Project Officer in the Cooperation Section – social policy, economic development (Chinese National, LA I)

Project Officer in the Cooperation Section – social policy, economic development (Chinese National, LA I)

We are

The European Union (EU) is an economic and political partnership between 28 European countries. It plays an important role in international affairs through diplomacy, trade, development aid and working with global organisations. Abroad, the EU is represented through more than 140 diplomatic representations, known also as EU Delegations, which have a similar function to those of an embassy.

The EU Delegation to China and Mongolia is responsible for the conduct of official relations between China and the European Union. In all matters pertaining to the European Union, the Delegation works closely with the diplomatic missions of the EU Member States, particularly the one representing the EU Presidency, which changes every six months.

We offer

We offer a post of a Project Officer. Under this post, the recruited person will be attributed functions depending on the needs of the Delegation. Upon recruitment, the successful candidate will occupy a specific job function as a Project Officer – this job function may be changed in accordance with the needs of the Delegation. Under this job function the successful candidate will serve as support staff to:

  • Manage devolved projects and programs throughout the project cycle, including identification, appraisal, drafting of financing proposals and agreements, monitoring of implementation, approval of work-plans and progress reports, screening of draft contracts, preparation of external monitoring and evaluation missions;
  • Supervise external contractors (technical assistance providers, monitors, evaluators, etc);
  • Be sub-delegated authorizing officer in line with Regulations and implementation rules;
  • Liaise projects with national authorities, beneficiaries, project management units, stakeholders;
  • Liaise with relevant officers in other sections of the Delegation and with task managers at Headquarters
  • Ensure maintenance of CRIS database;
  • Report to the Head of Cooperation on portfolio of responsibilities;
  • Contribute to the horizontal tasks of the Delegation, including following the external dimension of Chinese aid

under the supervision and responsibility of the relevant Head of Section.

Place of employment is located in China, Beijing. The weekly working hours are 37.5h. Starting basic gross salary of a LA I is 28320 CNY.  We offer a competitive position in an international environment. Benefits, such as additional pension scheme and medical insurance, are offered to employees and their families under certain conditions.

We look for

Education, knowledge and skills

  • University degree in a relevant field.
  • Specialist knowledge (know what):
  • Good knowledge of one of thematic areas of relevance for the position (Social and Economic Reform, Good Governance and the Rule of Law);
  • Experience of working with Chinese authorities would be an advantage.
  • Technical knowledge (know how):
  • Good knowledge of administrative and managerial systems (including forward planning) would be an advantage;
  • Good knowledge of Project Cycle Management and Logical Framework methodologies would be an advantage.
  • Language skills:
  • Chinese Mandarin mother tongue;
  • Excellent command of English, written and spoken mandatory.
  • Communication skills:
  • Capacity to communicate clearly, present complex matters in a simple way and draft precisely.
  • Interpersonal skills:
  • Ability to listen, to consult and to share information and ideas;
  • Team work skills.
  • Intellectual skills:
  • Ability to identify and analyse key point in verbal and numerical information, evaluate alternatives objectively and make sound, logical and well-argued judgment taking on board the impact of decisions.
  • Management/Organizational skills:
  • Capacity to focus on priorities and to organize work to deliver on time;
  • Ability to negotiate in a multicultural and multilingual environment;
  • Capacity to monitor progress of work, organize reviews and supervise projects teams.

Personal qualities

  • Commitment to work with quality, speed and accuracy;
  • Able to both work independently (self-motivated) and as a member of a team;
  • High degree of responsibility and discretion;
  • Flexibility to work under pressure and to respond quickly to new demands;
  • Strong sense of confidentiality and diplomacy;
  • Proven problem-solving abilities.


  • Team work abilities;
  • Flexibility to work under pressure and to respond quickly to new demands;
  • Commitment to assure quality, speed and accuracy in performing technical and procedural duties;
  • High degree of responsibility in handling funding.

Minimum working experience

  • At least three years’ experience in the relevant sector and project management.

Expected performance

  • Dedication and hard working with a good team spirit.

Character references

  • A letter of recommendation from a previous workplace or university.

Minimum physical requirements

  • Pass the required pre-recruitment medical exam.

How to apply

Please send your application and supporting documents to in the subject line mentioning reference Family Name-Name-Project Officer 39030- Cooperation Section.  The application email should include a cover letter in and a detailed CV in English.

The deadline for reception of the applications is set for 17 hrs (GMT +8) on 11 September 2017.

The Delegation will not supply additional information or discuss the selection procedure by telephone –please address any queries concerning this procedure to the above mentioned mailbox with a reference: Question – PROJECT OFFICER – Cooperation Section.

Read more and apply here.


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