The Office of the European Union Representative
(West Bank and Gaza Strip, UNRWA)

Project Officer /Private Sector Development

29/10/2019 - 13:58
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Post Nr: 100543



The Project Officer / Private Sector Development of the Economic Cooperation Section, under the directives of the Head of Section, shall perform the following tasks and will have the following profile:


Local Agent Group I


Title of the post

Project Officer /Private Sector Development


Job definition

To contribute, under the supervision of the Head of Cooperation and the Head of the  Economic Cooperation Section , to the conception, elaboration and implementation of development cooperation strategies and programmes in the respective area.


Functions and duties


Sector analysis, strategy formulation and programming

  • Contribute to the policy dialogue with all relevant ministries, agencies, donors and other relevant stakeholders in all areas  related to Private Sector Development..
  • Contribute to sector analysis and to the definition of a sector strategy for the EU assistance to Egypt.



EU Delegation’s project cycle management

  • Contribute to the programming, identification and appraisal of EU action in the area of Private Sector Development ,  in close cooperation with the beneficiary institutions in Egypt.
  • Contribute to the preparation of Commission’s Decisions and to the negotiation of Financing Agreements with the beneficiaries.
  • Contribute to all aspects of the procurement process (drafting Terms of Reference, launching tenders, call for proposals, etc.).
  • Monitor the implementation of ongoing local and  multi-country projects, attend management and monitoring meetings, elaborate progress reports on projects and propose action if and when needed.
  • Evaluate projects results in relation to the proposed action plan and objectives.
  • Maintain contacts with other donors active in the host country.



Representation, Negotiation, Participation


  • Maintain good and effective contacts with all relevant stakeholders in the field, namely: national authorities and institutions, representatives of the diplomatic missions of the Member States, representatives of the principal international donors, NGOs and other local non-state actors.
  • Prepare and assist in missions from Headquarters.


Communication relating to programme and projects


  • 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.






  • University level education of at least 4 years in business administration, economics, law.
  • Thorough knowledge of both written and oral Arabic and English are essential.


Other Skills:


  • Having a good organisational capacity, communication skills as well as the ability to work in a team and being a dynamic and proactive person.
  • Having good analysis capacity and judgement skills.
  • Familiarity with all aspects of the project cycle, in particular project budgeting and financial report analysis would be an asset.








  • Minimum of 5 years working experience in development cooperation and project management preferably in economic sectors  whereby relevant working experience in the project area as well as political/sectorial analysis would be an asset.
  • Good knowledge of the EU as well as of the cornerstones of EU-Egypt bilateral relations (Association Agreement, jointly agreed Partnership Priorities as well as the European Neighbourhood Policy and its financial instrument the European Neighbourhood Instrument).
  • Familiarity with the European Union and/or other International Organisations/multicultural environment.


Applicants must fill out the EU-CV format and send it with a Motivation letter indicating the relevant professional experience to the recruitment e-mail:   until  November 13th, 2019 (Please write the post number in the subject)


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