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VA20P061V01 - Project Officer

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Project title:
Link Up II

Job Location: Belgrade, Serbia
Duration: 12 months
Closing Date: 31 Mar 2020


Organisational Overview:
The International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) is an international organisation tasked with promoting innovative, comprehensive and sustainable migration policies. With 17 Member States and over 60 projects active throughout Europe, Africa, Asia and Latin America, ICMPD is a growing and ever-more relevant presence in its field. The organisation’s greatest assets are its 200+ staff members, who personify its values of commitment, integrity, partnership, respect, and innovation in actions and decisions.

Project Overview:
ICMPD is inviting all interested candidates to apply for the Project officer - Diaspora Business Hub Manager for the Link Up! Serbia II project.

Link Up! Serbia II is an ADA-funded project whose overall objective is to foster transnational entrepreneurial activities with and through the Serb diaspora in DACH countries by facilitating access to knowledge, networks and financial resources. This objective will be reached through activities and outputs under 2 main components:

 - The first component focuses on improving competitiveness and capacity for business diaspora engagement.

 - The second component focuses on expanding business engagement and access to capital and DACH markets.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

The Link Up! Serbia II project team is based in Belgrade, Serbia, inside the ICMPD office.

Please note that this position is subject to approval and availability of project funds.

Job Description:
The Project Officer will act as Diaspora Business Hub Manager for performing the responsibilities as determined in the project description. S/he is responsible for the implementation and coordination of project activities including research, mapping, and engaging business diaspora for business cooperation and investments into Serbian SMEs and in cooperation with local self-governments. S/he matches companies in Serbia with companies in diaspora as an everyday activity. S/he supports planning of project activities and coordinates implementation of the Diaspora Business Hub (DBH) and Diaspora Business Hub Network in collaboration with project stakeholders, beneficiaries, experts and partners. DBH informs & consults diaspora or Serbian SMEs on all opportunities & challenges that may appear in the process of investment or business cooperation (subsidies, local support, partners), based on the know-how of the full DBH network. Develops a final handbook and guide regarding the DBH Manager position for partners and ICMPD.    

The Project Officer administers project inputs according to the approved project documentation, work plans and budgets, and in line with ICMPD´s rules and business processes as well as partner and donor agreements. S/he is responsible for a timely achievement of high-quality outputs within the assigned area of work.

The Project Officer plans, organises and supervises the work of experts ensuring high quality and timeliness of their outputs. S/he contributes to production of substantive project content and prepares inputs to donor and other substantive reports. The Project Officer contributes to overall planning of the project and participates in project communications activities preparing content and inputs in cooperation with the Associate Project Officer. S/he organizes business events in Serbia and in DACH markets in cooperation with project beneficiaries. S/he updates and manages the online platform, and cooperates in its promotion. S/he assesses project results and formulates inputs to the development of new initiatives.

The Project Officer works under the supervision of the Project Manager and in close collaboration with other project team members particularly the Project Assistant, Associate Project Officer and Project Experts. S/he cultivates contacts with the project beneficiaries at the working level. 


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