The European DIGITAL SME Alliance is the largest network of ICT small and medium sized enterprises in Europe, representing about 20.000 digital SMEs across the EU. The alliance is the joint effort of 28 national and regional SME associations from EU member states and neighboring countries to put digital SMEs at the center of the EU agenda. To find out more about DIGITAL SME please check the following webpage: www.digitalsme.eu

Description

The Technical Program Manager will be responsible for the management of projects and activities of the association related to standardization. These include in particular the coordination of the contributions of technical experts to standardization committees at CEN, CENELEC, ETSI and ISO/IEC, as well as the development of positions on policy issues related to technical regulations and standards. Together with the Secretary General and other experts, the Technical Program Manager will have responsibility to represent the association in public events, meetings and working groups organized by the European Commission, as well as Standards Setting Organizations, industry associations and other bodies.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Oversee the work of technical experts in standardization committees, provide experts with strategic and policy guidance as well as administrative support when needed
  • With the support of experts and other members of the team, analyze relevant standards and technical regulations, identify issues of interest for the association and develop contributions or positions
  • Manage, administer and execute DIGITAL SME’s responsibilities within EU funded projects, including timely production of EU projects’ deliverables
  • Represent DIGITAL SME at external meetings, working groups and public events
  • Manage the administrative and financial aspects of the EU funded projects
  • Monitor EU policy / legislative developments related to technical domains that are relevant for the association
  • Provide information and assistance to the association’s members
  • Draft articles and other documents aimed at informing the association’s members about developments in standards and technical regulations.

Qualifications, Skills and Knowledge:

  • University education in an engineering field, preferably IT, telecom or civil engineering
  • Previous experience in EU project management is an asset
  • Understanding of EU Institutions’ functioning and of standardization
  • Policy analysis on digital-related topics is an asset
  • Fluent in English (written and spoken); working level of another language either French or German
  • Excellent organizational skills and outstanding time management
  • Outgoing and with strong communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Able to learn and take responsibility quickly and proactively
  • Able to work independently and under pressure
  • Able to coordinate and supervise teamwork
  • Diplomatic and able to reach consensus
  • Numerical and budgeting skills
  • Capacity and readiness to undertake administrative tasks

Career Stage

Work experience 2-6 years

Work Conditions

The Technical Program Manager will be part of a young, small, dynamic and growing team. The office is located at the heart of the EU district in Brussels. Short missions abroad within the EU will be possible (up to 20% of time). The salary package will be competitive and depend on the skills and level of experience.  The employment contract will be for a 2-year period with the possibility to be converted to an undetermined duration contract after the second year.

Deadline for applications: 5 November 2018. Early applications are encouraged.

Application procedure

Candidatures shall be sent by email to office@digitalsme.eu, subject: “VACANCY/ Technical Program Manager”. Interested candidates are requested to send the following documents and information:

  • CV (Europass template)
  • Cover letter
  • Desired net salary/month
  • Earliest date of availability to start the job
  • Names and contact details of references (will not be contacted before having the agreement of the candidate)

General information

Duration: 6 months *flexible
Commitment: Full-time
Description: 

MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assisting the Policy and Communication Officer in the execution of the organisation`s overall communication strategy
  • Updating and providing content for the organisation`s website
  • Assisting with the newsletter creation
  • Writing articles, press releases, policy briefings, etc.,
  • Creating infographics and informational videos;
  • Updating the Contacts Database; *Civi CRM
  • Attending and reporting on meetings at the European institutions, organisations and other relevant internal and external events
  • Monitor policy in related fields by following the Midday Press briefing of the European Commission and various Parliament Committees
  • Contribute in various Horizon 2020 and Erasmus projects

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE SHOULD MEET THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS:

  • An independent thinker and creative individual; with an interest or willing to learn about Digital Policies
  • Excellent communication and drafting skills in English
  • Additional languages would be an advantage, especially French
  • Flexible and team oriented
  • trong interpersonal skills;
  • Possess knowledge and understanding of EU institutions
  • Willing to propose and take initiatives
  • Demonstrate appreciation and skills to lead organisational tasks;
  • Have the legal eligibility to work in the EU.

WE OFFER:

  • Training based on your experience, needs and interests;
  • Working with a fun and young team
  • Insights into EU digital policy and Brussels digital environment;
  • Experience in an international professional environment;

Please sent your CV and motivation letter to Ms Theodora Antoniou at t.antoniou@digitalsme.eu

Compensation: 

Please note that there is no financial compensation, trainees must have an agreement with a University. 

European DIGITAL SME Alliance accepts internship applications on a rolling basis.

Please note that all the candidates must be students (preferably working towards achieving Master’s degree). The candidate must be enrolled at a university for the entire duration of the traineeship, and the traineeship must be part of the candidate’s study programme.

Other requirements:

  • proficiency in English (other languages is an asset);
  • some previous knowledge of and interest in EU digital policies and/or EU funded projects;
  • general computer literacy (preferably, ability to work with WordPress)
  • team player, reliable, highly motivated.

We offer:

  • opportunity to be involved in the EU project management at all the stages (project proposal writing, project implementation and reporting);
  • insights into EU digital policy and Brussels digital environment;
  • gain invaluable experience in an international professional environment.

Interested candidates are requested to send their CV, short motivation, and availability dates to office@digitalsme.eu
In the e-mail subject, please indicate ‘Internship’.