Marine Institute

Temporary Administrative Assistant (Executive Officer) – EU Project Administration (JPI Climate ERA4CS CoCliME and Interreg)

Vacancy Area: 


Marine Institute, Rinville, Oranmore, Galway

Organisation Description:

The Marine Institute is the national agency responsible for marine research, technology, development and innovation (RTDI). The Marine Institute seeks to assess and realise the economic potential of Ireland’s 220-million-acre marine resource; promote the sustainable development of marine industry through strategic funding programmes and scientific services; and safeguard the marine environment through research and environmental monitoring. The Institute works in conjunction with the Department of Agriculture, Food and Marine (DAFM) and a network of other Government Departments, semi-state agencies, national and international marine partners.

Summary of the Role:

The Marine Institute is seeking a self-motivated, enthusiastic and experienced Executive Officer to be responsible for EU project financial and administrative reporting.

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Educational and Professional Requirements:

  • Holds a relevant qualification.
  • At least 18 months experience in a relevant position.
  • Experience of working in a research, scientific or academic environment.
  • Demonstrated familiarity with EU and national funding mechanisms.
  • To be a self-starter who can take responsibility and ensure delivery.
  • The ability to be well organised and work to deadlines.
  • Identifying priorities and managing time effectively to plan, organise and coordinate work assignments.
  • Strong administration skills with good attention to detail.
  • A high level of computer literacy (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Internet/Email).
  • Confident oral communicator comfortable with addressing large groups from varying backgrounds.
  • A fast learner who approaches new tasks and challenges with confidence & enthusiasm.
  • The ability to communicate effectively both in writing and verbally, at all levels.
  • The ability to work unsupervised and to work well with others.

Duration of Contract:

This temporary specified purpose contract of employment is funded under the JPI Climate ERA4CS Joint Call through the EPA as the Irish Research Funding Organisation and will run for a duration of up to 13th May 2021. The successful candidate will be on probation for the first six months of this contract.

How to Apply:

A C.V. and letter of application, summarising experience and skill set applicable to the position should be emailed to recruitment [at] marine [dot] ie or posted to Human Resources at the Marine Institute, Rinville, Oranmore, Galway. All correspondence for this post should quote reference OCIS/AAProjects/Sept20.

Closing date for Applications:

All applications for this post should be received by the Marine Institute in advance of 12 noon, Thursday 15th October 2020. Please note that late applications will not be accepted.

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Marine Institute is an equal opportunities employer

Closing Date: 
Thursday, 15 October, 2020