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Vacancy in the Directorate of Navigation. ESA is an equal opportunity employer, committed to achieving diversity within the workforce and creating an inclusive working environment. Applications from women are encouraged. Post Head of the Navigation Coordination Office This post is classified A2A4 on the Coordinated Organisations salary scale. Location ESA Headquarters, Paris, France Description Head of the Navigation Coordination Office, Programme Planning and Coordination Office, Directorate of Navigation. Duties Reporting to the Head of Programme Planning and Coordination Office, the postholder will be responsible for coordinating activities within the Directorates responsibility, in collaboration with its departments and offices. Duties comprise following up execution of the agreements with the European Commission EC and the European GNSS Agency in view of their maintenance and compliance provision, including interface with the corporate compliance organisation supporing the preparation of future agreements, in close coordination with Directorate department heads, and the agencys corporate services managing the preparation and execution of the Directorate strategic management processes supporting the internal organisation and operations of Directorate activities, including coordinating internally the activities and actions decided by the DG Executive Board coordinating and maintaining Directorate decisions, action plans and related followup coordinating the interface and meetings with the other Directorates supporting Directors meetings with EC and GSA 3D preparing, organising and following up actions preparringintegrating programmes dashboards and decision files, supporting Directoratelevel internalexternal bilateral meetings providing interface and support the joint activities at programme level carried out with EC GNSS Programmes Committee and GSA Administrative Board providing the secretariat of the Navigation Programme Board, ensure daily relations with Member States Delegations, supporting reporting to Council bodies coordinating contributions to crosscutting Agency activities, including interDirectorate working groups, participation in Space 4.0 and common actionsinput to the Agencys Executive Board supporting toplevel programme interface with industry providing support for all activities related to the preparation of ministeriallevel Councils, for Navigation programmes ensuring promotion and communication of ESA navigation activities, internal and external, in coordination with corporate communication supporting ESA education and outreach activities in the field of GNSS managing the team workforce located in HQ and in ESTEC with accountability for all resources and activities delegated. Technical competencies Knowledge of the ESA institutional framework, policies andor programmes technology, science, launchers, manned space andor applications Knowledge of the European and international space sector institutional, commercial andor industrial Experience in supporting ESA programmesprojects and knowledge of their technical and programmatic requirements in relevant technical domains Leadership Competencies Developing motivating people Driving performance Fostering cooperation effective teamworking Behavioural competencies Communication Relationship Management Planning Organisation Teamwork Education University degree Master level in e.g. engineering, physics, economics Additional requirements A good knowledge of ESA, EC and GSA processes and working methods is an asset. Candidates should also demonstrate potential for managing individuals, be able to lead and motivate a team and organise their activities. Experience in an international setting and diverse functional areas relevant to ESA activities is considered an asset. Other information For behavioural competencies expected from ESA staff in general, please refer to the ESA Competency Framework. The working languages of the Agency are English and French. A good knowledge of one of these is required. Knowledge of another Member State language would be an asset. The Agency may require applicants to undergo selection tests. The closing date for applications is 9 April 2018. If you require support with your application due to a disability, please email contact.human.resourcesesa.int. Please note that applications are only considered from nationals of one of the following States Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and Canada and Slovenia. According to the ESA Convention the recruitment of staff must take into account an adequate distribution of posts among nationals of the ESA Member States. When shortlisting for an interview, priority will first be given to internal candidates and secondly to external candidates from underrepresented Member States. see Nationality Targets In accordance with the European Space Agencys security procedures and as part of the selection process, successful candidates will be required to undergo basic screening before appointment. Recruitment will normally be at the first grade in the band A2 however, if the candidate selected has little or no experience, the position may be filled at A1 level. Apply HERE

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