Hledá se EIT Community Officer pro Českou republiku

Hledá se EIT Community Officer pro Českou republiku

EIT vypisuje výběrové řízení na pozici EIT Community Officer pro Českou republiku. Na starost bude mít především podporu spolupráce napříč komunitou, propagaci aktivit a zvyšování povědomí o EIT v rámci České republiky. Jedná se o krátkodobý kontrakt na dobu 16 měsíců. O pozici se můžete ucházet do 2. června 2024.

Více o pozici:

Who are we?

EIT Urban Mobility is an initiative of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), a body of the European Union and Europe’s largest network for transport innovation in cities.

Our mission is to accelerate change towards a sustainable model of urban mobility and liveable urban spaces. We connect public and private actors and provide them with access to markets, talent, finance and knowledge. 

Using cities as living labs, our industry, research and university partners will demonstrate how new technologies can work to solve real problems in real cities by transporting people, goods and waste in smarter ways.  

Join our team and be part of the change!

About RIS

The EIT Regional Innovation Scheme (EIT RIS) is an outreach scheme that:

  • supports the integration of business, higher education and research institutions.
  • increases the innovation capacity of European regions that don’t yet benefit directly from the EIT and its Knowledge and Innovation Communities (KICs).

Introduced in 2014, the EIT RIS is a new element of the EIT Community outreach strategy and the EIT’s answer to encouraging wider participation in its innovation activities.

The EIT RIS is based on two-way engagement between the KICs and selected partnerships from business, higher education and research, as well as regional policy-makers, public entities and other stakeholders essential to spurring innovation in Europe. It capitalises on the potential offered by Europe’s regional diversity in order to make a lasting impact on innovation in Europe.

RIS countries are:

  • EU Member States: Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Romania.
  • EU outermost regions: Azores, Canary Islands, French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Madeira, Martinique, Mayotte, Reunion Island and Saint-Martin.
  • Horizon Europe Associated Countries in Europe: North Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Türkiye, Ukraine.

The RIS Hubs

The EIT Community is the group of 9 thematic communities set by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) which are working in Europe to boost innovation and entrepreneurship. The 9 communities are: EIT Urban Mobility, EIT InnoEnergy, EIT Climate KIC, EIT Digital, EIT Raw Materials, EIT Health, EIT Food, EIT Manufacturing and EIT Culture and Creativity.

All 9 knowledge and innovation communities (KICs) are working together as one EIT Community to deploy EIT Community RIS Hubs in 22 European countries and their outermost regions of France, Spain and Portugal. The EIT Community RIS Hubs aim is to provide local innovators with a unified source of information on all services and opportunities provided by the entire EIT Community, both locally and internationally. It will also serve as a centralised gateway, for local innovators, to all EIT KICs.

About the Job

The role of the EIT Community Officer encompasses three primary operational domains aimed at fostering collaboration, disseminating information, and enhancing the visibility of the EIT Community. Responsibilities include orchestrating various EIT Community awareness-raising events, facilitating participation in national events, managing information dissemination through multiple channels, and overseeing the upkeep of the EIT Community RIS Hub website. Additionally, the Officer is tasked with identifying opportunities for joint projects among EIT KICs, supporting the implementation of joint activities aligned with regional priorities, and serving as a central contact point for local stakeholders and KTI local actors.

Furthermore, the Officer is entrusted with maintaining records of EIT CRH members, nurturing relationships with EIT Community RIS Hub members, CLCs and other KIC offices, establishing physical spaces for stakeholder engagement, and streamlining administrative processes to optimize operational efficiency.

The position includes the following tasks:

1. Events and Dissemination:

  • Lead the organization of shared EIT Community awareness-raising events, including a kick-off event of the EIT Community RIS hub and a press release, among others.
  • Maintain awareness of and respect other dissemination and scouting events organized by EIT Community members.
  • Support the participation of EIT Community representatives in relevant national events.
  • Design appropriate methods and tools for information sharing and coordination.
  • Actively collect and disseminate information about KICs’ funding opportunities, events, and initiatives organised or promoted by the KICs through applicable channels.
  • Coordinate the collection and dissemination of funding opportunities and key events from national, regional, and third-party sources, other than those from the KIC, in colaboration with the local CLC colleagues.
  • Manage and update the EIT Community RIS Hub website https://eit-ris.eu, in English and in the national language with information on EIT Community activities and opportunities, including dedicated sections for specific stakeholders.

2. Leading Role:

  • Scout for and recommend opportunities to implement joint projects financed through EU/national/regional funds (including ESIF and IPA III).
  • Actively scout for new potential partners and start-ups which can join the KICs’ programmes, specifically for KICs not present in the country.
  • Suggest and support the implementation of possible joint activities among EIT KICs aligned with relevant RIS3 priorities.
  • Support updating of local Country-specific roadmaps and assist with their implementation as required.
  • Serve as a centralized contact gateway for local stakeholders to the EIT Community and refer them to relevant EIT KIC contacts.
  • Engage with the Czech innovation community to facilitate their participation in signing a governance memorandum of understanding, ensuring seamless operation of the ECO role.

3. Supporting Role:

  • Maintain records of EIT CRH members and involve them in the coordination of the EIT CRH governance through the signature of an MoU.
  • Develop a thorough understanding of the EIT model and stay updated with KIC activities.
  • Establish good working relationships with EIT Community RIS Hub members and other KIC offices.
  • Set up and brand a physical space within the CLC’s headquarter in Prague for stakeholder access.
  • Support a coordinated approach among EIT KICs‘ RIS Hubs towards national authorities.
  • Establish efficient working methods to minimize administrative burden while supporting essential functions.
  • Provide additional support to the EIT and KICs in navigating the local innovation landscape (EIT ecosystem mapping) and securing co-funding opportunities.
  • Manage KPIs, deliverables, milestones and reporting (technical and financial).

What you will bring along the way:

An ideal candidate will strive to generate positive environmental and social impact in line with EIT Urban Mobility’s mission.


  • A University or a related higher education degree in business, economics, law, political or social science, environmental studies, sustainability, or other innovation related fields.
  • Minimum C1 Level of English and Czech.
  • At least 3 years of professional experience, particularly in innovation, entrepreneurship and/or European affairs as project manager or key expert.
  • At least 1 year of experience working as key expert for an EU-financed project.
  • Managerial skills to follow up on KPIs, deliverables and financial reporting.
  • Solid public speaking and presentation skills.


  • Connection to and knowledge of the local innovation ecosystem.
  • Knowledge of the EIT system, collaboration experience with EIT/EIT KICs/RIS Hubs in the last 8 years.
  • Experience with networking services [events organised, studies or other services provided for international networks] in the last 8 years.
  • Experience with the management and procurement of EU-financed projects.
  • Experience with EU Horizon Europe implementation rules, project delivery and reporting.
  • Experience working in a multi-national and multi-cultural environment, from a European perspective.

What’s in it for you:

  • Work in an international environment with a company culture focused on empowerment, thriving and continuous growth.
  • Join a creative and diverse team of highly driven individuals that take out-of-the-box thinking to another level.
  • Strike the right Work-life balance: On top of the flexible hours and remote working options and facilities, you will be granted 27 days of paid time-off per year to rest and re-energize.

Kindly note that this is a temporary position, with a duration of 16 months. It can be full-time or part-time.

Salary range: 30k-35k EUR per year, to be defined based on seniority, skills and experience.

The position is based in Prague, and no relocation expenses are granted.