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Head of Administration Unit (AD 9)

The EIT is now organising a call for expressions of interest with a view to establishing a reserve list for Temporary Staff (TA) for the profile of Head of Administration Unit. The place of employment will be Budapest, where the EIT seat is located. Applications from female candidates are strongly encouraged.


Reporting directly to the EIT Director, the Head of Unit will be responsible for leading and managing the Unit in the activity areas below. The Head of Unit will define the expected results, ensure that the Unit delivers the results required to implement its work programme in the context of the EIT’s mission and objectives, while enabling staff to develop in line with their objectives and the overall EIT work programme. The Head of Unit reports to the Director and is responsible for the management of the Administration unit, which consists of four sections, namely – Finance and Budget, Procurement and Logistics, Human Resources and IT.


In particular, the tasks of the Head of Unit will include the following

  • Assist the EIT Director in the management of the office by providing sound advice on administrative matters;
  • Support the efficient management of EIT by actively contributing to the Management Team and to the collective work to achieve EIT’s strategic objectives;
  • Define the Administration unit work programme, coordinating work within the unit and with other units, and representing the unit in management meetings, before senior management, and before the Governing Board;
  • Drive organisational innovation in the context of administration in a coordinated manner, based on the identification of internal clients and organisational needs;
  • Develop efficient guidelines, policies and actions to ensure effective delivery of the Administration unit in the areas of HR, Finance and Budget, Procurement, General Administration and Security and IT services on the basis of the mission statement, strategic plan and annual work programme of the EIT;
  • Set the objectives of the sections within the unit, monitoring and assessing achievements to meet the objectives within the set deadlines and in accordance with high quality standards, coordinating the work of the sections within the unit, and managing, motivating, and supporting the unit’s staff towards the attainment of their individual objectives;
  • Develop and foster strong relations with EU institutions and other relevant stakeholders.

Deadline for applications: Tuesday 5 March 2024 (17:00 pm Budapest time)

Vacancy details, eligibility and steps to apply can be found in the vacancy notice below.