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EU Project Assistant

DESCRIPTION OF TASKS AND OBJECTIVES OF THE VACANCY

– Monitoring of European Commission’s press releases on funding opportunities for SMEs, universities, research centres, business organisations and international clusters
– Writing project proposals and tenders + managing internal reports and documentation;
– Representation of the company in business events;
– Advising and reporting to the Board of Directors all daily tasks (incl. management of company’s agenda and social media);
– Updating the company’s business partners and clients on current and upcoming EU funding opportunities and programmes (Horizon 2020, SME Instrument, COSME, EUREKA, Erasmus+, EU Procurement, etc.);
– Event management: coordinating catering services and logistics for internal/external events, workshops and training courses;
– Assisting the CEO in the preparation of EU funding briefings and training material for clients;
– Undertaking accountancy and other business management related assignments.

The vacancy intends to provide a sound practical knowledge of EU funding and lobbying as the main engine of the Brussels EU market. This is a great opportunity for the candidate to embrace intrapreneurship in a fast growing company as a mandatory working methodology and learn from the experience of three entrepreneurs who run the company.

REQUIRED COMPETENCES

  • MANDATORY: the candidate must possess a first demonstrated experience in EU proposal writing and project management on Horizon 2020 collaborative projects (RIA, IA, CSA, etc.) and the SME Instrument (Phase 1 and Phase 2)
  • A first experience on project writing and management under Erasmus+, LIFE, Interreg Europe, EU Procurement, COSME and EUREKA is an asset
  • Bachelor or Master degree in EU Project Planning, European Studies, Business Administration, Economics, Finance or similar
  • Excellent communication & interpersonal skills
  • Excellent commercial and telephone skills
  • No fear in going “straight to numbers” when selling a service
  • Very pro-active and able to innovate & create his/her own tasks (not constantly waiting for the Management team to tell the candidate what to do)
  • Outstanding networking skills (no fear in approaching and starting a conversation w/ ‘strangers’)
  • Excellent e-mail etiquette and business-driven mindset
  • High level of preparedness to embrace tough challenges, daily and continuously
  • Very good and “can do” attitude towards colleagues and the Management team
  • Excellent multi-tasking skills (not working on an assignment once at a time)

REQUESTED LANGUAGES

  • Excellent written and oral English (native or almost native level)
  • A good knowledge of French and/or Dutch will be given preference
  • A good knowledge of Portuguese, Spanish, Chinese or Russian would be an asset

 

BENEFITS WE OFFER

  • 1-year contract (with the possibility to stay in the company afterwards, based on an excellent performance)
  • 1.200€ net per month, to start
  • Social Security coverage & Insurance against labour accidents
  • Monthly coverage of the Brussels metro-tram-bus pass
  • Possible team-building events during occasional “days-off”
  • At least once a month remote work/teleworking

TYPE OF CONTRACT:
Professional Immersion Contract (“Convention d’Immersion Professionnelle“)

AVAILABILITY TO START:
Immediate availability to one month after the candidate applies for this vacancy

Interviews are always held at Octopux HQ in Brussels. Remote interviews (e.g. Skype) are not accepted.

Candidates who are not citizens from EU Member States must hold a valid work permit.

Please do not apply if you do not possess any experience in Horizon 2020 and the SME Instrument!

 

 

DESCRIPTION OF THE TASKS AND OBJECTIVES OF THE VACANCY

The Octopux team seeks a smart, detail-oriented, highly-organized and self-motivated ICT Expert with very good knowledge of WordPress, CSS, PhP, SEO, SEM, and SEA. Good knowledge of social media(Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.) is an asset.

This is a great opportunity for the candidate to embrace intrapreneurship in a start-up company as a practically mandatory working methodology, and receive coaching from two entrepreneurs coming from different levels of experience and backgrounds who run the business.

REQUESTED COMPETENCES

Excellent communication & interpersonal skills

Outstanding networking skills (no fear in approaching and starting a conversation w/ ‘strangers’)

Excellent e-mail etiquette and business-driven mindset

“Can do” attitude and preparedness to embrace daily tough challenges

Very good knowledge of WordPress, CSS, PhP, SEO, SEM, and SEA.

Good knowledge of social media (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.)

REQUESTED LANGUAGES

Perfect written and spoken English (native or almost native level)

A good knowledge of Portuguese, Dutch, French or Spanish would be an asset

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

The candidate is expected create his/her own tasks daily, showing creativity and pro-activeness.

We support the candidate ensuring that his/her experience is a real learning experience. Prior to be established in Belgium and join our team, we would like to establish a connection with the candidate to assure a good professional relationship during the traineeship period. Daily professional coaching will be provided to the trainee.

 

BENEFITS WE OFFER

From 6-month to 1-year contract (with the possibility of extension based on an excellent performance)

1.000€ net per month

Possible team-building events during our occasional “days-off”

 

TYPE OF CONTRACT: Professional Immersion Contract

 

 

 

HOW TO APPLY

Please send your Curriculum Vitae and Cover Letter (in English only) addressed to Ms. Matilde Masciulli at mmasciulli@octopux.eu

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