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Financial Controller - Event Management Unit


Financial Controller - Event Management Unit

IBF International Consulting s.a. (www.ibf.be) was founded in Belgium in 1977 and has more than 30 years of experience in dealing with development cooperation projects all over the world.  IBF delivers demand-driven Technical Assistance projects in almost any field of expertise through Technical Cooperation projects and Framework Contracts. IBF´s Events Management Unit provides logistics implementation of public sector events in the form of Workshops, Seminars, Conferences, Expert Missions, Study Visits, etc.

Our Events Management Unit plays a key role in our work, thereforeIBF is looking for a Financial Controllerto join its Brussels based headquarters.

 


Location:

Brussels – Avenue Louise – 1050 Brussels

Starting date:

As soon as possible

Job description

Responsibilities

Budget:

  • Follow up and closing of the event budget (in close cooperation with the Event logistics team);

  • Provide financial and budgetary expertise to the Event Logistics team;

  • Check invoices match with the budget; give analytical instructions to the bookkeeping team;

  • Estimate accruals by event (if relevant);

  • Elaborate cash flow forecasts and reports.

Reporting:

  • Prepare the Expenditure/Financial Report, collect compliant and complete supporting documents on time;

  • Prepare and review the financial content/elements of the Interim/Technical report;

  • Perform a final check and reconciliation with accounting records;

  • Elaborate VAT summaries before the reports are submitted to the EC;

  • Elaborate VAT declarations for all countries concerned.

Procedures:

  • Make sure the rules are procedures are applied and implemented and alert hierarchy if in doubt;

  • Check (pro-forma) invoices before signature for payment;

  • Evaluate any other supporting documents (per diem,…) before payment;

  • Contribute to the implementation of the internal administrative and financial procedures.

Others:

  • Contribute to audits by appointed auditors, EC or donor institutions;

  • Liaise with EC and donor institutions, participants, speakers, suppliers;

  • Contribute to training of new staff and improving internal procedures and processes;

    Profile

  • Ability to work with figures;

  • Financial control and 'costs' accounting knowledge ;

  • Accounting knowledge is an asset ;

  • Good English mandatory. Proficient knowledge of French or Dutch is preferred. Knowledge of any other language is an asset ;

  • Microsoft Office practice ;

    Personal Characteristics and Attributes

  • Communicate Effectively: Speak, listen and write in a clear, thorough and timely manner using appropriate and effective tools and techniques;

  • Creativity/Innovation: Develop new and unique ways to improve operations of the organisation and to create new opportunities;

  • Foster Teamwork: Work cooperatively and effectively with others to set goals, resolve problems, and make decisions that enhance organisational effectiveness;

  • Lead: Positively influence others to achieve results that are in the best interests of IBF. Coach and mentor junior staff;

  • Make Decisions: Assess situations to determine the importance, urgency and risks, and make clear decisions which are timely and in the best interests of the project;

  • Organise: Set priorities, develop a work schedule, monitor progress towards goals and track tasks and activities

  • Plan: Determine strategies to move the project forward, set goals, create and implement action plans, and evaluate the process and results;

  • Solve Problems: Assess problem situations to identify causes, gather and process relevant information, generate possible solutions and make recommendations and/or resolve the problem.

    What we offer

  • A unique opportunity to work in an international environment and be part of a large events team;

  • IBF is one of the world leaders in the business, steadily growing, financially stable and has a great reputation;

  • The working environment is composed of dynamic professionals from 28 different nationalities with excellent team spirit and high commitment.

     

    Contact details

    Should you be interested in this opportunity, please send your CV with a cover

    letter to hashimoto@ibf.be

     

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Framework contracts project manager


FRAMEWORK CONTRACTS PROJECT MANAGER

IBF International Consulting (www.ibf.be) is a European development consultancy founded in Brussels in 1977 that is working on co-operation projects financed by international institutions like the European Commission and the World Bank.

Our main fields of expertise are economic development, institutional support, education and social development. IBF has managed projects in more than 150 countries worldwide. IBF employs 70 permanent staff and has about 250 experts in the field.

