The duration of the assignment will be a minimum of 20 weeks (possibly extendable by another month). The proposed starting date is 01/08/2021.
The tasks of the assignment will be as follows:
-to manage projects in the area of agriculture, rural development and green recovery;
-to participate in policy and related technical discussions in the areas listed above;
-to lead or assist in the promotion of communications and visibility related activities of the cooperation section;
-to carry out procurement procedures in the areas mentioned above;
-to carry out any other assignment as instructed by the Head of Cooperation.
-University degree with a minimum of bachelor level
-Experience in an agency dealing with project management in the field of development policy or similar
-Experience or knowledge in the fields of agriculture and/or communication would be an asset
-Very good knowledge of English (oral and in writing). Knowledge of Sinhala and/or Tamil would be an additional asset.
The place of employment is Colombo. This is a local agent post, classified in the function group 1, with limited duration.
How to apply
Please send your application and supporting documents to Delegation-Sri-Lanka-COOPINTERNS@eeas.europa.eu
The package should include a cover letter, a detailed CV containing the contact details of the previous employers.
The Delegation will not supply additional information or discuss the selection procedure by telephone: please address any queries concerning this procedure to Delegation-Sri-Lanka-COOPINTERNS@eeas.europa.eu
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 interview during which the Selection Committee will 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 publish on its website that the recruitment procedure has been completed and that a candidate has (or has not) been recruited.
The deadline for applications is 21/05/2021