Junior Project Manager for Interdisciplinary Projects

The mission of swissnex India is to promote Swiss excellence in science, education, and innovation and to collaborate on the international activities of Swiss institutions of higher learning and research. The junior project manager will work closely with Head of University Partnerships on projects, in particular related to Science 4 Society and Renewable Energy.

Duration: 6 months; Start: 1 February 2020

Offers:

  • Gaining work experience in an international and highly dynamic environment (English as official working language)
  • Connecting with academia and think-tanks in India and Switzerland
  • Developing networking and project management skills
  • Interaction and learning from a dynamic team with varied experiences and backgrounds
  • Office located in the heart of the city, Bangalore.

Tasks:

  • ‘Knowledge2Action’ project on environmental sustainability:
    • Responsible for organisation of summer school (August 2020). Support swissnex India in implementation of the program and follow-up
    • Collate monthly update for ‘Knowledge2Action’ webpage from project co-leads
    • Responsible for communication with project partners
  • Support university partnership team in outreach of continuous education programs of Swiss universities to Indian academia and industry
  • Provide logistics & administration support for renewable energy initiatives of swissnex India including high level delegation visits to India
  • Responsible for organizing alumni meetups in Bangalore and Mumbai
  • Support leadership of specific duties related to mandates and support of overall operations of the team

Requirements: 

  •  Swiss citizen or legal resident of Switzerland
  • Master Degree student or recent graduate (less than 1 year ago at the start of internship)
  • Excellent written and oral English language skills; further languages (German, French or   Italian are a plus
  • Experience in organizing science/technical fests in the campus would be an asset
  • Able to take direction and work in a team-environment but self-motivating
  • Strong interest in project management, public programming, and thematic research
  • Flexible for occasional evening or weekend assignments

Application deadline 31st October 2019

Application process please submit your application with CV and letter of motivation. Application without a motivation letter will not be considered. Forward it electronically to jobs@nullswissnexindia.org.