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Date added: 22 September 2017

Organisation: The Guardian Jobs on behalf of Climate-KIC

Location: London, UK. Other locations to be discussed.

Closing date for applications: 08 October 2017

Climate-KIC has recently been awarded a grant under the project title Innospace focusing on the outreach and up take of Copernicus data and services. Skills gaps filling measures and synergic partnerships are key factors to tackle the challenges of data access and use. Therefore, key actions are identified under an overall Copernicus Users Uptake strategy by Climate-KIC under its project named Innospace.

The Copernicus collaboration, through InnoSpace, is an opportunity for Climate-KIC to disseminate this good practice to a wider community and create synergies and brand visibility for the Copernicus ecosystem. It is an opportunity to combine the impactful education formats and outreach dissemination platforms of Climate-KIC, with the freely and openly available data from Copernicus and the stakeholders of Copernicus Academy. We will create the global centre of excellence in space EO, GIS applications with distinctly European foundations. A community of EIT Knowledge Innovation Communities (KICs), European Space Agency (ESA), Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC) and innovation agencies, led by InnoSpace, will spearhead the Copernicus Academy education strategy.

Purpose of the role

The role will be responsible for coordinating the work stream of Climate-KIC's Innospace project which includes conducting needs assessment, 5-week summer school and Climathons. The role will include implementation of the strategy of the initiative, project management, reporting and application of quality management throughout all project activities. Additionally, the Copernicus programme manager will be responsible for developing contacts to partners and potential customers and explore and secure new funding opportunities.

As part of an EU-funded project, the role will also be responsible for developing an ecosystem around downstream application of Copernicus and Earth Observation data.

Key responsibilities

  • Coordinate different areas of Innospace with relevant stakeholders
  • Ensure working interfaces, communication and information sharing between these areas
  • Create project plan and ensure timely achievement of objectives and deliverables
  • Ensure monitoring, quality assurance, performance and reporting
  • Discuss with Director of Education about development of strategy and business model
  • Support communication of Innospace within and outside Climate-KIC
  • Administer expert input into various work strands of Innospace
  • Support interactions with external stakeholder and partners, for example European Commission, various EIT KICs and corporate partners
  • Analyse and prioritise future funding opportunities for Innospace

Qualifications and experience

  • A relevant academic degree or qualification is essential.
  • At least 5 year's experience, with 3-5 years of experience in project management, preferably in the field of Earth Observation, Copernicus and other Space programmes.
  • Management experience in international organisations from across business, public and academic sectors, in climate change or environment related areas.
  • Good understanding of Earth Observation, Copernicus and other Space programmes.

Learn more about the role and how to apply.


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