Posted on: 22/06/2020
Location / Country: Europe
Language: English / French
Project Duration: Full Time
Seeking for: Agriculture and Rural Development BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT/PROJECT MANAGER
Agriconsulting Europe S.A. (AESA), consulting firm for the development of rural, economic, and social activities, is seeking a brilliant and motivated business development manager for its Agriculture and Rural Development Department. Based in Brussels, AESA provides donors funded technical assistance to third countries. The key role of the business development manager is to contribute to the acquisition of new contracts (mainly through the participation to tenders) and to support the department in the project management and all other day-to-day activities.
Under the responsibility and guidance of the Coordinator of the Agriculture and Rural Development department, the selected candidate will be in charge of:
Preparation of technical offers and tender documentation:
Preparation of Expression of Interest
Identification and selection of experts and companies;
Editing and reviewing of curricula vitae;
Selection and redrafting of company’s references;
Preparation of administrative documents (accounts, mandates, certificates, declarations & letters);
Drafting of tender methodologies and financial offers;
Editing, proof reading and quality control of tender documents;
Filing of tender documents.
Identification of relevant business opportunities and new potential clients
Participation to fact finding missions and drafting of reports
Negotiating with partner companies and potential clients
Technical and administrative backstopping to experts on missions and to on-going projects
Drafting of experts’ contracts;
Mobilisation and monitoring of experts;
Monitoring of administrative and financial documents (time sheets, mission claims, invoices etc.);
Monitoring of project budgets and accounts;
Proof reading and editing of project outputs;
Preparation of daily communications with project staff and stakeholders (beneficiaries and clients).
Participation to backstopping missions for on-going projects
Management of contracts with partner companies
Reporting to the administration department
Drafting and updating of project references
Follow up project activities with contracting authorities
University Degree in one of the following fields: Agriculture, Rural Development, Veterinary. Knowledge of EC Policy for Agriculture and Rural Development;
Familiarity with EC Policy for cooperation and development with third countries would be an asset.
Excellent organisational skills
Solid commercial abilities
Personal communication capabilities
Strong computer and technical skills, including very good knowledge of Word, Excel Power Point and Access.
Ability to handle multiple tasks and prioritises with strong self-motivation.
Able to meet deadlines and managing stressful situations
Problem solving personal attitude
Excellent writing and communication skills.
Good accounting skills
Previous experience of EU funded projects in the relevant area of activity would be desirable.
Ability to work in English and French
Only applications matching most of the above mentioned requirements may be taken in consideration
How to apply: Please send an updated CV/resume and a cover letter addressed toLorenzo Grazioli l [dot] grazioli [at] aesagroup [dot] eu
Deadline for Applications: 31/08/2020