IBF is one of the most successful companies in EC's Framework Contracts, with over 20 years of experience, and it is currently involved in nine framework contracts managed by EuropeAid (Framework Contract SIEA Lots 3, 4, 1 and 5 and Framework Contract FPI Lot 1 and 4, DG Environment, DG Home and DFID.

IBF is currently looking at recruiting a Framework Contracts Project Manager to join its Brussels based headquarters.

 

 


Location:

Brussels – Avenue Louise – 1050 Brussels

Deadline for submission of CV:

4/7/2019

Job description

 Education

 A relevant Diploma (or degree) in Economics, Political Sciences or equivalent

 

Job description

 Management of various framework contract missions, in parallel with the support of IBF's FWC IT tools:

  • Contracting of experts

  • Logistics for sending experts to the field

  • Relations with clients (funding agencies and ministries)

  • Quality control and proper follow up of the project progress and deliverables

  • Management of budgets

  • Finalization and submission of reports

  • Relationships with consortium partners

 

Profile

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in consultancy or development aid projects

  • Knowledge of European Commission's tender and/or Framework Contract procedures

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

  • Excellent planning and organization skills

  • Strong budget and financial management skills

  • Strong commitment to the achievement of the company's qualitative and quantitative targets

  • Fluency in English and Spanish is a pre-requisite. Knowledge of French would be a strong asset

     

    Contact details

    Interested candidates should send their CV with a motivation letter by email to FWCPM@ibf.be by 4/7/2019 - Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

 

 

 



Administrative Assistant


Administrative Assistant

IBF International Consulting (www.ibf.be) is a European development consultancy founded in Brussels in 1977 that is working on co-operation projects financed by international institutions like the European Commission and the World Bank.

Our main fields of expertise are economic development, institutional support, education and social development. IBF has managed projects in more than 150 countries worldwide. IBF employs 70 permanent staff and has about 250 experts in the field.

IBF is one of the most successful companies in EC's Framework Contracts, with over 20 years of experience, and it is currently involved in nine framework contracts managed by EuropeAid (Framework Contract SIEA Lots 3, 4, 1 and 5 and Framework Contract FPI Lot 1 and 4, DG Environment, DG Home and DFID.

 


Location:

Brussels

Deadline for submission of CV:

4/7/2019

Job description

Job Purpose

The Administrative Assistant will mainly support on a day to day basis the FWC Unit in tendering for and managing Framework contract assignments. However, since the PST works across different Units, occasional support to the TC Unit may also be required. 

Duties and Responsibilities

The Administrative Assistant will be responsible for processing incoming Requests for Services. This include:

o    creating missions on the system created by IBF for the management of projects (MPIS);

o    informing the partners and colleagues of new missions received;

o    acknowledging receipt of the request to the senders;

o    preparing relevant documents:

 

  • Preparing and following up Contractual Documents (LoC)  and Addenda- including Request for Advance Payment;
  • Preparing Experts' contracts and addenda ;
  • Preparing Order Forms for Service providers ;
  • Occasionally assisting experts' obtaining VISA ;
  • Verify experts' references
  • Following-up  reception of closure note and evaluation form ;
  • Printing and submitting hard copies of outputs (reports, final invoices etc.)
  • Checking and updating the MPIS on the 5th of each month, ensuring accuracy and completeness of the information registered.
  • Updating  and creating  templates to be registered in the public system and be disseminated to the team;
  • Follow up logistic arrangements with IT staff for welcoming new colleagues and guests;
  • Backing up the TC Administrative Assistant during his/her absence or through heavy workload periods;
  • Monitoring FWC PMs' emails during their absence;
  • Any other administrative and logistic tasks that can be required within the scope of activities of the Project Support Team.

The Administrative Assistant will also be responsible for:

  • The organisation and coordination of logistics during the preparation and implementation of  FWC Consortium Meetings;
  • The publication of important messages on Partner's Extranet;
  • The monitoring of the credentials for partners to access the extranet;
  • The development and monitoring of new practices for the organisation of travels.

