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     Date Submitted:07-03-2012
     Last Modified:20-11-2012 (04:14)
    Job information
     Current job:Independent Safety Flight Office assistant
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within 3months
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Business Services
     Keywordsflexible, honest, creative, speaking several languages. Love to be in international contests.

    Candidate’s profile An experienced Officer, with 6 years of experience working in International Organisations and companies around Europe including the European Space Agency. A highly motivated, flexible and driven person, with a demonstrated ability to work effectively as part of a team, and as an individual. Able to establish and maintain excellent working relationships with customers and colleagues in an international environment.


    Personal details


    Date of birth                    14/09/1980

    Nationality                       Italian

    Sex                                        Female


    Languages Skills   


    Italian                                 Mother tongue

    French                                Fluent

    English                               Fluent

    German                             Intermediate



    Professional Experience 


    Jun 2008 – current: ESA - European Space Agency

    Job position: Managerial Assistant at the ISS Utilization Product Assurance and Safety Office (HSO-UQ), ISS Utilization and Astronauts Support Department of the Human Space Flight and Operation Directorate / Independent Flight Safety Office (TEC-QI), Quality Assurance and Safety Department of the Technical and Quality Management Directorate.

    Location: Noordwijk, Keplerlaan 1, 2201 AZ Noordwijk, The Netherlands


    • Support the organization of conferences, follow up and distribution of material after conferences.
    • Point of reference for travellers, consultants and invited speakers.
    • Organization of missions including Visa applications.
    • Organization of internal/external business meetings and ability to interface appropriately with partners outside ESA as NASA, CNES, JAXA, etc.
    • Daily review of incoming mail, agenda and calendar.


    Dec 2007 - May 2008: IWBank – On-line Trading & Stock Exchange

    Job position: Product  Marketing Manager  

    Location: Milan and Travels in Europe.

    Department of International Marketingand Product Development.


    • Organisation of Trading events at International faires in Europe (example: Salon AT, Salon du trading Forum de l’ investissement - Paris, Marseille, Bordeaux, France.
    • Site web editing, updating in English and French (for internal/external documents).
    • Supporting the development of promotion, marketing, and strategy (example: Preparation of procedure and guidance on: “how to organize a strategic plan for a foreign event and how to optimize results”.
    • Technical Financial translations from French to Italian of important documents and manuals, example: the presentation for one of the biggest French Trader: Jean-Louis Cussac, on the “Future Cac40” for the Conference ITF: Italian trading Forum, Rimini 15th of May 2008; and the translation from French to Italian of some instructions included into the “Quick trade and Forex Manual”.
    • Supporting the implementation of External communication: Newsletter, online advertising campaign,  website content, poster*, Flyers*, written in French language, to be used and introduced at the most important international trading events in France.


    Jun 2006 - Jun 2007:Csg an IBM Company, Leipzig, Germany

    Job position: IBM IT  Multilingual Technical Analyst for Nokia Customer Care.

    Duties: IT support to Nokia Engineers for Europe and EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Asia) countries in French, Italian, English speaking customers.

    Other professional experience   


    Jun 2008 - current:

    Job position: Membership and Communication Committee

    IAASS (International Association for the Advancement of Space Safety)and ISSF (International Space Safety Foundation)


    • Supporting the Coordination with external partners and all the members.
    • Evaluation of Membership Professional’s experience.
    • Supporting the promotion of the association through sponsor events/public relations with young professional: see the IAASS Chrsitmas Quizz: De Burcht, Netherlands 11 December 2010; and Yuri Gagarin’s night at Space Expo Noordwijk, The Netherlands, 08 April 2011.
    • Supporting events and venue selection for conference, gala dinners including:
      • 3rd IAASS Conference: “Building a Safer Space Together” - Rome, Italy 21-23 Oct 2008
      • 4th IAASS Conference: “Making Safety Matter, Huntsville” -  USA 19-21 May 2010
      • 5th IAASS Conference: “A safer Space for a Safer World” - Versailles, France 17-19 Oct 2011
      • 6th IAASS Conference: “Space Safety is not an option” - Montreal, Canada, 21 - 23 May 2013


    Jan 2005 - 2006: PR/Translator

    Alta Roma Alta Moda, Fashion week, Parco della Musica - Rome, Italy

    Collaboration with the Belgian Fashion designer Romy Smits, consisting of: Supporting the translations and coordination of media relations, Fashion press and TV; Creation of an advertising slogan*; Research for Final Master’s Thesis and interviews to international Fashion designers.


