Delegación de la Unión Europea en la República Dominicana

Vacant post - Project Officer

20/12/2018 - 16:48
Local agents

Please note that the selection process has been successfully completed and the chosen candidate has been recruited as of 1st April 2019. Por favor tomar nota que el proceso de selección ha sido completado y el candidato seleccionado reclutado a partir del 1ro de abril del 2019.

The European Union Delegation to the Dominican Republic is looking for:

Project Officer

We are

The European Union (EU) is an economic and political partnership between 28 European countries. It plays an important role in international affairs through diplomacy, trade, development aid and working with global organisations. Abroad, the EU is represented through more than 140 diplomatic representations, known also as EU Delegations, which have a similar function to those of an embassy. 


We offer

We offer a post of Project OfficerUnder this post, the recruited person will be attributed functions depending on the needs of the Delegation. Upon recruitment, the successful candidate will occupy a specific job function as Project Officer – this job function may be changed in accordance with the needs of the Delegation. Under this job function the successful candidate will serve as technical and support staff tocontribute to policy dialog and to the conception, elaboration and implementation of development cooperation strategies and programs in the area of Social Development and specifically Education, Governance, Civil Society, Gender, Migration and Human Rights, under the supervision and responsibility of the Head of the Section.  

• Working hours: 37,5 hours/week Monday-Friday
• Place of employment: EU Delegation, AvCésar NicoládsPenson 85A, Sector Gazcue, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
• Category: local agent (group 1 in the EU system)  Project Officer

We offer a competitive position in an international environment. Benefits, such as additional pension scheme and medical insurance, are offered to employees and their families. 


Selection Criteria

Minimum Requirements:

1. Candidate should have civil rights and work permit for employment under local law, i.e. DR citizen or DR permanent resident;
2. Candidate should be medically fit to perform the required duties;
3. Candidate should have a completed university degree education in the domains of Social and Human Sciences, International Cooperation, Economics, International relations or equivalent;
4. Candidate should have at least 5 years of professional experience in the field of cooperation activities,  relevant to perform  the tasks referred to in the job description;
5. Candidate must have an excellent knowledge of Spanish and English (level C2);
6. Candidate should have excellent knowledge of computer tools, spreadsheets and MS Office applications and Internet use.


The following will be considered an asset:

1. Master's degree level education in a relevant domain such asSocial and Human Sciences, International Cooperation, Economics, International relations or equivalent;
2. Proven experience in the following fields: governance, civil society, education, gender, migration, human rights;
3. Previous work experience in International Organization and especially in the field of public policies formulation and monitoring;
4. Experience in Latin American Countries and especially in the Caribbean would be an advantage;
5. Good knowledge of French and/or other European language.


How to apply

Please send your application and supporting documents to

The package should include a cover letter and a detailed CV. Please complete the standard European CV using the template in the following link:

Please consult the full job description Belique for additional information.

The Delegation will not supply additional information or discuss the selection procedure by telephone. Please address any queries concerning this procedure to


The procedure

After the deadline for applications, the applications will be reviewed by a Selection Committee set up for this purpose. The Selection Committee will prepare a short-list of candidates who are considered to be the most suitable for the post on the basis of a preliminary assessment of the information provided in their application letter and all the supporting documents. The pre-selected short-listed candidates will be invited to anassessment phase which may include a written text as well as an interview. During this phase, the Selection Committee will assess the suitability of the candidates for the post.

The candidates who have not been short-listed will not be contacted individually; however, the Delegation will use the same means of publication as for this Vacancy Notice to inform the remaining candidates once the recruitment procedure has been completed and that a candidate has (or has not) been recruited.  


The deadline for applications is: 22 January 2019 at 16:00




Title of the Post:Project Officer

Post number:          Sysper no. 270552

Function type:  Project Officer

Section: Cooperation
Level:  Local Agent Group I


Overall purpose:  

Under the supervision of the Head of Section, contribute to policy dialog and to the conception, elaboration and implementation of development cooperation strategy and programs in the area of Social Development and specifically Education, Governance, Civil Society, Gender, Migration and Human Rights.

