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Head of the Administration Department, Cascina



Cascina, Italy 

Job Category:

Administrative, Science

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Job Description:

The European Gravitational Observatory (EGO) seeks an experienced person for the Administration Department. EGO is a French-Italian consortium founded by INFN and CNRS to foster European collaboration in gravitational wave research. EGO is located in Cascina, near Pisa, Italy and hosts the Virgo gravitational wave detector. The Virgo project involves the collaboration of about 25 laboratories with near 300 scientists, engineers and technicians from France, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Hungary and Spain.

The selected candidate will lead the Administration Department, which is in charge of: 

  • accountancy;
  • financial statements;
  • procurements and award of contracts;
  • administrative management of the human resources;
  • general affairs;
The Head of the Administration Department works closely with, and reports to, the EGO Director, ensuring that EGO operates according to the law, internal rules and within the approved budget. The role also involves supporting the EGO Director in day-to-day management and responsibility for dedicated tasks. 

Duties and Responsibilities 
The chosen candidate will have to: 

  • supervise and coordinate the teams in charge of procurements and accountancy;
  • supervise the management of the EGO assets;
  • control the use of EGO finance resources;
  • prepare financial documents;
  • collaborate with the EGO Director in preparing financial planning and implementing the decisions made by the EGO Council;
  • manage the administrative duties related to the EGO staff;
  • help the Director in the relations with the union delegations;
  • manage the administrative duties of the European projects;
  • manage the EGO general affairs and the documents archive.
  • He/She will take over dedicated tasks and represent the Director at various levels, including during periods of absence.
More information at: https://www.ego-gw.it/public/organization/jobs/jobs.aspx

Job Requirements:

Qualifications and Experience 
The successful candidate will be an experienced administrative manager with a university degree in law, economics or an equivalent fields. The successful candidate should possess:

  • experience in the direction of an administration department;
  • good knowledge of administrative duties for private and public institutions;
  • experience in relations and management of human resources;
  • very good knowledge of Italian;
  • good communication skills in English;
  • knowledge of French is considered an asset;
  • experience in an international setting is considered an asset.
Key Competences 
  • Ability to work independently following assigned tasks and responsibilities
  • Ability to work effectively in a multi-cultural and complex environment.
  • Organised and result-oriented work style with a pragmatic approach.
  • Ability to adapt quickly and resourcefully to shifting priorities and constraints.

Employment Type:

Full time
Company Info
European Gravitational Observatory
EGO, Via E. Amaldi
Cascina, Toscana, Italy
Phone: +39050752511
Web Site: https://www.ego-gw.it
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