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Business Development / Project Manager


Full time

> 3 years

Posted on 18.09.2023

Deadline on 31.10.2023

Job description

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.

Business Development activities

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

General professional experience

A minimum of 10 years of professional experience working on Government, research institutes and/or international, bilateral donor funded projects on technical assistance and policy advice projects

A minimum of 6 years of professional experience working in developing countries in the area of human rights including gender

Experience in project management including planning, implementation and monitoring and evaluation of in the area of human rights including gender issues

Experience on how to apply human rights based approach as methodology that puts human rights at the center of development actions

Experience within the past 4 years of drafting good quality key-documents related to project/programmes cycle management

Management of on-going projects

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

Required Qualifications

University Degree in one of the following fields: Agriculture, Rural Development, Veterinary

Knowledge of EU Policy for Agriculture and Rural Development

Familiarity with EU 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

How to apply?

To apply, please send a brief cover letter (no more than 1 page) summarizing your relevant experience and competencies for this role as well as an updated CV to Mr. Alessandro Paoloni at the latest by May 30th, 2021. We review applications on a rolling basis, so we would recommend getting your application in as soon as possible.

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