The CETAF General Secretariat is currently looking for a new Administration Officer to join its team in Brussels!
CETAF is Europe’s network of biological and geological collections-based organizations. Collectively, we are the leading European voice for taxonomy and systematic biology.
The members of our community are natural history museums, botanical gardens and biodiversity research centres from across Europe that hold a wealth of biological and geological collections, including animals, plants, fungi, rocks and genetic resources. The collections of our 71 institutions comprise an estimated 1.5 billion specimens, including over 80% of the world’s described species. This unprecedented resource serves to drive scientific research and public engagement worldwide.
To manage, study and open up these collections, our community brings together a vast array of expertise in scientific research, with over 5000 scientists in 22 countries. At the heart of our work is taxonomy: a science that is fundamental to understanding the biodiversity of the world around us, studying evolutionary processes and reconstructing the history of life on Earth.
The General Secretariat of CETAF is committed to implement the CETAF strategic vision, enable the deployment of our mission and bring the values of the community into the scientific excellence while thus serving to the society to tackle the major challenges we face. We advocate, engage and work closely with other European and international actors to preserve bio and geodiversity in our planet. We participate in projects and initiatives that support scientific research and promote and foster taxonomy as fundamental discipline in support of others such as ecology, genetics or biochemistry. Moreover, applied sciences and industries such as agriculture, forestry, fisheries, eco-tourism and pharmaceutics all rely on taxonomy.
We now look for a new professional to join forces with an international team, diverse, highly motivated and strongly committed based in Brussels, Belgium.
A successful Administration Officer (m/f/x) will have two main streams of responsibility: 1) to coordinate, implement and supervise the overall administration of CETAF as a Belgian aisbl, and 2) to carry out the financial, organizational and administrative supervision of the EU-funded projects CETAF is involved in.
If you have previous experience in project administration or have been particularly involved in EU-funded projects (or have held a similar administrative role), we’d like to meet you. We are looking for a highly motivated professional to work with research organizations in the field of environmental sciences within an international context. Ultimately, you should be able to ensure our administrative and financial activities run smoothly on a daily and long-term basis.
Our ideal candidate is very rigorous, precise, and well organized. He or she maintains a professional office environment with due regard to confidentiality and security. A strong computer literacy with good working knowledge of office equipment and office management tools, organizational competences as well as good administration skills are required. The candidate holds a bachelor’s degree. Pro-activeness, compliance, reliability, self-organization, respect for procedures and anticipation are absolutely key. He or she will report directly to the Executive Director.
Start date: ASAP
If interested, please submit your CV and motivation letter (addressed to the CETAF Executive Director, Ana Casino) in English by 18 July 2022, noon. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
For more info on CETAF, please go to: www.cetaf.org.