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Position Details: Post-degree internship psychology from Italian University

Location: Pistoia, Italy
Openings: 1
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CSCS recruits a trainee to be involved in implementation of on-going projects for particular tasks linked to human resources, students management, research activities etc, in coherence with the candidates caracteristics.

All the CSCS activities realised in English.

The incumbent will help to develop and refine strategies, to monitor tasks and KPIs of ongoing projects, draft presentation and information material for the promotion of the project, support the supervision of the financial budget of the current activities and to coordinate with other CSCS departments.

The trainee is expected to work closely with all relevant stakeholders, including government agencies, development partners, CSCS project team members and consultants and private sector to optionally perform specific tasks that will be assigned upon individual caracteritics and personal ambitions: 

Tasks and responsibility
  • Implementation of activities as required by the project
  • collaboration for recruitment processes and human resources management
  • organisation and dealing of surveys and evaluations
  • human resources management
  • students support and evaluations
  • support to entrepreneurs for the EYE programme implementation
  • Update future and foresight communication material and description to be used for communication with members and clients
  • Develop a literature overview and organize background material
  • Work closely with graphic designer to develop communication material on CSCS’s future and foresight activities
  • oversee overall projects implementation to ensure timely delivery of outputs within the allocated budget
  • in consultation with project team leaders, sector experts, resource persons, design a detailed implementation plan including project timelines, resources, workplans etc.
  • prepare annual and semi-annual work plan updates 
  • supervise full-time national administrative consultants of the projects
  • review and revise periodically the cost estimates and projections and report any issues to project team leader
  • coordinate with all consultants and staff working under the project to ensure the projects activities are well executed and represent CSCS approach
  • validate all consultants’ claims and expenses and report any issues to project team leaders and project analysts
  • manage any conflicts and issues on the ground related to the projects, including team performance, coordination with other relevant stakeholders etc.;
  • monitor the project implementation progress and produce regular reports to CSCS and donors in a timely manner
  • consult with sector experts, consultants, and resource persons, identify areas of support and intervention required for the development of the assigned projects 
  • in coordination with financial management experts (CSCS staff and consultants), prepare financial management reports to CSCS on regular basis
  • coordinate closely with government counterparts including executing and implementing agencies, partners and private sector to ensure synergies with other projects and high development impact
  • advise relevant stakeholders on technical issues related to the projects implementation
  • act as a country focal point for the projects and liaise closely with the project team leader for any issues on the ground, attend ad-hoc meetings on behalf of project team leader and international consultans
  • work closely with project team in reporting, monitoring and evaluation activities for the project and 
  • travel abroad to meet partners face to face 
  • organise and manage or take part to international meetings online
  • other tasks as reasonably requested by CSCS project team leaders

Qualification and Experience evaluated
  • University Degree
  • Work experiences in project management or human resourses management 
  • English Language (ability to communicate accurately in writing and orally)
  • Other languages are a plus (especially German) 
  • Experience in working with EU institutions
  • Able to work independently
  • Service oriented, good organisational skills, good communication skills, eye for detail, team spirit
  • Rigorous and able to meet deadlines and priorities
  • Able to draft routine correspondence and edit materials
  • Fully computer literate; knowledge of the main software and programmes
  • Additional IT skills
  • Flexibility, adaptability and solidarity with co-workers

Internship contract
  • By trainee's own University or activated by CSCS as TVET accredited provided by Tuscany Region and Ministry of Labour. (we do not accept voulunters out of regular work contracts) 
Work location
  • distance work
  • Pistoia Italy
  • travels of few days to other countries 


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