Programme Coordinator

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  • Added Date: Friday, 27 October 2023
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Vacancy in the Directorate of Earth Observation Programmes.

ESA is an equal opportunity employer, committed to achieving diversity within the workforce and creating an inclusive working environment. We therefore welcome applications from all qualified candidates irrespective of gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, beliefs, age, disability or other characteristics. Applications from women are encouraged.

This post is classified A2-A4 on the Coordinated Organisationsโ€™ salary scale.

ESTEC, Noordwijk, Netherlands or ESRIN, Frascati, Italy or ESA Headquarters, Paris, France


Programme Coordinator in the Strategy, Programme and Coordination Office in the Directorate of Earth Observation Programmes.

If selected for this position, you will coordinate the FutureEO programme and will play an integral role in its potential evolution in relation to other ESA Earth Observation programmes. The FutureEO programme is the backbone of R&D in the ESA Earth Observation (EO) domain and accompanies the development of Earth science missions through their entire lifecycle, from early technology-supporting activities up to mission selection, implementation and operations, and finally provides support to the EO user communities so that the resulting data, feedback and lessons learned can be used for future missions.

Because the associated activities are implemented across the four departments within the EO Directorate, the organisational environment of FutureEO requires a coordination function at Directorate level. At the request of the Director of Earth Observation Programmes, this function is provided by the Strategy, Programme and Coordination Office (EOP-C). You will thus report to the Head of EOP-C.

This position also involves extensive cooperation with national space agencies and international organisations and, as such, requires close coordination with Member States and a working relationship with EUMETSAT.


Providing services in respect of FutureEO to the entire Directorate, your duties and responsibilities will include:

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