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Call to recruit PRIMA Programme Director now open

Call to recruit PRIMA Programme Director now open

The Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area (PRIMA) has published a call to recruit the PRIMA Programme Director.

The PRIMA Partnership – coordinated by Angelo Riccaboni, Professor at the University of Siena, on behalf of the Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR) – includes over 16 countries from Europe and the Mediterranean area. The PRIMA Programme aims to support innovative solutions – and promote their adoption – for improving the efficiency and sustainability of agro-food systems and water management and provision in the Mediterranean area. The joint initiative is subject to a recent agreement reached in Brussels between the European Parliament and the European Council for setting up an Agency to implement the PRIMA Programme. 

The PRIMA programme Director will be: 

  • Responsible for the overall management of the programme. 
  • Responsible for the leadership of the PRIMA Secretariat, which is the executive body of the Programme. 
  • Assisting the Chair of the Board of Trustees in: Leading the Partnership in its work with all its stakeholders; Building strong and effective partnerships with public- and private-sector stakeholders; Encouraging greater involvement of the participating states in funding activities within the scope of PRIMA.
  • Reporting to the Board of Trustees

The essential skills to participate in the selection include: University Degree; Professional experience in managing and coordinating large programmes, projects and/or joint initiatives of the EU or other major organisations; Experience in building and managing partnerships and collaborations, preferably in the Research and Innovation sector and particularly with international research funding agencies; Excellent skills in communication, public relations and relationship management along with a strong sense of diplomacy; Budgetary and financial management experience in particular of Research and Innovation programmes; Poise and credibility to be an effective leader in a wide range of settings; Unimpeachable personal integrity; Leadership capacities and experience in supervision of personnel; Excellent written and spoken English; Organizational skills, in particular the ability to work well under pressure, prioritize tasks and meet deadlines. 

Additional desirable skills are specified in the call. 

The position covers a 5-year period, and requires a full-time engagement. The employee will be based at the PRIMA Foundation in Barcelona. Applicants must have a valid working permit in Spain. 

The deadline for applications is 9 May 2017. By this date, applicants can submit their applications by following the procedure specified in the call published in the PRIMA Programme website.

Publication date 04/19/2017
Source Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area (PRIMA)