Project Manager for Ireland's National Open Research Forum at the Digital Repository of Ireland

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07 Jun 2022

Project Manager for Ireland's National Open Research Forum at the Digital Repository of Ireland

Vacant position: 
Project Manager
Organisational Member hosting the announcement: 
Digital Repository of Ireland
Application deadline: 
Tuesday, 28 June, 2022
We are seeking applications for a Project Manager to support the implementation of Ireland’s National Action Plan for Open Research. This is a 2-year post based at the Digital Repository of Ireland — DRI coordinates the National Open Research Forum. Deadline for applications is 28th June 2022, with interviews planned for the week of 11th July.
 
Key responsibilities: 
  • Work closely with the National Open Research Coordinator and Ireland’s National Open Research Forum (NORF) to support the implementation of Ireland’s National Action Plan for Open Research.
  • Support the Digital Repository of Ireland in delivering its NORF responsibilities, including ongoing administration (financial, monitoring, evaluation) of projects funded by the NORF 2022 Open Research Fund of €1.725 million.
  • Liaise with NORF projects (6-10 projects estimated) to support individual project progress, measure progress against National Action Plan objectives and priorities, and facilitate exchange between funded projects.
  • Develop and deliver a plan for consistent project updates to key stakeholders, ensuring effective internal communications within NORF and NORF-funded projects
  • Identify required events, and support the full events management cycle, from identifying required events through to planning, logistics and delivery.
  • Identify opportunities to widen the scope of researcher engagement and stakeholder awareness of NORF activities and raise awareness of open research across the Irish higher education and research landscape.
  • Manage and populate key external communications platforms including the NORF website and social media.
  • Seek out and identify opportunities for funding to support implementation of the National Action Plan and assist with funding proposal writing.
 
Essential criteria:
  • A third level qualification in a relevant discipline
  • A minimum of three years’ experience in a project management or operations management function, including financial administration (e.g. managing budgets, tender processes, etc.).
  • Demonstrable understanding of Open Research/Open Science policies and practices in a research context. 
  • Evidence of the ability to work with numerous diverse stakeholders towards common goals and to use initiative to address roadblocks.
  • Evidence of excellent personal communication skills, with demonstrated ability to engage and communicate effectively with a wide array of stakeholders.
  • Evidence of excellent written communication skills, particularly report writing.