We are looking for a Knowledge Management Officer who will join the Octagon Professionals projects team at the European Space Agency in Noordwijk (ESTEC). Read more about this exciting opportunity and apply today!

Your responsibilities:

Under the direct authority of the Coordinator of the Corporate Knowledge Management Team, you will contribute to the development and implementation of the projects and activities that are part of the ESA’s Knowledge Management (KM) roadmap; including KM projects planning and implementation. You will contribute to the four areas of KM at ESA: Knowledge from People, Knowledge from Projects (i.e. Lessons Learned), Knowledge from Information and Data and ESA Library Services.

Tasks include, in particular:

  • Supporting the development and the implementation of the ESA KM roadmap in line with ESA Digital Agenda for Space;
  • Supporting the development and the maintenance of ESA Knowledge Map gathering contributions from ESA directorates and services.
  • Supporting the definition, the design and the implementation of new KM related projects in line with the strategic objectives and directorates needs;
  • When appropriate, liaising with contractor companies in charge of KM projects to ensure the duly and timely implementation of agreed requirements;
  • In collaboration with and in support to HR, contributing actively to ad-hoc HR related projects e.g. competency management, learning and development, training function;
  • In collaboration with ESA Corporate IT, analysing and testing KM related IT solutions and tools; monitoring their use and measuring their effectiveness;
  • Supporting the development of the necessary procedures to promote KM in a systematic way and ensuring compliance with ISO ISO 30401:2018;
  • In cooperation with ESA Communication Office, promoting actively the importance of KM by developing KM awareness programs to inform staff and external customers of KM resources and systems; contributing to the outreach and promotion of ESA’s KM programme;
  • Supporting the work on opening ESA library worldwide by identifying materials that can be published, suitable platforms and creating the necessary governance for maintenance and update;
  • Coordinating the organization of events, such as KM workshops and conferences.

Requirements:

  • Master’s degree preferably in technical/scientific disciplines; an experience with KM policies, procedures, tools and practices;
  • Experience in an international environment, in project management, and communication;
  • The capability of establishing and maintaining high-level interfaces within and outside the Agency;
  • Autonomy in the execution of tasks and ability to manage his/her workload, identifying priorities and strategic actions and dealing with colleagues in the Unit;
  • Ability to cope with pressure, meet deadlines and deliver on time;
  • Good communication skills, verbal (in public and during formal meetings) and written;
  • Proficient in the English language, both written and spoken. Knowledge of another official ESA language is an asset.

We offer:

  • Attractive remuneration package and advice on tax-free benefits.
  • Up to 30 vacation days & additional 12 public holidays based on the 40h working week.
  • Advice from our Learning & Development Specialist on most suitable training/courses.
  • Extra budget and up to 5 extra days off for your professional development.
  • Pension contribution to a tailor-made pension scheme.
  • A yearly subscription to the ESTEC gym facilities and swimming pool.
  • Assistance with relocation in case you are moving to The Netherlands from abroad.

Ready for this new challenge? Apply now and let’s get in touch!

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Consultant: Sara Cruz
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