Education 

  • A relevant Diploma (or degree) in Administrative studies or equivalent experience


Qualifications and key competences

  • Excellent English verbal and written communication skills
  • Other language is an asset (French and Spanish)
  • A thorough working knowledge of computers, particularly with Microsoft office applications (Word, Powerpoint, Excel, Outlook) and internet (Email and web)
  • Capability to work autonomously, under pressure (deadlines) and to receive tasks from various persons and units
  • Attention to details
  • Team working skills
  • High level of commitment and integrity

Contact details

Interested candidates should send their CV with a motivation letter by email to FWCPM@ibf.be by 4/7/2019 - Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

 

 

 


Framework Contracts Tender Manager


Framework Contracts Tender Manager

IBF International Consulting (www.ibf.be) is a European development consultancy founded in Brussels in 1977 that is working on co-operation projects financed by international institutions like the European Commission and the World Bank.

Our main fields of expertise are economic development, institutional support, education and social development. IBF has managed projects in more than 150 countries worldwide. IBF employs 70 permanent staff and has about 250 experts in the field.

IBF is one of the most successful companies in EC's Framework Contracts, with over 20 years of experience, and it is currently involved in nine framework contracts managed by EuropeAid (Framework Contract SIEA Lots 3, 4, 1 and 5 and Framework Contract FPI Lot 1 and 4, DG Environment, DG Home and DFID.)

IBF is currently looking at recruiting a Framework Contracts Tender Manager to join its Brussels based headquarters with the aim to reinforce the FWC Unit activities on the newly awarded "Multiple Service Framework Contract with reopening of competition "Provision of Consultancy Services for the Development and Implementation of Structural Reforms in EU Member States" SRSS/2018/01/FWC/002"

 

Education

A relevant Diploma (or degree) in Economics, Political Sciences or equivalent



 


Location:

Brussels – Avenue Louise – 1050 Brussels

Deadline for submission of CV:

20/9/2019

Job description

Management of various framework contract missions, in parallel, with the support of IBF's FWC IT tools:

  • Identifying and selecting teams in compliance with the objectives of the Terms of reference of the single Requests for services

  • Coordination of the Consortium Members to build the best teams

  • Relations with Clients for clarifications about the specific request for services

  • Interaction with the Writing center for drafting of methodologies for the specific offers

  • Quality control and proper follow up of the offer progress and deliverables

  • Management of budgets

  • Finalization and submission of offers

  • Relationships with consortium partners

 

Profile

  • Minimum 3 years of experience in consultancywith preference for  Intra -UE public bodiesand in one or more of the following areas:Governance and public administration; Revenue administration, public financial management; Growth and business environment; Labour market, education, health and social services; Financial sector and access to finance

  • Knowledge of European Commission's tender and/or Framework Contract procedures

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

  • Excellent planning and organization skills

  • Strong budget and financial management skills

  • Strong commitment to the achievement of the company's qualitative and quantitative targets

  • Fluency in English is a pre-requisite. Knowledge of French would be a m asset

     

Contact details

Interested candidates should send their CV with a motivation letter by email to FWCPM@ibf.be by 20/9/2019 - Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

 


HR Manager


HR Manager

IBF International Consulting (www.ibf.be) is a European development consultancy founded in Brussels in 1977 that is working on co-operation projects financed by international institutions like the European Commission and the World Bank.

 

Our main fields of expertise are institutional support, economic development, education, social development, consumer policy and event management. IBF has managed projects in more than 100 countries worldwide. At present, IBF employs about 120 permanent staff with offices in Brussels, Torino (Italy) and Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan) and has about 200 experts in the field.

Our values are integrity, human attitude, commitment, proximity and networking, competence and credibility.

 


Location:

Brussels

Job description

I.              Duties and Responsibilities:

HR Administration:

  • HR administration (monthly payroll administration in collaboration with our social secretariat Group S, lunch vouchers, eco vouchers, Dimona, entries/exits, maternity leaves, parental leaves, educational leaves, recuperation days, holidays, illness days, etc.);

  • Contact point with Group S for all payroll/HRM related questions;

  • Management of Megaholiday (software to register absences).

