European Institute of Public Administration 5<y Senior Level  Maastricht, Limburg, Netherlands 9 Mai 2019

Job Description

EIPA seeks



Inspire and further develop a unique Excellence Centre of expertise. Challenging Change Management position creating branding and relevance. Establish and bring together strong relations with national, international and supranational governments, public administrations and institutions Europe-wide.

The Executive position

The Director-General (DG) is responsible for preparation of the general policy, approved by the Board; further development of the organization and overall results of the Institute. For the implementation of plans, the DG works intensively with the Director of Finance and Organization, Heads of Units and Antennae. The DG acts as an international ‘ambassador’ and establishes good extramural relations with the governments and the institutions inside and outside of the EU. This network will help in creating awareness for specific learning needs and utilizes interest in the EIPA Institute training and (e-) learning solutions. As a positive impact EIPA becomes more self-supporting and capable to invest in and further develop its role as a Centre of expertise, providing European added value and giving EIPA’s stakeholders a return for their contributions.

EIPA requires

Strategic leadership skills and a proven track record in terms of experience and knowledge of change management. Expertise in the field of international affairs, public sector, consultancy and knowledge management at European level. Company, business school or institute responsibility experience in operating under market conditions with a high capacity to develop a new business model that can generate more income and/or funding. Capable networker in an international and multicultural setting with a good understanding of public relations but also with strong persuasive, negotiation skills. An academic background; candidates should have working experience in an environment which combines scientific competence/excellence with practical application and commercialization hereof. Willing to travel on a regular base within EU. Outstanding English language skills in both written and spoken.

EIPA offers

The key role in bringing about change in: turnover, organization competences, processes, technology, structure and culture, how to operate as a learning company continuously successful within an ever-changing and increasingly-competitive international market. Long-standing track record with over 38 years’ experience and deep knowledge of the European Union, the decision-making processes and policies. About 70 highly educated staff members representing twenty nationalities, who will challenge your talent management and engagement skills. A strong total remuneration package, including a living apartment in Maastricht, all in line with the requirements of the Executive Director role.

Do you combine business acumen with strong stakeholder management? Please apply in English with your CV and motivation letter directly via www.mercuriurval.comThe Executive vacancy is listed under ref. no NL-05591 or search ‘Director-General’. For more information about the position you can contact consultants at Mercuri Urval Mrs. Leen van den Oord-Allemeersch or Mr. Nico van Hertrooij on +31 (0) 40-2669800. They will pre-select candidates for EIPA’s selection, advisory committee and board meeting planned in Maastricht on June 17th, 18th and 19th. Please therefore apply ultimately before June 1st. For more information on EIPA visit

The European Institute of Public Administration (EIPA), located with the head office in Maastricht and with Antennae in Luxembourg and Barcelona, is the place where people, who are professionally engaged with European affairs, gain new knowledge and skills in a multicultural environment, benefiting from the unique combination of practice oriented know-how and scientific excellence. As a non-profit Dutch foundation, EIPA is partly financially supported by EU Member States and institutions. Part of the income is generated from (tailor-made) courses, research (general and applied), consultancy, other institution and competence building services. EIPA wants to expand faster, be more recognized as the leading Excellence Centre of European learning and development for the public sector. For this challenging leadership assignment and significant relevant European task we are looking for an outside-in thinking and inspiring Director-General. (m/f)