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Project Manager

Project Manager (Barcelone)
We are the Secretariat of the Union for the Mediterranean created by the 43 Euro-Mediterranean Heads of State and Government in Paris on 13 July 2008. Foreign Affairs Ministers in their meeting in Marseille on 4 November 2008 decided that the headquarters of the Secretariat would be in Barcelona.

The mandate and missions of the Secretariat have been defined in the Paris and Marseille Declarations as well as in the Statutes adopted on 3 March 2010. It is recalled that the mandate of the UfM Secretariat is of a technical nature, focusing on identifying, processing, promoting and coordinating projects, which are in line with the principles and rules of international law, which enhance and strengthen the cooperation and impact directly on the livelihoods of citizens.
To support our development and to meet our 2013 strategy , we are seeking 6 Project Managers.
Under the supervision of the relevant DSG, the Project Manager will assist in carrying out the Division´s Work Plan by advising on and managing the appraisal, preparation, funding and implementation of complex international projects, initiatives and / or activities pertaining to the division’s areas of intervention.
Primary responsabilities :
Identifies potential projects, initiatives and activities and – in close cooperation with the promoter(s) – contributes to the development of project proposals,
In cooperation with promoter(s), contributes to mobilizing the necessary funding of projects; maintains contacts with interested funding partners,
Monitors project work plans and progress; conducts evaluations and assessment of results,
Carries out all aspects of procurement processes related to the sectors of intervention (drafting Terms of References, launching tenders etc.),
Manages external consultants, monitors performance, reviews outputs and recommends and carries out corrective action when needed,
Actively participates in relevant project and sector meetings and contributes to the preparation of UfM meetings and events in the sectors of intervention, and UfM missions and high-level visits,
Reports on project progress, problems and proposed solutions; contributes to the production of reports, information and communication tools in the areas of intervention,
Monitors developments in the sectors of intervention, proposes relevant initiatives and reports on sector issues,
Contributes to the improvement of working methods, by cooperating with other divisions of the Secretariat, sharing experiences and promoting best practices.
Divisions/Areas: Transport & Urban Development, Research & Higher Educations, Business Development, Energy, Social & Civil Affairs, Environment & Water.
Profil recherché
Essential minimum requirements :
University Degree in Economics / Social sciences / Engineering or equivalent field,
Minimum of 3 years of experience relevant to the duties described above,
Proven knowledge of and professional experience in project management,
Experience in working with development projects funded by international organizations and development agencies,
Strong analytical skills and ability to make sound judgments; critical thinking and problem solving skills,
Planning and organizational skills,
Computer literacy in MS office tools,
Excellent communication, drafting and reporting skills,
Good command of English and French, both orally and in writing,
Applicants must hold the nationality of a member state of the UfM.
Desirable qualifications : 
Knowledge of and/or experience in Mediterranean countries.
Expertise in EU Procurement rules.
Specialization in a relevant discipline for one of the divisions’ activity.
Knowledge of Arabic and/or other languages from UfM countries.
Type de contrat: CDD de 2 ans en contrat Internationale
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