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Job advertisement for the position of a project manager for the coordinating institution of the prestigious international Horizon Europe project

Faculty of Agrobiology, Food and Natural Resources, Czech University of Life Sciences Prague, invites applicants for the position of:

Project manager

Project ECO-READY, HORIZON-CL6-2022

We are looking for a candidate for a position of a Project Manager for the coordinating institution of the new Horizon Europe project which will be initiated in January 2023.

We are an ambitious faculty´s project team with a proven track record in obtaining  prestigious international grants. We would like to invite aboard a skilled team player, who will manage new prominent project called ECO-READY – Achieving Ecological Resilient Dynamism for the European food system through consumer-driven policies, socio-ecological challenges, biodiversity, data-driven policy and sustainable futures. The consortium consists of 18 partners covering top research institutions and representatives of applied industry all around Europe.

ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Previous experience in project management on the international level of at least three years
  • Fluency in written and spoken English (level C1), good communication and teamworking skills
  • Good knowledge of the MS Office tools
  • Fluency in written and spoken Czech
  • DESIRED PROFILE OF APPLICANT:

In addition to the above-mentioned requirements:

  • A degree in the corresponding field (economics/administration or life sciences is an advantage)
  • Experience with FP6, FP7, Horizon 2020 or similar grants as a project manager
  • General knowledge of  financial management
  • Responsibility, determination, strong presentation skills
  • Driver´s licence, category B
  • Willingness to travel
  • Experience in organising meetings, workshops etc.
  • Willingness for further self-education

THE SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR:

As a project manager for the whole project:

  • The management of the project through cooperation with the scientific coordinator of the project and the network of project managers from other beneficiaries
  • Control over the deadlines of Deliverables, Milestones, overview of the KPIs
  • Responsibility for the WP dedicated to Project management
  • Regular project and financial reporting in cooperation with the network of project managers from other beneficiaries

As a CZU project manager:

  • Organisation of meetings and other non-scientific activities as a coordinating institution
  • Overview over the budget and planning in cooperation with the financial coordinator and control over contracting of personnel
  • Administration of orders and invoices within the project (with the help of economical department)

THE SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE WILL BE PROVIDED WITH:

  • A full-time position contract (48 months supported by the Horizon-EUROPE grant)
  • A competitive salary of CZK 55 000 /per month
  • Benefits include 25 days of annual leave, flexible working hours, supplementary for the pension insurance contributions, meal vouchers, subsidized meals at CZU campus
  • An opportunity to actively compete for/participate in research grants with the possibility to further significantly increase the salary
  • An open and friendly atmosphere at the faculty´s project team including support and training
  • The opportunity to further self-educate and attend international courses through ERASMUS
  • Mobility programmes for non-academic staff

EXPECTED STARTING DATE: Preferably 2nd January 2022 (or later based on mutual agreement)

 

More information about the ECO-READY Project:

The ECO-READY project will develop a real-time surveillance system, an Observatory offered as an e-platform and as a mobile application. This will function as the necessary singular source of information, provide real-time assessments for the food system, and

update forecasts frequently and consistently. The Observatory will be available to society, policymakers, the scientific community, and the agri-food industry, and will be integrated with a network of 10 Living Labs, supported through the third party funding process, covering

all bioclimatic regions in Europe, forming the ECO-READY project knowledge infrastructure. ECO-READY will produce knowledge-based resilience strategies, and develop tools that will be embedded on the Observatory. The underlining principle behind the ECOREADY approach is, resilient dynamism, or tackling immediate problems and long-term challenges at the same time. The Living Labs network will facilitate ‘concept to action’ through the co-creation of scenarios addressing their regional needs, the development of

policy recommendations, contingency plans, and resilience strategies, and embed them on the Observatory. Furthermore, ECOREADY will develop an early warning system and decision support tools using innovative Artificial Intelligence based on holistic prediction models and Life Cycle Assessment results. ECO-READY will ensure that European farmers and society’s interests be reflected in future policy-making and monitoring, through early-stage active engagement incorporating bottom-up recommendations, facilitated by the increased usership of the digital tools developed, and resulting in increased awareness for climate-adaptive and mitigating agri-food products. Furthermore, the Observatory smart application will include tools that will empower the citizens to actively engage in policy making, and interact directly with the scientific community, farmers, and industry and policy makers, thus driving change in consumption habits.

HOW TO APPLY

Applications including a cover letter, a detailed curriculum vitae (focused on previous experience in the project management) and the names and contact details of two referees should be sent directly to the CZU FAPPZ project department (as a single pdf file) to the email address: pacek@af.czu.cz

 

The deadline for submitting the application is 30 November 2022

Czech University of Life Sciences Prague is committed to employment equality (esp. European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers) and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates fulfilling the requirements specified in this announcement.

Chcete-li požádat o tuto práci napište podrobnosti na recruitment@rektorat.czu.cz