4EU+ European University Alliance Post: Finance Officer, Full time Start date: Dec 23
Introduction Established in 2018, 4EU+ is a European University Alliance with the objective of developing long-term structural and strategic cooperation among the 4EU+ universities in education, research and innovation and engagement with society. The 4EU+ Alliance is currently constituted by seven 4EU+ universities, namely: Charles University (CU), Czech Republic; Sorbonne University (SU), France; University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Denmark; Heidelberg University (UHD), Germany; University of Geneva (UNIGE), Geneva; University of Milan (UNIMI), Italy; and the University of Warsaw (UW), Poland.
4EU+ was one of the first 17 alliances selected under the European University Initiative, funded by the Erasmus+ programme. The project was implemented in the period from 2019-2022. In 2022, 4EU+ was successfully awarded a second project which will actively contribute to the development of a new comprehensive framework for enhancing European cooperation and, ultimately, integration in Higher Education.
Positio n summary The position of the Finance Officer (FO) will be based at the 4EU+ General Secretariat (GS), located in Heidelberg (Germany). Under the responsibility of the Project Manager at the GS, the FO is expected to coordinate all financial and administrative matters related to the new Erasmus+ project, including the follow up of the financial performance of the project and reporting status progress according to the standardised formats and timelines as stated in new Erasmus+ project Grant Agreement (GA) documents. The FO is expected to maintain active communication with the Alliance members and provide advice and technical support in areas of expertise when needed. The FO is also expected to work closely with the Project Manager at the GS ensuring active communication with the counterparts at the European Commission (EC) and timely responding to requests and questions. In addition, the FO is expected to be involved in the coordination of fundraising activities including advising the Alliance members on projects, financial schemes and models, participation in online and on-site meetings and any relevant tasks where finance management competences are required.
Duties and responsibilities Financial Coordination of the new Erasmus+ project at the level of 4EU+
Financial Coordination of the new Erasmus+ project at the level of Alliance Members
In close collaboration with the Project Officer of the General Secretariat located in Heidelberg, the FO is expected to provide support in proposal writing. In particular:
Advanced degree (Master of equivalent) in finance, business administration or other relevant field of study
Language Excellent knowledge of English (written and spoken), any other European language is an advantage
Application document and process This is a full-time position to start as soon as possible. The salary will be commensurate with experience and is accustomed to industry standards. We look forward to receiving your application. Please send your complete application, including CV, cover letter indicating your earliest availability date and contact information to at least two references in English in a single PDF file by e-mail to email@example.com by November 15, 2022.
We ask for understanding that application documents received will not be returned. 4EU+ stands for equal opportunities and diversity. Severely disabled persons will be given priority in the event of equal suitability.