The European Union Agency for the Space Programme (EUSPA) is an operational EU Agency that provides safe and secure European satellite navigation services, promotes the commercialization of Galileo, EGNOS, and Copernicus data and services. It also coordinates the EU’s forthcoming governmental satellite communications programme GOVSATCOM. EUSPA is also responsible for the security accreditation of all the Components of the EU Space Programme.
As of 2023, the Agency will be also entrusted with tasks related to the Space Situational Awareness programme, particularly regarding programme security and the delivery of Space Surveillance and Tracking services.
The place of employment for this position is the Galileo Security Monitoring Centre back-up site located in Technological Institute La Marañosa, San Martín de la Vega, Community of Madrid. Madrid is an international city with several things to offer: breathtaking art, complex culture, exquisite food, and rich history. The capital of Spain has excellent connections to the rest of the country, as well as to the rest of the world, and is famous for its vibrant nightlife and welcoming people.
Qualifications We Are Looking For
We are looking for a Space Surveillance & Tracking (SST) Digital Communication Officer who will be responsible for the implementation and support activities related to communications and user engagement in the SST area.
The jobholder will be entrusted with the following main tasks and responsibilities:
- Support the SST communications activities in alignment with the defined strategy through specific actions (e.g. publications, promotional videos, posters, leaflets, logos) and channels (website, social media, print media);
- Manage social media channels, including tools/platform, and outreach monitoring and reporting;
- Develop awareness-raising promotional campaigns to improve outreach of the EU Space Programme and SST in particular, boost user uptake and enhance user-community engagement;
- Write compelling content for web and social media tailored to the needs of a wide range of SST users, including Member States and European Union stakeholders, industry, user communities and the public at large;
- Advise on effective communication opportunities e.g. participation to relevant events, and propose creative solutions;
- Support the SST user engagement activities in alignment with the defined strategy to promote the use of the SST services and engage with/expand the stakeholder’s community, by implementing specific actions (e.g. webinars, workshops, feedback campaigns, training courses);
- Contribute to the drafting of project proposals, deliverables and documents from a communication perspective;
- Provide support to the procurement processes related to communications matters;
- Liaise with other departments, notably in the area of Administration, to ensure the execution of related corporate tasks, such as planning, reporting, administration, financial & budget management, risk management;
- Contribute to any other tasks of the team, as necessary.
The selection procedure is open to applicants who satisfy the following eligibility criteria, on the closing date for application:
- Have a level of education which corresponds to completed university studies of at least three years attested by a diploma
- Be a national of a Member State of the European Union, Iceland or Norway
- Be entitled to his or her full rights as citizen
- Have fulfilled any obligations imposed by the applicable laws concerning military service
- Meet the character requirements for the duties involved
- Have a thorough knowledge of one of the languages of the European Union and a satisfactory knowledge of another language of the European Union to the extent necessary for the performance of his/her duties
- Be physically fit to perform the duties linked to the post