Vacancy: AIVP “Port Affairs” Project Manager

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The Missions

Escape, monitoring and management of European and international projects (40%)

  • Piloting the AIVP's missions within the European Magpie project (Horizon 2020 programme / Project started in 2021 until the end of 2026 / project manager: Port of Rotterdam), including all knowledge dissemination actions. Representation of the AIVP on the project's Executive Committee.
  • Integration of the Safari project on port resilience (beginning in June 2024).
  • Participation in the preparation and monitoring of international projects.

Services to members (35%)

  • Provision of services for members: benchmark, masterclass, Port Center accompaniment.
  • Preparation of AIVP conferences and events;
  • Follow-up to the AIVP Port Center working group.

Content production (25% of working time)

  • International current international watch on the following topics:
  • Economic and energy issues in port cities;
  • Societal acceptability of ports.
  • Drafting and publication of articles (FR, EN and ES);
  • Enrichment of the “Good Practice AIVP Agenda 2030” guide.
  • Representation of the AIVP and interventions at international events.

(First experience required)

Training and skills

Initial training

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

Langues Languages: C1 level for at least 2 languages among French, English and Spanish

Project management:

  • Justification for a first experience in: Extensive development of international cooperation projects, including European projects.
  • Justification for first experience in: Project monitoring: coordination and preparation of deliverables, team leadership, budget management


  • Autonomy, relational ease,
  • Editorial quality
  • Budget monitoring.
  • Proactive attitude towards improvements to ongoing AIVP initiatives and to set up new projects
  • Strong appetite for international relations and networking.
  • Ability to work in a multidisciplinary cell of 4 people.
  • Editorial capacity.
  • Ability to speak in public at events and session management


The International Association Villes et Ports (AIVP) was established in 1988. Its seat is in Le Havre (Normandie). It brings together legal persons under public and private law, actors in the development of port cities, divided into three categories: port authorities; local authorities, private or public companies. It supports its members in the implementation of new strategies to enable them to better cope with the changes that affect the economic, social and environmental development of the port city.

The AIVP has 190 members in about 100 port cities in nearly 50 countries.

The Association’s activity is focused on three pillars:

  • the organisation of the network and the services to members,
  • the management of international projects and the exchange of experience,
  • the organisation of events (presential and dining-up).

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

The post

Type of contract: CDI
Classification Classification: Framework
Working hours: Package 209 days
Place of work: Le Havre (France)
TélétravailTeleworking: 1.5 fixed days per week - 12 random days per year
RémunérationRemuneration: Depending on experience and benefit
DéplacementsTravel: 4 to 8 international displacements / year

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About AIVP

The AIVP evolves within a complex City Port ecosystem and operates in a cross-cutting logic. Its members include local, regional or national authorities, private companies, ports, but also universities or architectural firms. The aim and added value of this association are therefore the bringing together the actors, the sharing of knowledge and know-how, the benchmark and research, in order to strengthen the dynamism of maritime and river port cities in a spirit of solidarity and cooperation.


More information
AIVP Website