Pro­ject Co-or­din­at­or for Stra­tegic In­ter­na­tion­al­isa­tion Pro­gramme

Updated: about 1 month ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 11 Apr 2021

Founded in 1640, the University of Helsinki is one of the best multidisciplinary research universities in the world. The University of Helsinki is an international academic community of 40,000 students and staff members. It operates on four campuses in Helsinki and at 15 other locations. The high-quality research carried out by the university creates new knowledge for educating diverse specialists in various fields, and for utilisation in social decision-making and the business sector.

University Services helps our international scientific community to focus on the core functions of the University: research, teaching and public engagement.

University Services, International Affairs is looking for three project co-ordinators to establish and maintain collaboration among University’s academic units, domestic and international partners.

The new Internationalisation Programme 2021-2024 promotes the global recognition of Finnish excellence in research and education, recruitment of international talent and their employability, career progression and integration. The University of Helsinki has been assigned several co-ordination responsibilities as part of the Programme, and these are at the core of the Project Co-ordinators’ tasks.

The positions are related to the following:

  • Finnish and Swedish as foreign languages: a national-level project to develop new flexible and digital solutions for international talent
  • Global Innovation Network for Teaching and Learning: promoting teacher education and educations systems development in Africa, China and India
  • Collaboration with United States, Indian Institute of Technology –network and China Food and Health –project
  • About the task

    As a Project Co-ordinator, you are a part of International Affairs, which supports the Vice-Rector for International Affairs, and other academic leaders in developing and co-ordinating the actions and activities related to internationalisation. Within your area of responsibility, you support the academic leadership and other personnel, and provide administrative support (communications, meeting arrangements and materials, action plans, budgets, reporting) to them. You co-operate with Finnish and international partner universities, and co-ordinate the support of academic staff. You participate in other activities related to internationalisation, e.g. the implementation of the University’s Africa Programme, as may be necessary.

    The task at hand allows you to make use of you knowledge, skills and ideas, and facilitates your professional development. In addition to demanding duties requiring a degree of independence, you are expected to take on practical assignments, such as meeting and event management.

    About You

    We expect the Project Co-ordinator to be service-oriented and with experience in research and/or education projects in an international setting. You are able to master broad sets of issues, and are comfortable with both strategic planning and executing practical assignments. As an independent team member, you are able to prioritise and co-ordinate. Working in varying settings and cultures comes naturally to you. Oral and written communication skills in English are essential. An applicable Master’s degree, or equivalent will provide a suitable foundation for the job.

    Appointments are for a fixed term until 31.12.2024. These positions are an excellent opportunity to expand your skills in a fixed-term position within the University!

    How to apply

    Submit your application together with its attachments through the University of Helsinki recruitment system via the link “Apply for the position”. Applicants who are employees of the University of Helsinki should submit their application via the SAP HR portal. Please attach CV to your application; transcripts and diplomas are not necessary. You may assign priorities with respect to the three areas in your application.

    The deadline for applications is 11 April 2021.

    Further information

    For further information on the application process, please contact Head of Development Markus Laitinen, markus.laitinen@helsinki.fi , tel. +358 2941 22605.

    Due date

    11.04.2021 23:59 EEST


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