Project Officer -- World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), France

Position title: Project Officer
at the Coordination Unit of the OIE World Animal Health and Welfare Fund
Net salary: 2,800 Euros/month (net) + benefits 

Responsibilities :
Supporting on a daily basis the workload of the C oordination Unit of the OIE World Animal Health and Welfare Fund (World Fund) , the incumbent will assume shared responsibility for the following:
•  Providing management support , as assigned by the Coordinator of the World Fund (Head of Unit), on the activities implemented through the OIE World Fund (monitoring of activities and follow up of financial commitments and constraints), including specific cost accounting and Monitoring & Evaluation activities when appropriate.
•  Contributing to the preparation of negotiation documents, calls for proposals and concept notes (to Donors including international organisations and/or private foundations), while using results frameworks and OIE World Fund Indicators.
•  Contributing to the development of OIE partnerships and activities at country level (development projects / initiatives at field level with a variety of institutional partners).
•  Monitoring / Preparation of specific budgets and follow up tables for the financial components of OIE programmes and activities, e.g. for twinning programmes, Performance of Veterinary Services (PVS) Pathway missions (PVS Evaluation missions, PVS Gap Analysis missions, Legislation missions), or programmes and activities managed or implemented by OIE Regional or Sub-Regional Representations.
•  Drafting technical and financial reports to World Fund Donors.
•  Supporting the operations of antigen/vaccine banks by monitoring production/delivery orders, antigen/vaccine stocks and corresponding expenses.
•  Supporting the secretariat of the Advisory and of the Management Committees of the OIE World Fund (annual meetings), including the preparation of working documents, executive presentations, financial analysis of donor accounts, and summary minutes of these meetings.
•  Possible participation to international meetings or duty missions (including abroad) when required (internal meetings, external meetings with donors, or thematic meetings and conferences), capability to represent the Coordination Unit of the OIE World Fund (internally), or the OIE (externally).
•  If necessary, contributing to updates in design and content of the OIE website on World Fund activities.
•  Carrying out any other related activities as assigned by the Coordinator of the World Fund (Head of Unit), the incumbent may be assigned to other tasks relating to World Fund activities.
In addition, the Director General or the Deputy Director General (Administration, Management, Human Resources and Regional Activities) may, where necessary, assign to the incumbent any other duties within his/her areas of competence. 

Qualifications and Experience:
•  Project or business management qualifications or equivalent experience;
•  Good knowledge and experience notably with World Bank and European Union procedures (e.g. preparation of proposals) and the World Bank / EU Financial Regulations;
•  Team player with strong interpersonal skills, capable of adapting to a team of five persons already in place ( Coordination Unit of the OIE World Animal Health and Welfare Fund);
•  Organisational awareness: strong ability to establish priorities, work within tight timelines and multi-task;
•  Capability of working in a multicultural international environment with colleagues from different departments and offices, and grasp different topics and activities quickly;
•  Ability to work at General Directorate level with high level of resilience and accuracy;
•  Good communication skills both verbally and in writing;
•  Self-motivated, focused and driven;
•  Excellent knowledge of English and Spanish or French; knowledge of a third language would be an additional asset;
•  Good computer skills, namely Word, Excel (pivot tables), PowerPoint, Prezi, and MS Project (or equivalent) would be an additional asset;
•  Experience in project accountancy and cost accounting is very important;
N.B. - These qualifications are considered minimum requirements for the position.

Additional information:
The French authorities do not require OIE staff to have a work permit. 
The post is Paris-based (17 th arrondissement ). 

OIE staff members are international civil servants subject to the authority of the Director General and may be assigned to any activities, offices or duty stations of the Organisation.
Full-time position, to be filled immediately. 

Curriculum vitae and letters of motivation should be sent to the OIE, by mail or by email at and , before 31 October 2014 .

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