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Head of Programme

Application Open Date: 
12/02/2020 - 12:00
Deadline Date: 
17/04/2020 - 23:59
Type of Contract: 
Temporary staff
JOB Description: 
Overall purpose In his/her role as a manager, The Head of Programme ensures that the programme and the project management team under his/her supervision delivers professional and efficient services to the BBI JU. He/she reports directly to the Executive Director of the BBI JU. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES The position will entail the following tasks: Programme management and planning • Member of the management team for day to day operation management, reporting and strategic discussions; • Represent the BBI JU programme office at events and meetings related to the implementation of Horizon 2020. Liaise with different stakeholders in relation to the extension of the BBI JU’s mandate within Horizon Europe in the context of the European Green Deal. • Lead the implementation of the activities according to BBI JU’s priorities as set out in the Annual Work Plan; • Lead and supervise the overall planning, management and monitoring of calls for proposals, and evaluations leading to projects/grant agreements; • Supervise and coordinate reporting activities (e.g. the annual activity report) and oversee the BBI JU programme and related activities; • Coordinate the monitoring of Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) and associated targets; • Supervise and coordinate projects’ reporting, monitoring and follow up; • Provide support to maximize the impact of the BBI JU programme implementation and projects’ outputs, outcomes and impact; • Organise the functioning of the Programme Unit and ensure that expertise and capacity for executing and completing activities is available; • Promote a collaborative working environment among BBI stakeholders, seeking opportunities for knowledge and practice-sharing between key stakeholders, internally and externally; • Set quality standards, anticipate and resolve organisational issues; • Provide necessary input to the corporate communication and outreach strategy in relation to BBI JU’s core business activities; • Coordinate the input on the communication and dissemination of project results; • Support and advise the Executive Director in decision-making and strategic files; • Support the work of BBI JU advisory bodies; • Represent BBI JU in networking aspects of the research programme; • Undertake additional tasks as required in the interests of the service. People management • Manage a dynamic multicultural team of approximatively 9 people (performance management, career progression, motivation, etc.); • Provide coaching and support to staff; • Provide advice and guidance on the future requirements of the organisation, allocate resources in an efficient manner so that the team is empowered and enabled to deliver the expected results; • Develop and support career development and learning opportunities for the members of the team, strengthening the knowledge and talent of individuals across the unit; • Support an organisational culture that fosters innovation and continuous improvement, adaptive to change. Financial management • Ensure budget resources allocated to the Programme Unit are used in the most efficient, effective and economic manner; • Act as Authorising Officer in particular for the financial and budgetary aspects (commitments and payments) of activities carried out within the Programme Unit.
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