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20 Jan 2019

CBSS is looking for a Project Officer for the newly approved ESF project “BSLF for Sustainable Working Life” embedded in CBSS long term priority Sustainable and Prosperous Region and EUSBSR Flagship “Baltic Sea Labour Forum (BSLF)”.

Reporting to the Senior Adviser for Sustainable and Prosperous Region, the tasks and responsibilities of the Project Officer include the following:

  • Overall coordination for the flawless execution of project
  • Ensuring that project implementation is going in accordance with project proposal and activities’ plan as well as with ESF regulations
  • To ensure the maintenance of the project’s partnership and communication with project partners  
  • Managing the relationship with related stakeholders
  • Developing detailed project plans to track progress
  • Preparation for and implementation of activities such as conferences, workshops and meetings.
  • Reporting on project implementation, conferences and meetings.
  • Presenting activities in various national and international events
  • Managing changes in project scope, schedule and costs
  • Performing risk management to minimize project risks
  • Reporting to management as needed
  • Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation
  • Performs other related duties as required

The job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the incumbent of this position. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and activities required of the position.

The position of Project Officer involves some travel to destinations in CBSS Member States and beyond.

Selection Criteria

The ideal candidate will have the following profile:

  • A university degree in a field relevant to the position,
  • Minimum five years relevant work experience preferably with an international or regional organisation dealing with social and employment policies, particularly in active aging and lifelong learning
  • Experience in project development and international project management. Knowledge of funding requirements and rules of European Social Fund (ESF), knowledge of general funding rules will be an advantage.
  • Clear analytical skills and ability to make sound judgments, critical thinking and problem-solving skills;
  • Experience in reporting on project implementation and thematic issues.
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English and Swedish.
  • Excellent drafting and reporting skills;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Fluency in other languages of the CBSS Member States is an asset.
  • Computer literacy in MS office tools

Terms of Employment

This vacancy is subject to local recruitment, i.e. it is open to candidates currently residing within the Stockholm commuting area.

The Project Officer will be appointed for the period of the project funding, from 1 March 2019 to 28 February 2022.

The place of employment is Stockholm, Sweden. 

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