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European Territorial Cooperation Programme hiring Capitalisation and Communication Manager


France, 25 July 2016

 

As Head of Unit - Capitalisation and Communication the retained candidate shall lead one of the three units of the Joint Secretariat and will be responsible for capitalisation and communication activities of the programme.

One of the key objectives of this position will be to foster synergies between the three pillars of his/her unit (capitalisation/communication/partnerships & NUPs).

In order to do so, the retained candidate relies on two experienced officers (one is currently responsible for communication activities and the other for Partnerships and NUPs) as well as on a junior officer to be recruited.

An efficient coordination with the two other units responsible respectively for networking/capacity building activities and for administrative and coordination activities (contracts, tender, HR, budget etc.) will be a cornerstone of success.

The Head of Unit – Capitalisation and Communication shall: 

  • Report to the Programme Director 

  • Line Manage 2-3 staff (allocation of tasks, planning, setting of objectives, dayto-day guidance, annual evaluation).

Capitalisation Tasks

The retained candidate has to develop from the start all activities. He/She is responsible for the design and for the implementation of the capitalisation strategy of the programme.

Design of the capitalisation strategy and work plan

The retained candidate will have to design the capitalisation strategy and work plan of the Programme based on the topics addressed by the approved networks, topics/ policy challenges that have not been explored so far and that would benefit to European cities and the European framework and priorities in terms of urban development.

Main features of the capitalisation strategy:

  • Scaling up innovation and good practices coming from the ground, especially from networks, based on integrated and participatory approach.

  • Designing and disseminating capitalisation content for a stronger impact on the target audience (external audience of urban players)

  • Mixing mid-term contributions (studies, etc.) and short term “on demand” contributions (blogs, articles, experts interventions, seminars, policy labs, etc.)

  • Taking into account the European framework.

Implementation of the capitalisation strategy and work plan

The retained candidate is responsible for implementing the capitalisation strategy using the different tools; it includes amongst others the following tasks:

  • Drafting ToR for external service providers, assessing proposals, etc.

  • Coordinating thematic experts and service providers involved in studies, etc.

  • Approving invoices and monitoring the budget allocated to capitalisation

  • Assessing thematic content and outputs

  • Coordinating publications like Project Results building on networks results, capitalisation reports (assessment of content, coordination of service providers like graphic designers, printers, etc., proofreading, etc.)

  • Organising thematic seminars, policy labs, other capitalisation events (incl. preparation and delivery)

  • Coordinating the activity of the Programme Experts in collaboration with other units: defining tasks of the programme experts, setting up and assessing their work-plan, coordinating activities and assessment of their outputs, organising Programme experts meetings three times a year, monitoring time allocation and budget, etc.

Communication

The retained candidate will lead the strategic orientations of the communication activities.

She/he will follow-up on the delivery of communication activities, making sure that the overall objectives are reached and the timeline for delivery is being respected.

She/he will assess the results of the communication activities in terms of content, budget and respect of the timing. She/he will support when necessary staff to deliver operational tasks of communication.

Partnerships and NUPs

The retained candidate will lead the strategic orientations of Partnerships and NUPs activities.

It includes the identification along the course of the Programme of the Partnerships to be developed as well as possible synergies with capitalisation and communication activities.

Concerning the NUPs, the retained candidate will concentrate on the adequate delivering and on assessment of activities.

She/he will support when necessary staff to deliver operational tasks of Partnerships and NUPs

Programme Implementation

The selected candidate will coordinate:

  • Preparation, implementation and follow up of decisions of the Monitoring Committee related to all the units activities;

  • Monitoring of the Programme indicators related to the units work (result indicators, output indicators at programme level, performance review information, etc.);

  • Preparation of information for the Annual Implementation Reports linked to the units activities in accordance with European Commission requirements;

  • Contribution to the Programme Monitoring Committee’s preparation on all issues related to capitalisation, communication, partnership and NUPs.

 

Submission Deadline: 19 September 2016

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