Vacancy Project Officer Development Solutions

Date: 2017/01/16 Job title: Project Officer – EU-funded Agricultural Promotions and Communications activities Location: Beijing, China DEVELOPMENT Solutions (DS) is a European consultancy and serves the international donor and business community in support of sustainable development and investments objectives, primarily in emerging markets. Our work covers the fields of international trade and economy; environmental conservation and energy efficiency; and business facilitation and SME support. This expertise is built on our strong grounding in project design and management, research, policy analysis and business, public and government relations. Further information regarding our projects and expertise is available at www.development-solutions.eu. DS is implementing a Framework contract (FWC) for the organisation of promotion events, high level trade visits and communication activities in third countries for the European Commission DG Agriculture for the Promotion of European agricultural products. The project involves promotional activities in the following regions: North America, South East Asia, Middle East. We are currently seeking a highly motivated Project Officer to join our team. Reporting directly to Senior Management, the position will support the high quality and timely delivery of project activities and will occupy a central role in delivery of all specific contracts under the FWC. The position will coordinate responses to Requests for Services, and will oversee the implementation of all project activities. Very good communication and relationship-building skills are a necessity given the need for daily cooperation and liaison with the European Commission, third country government institutions, international organisations, and EU producer groups, as well as the coordination of the team’s interactions with different suppliers. Qualifications – Ideal candidates require:

  • Undergraduate degree or higher
  • Ability to work with limited direction, and capacity to ensure strong coordination with colleagues and stakeholders, as well as strong organisational skills
  • Very good communication and relationship-building ability with strong client servicing skills
  • Very good writing and editing skills
  • Highly motivated and hard working
  • Reliability, initiative, thoroughness and attention to detail
  • Fluency in written and spoken English required
  • Fluency in written and spoken French is a plus
  • Computer literacy in Microsoft Office suite applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Willingness to travel internationally as required
  • English native speakers are particularly encouraged to apply

Application information: Interested candidates are encouraged to send your CV to belen@development-solutions.eu and mary@development-solutions.eu. Please indicate clearly for which position you are applying. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews.