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Purpose of the role

As Senior Project Manager, you are responsible for identifying new business opportunities and implementing projects in the areas of Civil Society. You will coach and coordinate a team of Junior Project Managers and Project Assistants and you will report to the Area Director in charge of Civil Society and Justice.

Key responsibilities

Business Development/Project acquisition

- Through field missions, you will identify business opportunities by building a strong network of experts, clients and partners active in Civil Society; 

- You will participate in the development of new projects (including fact finding missions, proposal writing, partnership set up and experts’ selections);

- You will coordinate bid management processes;

- You will represent B&S on the field and contribute to our excellent reputation by delivering a high quality work.

Project management

- You will ensure successful implementation of projects under your supervision; 

- You will ensure optimal organisation of the team work (junior project managers and experts), high quality results while meeting financial targets;

- You will participate in projects and/or framework contracts as a technical expert;

Internal/team work

- You will actively participate in B&S working groups in view of building internal know-how;

- You will help train and grow more junior staff members.

Desired competencies and experience

- First and foremost, you have a true passion for Civil Society;

- You have a genuine interest in B&S Europe’s mission and recognise yourself in our values: honesty, empathy, professionalism and dynamism;

- You have an existing network in Civil Society;

- You hold a university degree in a related field (such as Politics, Cooperation Studies, Law, International Relations);

- You have at least  6 years’ experience in Business Development and Project Acquisition  with ideally a minimum of 3 years in Project Implementation;

- You have a good understanding of EU and International Cooperation strategic orientation; 

- You are a “people person” who enjoys building strong working relationships over time with a variety of stakeholders;

- You have a strong track record in business development and acquisition;

- You have excellent communication skills in English and French, both written and verbal, Spanish language will be considered as an advantage;

- You consider yourself to be a true team player and you enjoy coaching others;

- You are very “hands-on” and you are comfortable juggling priorities;

- You are a proactive problem solver with strong project management skills;

- Knowledge of the PRAG would be an asset;

- You are willing to travel 30% of your time;

- Above all, you are a true team player with a friendly and open personality.

What we offer

  • A permanent contract with great benefits;
  • A great place to work with a team of highly motivated professionals;
  • A flexible work environment and a space to develop and challenge yourself;
  • The opportunity to work in a truly diverse and multicultural organisation helping to make the world a better place.

 

How to apply

Please send your CV and cover letter in English to recruitment@BSEurope.com mentioning “Senior Project Manager Civil Society” in the subject field. Applications will be reviewed as they are received. 

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