The University of Luxembourg is an international research university with a distinctly multilingual and interdisciplinary character. The University was founded in 2003 and counts more than 6,700 students and more than 2,000 employees from around the world. The University’s faculties and interdisciplinary centres focus on research in the areas of Computer Science and ICT Security, Materials Science, European and International Law, Finance and Financial Innovation, Education, Contemporary and Digital History. In addition, the University focuses on cross-disciplinary research in the areas of Data Modelling and Simulation as well as Health and System Biomedicine. Times Higher Education ranks the University of Luxembourg #3 worldwide for its “international outlook,” #20 in the Young University Ranking 2021 and among the top 250 universities worldwide.
The Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (C2DH) is a research centre for the study, analysis and public dissemination of contemporary history of Luxembourg and Europe with a particular focus on digital methods and tools for doing innovative historical research. It serves as a catalyst for innovative and creative scholarship and new forms of public dissemination and societal engagement with history.
We’re looking for people driven by excellence, excited about innovation, and looking to make a difference.
If this sounds like you, you’ve come to the right place!
Your role is to support the researchers of C2DH in the realisation of the Centre’s projects by facilitating the project deliverables within the expected or agreed conditions and deadlines. Embedded in a committed team, you will advocate the use of best practices in project management and report directly to the C2DH Head of Operations. You will also liaise with central services of the University of Luxembourg and partnering institutions. We expect you to handle deadlines, produce reports (including budgets), anticipate risks and manage daily issues in order to facilitate effective project execution. Close collaboration with the Principal Investigators is key and a problem-solving mind-set is requested. In your day-to-day business you will collect, manage, and update data related to the Centre’s projects and KPIs. In a strategic perspective, your goal is to effectively support and facilitate the execution of the varied C2DH research portfolio. Concretely, the job includes the following tasks:
- Development of project execution plans
- Documentation and monitoring of project progress
- Updating and adjustment of data (including budget, HR, milestones and deliverables)
- Production of reports (ad hoc; monthly; final) for Principal Investigators and funding bodies
- Ensure project accountability and the respect of budget frames
- Draft and follow-up operationally on communication regarding the project
- Facilitate communication between relevant stakeholders and partners (e.g. Researchers, Project Owners, Research Facilitators, Financial Controllers, Administrative Assistants, colleagues of central departments and offices)
- Facilitate the management of public tenders in close collaboration with the dedicated central services
- Close collaboration with the financial controller and research facilitator in daily execution of the job
What we expect from you…
The ideal candidate would have demonstrated experience in project management, ideally in complex and multicultural environments. We seek a highly motivated candidate with the following profile:
- Master’s degree or equivalent by work experience
- Solid experience in project management involving multiple stakeholders
- Ability to meet deadlines and demonstrate methodological, organised, pragmatic and effective approaches to the work
- Result-focused, able to apply sound judgment and critical thinking
- Demonstrated budget monitoring skills; experience in managing projects funded in foreign currencies could be an asset
- Demonstrated integrity, excellent judgement and diplomacy, and well-developed oral and written communication skills
- Team-oriented and comfortable in a multidisciplinary and multicultural environment
- Proficiency with modern office software, spreadsheets and collaborative platforms
- Open-minded, proactive, and service-oriented attitude and autonomous judgement
- Excellent command of English and French, fluency in German is an asset, Luxemburgish is a plus
- Contract Type: Permanent
- Work Hours: Full Time 40.0 Hours per Week
- Location: Belval
- Internal Title: Project officer
- Job Reference: UOL05953
How to apply…
Applications should be submitted online and include:
- Curriculum Vitae
- Cover letter indicating your interest in the position, demonstrating relevant experience and future expectations
- Relevant academic diplomas and professional certificates
Early application is highly encouraged, as the applications will be processed upon reception. Please apply formally through the HR system. Applications by email will not be considered.
The University of Luxembourg embraces inclusion and diversity as key values. We are fully committed to removing any discriminatory barrier related to gender, and not only, in recruitment and career progression of our staff.
In return you will get…
- Multilingual and international character. Modern institution with a personal atmosphere. Staff coming from 90 countries. Member of the “University of the Greater Region” (UniGR).
- A modern and dynamic university. High-quality equipment. Close ties to the business world and to the Luxembourg labour market. A unique urban site with excellent infrastructure.
- A partner for society and industry. Cooperation with European institutions, innovative companies, the Financial Centre and with numerous non-academic partners such as ministries, local governments, associations, NGOs …
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