    Education Experience              


    1999 – 2005

    Master’s Degree in Communication Science (5 years course programme)

    Location: University of Communication Science, Macerata, Italy

    Specialisation: in Business Communication (2  years course programme).

    Main subjects: Private and Public Law, Information and Communication Law (+ seminar), Fundamental and Juridical notions, Economics, Ethics and Code of Conduct of Communication, Semantic, Social Psychology, Linguistics, Advertising, Marketing, Radio-TV Theory and technique, Multimedia publishing, Sociology of the communicative and cultural processes,  Multimedia publishing.

    Final Master’s Thesis: Advertising theory and technique – The value of Brands today.


    Feb - Jul 2002: Erasmus EU Scholarship

    Location: University of Louvain, Belgium


    1995 - 1999:

    Linguistic Graduation

    Location: Leonardo Da Vinci Linguistic High School, Bisceglie, Italy

    Main subjects: English, French, German, Italian, Latin, Philosophy, Art, Economics, Law, Sciences.


     IT Skills  MS Office 2000/XP, Lotus Notes, Windows XP, Macromedia Contribute, Dreamweaver.


    Training - Workshops

    • 11 Jun 2012: Visit to NASA Exhibition and European Space Agency site in Madrid, Spain.
    • 10 Jun 2012:Madrid Deep Space Communication Complex, Spain.
    • 06 Oct 2011: Understanding Space: By Jerry Sellers - Teaching Sciences & Technology Inc.
    • 26 Sep 2011: Professional visit to NATO, Mons in Belgium.
    • 12/16 Sep 2011: Professional visit to the Guiana Space Centre organized by the Community of Ariane Cities: ESA, CNES, Ariane Space, Guyana Espace.
    • 01/02 Mar 2011: SEO- Search Engine Optimization and Web Design methodology by Bruce Clay, IULM University of Milan, Italy
    • 23Nov 2010: United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) and European Space Policy Institute (ESPI) Young ESA Visit to learn about the ESPI structure and activities related to international affairs and space policy- Vienna, Austria
    • 18 Oct 2010:Intercultural Management, Leiden University, The Netherlands
    • 12 Apr 2010: CERN Geneva, Switzerland- Young ESA Visit of laboratories, and meeting young scientists and professionals at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN)



    • Oct 2011/Jan 2012:Dutch Course in Noordwijk at ESA.
    • 20 Jan 2009/21 Apr 2009: German class at theGoethe Institute in Den Haag, The Netherlands
    • 04 Apr/18 Jun 2007: German courseat the Volkshochschule, Leipzig University, Germany.
    • Apr/Jun 2006:Visual Merchandiser course financed by the European Social Found, Italy.
    • Apr/Jun 2006:Web - site creation course financed by the European Social Found, Italy.
    • 21 May 2004:4°Communication Science National Meeting: L’isola che c’è” University of Bari, Italy.
    • May 2004:Philip Morris Marketing Prize. Meeting “the Competitivity of the Italian system: from Local to Global”, Auditorium della Tecnica, Rome, Italy
    • Jun 2003:Author of stories for children for the “36 Hans Christian Andersen Literary prize”.



    • IAASS: Associate member ofInternational Association for the Advancement of Space Safety.
    •  Young ESA: is a network for young professionals within ESA.
    • ESA Humanitarian Relief Found.
    • WIA: Women in Aerospace.


    Creative Projects - Competitions

    2010: Writing contest: In the Mood for Lyon. Un viaggio nel viaggio*.(The most voted story on the web).

    2010: A Little Modern Story. A story through the brands who made the history of the Advertising.

    2012:Video Maker of the:  “Social Media and Space for the benefit of All”* with the kind participation of the European astronauts.

    02 Mar 2012:Fundraising supporting  project for Devergy.




    Simonetta Di Pippo

    Responsible to observe the European Space Policy

    Special Advisor to ESA DG

    Director Human Spaceflight 2008-2011


    Tommaso Sgobba

    Head of Independent ESA Safety Flight Office

    European Space Agency,, Keplerlaan 1, 2201 AZ Noordwijk, The Netherlands


    Vincenzo Tedeschi

    IWBank, www.iwbank.comVia Cavriana, 20 Milano – Italy


    Leanna Roscoe and Keith Muirhead

    HESpace Operations BV. Huygensstraat 44 2201 DK Noordwijk, The Netherlands


    Romy Smits  St. Jorispoort 18, 2000 Antwerp, Belgium


    * Portfolio and references available under request.

    ** Linguistic Europass CV available

    *** Brand  CV available



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