PROJECT OFFICER IN COOPERATION SECTION at The European Union (EU), Kigali, Rwanda – CLOSE: 07/10/2022
The European Union (EU) is an economic and political partnership between 27 European countries. It plays an important role in international affairs through diplomacy, trade, development aid and working with global organizations. Abroad, the EU is represented through more than 140 diplomatic representations, known also as EU Delegations, which have a similar function to those of an embassy.
The EU Delegation to Rwanda, Kigali works in close coordination with the Embassies and Consulates of the 27 EU Member States. We are a fully-fledged diplomatic mission and represent the European Union in dealings with the Rwandan government in areas that are part of the EU’s remit.
The post of Project Officer – Environment, Climate Action, Biodiversity (Local Agent Group 1) in the Delegation’s Cooperation Section. The team consists of 5 people and there are occasional atypical working hours.
Under this post, the recruited person will be attributed functions depending on the needs of the Delegation, and on the changes of these needs. The successful candidate will serve under the supervision and responsibility of the Team Leader of the “Rural Development, Environment, Biodiversity and Gender” section, providing support, expertise and assistance in the areas of environment, climate action and biodiversity.
For main tasks and duties required please consult the Job profile on Delegation website (link below).
The base salary will depend on relevant and verified employment experience. The vacancy is permanent contract. There is a competitive benefits package, subject to certain conditions, including, health insurances and a retirement savings plan.
The expected start date will be December 1st 2022.
Eligibility criteria and selection criteria
|Compulsory minimum requirements Eligibility Criteria||Assets
Selection Criteria, basis for awarding merit points for selection
|Qualifications||University Degree in Environmental studies, Environmental economics, Sustainable Management of natural resources, Green and Climate Finance, Economics.||A double degree, preferably including one from an internationally accredited university.|
|Professional experience||4 years’ experience in the technical and financial management of projects.
Demonstrated operational knowledge of and experience with relevant public institutions and/or civil society organisations relating to environment, climate action and biodiversity.
|1-Work experience with a European Union Delegation or in project funded by the European Union.
2-Experience in managing development programmes or working for a development agency.
3-Experience in participating in relevant fora and delivering on quality briefs in the areas of environment, biodiversity and climate action.
4-Experience in policy formulation in the areas of environment, climate action and/or biodiversity
|Knowledge of languages||Excellent command of English (C1 Level)||Oral and written in French and/or Kinyarwanda and Swahili|
|Knowledge of IT tools||Ability to efficiently use standard software packages like Microsoft offices – at least Word, Excel, PowerPoint;|
How to apply
Interested candidates should consult the Delegation’s website on: https://eeas.europa.eu/delegations/rwanda/area/jobs-funds_en for the job profile.
Please send your application and supporting documents by email (maximum size 1MB) to
with the subject of the message : “Application LA: Project Officer – [Family Name and first name].
The package should include a motivation letter, an Europass format CV (https://europa.eu/europass/en/create-europass-cv) and 2 references.
Only shortlisted candidate will be contacted individually and invited to a test and interviews. Recruitment of the successful candidate will be subject to medical fitness.
The Delegation will not supply additional information or discuss the selection procedure by telephone: please address any queries concerning this procedure to [email protected]
The deadline for applications is 07 October 2022 at 13:00 (Rwandan time).
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