Project Assistant - Africa Caribbean Pacific Department

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28 Jan 2020

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 working closely with local expertise to better tackle local problems and existent needs.

Job Purpose

In order to contribute to its international expansion, B&S Europe is seeking for 1 Project Assistant to join our ACP department.


The Project Assistant reports to the Senior Project Manager, Project Manager and Junior Project Manager.

Daily tasks include:

  1. Acquisition of projects

Assist the Team (SPM, PM and JPM) in daily tasks in bid preparation such as:

  • Search of experts;
  • Support to preparation of the team’s technical offers (experts identification; technical and administrative aspects, etc.);
  • Desk Research to support business development;
  • Update and improvement of IT systems and databases;
  • Response to routine requests for assistance on bid preparation from the team members.

2) Management of projects

Assist the Team (SPM, PM and JPM) in project management daily tasks including:

  • Support to ongoing management of projects (receiving, revising and encoding invoices and timesheets, identification, evaluation, negotiation and mobilization of short-term expertise, supporting the management of the local account and revision of expenses, completing administrative tasks, monitoring activities, etc.);
  • Response to standard problems in accordance with procedures and documents and flag any potential issue with the team;
  • Response to routine requests for assistance on project management from the team members.

3) Team work

  • Contribution to B&S working groups (regional, technical and thematic).


Abilities and attitudes:

  • Proactive and dynamic spirit identifying opportunities and tackling problems;
  • Prioritize your tasks to achieve objectives to the standards expected;
  • Comply with B&S Europe working standards and deadlines;
  • Good organisational skills and strong attention to detail, with proven ability to handle multiple tasks efficiently and effectively;
  • High level of commitment and integrity in his/her own work.

Qualifications and profile

  • Perfect oral and drafting skills in French and English;
  • Proven interest in the cooperation and development field;
  • Ability to interact with people and establish good relationships;
  • Computer skills MS Office (Excel Word Power Point), Internet, and database.


  • Very good work atmosphere and company culture;
  • Possibility to join a very motivated and professional Team ;
  • Exposure to a variety of interesting projects within a company with long-standing experience in working for EU Institutions all over the world;
  • Possibility to develop professional consultancy skills, with a focus on public sector.
  • Field missions in some of the countries where Projects are implemented.


This is a full time position for a period of 6 months, starting ideally as soon as possible, in Brussels.

Contact Details

Interested candidates should send their CV and cover letter through our online application under the heading “Project Assistant – Africa Caribbean Pacific application”. Candidates acknowledge that they accept the personal data protection Policy as published in B&S Europe website. Any application received by email will not be processed. Due to the high number of applications, only pre-selected candidates will be contacted.

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