STÁŽ: European Institute of Innovation & Technology

Trainee support to the EIT Director’s Office or Partnerships Management Unit or Services and Finance Unit

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Deadline:
17.07.2017

The European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) is an independent EU body set up in 2008. We enhance Europe’s ability to innovate by nurturing entrepreneurial talent and supporting new ideas. Our mission is to:

  • Contribute to the competiveness of Europe, its sustainable economic growth and job creation by promoting and strengthening synergies and cooperation among businesses, education institutions and research organisations.
  • Create favourable environments for creative thoughts, to enable world-class innovation and entrepreneurship to thrive in Europe.

The EIT is an integral part of Horizon 2020, the EU’s Framework Programme for Research and Innovation. Horizon 2020 is a key pillar of the Innovation Union – a Europe 2020 flagship initiative that aims to enhance Europe’s global competitiveness.

The EIT is launching a call for application for its traineeship programme lasting a minimum of three and a maximum of five months. The trainee will support the daily operations of the Director’s Office team and/or Partnerships Management Unit / Services and Finance Unit at the EIT.

The place of employment will be Budapest, where the EIT Headquarters are located.

More information about the EIT and its activities can be found on:  http://eit.europa.eu.

 

What does the traineeship offer?

  • EU knowledge – insight into the policies and processes of EU bodies;
  • Practical experience – an opportunity to play a part in the EIT’s day-to-day operations;
  • Opportunity to put knowledge and skills into practice.

What do we expect from you?

  • Openness to European topics;
  • Willingness to learn about the EIT and innovation in Europe;
  • Contribution to our everyday work with fresh insights;
  • A proactive attitude.

 

  The job profile

The trainee will report to the EIT Interim Director (Directorate) or Head of Unit Partnerships Management (hereinafter PAM) or Head of Services and Finance (SAF). Based on the below descriptions, applicants are invited to indicate clearly in their application which of the profiles they apply for. In case they are interested in several profiles, they should indicate their preference.

1.The management of the EIT (Director’s office):

EIT is looking for a trainee with a knowledge in the area of management, within the Directorate. The trainee will support the Director’s office in the administrative tasks and projects related to the activities of the Director’s Office in the day-to-day operations.

Trainee assignment

  • Support in the administrative tasks and activities of the Director’s Office in the day-to-day operations;
  • Support in projects related to the strategic planning, legal and management aspects of the EIT.

 

Office of the Director – Profile

  • Knowledge in management, legal issues, and/or EU policies related to the activities of the EIT;
  • Strong work motivation;
  • Initial practical experience in EU policies, rules and regulations would be considered as an advantageous;
  • Experience in studying or working in an international or multicultural environment will be considered as an asset.

2. Area of Partnerships management (PAM):

The EIT is looking for a trainee in the area of Partnerships management. The trainee will support the KIC officers in managing the portfolio of KIC contracts and grants;

Trainee assignment

  • Developing EIT strategies, policies, legal and operational tasks and in sharing best-practice and results of the EIT and KICs activities;
  • Support in the administrative tasks and activities of the unit in the day-to-day operations;

 

PAM Unit- Profile

  • Knowledge of finance or EU funds; Strong work motivation;
  • Initial practical experience with grants and in EU funds or finance would be considered as an advantage.
  • Experience in studying or working in an international or multicultural environment will be considered as an asset.

 

3. Area of Services and Finance (SAF):

The SAF Unit’s work is carried out by four sections in the area of Finance, Human Resources, Procurement and IT & Logistics. The trainee will support any of these sections to implement the portfolio of their tasks.

 

Trainee assignment

  • Support in the administration of financial transactions;
  • Support in the implementation day-to-day HR administrative tasks; Support in the implementation of procurement procedures;
  • Support in the implementation IT and Logistics related procedures;
  • Support in the creation or adjustment of SAF procedures and policies; Support to the maintenance of the SAF and its sections intranet;
  • Archiving and filing.

 

SAF Unit- Profile

  • Experience in studying or working in an international or multicultural environment will be considered as an asset;
  • Initial practical experience in the areas of EU finances, HR, Procurements and IT & Logistics would be considered as an advantage.

 

Requirements: Eligibility criteria

 

 Nationality

Trainees are selected from nationals of the Member States of the European Union (EU), the Member States of the European Economic Area (EEA), the European Free Trade Area (EFTA), associated countries from Horizon 2020, EU candidate countries and from the United States of America, Japan, South Korea and the BRICS countries.

Qualification

Candidates must have completed, by the closing date for applications, the first cycle of university education and obtained a full degree or its equivalent (Annex I of the Rules governing the Traineeship Scheme of the EIT).

Candidates must provide copies of diplomas (or of relevant official certificates), of all university or post-university studies declared in their application. For declared ongoing studies an official declaration from the relevant university must be provided.

Applicants whose university or post-graduate diplomas are not issued in one of the official EU languages must provide a translation of these documents into English, the working language of the EIT. If recruited for a traineeship, presentation of all diplomas declared and, if applicable, official certified translations will be required.

Languages

In order to fully benefit from the traineeship and to be able to follow meetings and perform adequately:

  • Candidates from EU Member States must have very good knowledge of English and another EU official language;
  • Candidates from EEA/EFTA Member States, associated countries from Horizon 2020, candidate countries and from the USA, Japan, South Korea and the BRICS countries must have very good knowledge of English, the working language of the EIT.
  • Candidates will be required to provide the appropriate justification (i.e. diplomas, certificates, proof of having studied in the language in question, etc.) regarding the knowledge of languages declared on the application form, other than the mother tongue.

 

Other conditions

Applicants are required to have a general behaviour compatible with the security requirements of the EIT4 and to be physically fit to perform the tasks.

 

Prior employment

The EIT wishes to offer to as many people as possible the opportunity of in-service training. Therefore, traineeships are only open to candidates who have not:

  • benefited yet or benefit from any kind of traineeship (formal or informal, paid or unpaid) within a European Institution or body (Annex II of the Rules governing the Traineeship Scheme of the EIT), or
  • had or have any kind of employment within a European Institution or body, delegation or representation office, including anyone who is or has been an assistant to a Member of the European Parliament, an intra-muros consultant or researcher, a temporary staff member, a contract staff member, an auxiliary staff member or an interim staff member of any EU Institution, body, delegation or representative office had or have any paid traineeship, employment or other contractual relationship with the existing Knowledge and Innovation Communities (i.e. the legal entity and partners of EIT Digital, EIT InnoEnergy, EIT Climate-KIC, EIT Health, EIT Raw Materials, EIT Food).

 

How to apply

Candidates must submit their application electronically. Their application has to be composed of a duly signed CV Europass format and a motivation letter (maximum one page). Applications must be sent to  traineeship@eit.europa.eu by the closing date and the subject title must include

“SURNAME Name + Reference of the Call for applications”.

Candidates should clearly state in their application for which of the announced traineeship opportunities they are applying. Each traineeship position requires separate application.

Candidates are requested to send their application in English, the working language of the EIT. Please note that only complete applications containing the above mentioned documents (CV and a motivation letter) and sent within the deadline will be taken into consideration.

Please note that only the candidates selected for a traineeship will receive notification.

 

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