HR Management:

  • Develop and implement HR strategies and initiatives aligned with the overall business strategy

  • Manage the recruitment and selection process

  • Support current and future business needs through the development, engagement, motivation and preservation of human capital

  • Develop and monitor overall HR strategies, systems, tactics and procedures across the organization

  • Nurture a positive working environment

  • Oversee and manage a performance appraisal system that drives high performance

  • Maintain pay plan and benefits program

  • Assess training needs to apply and monitor training programs

  • Report to management and provide decision support through HR metrics

  • Establish policies about prevention and protection at work

  • Organize social elections 2020 and coordinate the installation of a Works Council and/or the Committee for Prevention and Protection at Work

  • Ensure legal and fiscal compliance throughout human resource management

  • Act as a person of confidence for topics that staff members cannot directly address to their head of unit or management.

II.            Knowledge and Skills required / Essential Qualifications 

  • Proven working experience as HR Manager or other HR Executive

  • People oriented and results driven

  • Competence to build and effectively manage interpersonal relationships at all levels of the company

  • You have experience in generalistic HR functions with a hands-on mentality and you have a proven knowledge and practical application of best HR practices and social legislation.

  • You have a master's degree in Human Resource Management or equivalent through experience.

  • You are critical in assessing processes and in the search for optimization.

  • You are analytical, flexible and accurate.

  • You have fluent oral and written knowledge of English and French. Knowledge of Italian and Dutch is an asset.

 III.             Offer 

  • You receive a permanent contract for a full-time employment (part-time employment can however also be envisaged if preferred by candidate)

  • An attractive salary package depending on your experience and profile

  • You work in a growing and multicultural company that is always looking for innovation 

 

Candidates are requested to send their CV with a motivation letter by email to info@ibf.be. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

 

 


Event Organiser


Event Organiser

 

IBF International Consulting s.a. (www.ibf.be) have their registered offices in Brussels since 1977. IBF´s core business is with the public sector. IBF´s Events Management Department provides the logistics implementation of public sector events (Expert Missions, Study Visits, Workshops, Seminars, Conferences etc.).

 

 

 


Location:

Brussels – Avenue Louise – 1050 Brussels

Job description

To strengthen our team we are advertising for the role of Event Organiser. Ideally candidates will have acquired and can demonstrate more than 5 years of experience in organising events worldwide, either working for the private or the public sector. Our working language is English, knowledge of other languages (Spanish, French, Arabic, Chinese, Russian, etc. ) is considered an asset.

Multi-tasking, performance with high accuracy under tight deadlines and in stressful circumstances are further skills high on the agenda. Preference will be given to motivated candidates who would like to learn new aspects of events management and to grow into a more senior role within our team.

The following is a listing of the specific tasks to be performed by successful candidates:

• Search for offers with best prices and competitive conditions for all necessary services related to the requested events

• All travel arrangements (except issuing flight tickets)

• Booking of meeting facilities and equipment

• Booking of accommodation for speakers and participants

• Catering, interpretation and technical support to the organisation

• Attendance of events if necessary and requested (local venue support),

• Prepare comparison tables and contracts / orders to suppliers

• Ensure transparent and efficient use of funds, seeking at all times best value for money

• Use of bespoke events management tools

• Work in compliance with contract-specific Manuals of Procedures and instructions given.

• Concise documentation and follow-up of events

• Preparation of Technical Reports, Mission Reports, Expenditure Reports etc.

• Exercise quality assurance with regard to the delivery of goods and services from external suppliers

• Understand and apply public procurement principles in daily dealing with external suppliers, notably contractors with whom a framework agreement has been signed.

• Any other ongoing activities or new tasks assigned by the hierarchy as deemed appropriate.

If the above appeals to you please send your updated CV in English together with supporting documents, a statement of your availability (or notice period) and your salary expectations by email to jobs@ibf.be

 

 


Event Organiser Torino


Event Organiser Torino

IBF International Consulting s.a. (www.ibf.be) have their registered offices in Brussels since 1977. IBF´s core business is with the public sector. IBF´s Events Management Department provides the logistics implementation of public sector events (Expert Missions, Study Visits, Workshops, Seminars, Conferences etc.). 

 


Location:

Corso Vittorio Emanuele II - Torino, Italy

Job description

To strengthen our team in Turin - Italy, we are advertising for the role of Event Organiser. Ideally candidates will have acquired and can demonstrate at least 2 years of experience in organising events worldwide, either working for the private or the public sector. Our working language is English. French/Russian is considered an asset.

