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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.
The EU Delegation to Georgia has been operating in Tbilisi, Georgia since 1995.
The Delegation presents, explains and implements the EU policy; analyses and reports on the policies and developments in Georgia and conducts negotiations in accordance with a given mandate.
The Delegation's main task can be described under three headings: (1) Political relations, (2) Economic and Trade relations, and (3) Co-operation and External assistance. In carrying out its tasks, the Delegation aims at maintaining and developing good and effective contacts with its partners in the government and civil society as well as with EU Member States and international organisations. The Delegation observes and reports regularly to Headquarters on political, social and economic developments in Georgia. It also seeks to ensure coherence between the EU's trade policies, humanitarian assistance, support for democracy, human rights and the media, institution and capacity building and other EU external policy activities in Georgia. As the EU is one of the major donors in Georgia, one of the Delegation's tasks is programming and implementation of EU external assistance.
We offer a post of Project Officer in 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 technical and support staff in the areas of Security Sector Reform (SSR), Home Affairs and Institution Building, depending on the work programme and distribution of portfolios of the Section at the time of taking up duty. Successful candidate's main task will be to manage the policy dialogue and the implementation of programmes and projects of development, financial and technical cooperation with Georgia in the areas of Security Sector Reform (SSR), Home affairs and Institution Building and related topics, as well as related communication, monitoring and evaluation tasks.
The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to sector analysis and to the definition of sector strategies in the areas mentioned above, to support policy dialogue with all relevant authorities, agencies, donors and other stakeholders, and to provide input for briefings, speeches, reports, press/communication materials and other various in areas of his/her competence.
The successful candidate will also undertake project cycle management such as contribute to the programming exercises in the areas of competence; assist in launching, managing and monitoring calls for proposals/tenders, evaluation and selection of projects; negotiate technical and financial aspects of contract; monitor contractual obligations; encode entries in CRIS and conduct quality checks; present programme/projects in the portfolio and best practices at workshops, seminars, conferences and other public events; facilitate exchange of experiences; contribute to the co-ordination of activities with other Commission/EEAS services, participate in the co-ordination of activities with external organisations, maintain good and effective contacts with the national authorities, EU Member States and main partners; ensure the Delegation's participation, where mandated, in negotiations and meetings with authorities and other third parties.
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.
We look for
University degree in Law and/or political sciences and/or social sciences and/or other related areas (such as public administration, public policy, judicial or criminology studies), attested by a diploma. Post-graduate / post-university degree in a relevant sector, attested by a diploma acquired in an EU country, would be an important asset.
Experience is required in the specific areas of Security Sector Reform and/or Home Affairs or other relevant areas.
At least 3 years experience in performing tasks linked to project cycle management is required; preferably in the areas mentioned above.
Previous experience in managing EU funded projects and/or other foreign donor funded projects would be an important asset.
Knowledge of EU-Georgia bilateral relation, in particular in the area of development and reform-oriented cooperation.
Experience of international donor-funded programmes or projects in Georgia, whether in government, civil society, or for an international donor, would be an important asset.
Knowledge of Languages
English is working language – C1 level is therefore required. Georgian is commonly used with beneficiary – upper level is required. Knowledge of other European languages would be an asset.
Knowledge of IT tools
Upper knowledge Microsoft Office Word and Excel is required. Knowledge of document management applications would be an asset.
◦ Ability to work in a proactive and autonomous way
◦ Capacity to communicate clearly, present complex matters in a structured and simple way.
◦ Very good drafting and reporting skills.
◦ Eye for detail / Accuracy
◦ Capacity to deliver in a structured way
◦ Ability to work in a team
◦ Ability to listen, to consult and to share information and ideas
◦ Capacity to focus on priorities and to organise work to deliver quality on time
◦ Ability to monitor progress of work and organise reviews
◦ Individual commitment and motivation to ensure quality, speed and accuracy in performing tasks
How to apply
Please send your application to:
Please note that applications have to include a motivation letter in English as well as an updated CV (preferably using the Europass format http://europass.cedefop.europa.eu) also in English, otherwise they will not be considered.
The subject line of your application should indicate the post title: "Project Officer – Cooperation Section"
Kindly note that the Delegation will not supply additional information or discuss the selection procedure by telephone. Please address any queries concerning this vacancy to the above e-mail address only.
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 written test and an interview – during this phase, the Selection Committee will assess the suitability of the candidates for the post.
The deadline for applications is 20/07/2018 at 12:00 (noon).
If you have not been contacted by the Delegation by 01/09/2018 then you should consider that your application has not been pre-selected.