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The European Union Delegation to The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan is looking for:
The European Union (EU) is an economic and political partnership among 28 European countries. It plays an important role in international affairs through diplomacy, trade, development aid and working with global organizations. 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 The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan is seeking to recruit an International Aid / Cooperation Officer - in the field of Public Administration Reforms in the framework of EU-Jordan, overseeing related programs and projects within the Economic and Trade Section of the Delegation under this job function the successful candidate will have the following tasks:
+ Functions and duties will include:
+ Policy Analysis
Develop and maintain a consistent view on priorities in the fields of public administration and institutional reforms in Jordan.
Contribute to the implementation of bilateral agreements and sectoral agreements and the European Neighborhood Policy.
Contribute to sectoral policy dialogue with the concerned national authorities and donors
Report on the relevant parts of the implementation of the European Neighborhood Policy
Coordination within the Delegation and with the Programme Administration Office (PAO) of the Support to Action Plan /Partnership Priorities Implementation (SAPP & SIPP) programs.
Twinning coordinator, operational resource person and the Delegation twinning contact point
Harmonization of operational information flows and communication about planning and
Implementation of SAPP.
Maintaining overview and approval function of the EU Technical Assistance and Information Exchange instrument (TAIEX) support to Jordan.
Ensure horizontal coordination of key annual processes for the section.
Support policy dialogue with all relevant ministries, agencies, donors and other relevant
Stake holders in all areas of concern.
Contribute to sector analysis and to the definition of strategies for the European Union, e.g:
Single Support Framework.
+ Programme /Project/Process Management: Proiect cycle management
To contribute to programming, identification and appraisal in close cooperation with the
beneficiary institution(s) in Jordan, if and when such programs are decided in the
To contribute to all aspects of the procurement process (drafting TORs, launching tenders,
calls for proposals, evaluations, selections or projects etc.).
To monitor ongoing projects, to attend management and monitoring meetings, to elaborate
progress reports on projects and propose action if and when needed.
Ensure the follow-up of the implementation of projects and the performance of project
partners, monitor contractual obligations (via periodic reviews, audits, reporting etc.) and
handle external expertise.
To contribute to the evaluation of projects.
To give the "operational visa" on any document where required.
+ Representation, Negotiation, Participation:
Maintain good and effective contacts with the local operators in the field, with the national
authorities and institutions, with representatives of the diplomatic missions of the Member
States, with representatives of the principal international donors, with NGOs and other local
Prepare and assist in missions from Headquarters.
Ensure that the results of projects are disseminated and outcomes presented at workshops,
seminars, conferences or other public events.
+ External Communication: Communication relating to IFS programmes and projects
Extract and disseminate best practices and facilitate exchange of experiences;
Contribute to the production of publications/information material;
Produce and disseminate, as appropriate and at the request of the Head of Delegation, the results of projects at workshops, seminars and other public events.
+ University level education of a duration of at least 3 years: essential
Formal education which corresponds to completed university studies of a least three years' duration attested by a diploma, preferably including subjects in one or more of the following domains: political sciences/international relations/economics;
Excellent command of English and Arabic is a must, knoweldge of French would be an asset.
Ability to communicate in meetings: Very good
Ability to understand and be understood: Very good
Capacity to communicate technical or specialised information: Very good
Capacity to present issues to an audience: Very good
Ability to chair meetings: Good
Drafting skills: Excellent
Professional experience in the management of external aid actions, working with/through Public Administrations and other actors/donors.
Management of Grant, Service and Supply Contracts.
Working knowledge of the procedures for the implementation of the general budget of the European Union.
Excellent knowledge of computer applications: Excel and Word.
Ability to work in a team and in a multi-cultural environment and to handle issues of a sensitive political nature.
Competence in monitoring, evaluation and other quality control and assessment techniques.
- Flexibility, accuracy, resistance to stress, committed to deadlines.
The working hours will be 37.5 hours per week from Sunday to Thursday. The place of employment is Amman and the post is group I.
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.
The successful candidate will have the following profile and qualities:
How to apply:
Interested candidates must send a motivation letter and their Curriculum Vitae to the attention of the Head of Administration by October 7th, 2018 at 16:00 pm by email: DELEGATION-JORDAN-VACANCY@eeas.europa.eu. The subject title should clearly indicate: "Applying for Project Officer Post"
Only the short-listed candidates will be contacted.
Any form of canvassing, soliciting or influencing will be treated as a disqualification.