AGRICULTURE AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT
  • Agriculture and Agricultural Infrastructure
  • Veterinary Services and Animal Health
  • Food Safety and Food Security
  • Agribusiness Development
  • Rural Development
  • Farm Management
  • Plant Health
  • Fishery
AGRICULTURE AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT
  • Agriculture and Agricultural Infrastructure
  • Veterinary Services and Animal Health
  • Food Safety and Food Security
  • Agribusiness Development
  • Rural Development
  • Farm Management
  • Plant Health
  • Fishery
AGRICULTURE AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT
  • Agriculture and Agricultural Infrastructure
  • Veterinary Services and Animal Health
  • Food Safety and Food Security
  • Agribusiness Development
  • Rural Development
  • Farm Management
  • Plant Health
  • Fishery
Environment
  • Coastal & Marine Resources Management
  •  Pollution and Waste Management
  • Watershed Management
  • Climate Change
  • Forestry 
  • Water Resources
  • Management
Environment
  • Coastal & Marine Resources Management
  •  Pollution and Waste Management
  • Watershed Management
  • Climate Change
  • Forestry 
  • Water Resources
  • Management
Social Development
  • Human Resources Development
  • Labor Market Interventions
  • Local Development
  • Education
  • Health
  • Civil Society Strengthening
Social Development
  • Human Resources Development
  • Labor Market Interventions
  • Local Development
  • Education
  • Health
  • Civil Society Strengthening
Economic Development
  • Trade Development
  • Investment Promotion
  • Regional Economic Integration
  • Regional Development
  • Private Sector Development
Economic Development
  • Trade Development
  • Investment Promotion
  • Regional Economic Integration
  • Regional Development
  • Private Sector Development

Project Description AESA is looking for a BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT/PROJECT MANAGER for the Agriculture and Rural Development

Posted on: 14/09/2017

Location / Country: Belgium

Language: English and French

Deadline: 30/09/2017

Sectors: Agriculture and rural development

Project Duration: Long term

Seeking for: BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT/PROJECT MANAGER

Work experience: 3-5 years

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.


Under the responsibility and guidance of the Coordinator of the Agriculture and Rural Development department, the selected candidate will be in charge of:

1. 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


2. 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 EC Policy for Agriculture and Rural Development (CAP), familiarity with EC Policy for cooperation and development with third countries would be an asset.

 

  • Excellent organisational skills: accurate, detailed, and thorough.
  • Solid commercial abilities
  • Personal communication capabilities
  • Strong computer and technical skills, including experience with 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 to

Lorenzo Grazioli l [dot] grazioli [at] aesagroup [dot] eu

Deadline for Applications: 30/09/2017