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    Job Description
    Job codePosition BMC-05-19
    Job posted on09/12/2016
    Contract typePermanent
    Start date>3months
    Job Description

    Specific Tasks:

    • The Reporting and Administrative Support is part of the Coordination Office mandate in the ESA Human Spaceflight and Robotic Exploration Directorate (D/HRE).
    • The Reporting and Administrative Support prepares the Directorate’s formal reports to the ESA Council, Programme Boards and other Delegate bodies In addition it supports the internal information flow for the Directorate as required.
    Main tasks are as follows:
    • Collect, draft, prepare, revise, integrate and follow the approval process of the Directorate’s:
    o Quarterly Reports to Council and PB-HME.
    o Input to DG’s Oral Report to Council.
    • Prepare the Directorate’s inputs to ESA publications, such as the quarterly ESA Bulletin and the ESA Annual Report.
    • Support the Secretary of the PB-HME and PB-HME/EUB in the coordination, and publication of documents (papers) prepared by the ESA Executive, as well as the organisation of the meetings.
    • Establish and maintain an archive of the above mentioned documentation.
    • Support the organisation of meetings under the responsibility of the Coordination Office (e.g. HESAC, bilateral meetings with Delegations).
    • Coordinate timely delivery of Monthly Reports of HRE Departments and Support Offices to D/HRE.
    • Prepare the Executive Summary of the Monthly Reports.

    Specific competence requirements:

    • University degree (Bachelor) from a recognised Institution of secondary studies or equivalent qualification in Business Administration (or Communications as relevant), with relevant experience.
    • Working autonomously in preparing all reports in time. Anticipate and adhere to all official deadlines.
    o Ability and willingness to work to demanding deadlines.
    o Strong attention to detail and an excellent command of the English language, especially written.
    o High administrative, organisational and communication skills.
    o General interest in and understanding of HRE programmes contents.
    o Ability to generate high-quality reports and PowerPoint presentations.
    o High degree of computer literacy -Microsoft Office software, particularly Word, PowerPoint and Excel.
    Proven experience (minimum 5 years) in a similar function within a multinational, public-sector organisation would be an asset.
    o Extensive knowledge of the ESA Human Spaceflight and Robotic Exploration programmes and related activities.
    o Extensive knowledge of the ESA advisory structure relating to Council, Programme Boards and Advisory Boards/Committees.

    Contact information
    CompanyVITROCISET Belgium Sprl
    Contact nameLjiljana Petkov
    AddressRue Devant les Hêtres,2
    Phone+32 61 23 00 04
    Fax+32 61 23 02 69;
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