CLOSING DATE FOR REGISTRATION: 14 February 2023, 12:00 (midday) Brussels time
The Clean Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (Clean Hydrogen JU) established by means of Council Regulation (EU) 2021/2085 and succeeding the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH 2 JU).
The Clean Hydrogen JU, hereafter named "the JU", is a public private partnership supporting research and innovation activities on clean hydrogen in Europe. Its aim is to strengthen and integrate EU scientific capacity, in order to accelerate the development and improvement of advanced clean hydrogen applications, combining it with strengthening competitiveness of the Union clean hydrogen value chain. The three members of the JU are the European Commission on behalf of the Union, the Industry Grouping represented by Hydrogen Europe AISBL and the Research Grouping represented by Hydrogen Europe Research AISBL.
The EU will support the JU with €1 billion euro for the period 2021-2027, complemented by at least an equivalent amount of private investment (from the two private members of the partnership), raising the total budget to above €2 billion euro.
The research and innovation activities of the JU are guided to a large extent by the EU's Hydrogen Strategy and the policy developments in this context, including REPowerEU Action Plan, contributing to its implementation. Its main focus is on renewable hydrogen production, as well as hydrogen transmission, distribution and storage, alongside selected fuel cell end-use technologies in transport, buildings and industry.
The Clean Hydrogen JU consists of 25 staff members, including the Executive Director.
The function of the Executive Director of the JU who shall perform the functions of chief executive responsible for the day-to-day management of the JU in accordance to the decisions of the Governing Board, shall also be its legal representative and shall be accountable to the Governing Board of the JU. She/he shall provide leadership and direction across the activities of the JU and will be central to ensuring staff engagement and promoting a positive and healthy work environment.
A more detailed description of the tasks can be found in Articles 19 and 83 of Regulation (EU) 2021/2085.
The candidates should have:
Candidates will only be considered for the selection phase on the basis of the following formal requirements to be fulfilled by the deadline for applications:
The Clean Hydrogen Joint Undertaking applies a policy of equal opportunities and non-discrimination accordance with Article 1d of the Staff Regulations encouraging applications that could contribute towards more diversity, gender equality and overall geographical balance. The Council Regulation (EU) No 2021/2085 specifically sets out that the procedure will respect the principle of gender balance, and applications from female candidates are particularly encouraged.
The Joint Undertaking recognises that a healthy work-life balance is an important motivational factor for many people and that flexible working is increasingly expected to be part of a modern working environment. It offers, among other benefits, a very good package of statutory flexible working arrangements and facilities such as after-school care and crèche. As an employer, the Joint Undertaking is committed to preventing discrimination on any grounds. It actively welcomes applications from all qualified candidates from diverse backgrounds, across all abilities and from the broadest possible geographical basis amongst the EU Member States.
Assistance can be provided to persons with disabilities during the recruitment procedure. For further information, send an email to HR-BXL-OTHER-AGENTS-RTD@ec.europa.eu.