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Programme Officer (AD 6)

The European Institute of Innovation and Technology (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 Programme Officer. 

The Programme Officer will supervise, monitor and assess the Knowledge and Innovation Communities (KICs) of the EIT, their long-term strategies, operations as well as their portfolio of activities. To further enhance its impact and to incentivise the innovations needed to meet new societal challenges, the EIT plans to expand its portfolio of eight pan-European KICs to nine KICs. KICs address major societal challenges by fostering innovation based on the principles of integrating the knowledge triangle of education, research and business. 


In particular, the tasks of the Programme Officer will include the following: 

  • Oversee KICs in their set-up, ramp-up, maturity and exit phase, support the KIC’s performance based on monitoring and allocation of EIT grants;
  • Continuously supervise and monitor KICs and their portfolio of activities, measuring results, impact and recommending improvements considering the EIT Strategic Innovation Agenda;
  • Assess KIC Strategies and Business Plans (i.e. plans for KIC’s activities in the upcoming period) with support from experts and ensure the plan will contribute to the long-term targets set in the KIC Strategic Agenda;
  • Based on KIC reports submitted, assess implementation with support from experts, propose corrective measures as necessary and decide on the final EIT grant amount;
  • Draft and update analytical reports, synthesis reports and/or briefings for the EIT Governing Board, EIT management and key stakeholders;
  • Liaise with the European Commission services and other stakeholders regarding thematic and innovation policy discussions and represent the EIT in meetings with relevant stakeholders, as well as promote synergies and cross-KIC collaboration in cross-cutting areas of relevance for the fulfilment of the EIT mission;
  • Contribute to the achievement of the EIT’s objectives through inputs to horizontal coordination activities, teamwork, proactive internal communication and inputs to the work of colleagues in other units.

The jobholder may be asked to carry out any other tasks as deemed necessary in the interest of the service.

The place of employment will be Budapest.

Deadline for applications: 3 May 2022, 13.00 (Budapest time)