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Project Officer needed for the Baltic Sea Region Programme

Rostock, Germany, 16 July 2013

Background and Environment

The Baltic Sea Region Programme 2007-2013 is an EU territorial cooperation programme mainly financed from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). The objective is to promote regional development through transnational cooperation among the countries around the Baltic Sea. Project partners from Belarus, Estonia, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Russia and Sweden work together in transnational projects. Projects foster innovations, improve accessibility, manage environmental resources and strengthen the attractiveness of cities and regions. (for more information please visit http://eu.baltic.net ).

The countries involved have designated Investitionsbank Schleswig­Holstein (IB.SH http://www.ib-sh.de/en/) at Kiel/Germany, a publicly owned, non-profit making development bank, as joint Managing Authority (MA), Certifying Authority (CA) and host of the Joint Technical Secretariat (JTS). The JTS is responsible for the day-to-day management of the Baltic Sea Region Programme 2007-2013. Its main office is located in Rostock/Germany, and a branch office has been established in Riga/Latvia. For staff of the Rostock office, the Investitionsbank Schleswig-Holstein acts as employer. Members of the JTS (approx. 23 staff) are international. The official programme and office language is English. The MA/JTS is headed by one director. Project officers form the JTS "Project Team" that is managed and led by a team leader.

Since 2012, the successor Baltic Sea Region Programme 2014-2020 has been under preparation. The Programme is expected to be launched in the second half of 2014.  Investitionsbank Schleswig-Holstein is seeking to continue as Managing Authority and host of the Joint Technical Secretariat, and will make efforts to keep experienced staff on board.

Main tasks

  • Monitor project implementation and finalisation by means of checking progress reports, supported by the electronic programme management system, and follow-up outstanding issues;

  • Provide general advice, support and information to project partners on project implementation, reporting, and, in close cooperation with the JTS finance officers, on budgetary and payment issues;

  • Manage requests from projects on changes in set-up, finances, timing etc.;

  • Collect information about projects' outcomes and assist the communication officers in information and communication activities, Draft information for the programme's website;

  • Prepare reports and presentations to assist meetings of the Programme's Monitoring Committee

  • Design and implement of targeted project seminars organised by the Programme;

  • Participate in external events and seminars as necessary.

Deadline: 29 August 2013

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