Malta Council for Science and Technology

Policy & Strategy Internationalisation Executive

  • Basis:  Full-Time
  • Closing Date:  31 May, 2024
  • Job Ref:  KMP-91094

Job Description

Role
The role involves following international developments in R&I and acting as Malta’s delegate in regional, EU and international R&I-related policy fora. It also involves contributing towards the elaboration of a national internationalisation strategy to continue to foster value-added international collaborations.

The Executive will form part of the Internationalisation Unit (IU) at the Malta Council for Science and Technology (MCST).

Duties:

  • To follow international developments in R&I, propose and draft national positions and act as Malta’s delegate to regional, EU and international R&I related policy fora.
  • To ensure the implementation of decisions and any follow-up actions emanating from the respective above-mentioned R&I-related fora, whilst keeping the appropriate reporting and monitoring on progress achieved.
  • To keep abreast with the latest R&I policy initiatives at national level, liaising with relevant stakeholders as necessary, inform and shape Malta’s position in international fora, and to provide feedback from an internationalisation perspective on policy documents as necessary.
  • To analyse opportunities for the local research community from an internationalisation perspective and identify possible opportunities for participation.
  • To contribute towards the development of MCST’s internationalisation strategy’s aims and objectives.
  • To support and contribute to the Internationalisation Unit’s work on a number of internationalisation funding opportunities, including Horizon Europe partnerships and bilateral R&I programmes, in various thematic sectors as required. This includes effective promotion of the Programme/s, administering transnational calls or other activities that derive from these internationalisation programmes.
  • To develop and maintain strong links with private sector, academia, and other R&I players, both at local and international levels.
  • To provide assistance and guidance to stakeholders on several internationalisation initiatives administered by the Unit and, where relevant, direct them to other funding programmes.
  • To oversee the monitoring process of ongoing, and as well as new, projects within MCST’s Internationalisation Unit. This involves continuous project-monitoring from both a technical and a financial aspect.
  • To perform other job-related duties as assigned. The above list is not exhaustive, and management may change or add tasks if and when required and according to the exigencies of MCST and its subsidiaries.

Requisites:

  • Master’s qualification at MQF level 7 in Natural Sciences, or Engineering, or European Studies, or International Relations, or Diplomacy, or Public Policy, or Politics and Governance, or a comparable professional qualification recognised by MFHEA (MQRIC if applicable) and preferably with a minimum of one (1) year’s experience of working within a research and innovation internationalisation, or a directly relevant, environment. Or;
  • Bachelor’s qualification at MQF level 6 in Natural Sciences, or Engineering, or European Studies, or International Relations, or Diplomacy, or Public Policy, or Politics and Governance, or a comparable professional qualification recognised by MFHEA (MQRIC if applicable) and preferably with a minimum of three (3) years’ experience of working within a research and innovation internationalisation, or a directly relevant, environment.

Working Conditions
This position is on an indefinite basis with a starting salary of €30,380 per annum and a yearly increment subject to good working performance and includes:

  • Career advancement opportunity;
  • Opportunity for external training sponsorship;
  • Free gym membership;
  • Parking facility;
  • Teambuilding activities.

How to Apply
Interested applicants are to email their Europass CV and a copy of their academic certificates by no later than cob Friday 31st May 2024, late and/or incomplete applications will not be processed.

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  • Salary:  €30,380