analyse and interpret the financial rules in EU regulations;
analyse and lead discussions on programmes’ finance-related procedures and practices, and facilitate change in programme financial management practices;
provide support to programme management authorities and other relevant stakeholders on programme and project financial management issues;
coordinate networks of experts who work with financial management issues in the Interreg community;
develop and deliver events, including advisory services, trainings, workshops, meetings, etc. (from concept development to organisation, management, moderation, reporting and follow-up) in face-to-face and online environments;
liaise with stakeholders within Interreg and the wider cooperation community, including European Institutions;
support, and if necessary substitute, your Interact financial management colleagues in delivering Interact's services;
cooperate with and support your colleagues in the Interact Office Viborg Team in internal development projects and operational tasks;
perform other tasks according to the needs of Interact and other Interreg programmes.
The main tasks of the specialist in Interreg Finance Management in Interact Office Viborg will be to:
facilitate processes in the Interreg community that lead to harmonisation and simplification of Interreg management tools and practices; i.e. work in/lead Harmonised Implementation Tools and Harmonised Implementation Practices projects;
manage the network of Transnational finance officers;
develop and implement training programme components in the Interact Academy related to financial management tasks;
perform the tasks of public procurement officer for Interact Office Viborg;
Who are we looking for?
The minimum requirements for this position, and which applicants should regard as eligibility criteria, are:
Working experience of at least 2 years in Interreg or another European Union fund programme and/or project;
Master or post-graduate degree (or equivalent) in relevant fields of study (EU- or International Studies, Public Management, Economy, etc.);
High proficiency in written and spoken English.
Knowledge and experience necessary for this position:
Knowledge and understanding of Interreg programmes and their projects, including their management practices and challenges (specifically related to finance);
Knowledge and understanding of EU Regional Policy and regulations;
Specialist knowledge of the management lifecycle of Interreg programmes and projects;
Knowledge of public procurement procedures;
Strong experience in training and facilitating workshops (online and in-person), organising and leading networks of experts;
Designing and delivering learning content that is particularly important and meaningful for diverse audiences' needs, through a variety of digital tools and face-to-face experiences.
Personal skills/assets essential for this position:
Drive and determination to deliver high-quality results within tight deadlines;
Ability to plan, coordinate and implement activities;
Ability to manage the big picture, in addition to having an eye for detail;
Independent, yet team-oriented and service minded approach;
Strong analytical and critical thinking skills;
Proactive personality, with a pragmatic attitude to daily work;
Strong sense of initiative and personal responsibility.