Delegation of the European Union to the Dominican Republic

Vacant post - Project Officer

28/08/2020 - 21:48
Local agents

We offer a post of Project Officer within the Cooperation Section of the Delegation. Under 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 a project officer and will assist in the policy analysis and reporting and the identification, implementation and follow-up of programmes related to the economic and social regional integration of the Dominican Republic with the Caribbean and Central America; in particular the binational programme with Haiti, programmes related to aid for trade, SMEs and private sector development, competitiveness and border productive development, under the supervision and responsibility of the Head of the Cooperation Section.

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 27 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 Officer within the Cooperation Section of the Delegation. Under 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 a project officer and will assist in the policy analysis and reporting and the identification, implementation and follow-up of programmes related to the economic and social regional integration of the Dominican Republic with the Caribbean and Central America; in particular the binational programme with Haiti, programmes related to aid for trade, SMEs and private sector development, competitiveness and border productive development, under the supervision and responsibility of the Head of the Cooperation Section. 

 

Main Tasks:

Policy Development

  • To provide information and analysis on issues related to competitiveness of the Dominican Republic (export and investment promotion policies, quality infrastructure, business environment, among others);
  • To provide information and analysis on issues related to political, economic and social regional integration of the Dominican Republic with the wider Caribbean countries, in the areas previously mentioned;
  • To support the development of efficient approaches to aid for trade, on private sector development and all other issues related to regional concerns and priorities;
  • To develop an effective communication with partners in other countries and in headquarters in order to inform policy advice on regional integration and aid for trade, develop an effective communication with regional programmes in both the Caribbean and in Latin America.

 

Program management and planning

  • To support the preparation of programmes aiming to develop and reinforce the capacity of the private sector, their intermediaries and relevant institutions for regional integration;
  • To support the preparation of programmes related to different issues of regional concern, particularly the bilateral relations to Haiti, institutional capacity building, regional private sector development, border and local development;
  • To prepare ToRs for local calls for proposals;
  • To prepare tender dossiers, review of work plans and contracts, and monitor implementation progress; to prepare relevant updates/ amendments of contracts during implementing period.
  • To review project performance and contractual procedures;
  • To analyse financial and technical reports;
  • To follow-up and report on programmes concerning issues of a regional dimension, in particular the binational programme with Haiti and aid for trade initiatives.

 

Information, Communication, Publications and Consultations

  • To maintain and reinforce relationship with different actors and decision makers related to regional concerns in the DR, Haiti and other countries;
  • To develop an efficient communication strategy the private sector, their intermediaries and relevant institutions for regional integration;
  • To supervise the visibility clause that the projects have to fulfil;
  • Under the direct authority of the Head of Sector, to extract and disseminate best practice procedures and present its projects.

 

Inter-service co-ordination and consultation: internal and external coordination

  • To organise and participate in the co-ordination of activities with services of the EU Commission and external organisations, in order to ensure the success of the projects and the implementation of the sector programmes.
  • Under the direct authority of the Head of Sector, ensure coordination with Members States on programme and sectoral issues as necessary.

 

Working hours: 37,5 hours/week Monday-Friday

Place of employment: EU Delegation, Av N. Penson 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 under certain conditions.

 

Selection Criteria

Minimum Requirements:

  1. Enjoys civil rights and permits for employment under local law; i.e. DR citizen or DR permanent resident;
  2. Medically fit to perform the required duties;
  3. University level education of at least 4 years in the domains of Economics, Social Sciences or related fields;
  4. At least 5 years of work experience in activities related to private sector development and regional integration issues;
  5. Excellent knowledge of Spanish and English;
  6. Has excellent knowledge of computer tools, MS Office applications and Internet use.

 

The following will be considered an asset:

  1. A Master's Degree education in a relevant domain of related fields would be advantageous;
  2. Work experience in a public institution or in an international organisation will be advantageous;
  3. Work experience in the Caribbean would be an advantage;
  4. Specialisation in economics, private sector development or other themes related to trade and regional development would be an advantage;
  5. Good knowledge of of a third language of the EU (preferably French) would be an advantage;

 

How to apply

Please send your application and supporting documents to delegation-dominican-rep-hoa@eeas.europa.eu. The package should include a cover letter, a detailed CV. Please complete the standard European CV using the template in the following link: https://europass.cedefop.europa.eu/documents/curriculum-vitae.

 Please consult the full job description for additional information.

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The Delegation will not supply additional information or discuss the selection procedure by telephone: please address any queries concerning this procedure to delegation-dominican-rep-hoa@eeas.europa.eu.

 

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 the supporting documents. The short-listed candidates will be invited to an assessment phase which may include a written test as well as an interview to 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: 18 September 2020 at 13:00