Functions and duties:

Policy Development

• Provide information and analysis on education, governance, civil society, gender, migration and human rights issues, on the basis of different sources of information. 
• Support the development of efficient approaches to education, governance, civil society, gender, migration and human rights. 
• Follow up on situation and policy development in the relevant areas and elaborate sector analysis and reports. 
• Network with key partners and stakeholders to access information relevant for the sector. 
• Support policy dialogue with all relevant actors and stakeholders in the different sectors concerned.

General cooperation management

• Contribute to the programming, identification and appraisal in close cooperation with the beneficiary institution(s) in DR, if and when such programmes are decided in the programming process. 
• Organise and participate in the co-ordination of activities with Commission services and external organisations, in order to ensure the success of the projects and the implementation of the sector programmes
• Maintain and reinforce relationship with non-state actors in the DR (NGOs, human rights defenders, women's movement, and associations of private sector, labour unions and other relevant groups). 
• Ensure the operational lead in all aspects of the call for proposals and procurement process (drafting guidelines, drafting TORs, launching tenders, evaluating proposals, etc.). Manage the related contracts and ensuring the ''operational visa'' on any document where required. 
• Monitor ongoing projects, attend management meetings, elaborate progress reports on projects and propose action if and when needed. 
• Contribute to the monitoring missions and evaluation of projects. 
• Deal with horizontal activities, concertation and networking aspects of the programme and its projects.

Programme management 

• Prepare relevant updates / amendments of program during the implementing period.
• Manage, monitor and / or evaluate the implementation of program and projects within the Dominican Republic in line with the EU procedures and policy objectives.
• Analyse regular technical and financial implementation reports.
• Periodical reporting on the state of execution of the various programs /projects.
• Keep overview of all ongoing projects and provide pertinent information.
• State, explain and defend the EC policies vis-à-vis the various interlocutors in Dominican Republic.
• Maintain good and effective contacts with the relevant national authorities, and other stakeholders.

External Communication

Under the direct authority of the Head of Cooperation:

• Produce and disseminate the results of projects at workshops, seminars, conferences and other public events. 
• Extract and disseminate best practices and facilitate exchange of experiences. 
• Contribute to the production of publications. 

Internal Communication

• Observe, monitor and report regularly and in timely fashion to hierarchy and colleagues, both in headquarters and in the delegation on sectoral issues. 
• Drafting of analytical and policy notes for internal reporting purposes as requested. 
• Maintain close coordination and communication with EU Member States in the relevant field. 

Job requirements: 


Level of education: University degree. Master´s degree is desirable. 
Domains: Social and Human Sciences, International Cooperation, Economics, International relations or equivalent.


At least 5 years of work experience in cooperation activities is required. Desirable proven experience in the following fields: governance, civil society, education, gender, migration, human rights. Previous work experience in International Organization and especially in the field of public policies formulation and monitoring is also highly desirable


Experience in Latin American Countries and especially in the Caribbean would be an advantage.



General knowledge of the EU, its policies and activities.   

Knowledge of EU relations with Dominican Republic.

Results based management experience and capabilities within development cooperation projects and programmes. In particular competences and experience on budget support programmes’ formulation and implementation will be positively evaluated. 


Personal qualities/Talents:

Abilities and Interpersonal skills

Capability of dealing with government authorities, institutions and persons.       
Capability of presenting in public (meeting, conferences)
Capability of interacting with people with different cultural background

Capable of work under pressure and to meet deadlines.                                
Advanced office and computing equipment skills. 

Ability to conceptualise problems, identify and implement solutions 

Drafting skills


Language skills:


Spanish  – ability to understand C2, ability to read C2, ability to speak C2, ability to write C2.

English – ability to understand C2, ability to read C2, ability to speak C2, ability to write C2.

French Working knowledge is desirable.



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