Vacancy: Event Manager for the research project ”FRAME 2014”

Job opportunity: Event Manager for the research project “FRAME” – 2014


The European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC) is an inter-disciplinary centre of excellence supported by the EU, aiming at pursuing the continued promotion of human rights and democratisation through education, specialised training, and research cooperation.

With reference to its research activities, EIUC is looking to appoint a highly qualified individual to participate in the unique large scale FP7 research project “FRAME” involving 20 universities in the EU and worldwide on the topic of human rights in EU external relations and internal policies. For more information on the project, visit

Functions and tasks

The FRAME Event Manager will work as a member of the academic and administrative unit dedicated by EIUC to the FRAME project. He/she will work under the direction and supervision of the EIUC Secretary General, and coordinate its work with the Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies (coordinator of the project) as well as with other key partners.

The event manager will be responsible for disseminating the outcomes of the project. As such, the event manager’s key objective will be to valorise and advertise FRAME’s interim and final output results and recommendations with the target groups of the project: a) the scientific community, including students of human rights programmes, b) EU policy-makers and member states’ governments; c) intergovernmental institutions and agencies responsible for developing and implementing human rights and democracy policies; d) NGOs, NHRIs and other civil society stakeholders; e) media; f) the public at large.

The position involves a combination of organisational responsibilities connected with the FRAME project. Tasks will include the following:

  • To organise workshops, seminars and other academic activities: the project foresees a number of events aimed at disseminating outputs and receiving feedback on ongoing research. While the scientific content will be of the responsibility of the partners of the project, the Event Manager will be responsible for the logistics, organisation and budgetary aspects of the event, as well as manage general outreach aspects (e.g. inviting relevant external experts, etc.);

  • To organise the dissemination of scientific and policy publications (working papers, policy briefs, academic publications, E-newsflash). To this extent the event manager shall use primarily the FRAME website as dissemination tool, while for academic publications contacts shall be developed with leading international journals, academic publishers, etc.

In doing so, the event manager shall:

  • Maximize the use / promote the FRAME website both internally (within WP leaders, researchers, with a particular focus on the project’s intranet as an internal communication tool) and externally (scientific community, EU policy-makers and other project stakeholders);

  • Establish interactions with other human rights and democratisation activities organised by EIUC (E.MA, annual Diplomatic Conference, other conferences and training courses, etc.) as well as with activities organised at the partner universities.

For the future (in case of renewal of the contract) the FRAME Event Manager shall be asked to organise final dissemination activities (last six months of the project), including six outreach events on outcome of the research to be organised in the countries of the third country partners; a major conference in Brussels dedicated to the final dissemination of the project results; other related activities.


The FRAME Event Manager should possess and demonstrate the following:

  • Post-graduate education in a field related to law, political sciences, other relevant subjects to FRAME’s context;

  • Expertise in European Union law and politics, human rights an international organisations law and practice;

  • Experience as event /project manager in an international (academic) environment and in the dissemination, promotion, advertising of research outputs (on-line and paper dissemination). A proven track record of large-scale academic project management and of successfully applying for academic projects is a distinct plus. A proven track record of events organisation and a relevant professional network is also a plus;

  • Experience in designing, managing and feeding websites and other communication tools (Twitter, Facebook, etc.)

  • Excellent and culturally sensitive communication and diplomatic skills;

  • Collegiality and willingness to work as part of a team;

  • Strong proven organisational and time management skills;

  • A native level of English, including drafting ability is required, as English is the working language of the project;

  • Efficient use of the most important Microsoft Office programmes (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

Desirable requirements

  • Experience in human rights practice;

  • Knowledge of other languages (Italian, French)

The FRAME Event Manager will be required to take up service starting end of May 2014 and finishing end of April 2015 (with the possibility of renewal subject to performance). The gross salary will be in the range of 1.800 € per month, depending on qualifications and seniority.

Workplace: Venice or Brussels (preferred). Other locations may be considered upon condition of travelling to Venice or Brussels, when required.

Application and selection procedure

The closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 9 May 2014 at 6 pm (CET).

Please send a cover letter and detailed curriculum vitae to the EIUC Secretary General (, and in CC to the EIUC Senior Project Manager (