The International Directorate of the Széchenyi Programme Office Nonprofit LLC. is recruiting a new colleague in its office in Szombathely.

Vacancy announcement

The Széchenyi Programme Office Consulting and Service Nonprofit Limited Liability Company (Széchenyi Programme Office, SZPO) has a vacancy for the position of Regional coordinator in the Cooperation Programme INTERREG V-A Austria–Hungary ( and  Info point in the Cooperation Programme INTERREG V-A Slovenia–Hungary ( in its office in Szombathely. 

Main tasks of the Regional coordinator:
•    Securing the technical standards and the quality of project applications;
•    Providing project related services throughout the entire project cycle,  i.e. supporting the implementation of projects, steering projects towards their smooth implementation;
•    Providing regional publicity and permuting information activities;
•    Supporting the preparation for the implementation of the 2021-2027 Interreg Programme between Austria and Hungary. 

Main tasks of the Info point: 
•    Providing (call specific) information to potential applicants; assisting beneficiaries in their participation in approved operations, including the preparation of payment claims; monitoring the implementation of the supported projects on the Hungarian side of the programme area;
•    Informing stakeholders on achievements of the Programme;
•    Supporting the programme management and the work of the Joint Secretariat located in Maribor, Slovenia;
•    Supporting the preparation for the implementation of the 2021-2027 Interreg Programme between Slovenia and Hungary.

Requirements for the candidate:

Minimum requirements:
•    Relevant higher education degree in regional development, economics, law, etc. OR relevant experience in preparation and/or implementation of EU co-financed projects (European Regional Development Fund) AND
•    Fluent Hungarian and English knowledge.

Additional requirements:
•    Decent computer skills; 
•    High level of mobility; 
•    High level of accuracy; 
•    High level of team spirit but independence in professional terms;
•    Organization and management skills; 
•    Excellent communication skills;
•    Driving licence. 

•    Experience in the use of on-line communication tools (social media Facebook, Twitter) and knowledge of CMS (Wordpress);
•    Knowledge of the Western Transdanubia region of Hungary, the territorial operational programmes and regional/national strategies;
•    Previous experience in the framework of European Territorial Cooperation (Interreg) programmes; 
•    Experience in the public procurement law, qualification of procurement officer; 
•    German and/or Slovenian knowledge; 
•    Own car. 

What we offer:
•    Employment contract for indefinite period;
•    Competitive salary and other fringe benefits;
•    Opportunities for continuous professional development;
•    International labour relations;
•    Stable, long-term job opportunities;
•    Diverse, independent tasks, new challenges;
•    Flexible working hours (40 hours/week).

Application procedure:
•    Interested applicants shall submit their CV (using the European CV format available here) and motivation letter (no more than one page) in English and Hungarian to the following e-mail address:
•    Along with your CV and motivation letter, please declare in writing that you consent to the processing of your personal data.
•    The subject of the e-mail shall indicate the following text: “Application for the Regional coordinator and Info point position”
•    The deadline for applications is 19th of May 2022.

Short-listed candidates will be called for an online interview in the second half of May 2022.
Working at the Széchenyi Programme Office after a successful recruitment process should possibly start in June/July 2022.