Multi-tasking, performance with high accuracy under tight deadlines and in stressful circumstances are further skills high on the agenda. Preference will be given to motivated candidates who would like to learn new aspects of events management and to grow into a more senior role within our team.

The following is a listing of the specific tasks to be performed by successful candidates:

• Search for offers with best prices and competitive conditions for all necessary services related to the requested events

• All travel arrangements (except issuing flight tickets)

• Booking of meeting facilities and equipment

• Booking of accommodation for speakers and participants

• Catering, interpretation and technical support to the organisation

• Attendance of events if necessary and requested (local venue support)

• Availability to attend events in Italy and abroad

• Prepare comparison tables and contracts / orders to suppliers

• Ensure transparent and efficient use of funds, seeking at all times best value for money

• IT knowledge (excel, word, power point, outlook or other email suite)

• Work in compliance with contract-specific Manuals of Procedures and instructions given.

• Concise documentation and follow-up of events

 

 

• Preparation of Technical Reports, Mission Reports, Expenditure Reports etc.

• Exercise quality assurance with regard to the delivery of goods and services from external suppliers

• Understand and apply public procurement principles in daily dealing with external suppliers, notably contractors with whom a framework agreement has been signed.

• Any other ongoing activities or new tasks assigned by the hierarchy as deemed appropriate.

Starting date: as soon as possible

Location: Turin, Italy

If the above appeals to you please send your updated CV in English together with supporting documents, a statement of your availability (or notice period) and your salary expectations by email to EOtorino@ibf.be

In the subject of the email please include the following reference: ETF PCO.




Expert Relation Manager


Expert Relation Manager

IBF International Consulting (www.ibf.be) is a European development consultancy founded in Brussels in 1977 that is working on co-operation projects financed by international institutions like the European Commission and the World Bank.

Our values are integrity, human attitude, commitment, proximity, networking, competence and credibility.

The Expert Relation Manager (ERM) will work for the Framework Contracts (FWC) and Technical Cooperation (TC) units.

The  FWC and TC units are responsible for preparing technical offers in response to calls for tender financed by international donors.



 


Location:

Avenue Louise 209A
1050 Brussels

Via Amedeo Avogadro, 30
Helvetia Palace
10121 - Torino, Italy

Job description

  • Properly instructing a team of expert searchers and supervising them in their searches
  • Negotiating packages with experts
  • Tailoring the CVs of retained experts for the specific tenders
  • Collecting all necessary documentary evidences from the retained experts

Education

  • Relevant diploma in Economics, Political Science studies or equivalent experience.

Qualifications and key competences

  • Excellent English and French verbal and written communication skills
  • Capability to work autonomously, under pressure (deadlines) and to receive tasks from various persons
  • Attention to details
  • Team working skills
  • High level of commitment and integrity

What makes the job attractive

  • Company financially stable
  • International environment
  • Join a team of professionals who give commitment to IBF and respect their colleagues/experts as individuals

Location

  • IBF headquarters in Brussels or Torino (Italy) offices

Application

Please send your CV and cover letter to ERM@ibf.be
Only selected candidates will receive an answer.




Bid Writer Manager


Bid Writer Manager

IBF International Consulting is a leader in the development cooperation business. Founded in 1977, IBF works on development aid projects financed by international organisations (EC, WB, ADB, AfDB, GIZ, DFID, AFD, etc.) in developing and transition countries. IBF implements technical assistance projects aimed at supporting human and institutional development in beneficiary countries (website: www.ibf.be).

 


Location:

Avenue Louise 209A
1050 Brussels

Via Amedeo Avogadro, 30
Helvetia Palace
10121 - Torino, Italy

Job description

Tasks

  • Draft technical proposals and coordinate experts' technical inputs (prepare templates, produce and collect inputs, draft sections or whole proposals, revise and produce a coherent document, provide in-depth analyses and cutting-edge strategic proposals)

  • Search for suitable technical experts who can support in writing and negotiate engagement conditions

  • Perform quality-check (technical and linguistic) and finalise technical proposals (both content, graphical elements and format / layout)

  • Make own research and liaise with partners and experts to collect technical inputs

  • Support and liaise with the colleagues of the tendering team, in particular in the view of setting up suitable project teams and budget proposals to implement the desired activities

Languages

  • Excellent English verbal and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge of French and/or Spanish and/or Portuguese will be highly evaluated.

