of Limburg.
Working for the Province of Limburg means working for the welfare and prosperity of Limburg and its people. Achieving results with impact is our common mission. You do this in an environment where a wealth of cultural heritage and tourist attractions make you feel as if you're on vacation. North Limburg has the nature-rich Land of Peel and Maas and the fens and sand dunes in the Maasduinen. Central Limburg has the largest interconnected water sports area in the Netherlands, the Maasplassen. And in South Limburg there is the green Heuvelland surrounded by attractive cities where there is room for innovative economic development, under the umbrella of the Brightlands campuses in Maastricht, Heerlen and in Sittard-Geleen.
The Province of Limburg is growing into an open, learning governmental organization, where there is room for professionals to pursue innovations together with relevant partners. This requires employees to take responsibility for their own development. The Province of Limburg strongly supports personal development and expects initiative and effort from its employees.
In order to apply, please send your motivation letter and curriculum vitae in English until 3 October 2022 by email to firstname.lastname@example.org addressed to the Provincial Executive (College van Gedeputeerde Staten), Human Resources, reference number 2022EMR02.
For any further questions about the profile and scope of the position, please contact Mr. Mark Vos, Coordinator of the Interreg V-A EMR Program by phone +31(0) 646 624 792, completely without any obligation.
Should you be invited for an interview, it is possible that your skills are going to be assessed.
The suitable candidate must be able to submit a Certificate of Conduct for Natural Persons (VOG NP).
The integrity risk profile applies to this position.
A representative of the cluster may be called in during the final stage of the procedure.