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DAI is an international development company. For more than 45 years, we have worked on the frontlines of international development, tackling fundamental social and economic development problems caused by inefficient markets, ineffective governance, and instability. Currently, DAI is delivering results that matter in some 80 countries. Our development solutions turn ideas into impact by bringing together fresh combinations of expertise and innovation across multiple disciplines. Our clients include international development agencies, international lending institutions, private corporations and philanthropies, and national governments.


Key Expert 2 – Activities Coordinator

Location: Europe
Location: Belgium
Job Code: 4167

Description

Key Expert 2 – Activities Coordinator

“Methodological and Knowledge Sharing Support for EU External Interventions (“MKS Contract”)

About DAI:

DAI is an international development company. For more than 45 years, we have worked on the frontlines of international development, tackling fundamental social and economic development problems caused by inefficient markets, ineffective governance, and instability. Currently, DAI is delivering results that matter in some 80 countries. Our development solutions turn ideas into impact by bringing together fresh combinations of expertise and innovation across multiple disciplines. Our clients include international development agencies, international lending institutions, private corporations and philanthropies, and national governments.

Outline of the Programme:

“Methodological and Knowledge Sharing Support for EU External Interventions (“MKS Contract”)

The overall objective of the contract is to provide support and technical assistance to the Directorate General for International Cooperation and Developments (DG DEVCO) to improve quality, coherence and effectiveness of EU interventions in international cooperation through increased knowledge, reinforced capacities, enhanced working methodologies and skills of EU staff in Headquarters and Delegations.

Objectives of the role:

She/he will be in charge of the overall coordination of the activities from an administrative, financial and contractual perspective, ensuring the timely execution of the required tasks. She/he will monitor individual activities and related outputs.

Length of the project: 12 months renewed up to 3 times (220 working days)

Start Date:  2nd of May 2019

Project Location: Brussels, Belgium

Qualifications and Skills:

  • At least a University degree (Bachelor 3 years + master degree or 4 years University degree) in a relevant discipline (such as social sciences, law, political science, administration and management, economics, development cooperation) or alternatively relevant professional experience of minimum 7 years.
  • Project management skills
  • Fluency in English and French (Cl/C2 level). Knowledge of Spanish and/or Portuguese will be an asset
  • Ability to work and communicate effectively in a multicultural environment

General Professional Experience:

  • At least 5 years of experience in project/programme management in the field of external relations/development cooperation.

Specific Professional Experience:

  • At least 3 years of experience (with management responsibilities in terms of budgets and human resources) in implementing large scale (minimum EUR 2 million) projects/programmes in an international environment,
  • At least 3 years of experience in coordinating tasks with teams composed  of Long-term and Short Term experts.
  • Experience in managing project(s)/programme(s) in or with the academic and/or learning sector (e.g. University, Think tank, Research organisation) will be considered an asset.
  • Field experience in regions covered by EU Cooperation (Africa, Asia & Pacific, Latin America & Caribbean, European Neighbourhood) will be considered an asset.
  • Experience with EU funded operations will be an asset.


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