The European GNSS Agency (GSA) is responsible for the operations and service provision for the European Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) EGNOS and Galileo. By developing a new generation of GNSS, Europe is laying the foundation for new high-technology industry development, leading to job creation and economic growth. These European flagship space programmes, which embody what can be achieved when Europe works together, are already bringing real benefits to people and business in Europe and around the world.
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The Market Development Department is responsible for understanding the users, the market and the user-related technologies (for example via the publication of the Market Report, the User Technology Report and the User Consultation Platform). It fosters the creation of European space services market demand and creates a competitive EU offer of applications and products that answer the demand, in particular via the Research and Innovation tools, delegated by the European Commission, and fostering the EU industry and SMEs.
The Market Development Department is organised by vertical market segments (e.g. Road, Rail, Maritime, LBS, Geomatics, Agriculture, Governmental etc.) that require specific expertise, supported by horizontal functions, e.g. the Research and Innovation coordination.
In addition, GSA is planned to become the EU Agency for the Space Programme (EUSPA) under which it will develop and take on board new tasks: among them the market development, user uptake and application development for Copernicus, the Earth Observation programme of the EU, and the user coordination for the EU satellite telecommunication program GovSatCom. In this context, the Agency will implement a set of initiatives to support entrepreneurship, focusing on start-ups and SMEs. This will require new skills and creative approach to develop apps and solution building on space data.
The Market Innovation and Entrepreneurship Specialist will work on the new entrepreneurship initiative, focusing on innovation activities making best use of EU space technologies, supporting start-ups, SMEs and entrepreneurship, from early stage to scaling up. We are looking for three profiles:
When applying, please clearly indicate for which profile(s) you apply in section 7. Motivation letter.
All profiles will have the following non-exhaustive list of tasks and responsibilities:
Specific tasks and responsibilities for profile 1 (Start-ups support):
Specific tasks and responsibilities for profile 2 (Apps design and development):
Specific tasks and responsibilities for profile 3 (New technologies):
Furthermore, the Market Innovation and Entrepreneurship Specialist will contribute to other tasks of the Department as deemed necessary and to the overall GSA processes such as quality management and reporting.
The selection procedure is open to applicants who satisfy the following eligibility criteria, on the closing date for application:
Contract agents from GSA and other EU agencies are also invited to apply in accordance with the following GSA rules: https://www.gsa.europa.eu/sites/default/files/conditions_of_employment_of_contract_staff_ca.pdf
 Only study titles that have been awarded in EU Member States or that are subject to the equivalence certificates issued by the authorities in the said Member States shall be taken into consideration.
 In accordance with the Article 127, paragraph 7(c) of the Agreement on the withdrawal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from the European Union and the European Atomic Energy Community (OJ 2019/C 384 I/01).
 Prior to the appointment, the successful candidate will be asked to provide a Police certificate confirming the absence of any criminal record.
 The languages of the EU are: Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, Irish, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Maltese, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Slovene, Spanish, Swedish.
 Before a successful candidate can be appointed, s/he will be medically examined by a selected medical service so that the Agency will be satisfied that s/he fulfils the requirement of Article 28(e) of the Staff Regulation of Officials of the European Communities.
All eligible applications, according to the afore-mentioned criteria, will be assessed against the requirements listed below.
The Selection Board responsible for this selection will determine the criteria to be assessed in the various phases of the selection procedure (assessment of the application forms, interview and written test) prior to being granted access to the names of the applicants. All essential criteria will be assessed during the applications evaluation phase.
Non-compliance with any of the essential criteria may result in the exclusion of the candidate from the selection process. Advantageous criteria constitute additional assets and will not result in exclusion, if not fulfilled.
When filling the online application, candidates are expected to include elements that demonstrate that their profile matches the requirements below.
The current vacancy is for three posts and establishment of a reserve list.
The selection procedure includes the following steps:
Indicative date for the interview and written test: July 2020. The date might be modified depending on the availability of the Selection Board members.
Candidates are strictly forbidden to make any contact with the Selection Board members, either directly or indirectly. Any infringement of this rule will lead to disqualification from the selection procedure.
In order to be considered for this position, candidates need to create an account by registering via the GSA e-recruitment tool.
Only applications submitted via the e-recruitment tool will be accepted. Applications sent via email or post will not be taken into consideration.
Multiple applications received for the same position via different accounts will lead to the exclusion of the applicant from the selection procedure.
Important: the information provided by candidates in their online application constitutes the solely basis for the assessment of the eligibility and selection criteria. Therefore, they are invited to carefully read the requirements and to provide the relevant information in such detail that would allow this assessment. Particular attention should be paid to information on the education and professional experience, in particular exact dates, description of responsibilities and duties carried out.
All sections of the application should be completed in English in order to facilitate the selection procedure.
In order to be considered, applications must be received by the closing date indicated in the vacancy notice.
Candidates are advised to submit the application well ahead of the deadline in order to avoid potential problems during the final days before the closing date of applications’ submissions. The Agency cannot be held responsible for any last-minute malfunctioning of the e-recruitment tool due to heavy traffic on the website.
Please consult the e-recruitment guideline for instructions on completing the application.
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European GNSS Agency
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