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R&T Coordination Support Officer, European Defence Agency, EDA

Deadline for application: 27 November 2017

Job summary

The European Defence Agency is looking to recruit an R&T Coordination Support Officer.

Location: Brussels


The European Defence Agency was established on 12 July 2004, and is governed by Council Decision (CFSP) 2015/1835 defining the statute, seat and operational rules of the European Defence Agency.

The main task of the EDA is to support the Council and the Member States in their effort to improve the Union's defence capabilities in the field of crisis management and to sustain the Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) as it currently stands and as it develops in the future.

The European Synergies & Innovation Directorate acts as an interface between defence ministries and wider EU policies that have implications for defence. It promotes and supports innovative research, coordinates and promotes EDA actions in the area of dual-use research and, as requested by its Member States, works in support of them and the European Commission on the setting up of the Preparatory Action for CSDP-related research. The directorate is also responsible for market & industry related questions such as policies, analysis and support, as well as strategic foresight and assessment, for the benefit of all the agency. In addition, the directorate has a coordination role of the Agency’s energy and environmental activities as well as Space policy activities.

Under the supervision of the Director and the Head of Unit Innovative Research, the jobholder will contribute to the following activities:

  • support to R&T initiatives aimed at defining R&T priorities and projects;
  • support and manage the Overarching Strategic Research Agenda (OSRA) and the technology watch and foresight projects, providing both technical and non-technological (economics) perspective including contracting activities;
  • support the EDA internal fora of the R&T community and EDA management tools, ensuring the consistency of the documentation and information across CapTechs, maintaining up to date the data of the forum;
  • contribute to the management of IT tools for the coordination and monitoring of the R&T portfolio of the Ad Hoc (Category A and Category B) projects of the Agency (monitor and control);
  • support the continuous improvement process of the cooperation framework for the establishment of R&T projects and programmes;
  • support  in collecting and analysing statistical data on R&T Projects and Programmes;
  • support the organization of R&T experts’ meetings;
  • support the outreach activities in the R&T domain;
  • take on additional tasks as required in the interest of the service.

Duties may evolve according to development of the EDA's structure and activities, and the decisions of EDA management.

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by EDA -- last modified 06 November 2017