Policy Officer / Monitoring

About the role

The EOSC Association was established in July 2020 as a not-for-profit international Association (AISBL) in Belgium. With already over 210 member and observer organisations from across Europe, the Association represents a single voice for the advocacy and representation for the broader EOSC Stakeholder community in Europe, promoting alignment of EU research policy and priorities. An essential role of the Association is to continuously develop the EOSC Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA) which will influence future EOSC activities at institutional, national and EU level.

Just recently, EOSC has been granted special status as a co-programmed European Partnership. This new European Partnership status will fortify EOSC with European funding of almost €500 million and an in-kind contribution of the partners of also €500 million. The aim is to improve the accessing, sharing, and especially the combining and reusing of research data across borders and scientific disciplines. For more information about EOSC, visit https://www.eosc.eu/.

The EOSC Association AISBL is seeking to fill the position of a Policy Officer / Monitoring by 1st November 2021.

In this role you will be part of the Secretariat, which advises and supports the General Assembly and the Board and coordinates the implementation of their decisions. You will be reporting to the Secretary General.

Your responsibilities:

  • Deliver the monitoring obligations of the EOSC Association for the Horizon Europe Partnership. This includes among other things:
    • Lead the methodological evolution of the Monitoring and Evaluation Framework incl. the refinement of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and measures as well as the tools with which they are obtained, captured, and reported;
    • Collect requested data from the members of the EOSC Association and report regularly in the requested formats to the European Commission and other stakeholders;
    • Lead the annual process of establishing, reporting, and assessing of the Additional Activities Plan (AAP);
    • Collaborate with initiatives in Member States and Associated Countries (MS/AC) to collect additional relevant data and insight;
    • Collaborate with EU-funded projects in order to align activities and generate synergies.
  • Write policy papers, strategies, briefings, reports and other internal and external documents
  • Collecting and processing relevant information from partners of the ecosystem”
  • Contribute to the content development of the website and the intranet
  • Support and facilitate the work of the Advisory Groups and Task Forces of the EOSC Association
  • Support the Board of Directors and the day-to-day operations of the Secretariat

Your skills set and expertise:

  • Strong analytical skills and relevant work experience in the field
  • Experience with research systems and data management tools
  • Excellent communications skills
  • Strong collaboration and networking skills
  • Experience in working in an international environment is essential
  • Excellent oral and written command of English is a prerequisite

To be successful and perform well in this position you are:

  • Seeing the big picture while paying attention to detail
  • Interested in science, technology, and innovation policies
  • Self-motivated, objective driven with ability to work autonomously
  • Able to work effectively in a team
  • Committed to meeting deadlines

Mandatory requirements are:

  • Good command of qualitative and/or quantitative research methods
  • Academic degree in a subject relevant to the portfolio of responsibilities, e.g., social sciences, economics, political science, business administration
  • Deep knowledge of the EU institutions and the decision-making processes, as well as policy areas relevant to the topic such as Research and Innovation, Open Science, the Digital Single Market
  • Experience working in a multicultural, international context
  • Capacity to learn and evolve with the job and the needs of the organisation
  • Legal entitlement to work in Belgium

What we offer?

This is an opportunity to work with an extremely motivated, broad, and diverse scientific community that is paving the way to Open Science. You will interact with decision makers within the community, the EU institutions and on member state level and will contribute to enabling impactful science in the digital age.

We offer a permanent position in our newly established office in Brussels. The EOSC Association aims to increase the proportion of women in its staff and encourages suitably qualified women to apply. Female candidates will be given priority in the case of equally suitability, competence, and professional performance. Diversity is a core value of our organization. We welcome applications regardless of nationality, ethnicity, social background, religion or philosophy, age, sexual orientation, and identity.

Policy Officer / Monitoring

The EOSC Association AISBL is seeking to fill the position of a Policy Officer / Monitoring by 1st November 2021.

In this role you will be part of the Secretariat, which advises and supports the General Assembly and the Board and coordinates the implementation of their decisions. You will be reporting to the Secretary General.

Please send your CV and your cover letter by email referencing “Policy Officer / Monitoring” by 15th August 2021 to recruitment@eosc.eu.

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