[ Evariste | Forum ]

madame, monsieur

EUREKA is a pan-European initiative with the overall aim to raise the
productivity and competitiveness of Europe’s industries and national economies
in the global market by supporting market-oriented R&D&I projects by industry,
research centres and universities across all technological sectors. The EUREKA
Network unites 41 member countries and the European Union as its 42nd
member. It
is chaired by one of the member states on an annual, rotational basis. 

Further details on the EUREKA Initiative can be found at

The EUREKA Network is serviced by the EUREKA Secretariat (ESE) which provides
policy and administrative support to the Chair and the member countries. 

The EUREKA Chair is now seeking a person for a high-level position to lead the
EUREKA Secretariat and to take an important part in the continuous development
of the Network at operational and strategic level alike. The successful
candidate is expected to contribute to a major extent to the successful future
of EUREKA, the largest and most prestigious Pan-European/international
innovation organisation. 

The EUREKA Secretariat is located in Brussels with a team of more than 30
international staff members. 

The EUREKA Secretariat
supports all activities, including relevant policy issues, of the EUREKA Chair
and the Network 
implements the Eurostars Programme, a funding programme jointly run by EUREKA
member countries and the European Commission supports the EUREKA-clusters

The Head of the EUREKA Secretariat is entrusted with
the daily management of the EUREKA association 
assisting the EUREKA Chair in preparing and implementing its annual programme 
keeping contacts with member countries and the European Commission 
the overall management of the Eurostars Programme 
implementing the Annual Resource Plan of the Secretariat


EDUCATION: Minimum bachelor's degree or equivalent, preferably in
industry-relevant science, engineering, economics, law or international
relations. Higher relevant education will be considered as an asset.

· Minimum 10 years’ professional experience in business, industry and/or
administration, several years of which are at an international level. 
· Minimum 5 years’ experience at senior (international) policymaking and
management level in private or public sector including networking,
organisational issues within a multicultural and multinational environment.
Proven ability to yield results. 
· Minimum 5 years’ experience in dealing with national/multilateral/European
R&D&I policy issues and running research and development programs would be
considered as an advantage.

LANGUAGE SKILLS: High level of fluency in English and at least one of the
European languages is required.

COMPETENCIES REQUIRED: The successful candidate should display the highest
standards of ethical conduct and behaviour consistent with the EUREKA
Initiative values of integrity, impartiality and discretion.
excellent leadership skills 
outstanding strategic thinking competencies 
excellent interpersonal, communication skills and presentation abilities 
extensive and relevant diplomatic and multilateral skills and experience 
sound knowledge of the operation of national/European R&D&I policies and
multilateral innovation activities 
the successful candidate should be outgoing and friendly and at the same time,
tactful and firm to be a credible interlocutor with all relevant parties.


This full-time position is offered for a 4-year contract with a possibility of
a single prolongation for another 4 years, under Belgian employment
and tax regime. 
The place of work is Brussels, Belgium. The job requires a significant amount
of travel. 
Taking into account the scope of responsibilities, the level or remuneration
will be in line with that of a comparable high level position. 
For further information on the application procedure please contact: 

Please send your duly signed application in English including a detailed CV
motivation letter in pdf file format via e-mail to the following dedicated
e-mail address: 

The deadline for receiving submissions is 21 September 2012, 17:00

Applications received after the given deadline will be disregarded. 

Supporting documents (e.g. certified copies of degrees/diplomas, references,
proof of experience, etc.) should not be submitted with the application. These
should be sent, upon request, at a later stage of the selection procedure. 

The interviews will be held in Brussels around 23 October 2012. 

The selected candidate is expected to start his/her work on January 2013. 

A policy of equal opportunities and non-discrimination will be applied.

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