Vacancy at the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO)
The Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO) is an independent, international and interdisciplinary research institute, founded in 1959. Its purpose is to conduct research on the conditions for peaceful relations between nations, groups and individuals. PRIO’s research targets scholars, policy-makers, practitioners and the general public. The institute cultivates the highest standards of academic excellence, and is a leader in shaping the global peace research agenda. The working language at the institute is English.
EU Adviser: Development and management of European research projects
PRIO invites applications for a research administrative position with the joint responsibilities of project development and project management of research funded by the European Commission (Horizon 2020/ Horizon Europe, collaborative projects and the ERC). The successful candidate will join PRIO’s Project Development Team, assist project leaders, and play a key role in the management of PRIO’s largest current research project, MIGNEX, which creates new knowledge on migration, development and policy. Our EU Adviser is going on leave, and we are seeking her temporary replacement. The current vacancy is for a fixed term of one year, with possibility of extension.
The EU Adviser serves as Project Manager for the project MIGNEX, which is coordinated by PRIO. The EU Adviser also supports project leaders and the PRIO administration in in the management of the institute’s ERC grants and H2020 projects in which PRIO is a partner.
MIGNEX is a five-year research project (2018–2023) with the core ambition of creating new knowledge on migration, development and policy. It involves approximately 25 researchers at nine institutions in Europe, Africa and Asia and is funded by a grant of €5M from the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 programme. In 2020 the project team will carry out data collection in ten countries of origin of migration to Europe. See www.mignex.org for information about the project.
The Project Manager works closely with the Project Leader, Research Professor Jørgen Carling in coordinating the project. The Project Manager is responsible for the administrative and financial management of the project and for relations with the European Commission. The Project Manager also works closely with the MIGNEX team at the Overseas Development Institute in London, which is in charge of communications.
Tasks include the following:
The project’s management structure, routines and communication strategy are presented in greater detail in the MIGNEX Handbook Chapters on the project website.
PRIO’s research is funded on a project basis by external grants. Individual researchers invest time in writing grant applications and are supported by a project development team (PDT). The EU Adviser is the PDT’s specialist on European funding. PRIO has been highly successful in attracting grants from Horizon 2020 and previous framework programmes for research, and PRIO is the only non-university institution in Norway to host two grants from the European research Council (ERC).
The successful candidate will take a leading role in pursuing the Institute’s strategic goal of increasing its funding from the European Union. He or she will perform tasks as agreed with the Leader of the PDT, including:
Successful candidates will have the following qualifications:
Other qualifications of relevance, but not required to the position include the following:
Work environment and conditions
PRIO has an international research staff of approximately 85 members in full and part-time positions, and in addition 15 in administrative and support functions. The working language at the institute is English. PRIO is an equal opportunity employer and values staff diversity.
PRIO offers salary according to qualifications, group life insurance and membership in Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.
The institute is located in spacious and attractive premises in central Oslo, Europe’s fastest-growing capital city. Employee benefits include access to the PRIO cabin in the mountains, a subsidized canteen, weekly physiotherapy exercise, weekly running group, and various social events.
The candidate is expected to start as soon as possible for a fixed term of one year, with possibility of extension. PRIO’s current EU Adviser is going on leave and the candidate will be serving as her temporary replacement.
The EU Adviser position entails occasional travelling.
Applications must be submitted by way of an online form (link below) and include the following attachments as PDF files:
In addition, name and contact details of three references must be provided in the online form.
Application deadline: Sunday 6 October 2019.
Submission of applications: Online application form.
The form must be completed and submitted in a single session. Please review the form and prepare all attachments as specified before starting to complete it.
Questions regarding the position can be addressed to Administrative Director Lene Kristin Borg (e-mail email@example.com or phone (+47) 47 45 00 77) or Research Professor Jørgen Carling (e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org).
For further information about the recruitment process or the submission of your application, please contact Institute Adviser Cathrine Bye (e-mail email@example.com or phone (+47) 22 54 77 15). More detailed information about recruitment at PRIO is available at www.prio.org/about/careers/.
|Location:||Oslo - Norway|
|Placed On:||9th September 2019|
|Closes:||6th October 2019|
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