Type de contrat
Gestion administrative et financière ; Gouvernance économique et financière
Date limite de candidature
12 months (renewable until 30/11/2026)
Departement Economie Durable et Inclusive - EDIN > Pôle Entreprenariat et Innovation
Mis en ligne le : 14/03/2023
Under the hierarchical supervision of the Project Coordinator, the Project Assistant provides administrative, financial and logistics support to the project “IYBA-SEED: Investing in Young Businesses in Africa – Supporting Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Development”.
The Project Assistant is part of the central Project Management Unit (PMU) and is based in Brussels.
Functional supervision is provided by the IYBA-SEED Project Officer in Brussels, who is responsible for training and supporting him/her in his/her mission.
He/she will work on a daily basis with and is at the service of the PMU (coordination team and team of technical experts) as well as the EF field teams (mainly Deputy Lead Benin, Deputy Lead Senegal and Country Lead Togo).
The position requires a high degree of autonomy and interpersonal skills appropriate to working in a European, international and multicultural environment, as well as a good command of both English and French.
The main tasks are listed below (non-exhaustive list):
Expertise France is the French public international cooperation agency. It designs and implements projects which aim to contribute to the sustainable development of partner countries, in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the 2030 Agenda and the priorities of France’s external action.
IYBA-SEED is co-funded by the European Union (DG INTPA), the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), Team France and SlovakAid, for a period of 4 years (2023-2026). It is implemented by a consortium of leading European development agencies, including Enabel (Belgium), Expertise France (France), GIZ (Germany), SAIDC (Slovakia) and SNV (Netherlands). The consortium is led by Expertise France.
IYBA-SEED is part of the third Building Block of the Team Europe Initiative TEI IYBA “Investing in Young Businesses in Africa”, which is made up of three Building Blocks: 1) Increase the financial and technical support for pre-seed stage entrepreneurs and micro and small enterprises, 2) Increase the finance for SMEs and entrepreneurs at seed and early stages, and 3) Supporting the ecosystem, with a special emphasis on women and young people.
IYBA-SEED takes an “Ecosystem Strengthening” approach: it targets the entrepreneurship ecosystem and its actors, in order to reach young businesses (i.e. SEED beneficiaries) which are defined as:
The project aims to “contribute to creating decent jobs and resilient economies by strengthening entrepreneurship ecosystems in a number of sub-Saharan countries so that they can increase access to Business Development Services (both financial and non-financial) for SEED beneficiaries” in 5 countries in sub-Saharan Africa (Benin, Kenya, Senegal, South Africa and Togo).
IYBA-SEED works on four key components / specific objectives
Qualifications and experience
Specific knowledge, skills or competences
WHAT WE OFFER
Application closing date: 02/04/2023
Starting date: ASAP
Date limite de candidature : 02/04/2023 23:59