European Union External Action

The European Union Delegation to Chile is looking for a: Project officer for cooperation

26/06/2019 - 16:53
Local agents

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 cooperation and engagement on multilateral affairs. 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 Chile together with the Member States Embassies of the European Union, aims at  strengthening the EU's ties with Chile in the political, economic and cooperation spheres. It carries out political and policy dialogue with State institutions, civil society and the business sector in support of mutual understanding and the deepening of the bilateral relations between Chile and the EU as set out in the EU-Chile Association Agreement.

We offer

We offer a post of project officer for cooperation (local agent). The job will involve supporting the implementation of EU-Latin America biregional cooperation programmes present in Chile (eg. EurosociAL+, EL PACcTO, Euroclima+, AL-INVEST, etc.), the thematic programmes implemented locally with civil society organizations and other global cooperation programmes (ERASMUS+, Horizonte 2020, etc). Functions include developing relations with stakeholders in relevant sectors, collecting, delivering and communicating relevant information, both internally and externally.

The selected candidate will,

  • Facilitate and promote engagement with Chile as partner for the EU in the framework of the SDGs, Agenda 2030 and the Consensus for Development.
  • Support policy dialogue on cooperation-related matters and facilitates and promote engagement with relevant stakeholders and counterparts.
  • Contribute to sector analysis and to the definition of sector strategies for the EU, in the key sectors of intervention in the country.
  • Contribute to country reviews and reports, in particular in areas relevant for the SDGs, Agenda 2030 and the Consensus for Development.
  • Participate in the organization and coordinate the proper participation of the EU on public conferences, high level events, seminars, etc
  • Prepare briefs, reports and speeches for the hierarchy, both in Spanish and in English.
  • Contribute to the programming, identification, appraisal, implementation, monitoring, reporting and evaluation of EU projects/programmes in the country (project cycle).
  • Contribute to all aspects of the procurement process and calls for proposals (drafting Terms of Reference, guidelines for applicants, launching tenders or call for proposals, answering questions, etc.)
  • Organise and participate in periodic visits of cooperation projects and elaborate progress reports.
  • Monitor the implementation and visibility of EU projects/programmes in Chile.


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 post is located in Santiago, working hours Monday to Thursday from 8:30 to 17:30 and Fridays from 8:30 to 14:00 (37,5 hrs weekly).
This is a Local Agent group I post (highest), minimum gross salary 3.168.792 CLP

Selection Criteria

Minimum Requirements:

  1. Enjoys civil rights and permits for employment under local law.
  2. University degree in political or social sciences, economics, international affairs, project management, international cooperation, development or similar.
  3. A minimum of 5 years of relevant experience related to the post.
  4. Excellent command of English (C2 level) and Spanish (C1 level) languages.


The following will be considered an asset:

  1. Work experience in a multilateral organisation or Embassy.
  2. Knowledge of European Institutions and its international cooperation policies or procedures.
  3. Experience in project management.
  4. A Master's degree in one of the above mentioned areas.
  5. Knowledge of the Chilean political context, institutions and operators.


The successful candidate should have sense of initiative and hands-on approach, confidentiality, good analytical and synthesis skills, capacity to work in teams, organizational skills, multicultural sensitivity and capacity to work and deliver results under pressure.

How to apply

Please send your application and supporting documents to delegation-chile-job-box@eeas.europa.eu 
The package should include a cover letter, a detailed Europass CV in English (https://europass.cedefop.europa.eu/documents/curriculum-vitae), scanned copy of supporting documents for educational degree and relevant Work experience, and a scanned copy of Rut or Passport.

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

The procedure

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 will include an exercise and an interview. In this phase, the Selection Committee will assess the suitability of the candidates for the post.

The successful candidate will also pass a medical evaluation before recruitment

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. 

The deadline for applications is: 14/07/2019  14h

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