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Young Graduate Trainee for Procurement of Science, Exploration and Human Spaceflight Activities

  • Organization: ESA - European Space Agency
  • Location:
  • Grade: F1 - Young Graduate Trainee - Junior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Procurement
    • Scientist and Researcher
    • Innovations for Sustainable Development
    • Civil Society and Local governance
  • Closing Date: 2019-12-15

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EUROPEAN SPACE AGENCY

Young Graduate Traineeship Opportunity in the Directorate of Industry, Procurement and Legal Services.

ESA is an equal opportunity employer, committed to achieving diversity within the workforce and creating an inclusive working environment. Applications from women are encouraged.

Post
Young Graduate Trainee for Procurement of Science, Exploration and Human Spaceflight Activities

This post is classified F1.

Location

ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands 

Our team and mission

Within the Procurement Department, the Science, Exploration & Human Spaceflight Procurement Division is in charge of procurement implementation for all activities in support of the Science and the Human Spaceflight & Robotic Exploration Programme Directorates. 

The Division implements all related procurement tasks, ranging from tendering, planning and issuing invitations to tender to evaluating proposals, negotiation of contracts as well as their signature and monitoring. It also contributes to the overall reform of the procurement rules and procedures ongoing within the Department and supports the general work initiated in the Department to improve time-to-contract. In this context, the Division pays particular attention to ensuring consistency of contract management between the various Programme Directorates as well as other Procurement Divisions.

Candidates interested are encouraged to visit the ESA website: http://www.esa.int

Field(s) of activity

As a YGT, you will be trained to do the job of contracts officer, encompassing the preparation of requests for offers/ITTs, participating in the evaluation of proposals, preparing and possibly negotiating the resulting contracts, participating in monitoring the performance of contracts. You will be involved in handling administrative, contractual, legal and industrial problems arising from procurement implementation.  You will contribute to structuring activities within the Department or for the benefit of Programme Directorates.

Technical competencies
Knowledge of relevant technical domains
Relevant experience gained during internships/project work
Breadth of exposure coming from past and/or current research/activities
Knowledge of ESA and its programmes/projects
Behavioural competencies
Self Motivation
Communication
Continuous Learning
Cross-Cultural Sensitivity
Teamwork
Education

You should have just completed, or be in the final year of a university course at Master's level (or equivalent) in law or economics.

Additional requirements

Knowledge in Contract and/or Procurement Law would be an asset.

The working languages of the Agency are English and French. A good knowledge of one of these is required. Knowledge of another Member State language would be an asset. 

You should demonstrate good interpersonal skills and the capacity to work both independently and as part of a team.  

During the interview your motivation and overall professional perspective/career goals will also be explored.

Other information

For behavioural competencies expected from ESA staff in general, please refer to the ESA Competency Framework.

The closing date for applications is  15 December 2019.

If you require support with your application due to a disability, please email contact.human.resources@esa.int.

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Please note that applications are only considered from nationals of one of the following States: Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. Nationals from Slovenia, as an Associate Member, or Canada as a Cooperating State, can apply as well as those from Bulgaria, Cyprus, Latvia, Lithuania and Slovakia as European Cooperating States (ECS).

Priority will first be given to candidates from under-represented Member States.

In accordance with the European Space Agency’s security procedures and as part of the selection process, successful candidates will be required to undergo basic screening before appointment

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