Technical skills

  • Good knowledge of PCM / LogFrame / Theory of Change and related approaches

  • Previous experience in the development aid, donor-funded business

  • Excellent and proven writing skills, preferably on a wide set of technical domains and in drafting complex project proposals for tenders or grants

  • Excellent command of MS Word, MS Excel and MS Power Point

  • Previous experience in journalism or activities related to communication is considered an asset

Personal skills and attitudes

  • Team-working attitude, commitment and reliability

  • Analytic and writing skills

  • Result-oriented and proactive attitude

  • Good relational and organizational skills

  • Capacity to focus on priorities and to stick to deadlines

Other info

  • Type and place of posting: Full time in Torino or in Brussels. Work from home is also an option

  • Expected start date: Winter 2019. Only pre-selected candidates will be contacted

  • Contact: mallone@ibf.be

 

Main beneficiaries:       

National ministries, national agencies, local governments and the civil society.

Main sectors:               

Education, VET and social reforms; rule of law and human rights; institutional governance and reforms; strengthening of CSOs and media; private sector and economic development; trade and regional integration; quality and customer protection; organisation of institutional exchanges and events.

Main areas:                  

Mediterranean countries, EU neighbouring countries, Balkans, Africa, Asia (central and south-eastern), Caribbean and Latin America.

Size of projects:           

Between 100.000 and 1 million euros (Framework Contracts) and between 1 million and 10 million euros (Technical Cooperation Projects).

Organisation:               

The proposed position would be part of the IBF Technical Cooperation Team, in charge of tendering for development cooperation projects. The candidate will be working as part of the Writing Centre, in charge of drafting the technical content of the tenders.

 

What makes the job attractive

  • Unique opportunity to work in an international environment and in the development cooperation and international consultancy business. Unique opportunity to apply creativity in a rapidly growing, highly challenging and motivating business sector

     

  • IBF is one of the world leaders in the business, is steadily growing, is financially stable and has a long track record (since 1977). The working environment is composed by young and dynamic professionals with excellent team spirit and high commitment

     

  • Possibility to work from different locations: Brussels, Torino, home based when needed; possibility to undertake missions on the field if interested. Proposed position is as a full time employee


Financial Controller - Technical Assistance Unit


Finance & Administration Unit (SAF)

IBF International Consulting (www.ibf.be) is a European development consultancy founded in Brussels in 1977 that is working on co-operation projects financed by international institutions like the European Commission and the World Bank.

Our main fields of expertise are institutional support, economic development, education, social development and consumer policy. IBF has managed projects in more than 100 countries worldwide. At present, IBF employs about 120 permanent staff and has about 200 experts in the field.

The Finance & Administration Unit (SAF) is in charge of all support activities, from Finance & Accounting to IT, through Human Resources & Administration. The SAF's main vocation is to provide a high level of professional services to the operational units.

Our values are integrity, human attitude, commitment, proximity and networking, competence and credibility.

 


Location:

Brussels – Avenue Louise – 1050 Brussels

Job description

Purpose: 

  • Support the Technical Assistance (TA) Unit in the establishment of financial tools to monitor projects and to control their profitability
  • Prepare invoices to customers and follow-up on payments
  • Suggest improvements on the financial monitoring of the technical assistance projects
  • Collaborate with other members of the SAF Unit to prepare (and report on) the cash situation and the periodic accounts presented to the Board 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Update project monitoring boards
  • Collect supporting documents for periodic and final invoicing
  • Prepare supporting documents for external project audits
  • Invoice customers following general conditions for service contracts of the Contracting Authorities
  • Follow-up on requests for clarifications and answers from customers to get payments
  • Report to the CFO on the main financial issues & risks for TA projects
  • Support the TA staff members for each financial issue
  • Control and monitor the profitability of each project and question TA project managers when necessary
  • Submit new ideas to improve the financial reporting
  • Contribute to the writing of a manual of procedures between the TA unit and the SAF unit
  • Contribute to the further development of our ICT tools
  • Prepare periodic cut-offs for analytic accounting purpose
  • Collaborate with other colleagues of the SAF Unit to fulfill all other tasks
  • Any other ongoing activities or tasks as deemed appropriate and in line with qualifications.

