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19 · JANUARY · 2024

Vacancy | Project manager (LAC-EU network) - CLOSED

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The Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals invites applications for a project manager position on the doctoral network “Understanding Latin American Challenges in the 21st Century (LAC-EU)”, funded under the European Union’s Horizon Europe - Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions - Doctoral Networks.

The LAC-EU doctoral network will establish a novel, comprehensive and interdisciplinary framework to understand Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) and its relationship with the European Union (EU), fostering respectful, non-Eurocentric research and engagement. LAC-EU is an integrated four-year PhD programme, providing world-class, interdisciplinary research and training in social and political sciences, law and the humanities, as well as research exchanges and policy-relevant secondments in the EU and LAC. Research themes include the rise of populism, democracy, gender rights, trade, migration, health, global cities, sustainability and green finance, and cultural learning.

The successful candidate will be working on managing the day-to-day operational and administrative aspects of the project, which include:

  • Keeping track of the project’s budget/expenditure and financial reporting;
  • Administering contracts and agreements;
  • Drafting intermediary and final reports, and responding to inquiries, audits and evaluations;
  • Preparing and presenting regular progress reports and project plans;
  • Organizing seminars, workshops, and meetings, and making travel arrangements;
  • Procuring equipment and services;
  • Coordinating and maintaining contact with PhD students and project partners;
  • Managing project dissemination and communication activities; and liaising with other research initiatives.

Applicants should hold a master’s degree in political science, sociology, or in a closely related field, and must be fluent in English and Spanish. Experience in research project management or a PhD degree would be an advantage. Excellent personal and communication skills and a demonstrated ability to contribute to collaborative projects are essential.

The appointment will be expected to last until the end of the project, January 2028. Salary is commensurate with similar administrative positions at IBEI.

Applications must be submitted by 5 February 2024 (10.00 am Barcelona time)

🖊️ Applications must be submitted through the Application Form and it should include:

  • Cover letter (in English)
  • Current CV (in English)

Grant number: 101120060