Project Officer on International Aid / Cooperation
The European Union (EU) is an economic and political partnership between 27 European countries. It plays an important role in international affairs through diplomacy, trade, development aid and working with global organizations. 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 Israel is one of those 143 delegations. Its mandate includes promoting the political and economic relations between Israel and the European Union, monitoring the implementation of the Association Agreement between the EU and Israel; informing the public of the EU-Israel relations, explaining and promoting EU policies and participating in the implementation of the European Union's cooperation programs. The Operations section (OPS) is the team in charge of the cooperation with Israeli ministries and with the civil society in Israel through programming, funding, implementing and coordinating numerous programs and projects (ex: Twinning, Taiex, Civil Society, Erasmus, Human Rights and Democracy, Peace Building, Local Authorities, etc…).
We offer a post of Project Officer on International Aid / Cooperation in the Operations Section of the Delegation. Upon recruitment, the successful candidate will occupy a specific job function as Project Officer on International Aid / Cooperation. This job function may change in accordance with the needs of the Delegation. The successful candidate will work for the Operations section under the supervision of the Head of Section. He/she will participate in the identification, implementation, monitoring, contract management and evaluation of the EU funded programs supporting civil society, organizations especially in the field of Peace-building. The post requires both an understanding of the political context and an important part of administrative work (update of databases, draft and update of comprehensive reports and annual reports, review of project reports, etc…)
Functions and duties
The successful candidate will perform the following tasks under the supervision and responsibility of the relevant Head of Section:
- Management of the project and programmes (more specifically the Peace building- EUPI programme), including ensuring on time contracting and payments, launching of calls for proposals, calls for tenders, on the field monitoring of projects, regular meetings with beneficiaries, forecasting payments, risk assessments, etc…
- Travel on the field in Israel mainly for project monitoring as much as required and to Brussels/ Europe/ in the region to any meeting/ conference approved by Head of sector
- Participate to any meeting related to area of expertise, as defined by the Head of sector
- Contribution to relevant reports of the Delegation including management and policy Reporting
- Contribute to briefings in the area of expertise of the project portfolio (especially in the peace building sector and others)
- Contribute to draft news, success stories, case studies with positive communication potential for the Delegation
- Back-up of the other project officers in case of absence or temporary heavy workload
• have completed advance university studies of at least five years attested by a degree/diploma
• have at least three years of relevant professional experience in the management of projects and programs, preferably within an international and multi-cultural environment;
• Fluency in English (speaking, reading, writing), good knowledge of Hebrew (at least level B1).
• An Israeli citizenship or a valid work permit for Israel
- A good knowledge – or appetite to learn about – the European Neighborhood Policy and interest to learn about other EU funded programs.
- A confirmed experience in communication (draft of communication material, preparation of social media posts, etc…)
- Knowledge of Arabic and competency in other EU languages, i.e. French, is an asset.
Applications received after the deadline will be automatically rejected. 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 the most suitable for the post based on 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 consist of an interview and at least one written test.
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 and that a candidate has (or has not) been recruited.
The deadline for applications is 7 August 2022 at 17:00 (Tel Aviv time)
Please send your application and supporting documents to DELEGATION-ISRAEL-HR@eeas.europa.eu.
The package should include a motivation letter, a detailed CV using the "europass" template (https://europass.cedefop.europa.eu/) in pdf format. Incomplete applications will not be taken into consideration.
The preselected candidate will be interviewed and might be requested to pass a written test.
The Delegation will not supply additional information or discuss the selection procedure by telephone: please address any queries concerning this procedure to DELEGATION-ISRAEL-HR@eeas.europa.eu.
If selected, the candidate will be required all supporting documents proving Israeli nationality/or permit of employment under local law, diplomas and professional experience declared in the CV.
The deadline for applications is: 7 August 2022 at 17:00 (Tel Aviv time)