Project Manager - Security department

B&S Europe, BUSINESS & STRATEGIES IN EUROPE S.A., is an international consulting firm based in Brussels since 1991, and member of the GOPA group. Our company provides advice for technical assistance projects in developing and transition countries, particularly to Public and Governmental Institutions. Our main fields of expertise are Institutional Reform and Capacity Building, in areas such as Justice and Home Affairs, Regional and Local Development and Security and Good Governance (including support to civil society, elections, democracy, decentralization processes, etc.).
 

B&S Europe has managed projects in more than 100 countries worldwide and has a long standing involvement with clients including international donor agencies, particularly with the European Commission, National Governments and their agencies. 
 

B&S has also permanent offices in Brussels, Beirut, Pristina, Bucharest and Skopje and representative offices in more than 10 countries. The company employs more than 40 full time staff and relies on a trustworthy and well-experienced network of in-house and external experts to carry out the implementation of projects.  

 

Our Mission

Our mission is to contribute to the economic and social development of third and transition countries both by providing international high quality consulting advice and by working closely with local expertise to tackle better local problems and existent needs.

 

Job Purpose

In order to contribute to its international expansion, B&S Europe is seeking for 1 Project Manager to join our Security Department.

 

Responsibilities

The Project Manager reports to the Senior Project Manager and is responsible for managing strategic bids and projects. He/She organises and manages projects end-to-end. This means that the Project Manager is involved and has responsibilities in the different phases of the project design and management.

 

Specific duties and responsibilities

1.      Acquisition of new projects

-          Independent management of bids.

-          Extension of network of experts, clients and partners.

-          Development of B&S activities in target countries.

 

2.      Management of projects

-          Independent management of projects.

-          Secure a positive image and reputation for B&S.

-          Organisation of field monitoring missions for the backstopping projects.

-          Management of the organisation of the expert teamwork, quality of the results and the financial aspects of the project.

-          Participation in technical assistance projects or framework contracts as expert.

 

3.      Team work

-          Active participation in the B&S working groups (regional, technical and thematic).

-          Training, monitoring and supervision of Junior Project Manager(s) and Project Assistant(s).

-          Mentoring and coaching of Junior Project Managers and Project Assistants.

 

Proposal

1.      Very good working atmosphere and company culture.

2.      Joining a very motivated, international and professional team.

3.      Exposure to a variety of interesting projects within a company that has a longstanding experience in working for EU institutions all over the world.

4.      Possibility to develop professional and thematic skills with a focus on the public sector.

5.      Backstopping and offer preparation missions in the field.

Job published date: 
Monday, January 11, 2021
Application Deadline: 
Monday, January 25, 2021
Country: 
Belgium
Status: 
Opened
Task description: 

B&S Europe, BUSINESS & STRATEGIES IN EUROPE S.A., is an international consulting firm based in Brussels since 1991, and member of the GOPA group. Our company provides advice for technical assistance projects in developing and transition countries, particularly to Public and Governmental Institutions. Our main fields of expertise are Institutional Reform and Capacity Building, in areas such as Justice and Home Affairs, Regional and Local Development and Security and Good Governance (including support to civil society, elections, democracy, decentralization processes, etc.).
 

B&S Europe has managed projects in more than 100 countries worldwide and has a long standing involvement with clients including international donor agencies, particularly with the European Commission, National Governments and their agencies. 
 

B&S has also permanent offices in Brussels, Beirut, Pristina, Bucharest and Skopje and representative offices in more than 10 countries. The company employs more than 40 full time staff and relies on a trustworthy and well-experienced network of in-house and external experts to carry out the implementation of projects.  

 

Our Mission

Our mission is to contribute to the economic and social development of third and transition countries both by providing international high quality consulting advice and by working closely with local expertise to tackle better local problems and existent needs.

 

Job Purpose

In order to contribute to its international expansion, B&S Europe is seeking for 1 Project Manager to join our Security Department.

 

Responsibilities

The Project Manager reports to the Senior Project Manager and is responsible for managing strategic bids and projects. He/She organises and manages projects end-to-end. This means that the Project Manager is involved and has responsibilities in the different phases of the project design and management.

 

Specific duties and responsibilities

1.      Acquisition of new projects

-          Independent management of bids.

-          Extension of network of experts, clients and partners.

-          Development of B&S activities in target countries.

 

2.      Management of projects

-          Independent management of projects.

-          Secure a positive image and reputation for B&S.

-          Organisation of field monitoring missions for the backstopping projects.

-          Management of the organisation of the expert teamwork, quality of the results and the financial aspects of the project.

-          Participation in technical assistance projects or framework contracts as expert.

 

3.      Team work

-          Active participation in the B&S working groups (regional, technical and thematic).

-          Training, monitoring and supervision of Junior Project Manager(s) and Project Assistant(s).

-          Mentoring and coaching of Junior Project Managers and Project Assistants.

 

Proposal

1.      Very good working atmosphere and company culture.

2.      Joining a very motivated, international and professional team.

3.      Exposure to a variety of interesting projects within a company that has a longstanding experience in working for EU institutions all over the world.

4.      Possibility to develop professional and thematic skills with a focus on the public sector.

5.      Backstopping and offer preparation missions in the field.

Qualifications: 

Required Profile

1.      Abilities and attitudes

-          Proactive and dynamic approach to identifying opportunities and solving problems.

-          Excellent teamwork skills and ability to communicate with different profiles.

-           Excellent communication skills and ability to work proficiently remotely.

-          Strong relationship-building capacities with the project experts’ team and department to ensure that project goals, objectives, milestones and deliverables are achieved.

-          Capacity of independent decision-making and taking initiative.

-          Strong organisational skills.

 

2.      Qualifications

-          University graduate in a field relevant to B&S sectors. Post-graduate studies in a field related to security is an asset.

-          A minimum of 3 years of relevant professional experience is required.

-          Perfect oral and drafting skills in French and English is required. Fluency in another language is an asset.

-          Proven knowledge of EU cooperation policies and instruments, as well as EU PRAG. Other donors’ funding procedures knowledge is an asset.

-          Strong communication skills is a must. Ability to interact with people and establish good relationships on a longer-term.

-          Good computer skills. Including strong capacities with MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

-          Proactive and result-oriented attitude.

 

Conditions

This is a full time position, starting ideally as soon as possible, based in Brussels.