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Consultant Education and Employment Promotion (m/f, francophone) , Germany

Job Details

Consultant Education and Employment Promotion (m/f, francophone)
Education and Employment Promotion
Vacant in-house position
Friday, February 23, 2018
Name of project: 
In-house position in GOPA Headquarters
Task description: 

As Consultant you will be responsible both for the acquisition of new projects, especially in the francophone area, and for the implementation and the financial and technical backstopping of on-going projects in the fields of education and employment promotion. Besides the work in our headquarters, you will travel abroad regularly for fact finding and backstopping missions as well as for short-term expert assignments.

Your tasks

  • Early development of project acquisition strategies, with a special focus on the francophone area, but not exclusively
  • Management and coordination of the acquisition process, including preparation of Expressions of Interest and technical proposals, staff recruitment and fee negotiations, identification of consortium partners, support to the preparation of financial proposals
  • Organisation and lead of fact-finding missions to the recipient countries
  • Technical and financial monitoring/management (backstopping) of on-going projects, including coordination and monitoring of the project activities on site, monitoring of the project progress, ensuring the compliance with formal specifications and procedures, supervision and management of project staff and resources, preparation/finalisation of project reports
  • Organisation and lead of backstopping missions and short-term assignments abroad
  • Continuous consultation with clients, project partners and consortium partners
  • Active contribution to the acquisition strategy of the Education and Employment Promotion Department and the further development of the department’s portfolio, especially, but not only, in the francophone area

General competences

  • Relevant academic degree (Master), preferably in the field of social sciences
  • Business fluent French and English (both written and spoken) language skills; German language skills are an asset, but not a requirement
  • Strong writing, communication, networking and team-working skills, flexibility and conflict management experience, business oriented
  • Sound user knowledge of MS Office package

Specific experience

  • Required: at least 3 years’ experience in the education sector and/or the vocational and training sector; similar experience in the employment sector would also be taken into consideration
    Asset: proven experience in education/VET policy development or in curriculum/training standards development are considered as assets
  • Required: experience in business development and budget/financial management of projects or organisations
  • Asset: proven experience in the conception/drafting/acquisition of projects, in the preparation of bids for calls for tenders, and implementation of donor-funded projects
    Asset: proven experience in the consulting business as project manager for projects funded by bilateral and multilateral donors, as well as knowledge of the competition in the development cooperation related consultancy market are considered as strong assets
  • Required: proven international experience
    Asset: work experience abroad in target countries (esp. in the francophone area) for development cooperation is considered as a strong asset
    Asset: experience (at least over 2 years) of donor procedures and requirements, esp. EU and AFD is considered as a strong asset
Other information: 

Our offer

  • The opportunity to focus on your field of expertise (education, employment promotion)
  • The possibility to actively contribute to the future success of the department and extend its regional portfolio
  • Short communication and decision making processes and a living “open doors” culture across all company levels
  • Continous investment in your development
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