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Date: 08/03/2018

Job title: Project Executive

Location: Toronto or Ottawa, Canada

Part time / Full time (to be considered)

DEVELOPMENT Solutions (DS) is a European consultancy and serves the international donor and business community in support of sustainable development and investments objectives, primarily in emerging markets. Our work covers the fields of international trade and economy; environmental conservation and energy efficiency; and business facilitation and SME support. This expertise is built on our strong grounding in project design and management, research, policy analysis and business, public and government relations. Further information regarding our projects and expertise is available at www.development-solutions.eu.

DS is implementing and the EU funded Market Access Support Program for EU Businesses in Canada in the CETA Context. The overall objective of this action is to help EU business take full advantage of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between the EU and Canada, notably by providing facilitated access to relevant information and building a structured platform for multi - faceted communication and outreach between EU business and other EU stakeholders in Canada.   

We are currently seeking a highly-motivated Project Executive to join our team to support in Canada based stakeholder outreach remotely. The position, under the supervision of a Brussels based Project Manager, will support the Program’s implementation by, among other activities: presenting the project and its objectives to relevant stakeholders, attending relevant EU-Canada business related events, contacting / interviewing EU business stakeholders regarding their business experience in the Canadian market. Very good communication and relationship-building skills are a necessity given the need for regular cooperation and liaison with EU business, local business associations, government entities, as well as the coordination with the Brussels based team.

Qualifying candidates should be located in Toronto or Ottawa. The successful candidate will work from their own home or office, with regular meetings at external offices. A personal laptop computer and reliable internet connection is required. Weekly coordination calls with the Brussels based Project Manager will be held to coordinate activities.

Qualifications

Ideal candidates require:

  • Undergraduate degree or higher, preferably focused on international trade or business;
  • Ability to work with limited direction, and capacity to ensure strong coordination with colleagues and stakeholders, as well as strong organisational skills;
  • Very good communication and relationship-building ability with strong client servicing skills;
  • Reliability, initiative, thoroughness and attention to detail;
  • Computer literacy in Microsoft Office suite applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint);
  • Very good writing and editing skills in English, knowledge of French is advantageous;
  • Willingness to travel domestically as required

Application information

Interested candidates are encouraged to send your CV, cover letter to fabio.montanari@development-solutions.eu. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling-basis. In your application please indicate your soonest availability to take up this position. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews.

27/02/2018

Job title: Project Executive - Internship
Location: Brussels, Belgium

Full time position to start as soon as possible 

DEVELOPMENT Solutions (DS) is a European consultancy and serves the international donor and business community in support of sustainable development and investments objectives, primarily in emerging markets. Our work covers the fields of international trade and economy; environmental conservation and energy efficiency; and business facilitation and SME support. This expertise is built on our strong grounding in project design and management, research, policy analysis and business, public and government relations. Further information regarding our projects and expertise is available at www.development-solutions.eu.

We are currently seeking a highly-motivated Project Executive to join our team to support the implementation of an EU funded project focused on trade facilitation and analysis in the context of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement with Canada (CETA).  Reporting directly to the Project Manager, the position will support activities of the project including, but not limited to: communications and online outreach activities, presenting the objectives of the project to relevant stakeholders, compiling information materials and regular reporting on project deliverables. Very good communication and relationship-building skills are a necessity given the need for regular cooperation and liaison with EU businesses, chambers of commerce, business associations as well as government entities.

Prospective candidates will preferably have a university degree in public policy, international relations or economics. They should have a strong passion for work in the public sector, addressing issues in international trade and private sector business facilitation. In addition, they should have excellent written and spoken English and French.

Internships are paid and are one-year full time; a full time position may be available upon successful completion.

Applicants should have the right to live and work in Belgium, DS is not able to sponsor work permits.

Qualifications - Ideal candidates require:

  • Reliability, initiative, thoroughness and attention to detail
  • Ability to work with limited direction, and capacity to ensure strong coordination with colleagues and stakeholders, as well as strong organisational skills;
  • Very good communication and relationship-building ability with strong client servicing skills;
  • Highly motivated and hard working ;
  • Understanding of and experience in online media outreach;
  • Computer literacy in Microsoft Office suite applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint); competence in graphic design programmes is advantage;
  • Excellent knowledge in spoken and written English and French is required.

Application information

Interested candidates are encouraged to send a CV and cover letter to pauline.salin@development-solutions.eu. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling-basis. In your application please indicate your soonest availability to take up this position. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews.


 

Job opportunity –
Project Manager - Business Development 

DEVELOPMENT Solutions Europe Ltd.

Location: Brussels, Belgium

DEVELOPMENT Solutions (DS) is a European consultancy serving the international donor and business community in support of sustainable development and investment objectives, primarily in emerging markets and EU strategic partner countries. Our services focus on technical support for international trade, SME business facilitation and professional training/capacity building. DS’ capabilities are built on a strong grounding in project design and management in complement with extensive research, policy analysis, capacity building expertise across business, public and government relations sectors. Further information regarding our projects and portfolio is available at www.development-solutions.eu.

We are currently seeking a highly motivated individual to join our Business Development department to run the BD team and manage the design and execution of new project proposals. Field- and desk- based outreach, research and technical writing, and leadership of a core BD team will be key responsibilities of this role. Strong analytical, strategic thinking and organizational skills are sought to support the growing portfolio of the company. Excellent communication skills will be highly valued given the need for daily cooperation and dialogue with international organizations and project partners.

Applicants for the Brussels office should have the right to live and work in Belgium, DS is not able to sponsor work permits.

Prospective candidates should have at least 1 year of experience in a similar role. They will preferably have a university degree in public policy, international relations, economic development, or business administration. They should have a strong passion for work in the public sector, addressing issues in international trade, private sector business facilitation and sustainable development. Excellent written and spoken English is required; additional languages are an asset.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate the following qualities:

  • Reliability, initiative, thoroughness and attention to detail
  • Highly motivated, hard-working, ambitious and able to adapt to diverse scope of topics and project requirements
  • Creative and conceptual thinking abilities to interpret project requirements and present original solutions
  • Concise technical writing, data visualization and graphic design skills
  • Computer literacy in Microsoft Office suite applications
  • Knowledge of project proposal and tendering procedures including the preparation of bids is required (1 year minimum experience)
  • Experience with EU financing mechanisms and projects a strong advantage

Interested candidates are encouraged to send an application including CV, cover letter and writing sample (maximum 1,000 words) before 15 February to Philip Bartley (philip@development-solutions.eu). Recruitment for this position will be rolling for this position during this period so candidates are encouraged to apply early.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews.