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European Health Advisor – BU European Programmes

  • hub.brussels
Brussels, Belgium
Full-time
Published:
Application Deadline: April 25, 2024
  • hub.brussels
Brussels, Belgium
Full-time
Published:
Application Deadline: April 25, 2024

WELCOME HOME:

hub.brussels is the Brussels Agency for Entrepreneurship. Brussels entrepreneurs contact us for help with their launch, development and internationalisation and foreign entrepreneurs for assistance with setting up and finding their feet in Brussels.

Behind hub.brussels are almost 350 employees who are passionate about their job and want to support, encourage and drive forward innovative projects.

There is no need to stress the fact that hub.brussels champions diversity in all its forms and does not practise any form of discrimination (gender, disability, etc.) that could lead to applications being treated differently.

YOUR TEAM:

By accepting the position of European Advisor, at the rank of Attaché, you will join the I2 unit (Internationalisation & Innovation – European Programmes) within the IDD department (International Development Department).

I2 has two main missions:

  • NCP Brussels, the National Contact Point in the Brussels-Capital Region (BCR) for the Horizon Europe and Digital Europe programmes, aims to increase Brussels’ participation in the Horizon Europe and Digital Europe programmes;

  • EEB – Enterprise Europe Brussels, the Brussels-Capital Region branch of the Enterprise Europe Network, aims to provide information, guidance and support to companies in their international development, through technological partnerships, sustainability, innovation and digitalisation.


The I2 team is made up of 10 advisors. It is supported by two assistants and managed by two Heads: one coordinating the NCP Brussels mission and the other the EEB mission.

YOUR MISSIONS:

EEB Advisor

You will provide SMEs and all types of economic and academic stakeholders in the Brussels-Capital Region with information on the international development opportunities arising from the Enterprise Europe Network (e.g. advice, international partnerships, innovation, digitalisation, sustainability).

You will proactively prospect and develop your portfolio of customers (prioritising SMEs) in the sector allocated to you (e.g. health, e-health). You will have an understanding of their international development strategy and based on this, you will encourage them to make use of the relevant EEB services, for which you will have mastered the specific tools.

You will help them to prepare and take part in matchmaking events organised by the network, and support them in the post-participation follow-up, until the cooperation agreements with their new clients/partners are signed. Where applicable, you will also advise them on optimising their innovation and sustainable transition processes in partnership with your EEB advisor colleagues.

In this way, you will contribute to achieving the objectives and results expected of the Enterprise Europe Brussels mission.

In addition, you will participate in EEB’s information and communication activities (e.g. website, articles, social media) and in organising seminars, conferences and other I² unit events, working with colleagues in the team and from other units (logistics, IT, communication).

Horizon Europe NCP

You will provide SMEs and all types of economic and academic stakeholders in the Brussels-Capital Region with information on the opportunities offered by the Horizon Europe programmes to which you are officially appointed, “NCP Health, incl. related partnerships” and “NCP EU Missions”, in particular to cover the “Cancer” mission. You will develop a portfolio of customers in your areas of expertise. You will encourage them to participate in these programmes, helping them to submit high-quality proposals in response to calls for projects launched throughout the programme cycle. You will guide and support them in setting up, developing, implementing and promoting the results of their project. You will work closely with your EEN advisor colleagues, in particular on aspects related to finding partners and promoting results. In this way, you will contribute to achieving the objectives and results expected of the NCP Brussels mission.

In addition, you will participate in NCP Brussels’ information and communication activities (website, articles, newsletters, etc.) and in organising seminars, conferences and other I² unit events, in partnership with colleagues in the team and from other units (logistics, IT, communication).

Management of European projects

You will manage hub.brussels’ participation in the NCP health network, HNN3.0. This network is a seven-year CSA (Coordination and Support Action) developed by and for the NCP Health in the EU and associated countries, with the support of the European Commission (Horizon Europe). You will contribute to the implementation and monitoring (technical and financial monitoring) of this programme, deadlines, quality, risk and change management, as well as the technical and financial, interim and final reports. In addition, you will benefit from training and mentoring opportunities developed within the programme. You will develop a relationship of trust with the project coordinators and partners of this project. You will follow-up the evolution of the European Commission’s programming in this area and help ensure hub.brussels’ renewed participation in this network project for NCP Health beyond 2029.

Centre of expertise

You represent the interests of hub.brussels, the Brussels Region or Belgium in the governance bodies in which NCPs participate at Belgian and European level and you contribute to building Belgium’s positions in Horizon Europe’s Health programme committee, in collaboration with Innoviris, Belgian NCPs and representatives of other federated entities.

REQUIRED PROFILE:

Exclusive criteria

  • You hold a business or corporate finance, or scientific or technological Master’s degree, with an entrepreneurial or European focus;

  • If you obtained your diploma abroad, its equivalence must be recognised by one of the communities of the Belgian State;

  • You have a minimum of five years’ professional experience, including three to five years’ specific experience acquired in the health or e-health sector through activities in:

    1. business development;

    2. technological research and development; and/or

    3. management of H2020 or Horizon Europe projects, or management of EU funding programmes (e.g. EU4Health, COSME, SMP); and/or

    4. support to innovative SMEs; and/or

    5. entrepreneurial activity in the health or e-health sector or another of the BCR’s priority sectors.



  • You are fluent in English (both spoken and written) and in Dutch or French.


Wanted competences

  • Knowledge of the Brussels institutional environment, particularly in the field of economy, research and innovation and of Brussels R&I stakeholders;

  • Knowledge of the European framework programmes, particularly H2020 and Horizon Europe, their specific objectives and other associated programmes (e.g. EU4Health, COSME, SMP);

  • Knowledge of project management methodologies;

  • A proven interest in science, industry, entrepreneurship, societal issues and technological or non-technological innovation;

  • Be prepared to travel for short periods, mainly in Europe.


Specific skills

  • Team spirit and the ability to work independently;

  • Client- and results-focused;

  • Ability to analyse and synthesise information, adapt and quickly gain an understanding of your environment and new tools;

  • A self-starter with the ability to prospect, mastering prospecting and sales techniques;

  • Organisation and project management skills;

  • Communication and public presentation skills;

  • Proactivity, thoroughness, continuous improvement.


OUR OFFER:

  • A contract within the framework of our agreements and contracts with the European Commission and the Brussels-Capital Region and their renewal beyond their respective deadlines (NCP 2023-2025, EEN 2023-2025, HNN3.0 2021-2029). The contract will begin on 01/10/2024;

  • A gross salary according to the grade A101 ABE scales:

    1. For 0 years’ experience: 3,873.94 euros;

    2. For 3 years’ experience: 4,203.89 euros;

    3. For 6 years’ experience: 4,372.19.45 euros.



  • A 13th month and a holiday bonus;

  • Competitive extralegal benefits (meal vouchers, 35 days’ holiday, language bonus, hospitalisation insurance, etc.);

  • A rich and varied work environment;

  • A pleasant and easily accessible place to work;

  • A work-life balance thanks to remote working and flexible hours.


ARE YOU INTERESTED:

To apply, you need to meet the mandatory profile requirements listed above.

All set? Send us your CV and cover letter using the form below until 25/04/2024 at 2pm. Late applications or applications submitted in any other way will not be considered.

Click here to apply in English.

Cliquez ici pour postuler en française.

Klik hier om in het Nederlands te solliciteren.

The selection procedure includes a written test on 14/05/2024 and interviews on 04/06, 05/06 and 06/06.
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