The Central Baltic Programme 2014-2020 finances result orientated cross-border cooperation projects in Estonia, Finland (incl Åland), Latvia and Sweden

​Two positions open at the Joint Secretariat in Turku, Finland -- apply now!

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 10:54
The Regional Council of Southwest Finland is recruiting a Communication Manager and a Financial Controller to the Joint Secretariat of the Central Baltic Programme 2014-2020.

Both positions are located in Turku, Finland, and will make part of a dynamic and international team.

Communication Manager

Employment 8.8.2016-31.12.2021

The main tasks will consist of:
  • Coordinating the preparation of the Communication strategy of the programme
  • Coordinating the implementation of the Communication strategy (team leader for the programme information officer and Contact Point staff as well as cooperation with other staff)
  • Planning and drafting information and communication materials for the programme
  • Arranging information and communication events for the programme
  • Supporting projects in their communication activities
  • Preparation of necessary documents and materials for the Managing Authority, Member States and other stakeholders

Financial Controller

Employment 8.8.2016-8.8.2017 (maternity leave substitution)

The main tasks will consist of tasks defined in EU regulations as tasks of the Certifying Authority as well as tasks defined by the programme:
  • Financial monitoring and certification of project's payment claims/financial reports and preparation of ERDF payments to the Lead Partners of the projects
  • Preparation of reports and statistics including payment claims (ERDF) and annual reporting to the European Commission
  • Contributing to the overall development and maintenance of control and management system of the Programme
  • Contributing to the co-operation between MA/JTS and organisations responsible for national First Level Control (FLC)
  • Coordination of the work of the Financial officers in handling project payment claims
  • Communicating and sharing information with stakeholders
  • Contributing to the preparation of necessary documents and materials for the Managing Authority, Member States and other stakeholders
  • Specifically, the task will consist of the following:
  • Ensuring that the Joint Secretariat has conducted its assessments adequately
  • Ensuring that expenditure complies with applicable Community, national and programme level rules checked by the First Level Controllers
  • Arithmetic checks, including records of amounts recoverable, amounts recovered and amounts withdrawn from payment applications
  • Drawing up accounts on the expenditure that was incurred in accordance with EU regulations
  • Taking into account audits carried out by the Second Level Audits or other relevant bodies
  • Preparing payment requests to the European Commission through the SFC2014 database
  • Contributing with information to different programme bodies 
  • Supporting the decisions of the Monitoring Committee regarding programme level financial issues
  • Participating in and contributing to the guidance and support tools towards funded projects.
Further description of requirements and application procedure HERE.

The deadline for submission of applications is 9.6.2016 at 15 o’clock Finnish time.