Setting up, monitoring and managing European and international projects (40%)

  • Piloting AIVP’s missions within the European MAGPIE project (Horizon 2020 Programme / Started in 2021 and projected to end in 2026 / project leader: Port of Rotterdam), including all knowledge dissemination actions. Representation of AIVP on the project’s Executive Committee.
  • Integration of the SAFARI project on port resilience (starting in June 2024).
  • Participation in setting up and monitoring international projects.

Services to members (35%)

  • Provision of services for members: benchmarking, masterclasses, Port Center development support.
  • Preparation of AIVP conferences and events.
  • Leading the AIVP ‘Port Center’ working group.

Content production (25% of working time)

  • International monitoring of current events on the following subjects
  • Economic and energy issues in port cities.
  • Societal acceptability of ports.
  • Drafting and publication of articles (French, English and Spanish).
  • Enrichment of the guide ‘Good Practices of the Agenda 2030 by AIVP’.
  • Representing AIVP and speaking at international events.

Training and skills

Initial training

  • Master in geography, economics, political science, urban planning, logistics or sustainable development.
  • School of Management
  • Project management and international cooperation

Languages : C1 level in at least 2 languages (French, English or Spanish)

Project management :
Proof of initial experience in: Setting up international cooperation projects, including European projects.
Proof of initial experience in: Project monitoring: coordination and preparation of deliverables, team leadership, budget management, etc.


  • Autonomy, good interpersonal skills,
  • good writing skills,
  • budget monitoring.
  • Proactive attitude to improving current AIVP initiatives and setting up new projects.
  • Strong interest in international relations and networking.
  • Ability to work in a multidisciplinary team of 4 people.
  • Ability to speak in public.


The International Association of Cities and Ports (AIVP) was created in 1988. Its head office is in Le Havre (Normandy, France). It brings together public and private legal entities involved in the development of port cities, divided into three categories: port authorities, local authorities, and private or public companies. It supports its members in implementing new strategies to enable them to better cope with the changes impacting the economic, social, and environmental development of port cities.
AIVP has 190 members in around a hundred port cities in nearly 50 countries.

The Association’s activities are based on three pillars:

  • running the network and providing services to members,
  • managing international projects and sharing experience,
  • organising events (face-to-face and distance learning).

The AIVP team works daily in three official languages: French, English and Spanish.

The position

Type of contract : French open-ended contract
Classification : “Executive” French status
Working hours : 209 days package
Place of work : Le Havre (France)
Teleworking : 1.5 days per week + 12 random days per year
Remuneration : Depending on experience + profit-sharing
Travels : 4 to 8 international trips / year

Apply by sending your application to aivp@aivp.org before the 5th of July