Knowledge and Skills required / Essential Qualifications

Education:

  • University degree or experience equivalent, with Economic or Financial specialty

  • Knowledge about Belgian accounting principles

Skills/Expertise:

  • Fluent in English and French; other languages are an asset

  • Good planning and organization skills

  • Attention to detail

  • Excellent teamwork and communication skills

  • Mathematical modelling

 "Technical" skills:

  • Excellent knowledge of MS Office software, and in particular MS Excel, and familiarity with relevant computer software.

  • Knowledge of accounting software BOB50 (Sage) is an asset.

  

Candidates are requested to send their CV with a motivation letter by email to Mr. Johan Vrancken, CFO, email: vrancken@ibf.be; Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Project Manager (Communication) At CommWithUs


Project Manager (Communication)

At CommWithUs, we plan and harmonise communication. It is our job to win the hearts and minds of communities and help people feel the benefits of our clients' work: We provide communication services tailored for EU institutions and international organisations; we communicate policies and values, follow trends in public opinion & media and we campaign a lot; currently in Europe, Asia and Africa. We are seeking a Project Manager to join "the Team" at our headquarters in Brussels - Belgium.

 

Job Purpose

The Project Manager will be responsible for the effective and qualitative development and implementation of a portfolio of development aid projects financed by international donors in the field of communication.

 


Location:

Brussels – Avenue Louise – 1050 Brussels

Deadline for submission of CV:

30/11/2019

Job description

Duties and responsibilities (non-exhaustive):

  • Ensure smooth implementation of a portfolio of communication projectsto the highest satisfaction of beneficiaries and funding agencies, incl.:

    • Fulfilment of contractual obligations according to donor rules and procedures,

    • Smooth implementation of project activities;

    • Timely mobilisation of relevant expertise;

    • Effective and adequate resource allocation and management;

    • Timely and qualitative delivery of project outputs and deliverables;

    • Project monitoring.

  • Provide effective adequate backstopping on running projects,such as:

    • Regularly liaise with project stakeholders (donors, beneficiaries, experts…);

    • Coordinate experts inputs and project activities;

    • Coordinate local project office and project support staff;

    • Organise quality check of deliverables;

    • Risk management, trouble-shooting...

  • Ensure effective contract and financial managementalong the project implementation ensuring the strict respect and compliance to donor rules, procurement guidelines as well as internal procedures.

  • Secure project stakeholders satisfaction: represent CommWithUs towards the various project stakeholders, ensure good working relationship and smooth collaboration with donors, beneficiaries, experts and partners.

  • Actively contribute to the development of qualitative project proposals.

 

Requirements

  • Education: BA or MA in International Relations/Communication/Social Sciences/Business Administration (or any relevant discipline);

  • At least 5 years' professional experience in project management in the development aid sector;

  • Proven project management skills and experience, in particular on EU-funded projects;

  • Fluency in English & French is an absolute requirement. Knowledge of other languages would be a strong asset;

  • Past experience in the communication sector would be a strong asset;

  • Excellent communication skills, ability to work in an international/multi-cultural environment and liaise with different stakeholders;

  • Flexible, ability to work autonomously, ability to manage priorities and deadlines, problem solving;

  • Willingness and ability to travel to project sites;

  • Very good inter-personal skills, team player.

 

What we offer?

  • Opportunity to work in the stimulating world of communications internationally;

  • A growing organisation operating in the most creative segment of the development aid sector;

  • A work environment composed of dynamic communication professionals with excellent team spirit and high commitment.

How many opportunities do we really get in life to develop great ideas? Work out how to put them into action and see the results!

 

Application: Interested candidates should send their CV and cover letter by email to hr@commwithus.eu mentioning the reference "2019-10/CWU-PM". Application deadline: 31/10/2019. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.