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Project Opportunity

LIFE Programme - SouthEast Europe Team

Country South East Europe
Sectors Not specified
Description

Created in 1994, Prospect C&S is an independent consultancy specialised in environment, climate action, rural development, and food security.

Over the years, Prospect C&S team has gained extensive experience in implementing specific studies or managing contracts for various national and international clients. Prospect C&S has a strong track record in monitoring EC LIFE-funded projects in the BENELUX and in SouthEast Europe covering all strands of this EU Programme: Climate Action, Nature and Biodiversity, Circular Economy & Quality of Life (CEQL/Environment).

Prospect C&S also hosts in its offices the Coordination Team of the LIFE External Monitoring Team.

Prospect C&S is looking for a part-time technical expert (freelancer) to monitor LIFE projects under the Nature & Biodiversity strand to reinforce the LIFE SouthEast Europe team. The technical expert should be available to start working as soon as possible after the selection process is concluded (estimated starting month: May 2024).

Status In demand
CV Deadline 2024-04-21
Activities

Monitoring ongoing LIFE projects (Nature & Biodiversity strand) in SouthEast Europe. The position includes the following tasks, but is not limited to:

  • Assessing of technical progress through reports submitted by beneficiaries, annual field visits (project missions);
  • Verifying that the management of the project is in line with the Terms and Conditions/General Conditions/Common Provisions of the grant agreement;
  • Reporting on findings and providing recommendations to the LIFE Units (DG ENV & CINEA);
  • Assisting the beneficiaries through the Monitoring Helpdesk where needed (e.g. guidance on the interpretation of LIFE rules);
  • Dealing with tasks other than monitoring foreseen under the LIFE Framework contract: participation to thematic platform meetings, undertaking ex-post missions to LIFE projects, presenting the LIFE programme at the occasion of an InfoDay or other events, contributing to thematic brochures, etc.;
  • Attending annual meetings.
  • Reports to the Regional Coordinator and participates in the team’s online monthly meetings
Other

Prospect Consulting & Services is currently looking for freelancers.

As a freelancer you will mainly perform the work from home. A small number of project visits within SouthEast Europe is envisaged. Up to 2 trips per year in Brussels might be required. Travel costs are covered by Prospect C&S based on internal travel regulation.

Project Position

Position Technical Monitoring Expert for Nature projects (part-time freelancer)
Qualification
  • Level of education which corresponds to a minimum Master’s degree in the field of nature conservation or equivalent.
  • Fluent in Greek (native speaker or equivalent) and an excellent command of English (written and spoken).
  • Excellent writing and communication/presentation skills in Greek and English.

Failure to meet the three qualification criteria will result in exclusion from the selection process.

Required Experience
  • Minimum 3 years of relevant working experience in the nature field. Knowledge of European and national environmental policy and regulations.
  • Experience in project management/monitoring in the fields of nature conservation.
  • Ability to understand complex environmental issues and communicate them effectively to a variety of stakeholders.
  • Attention to detail and ability to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team by creating a pleasant working environment.
  • Ability to prepare and coordinate physical and online meetings.

Failure to meet the first required experience criteria will result in exclusion from the selection process.

Mission Begin May 2024
Other

To apply, please submit your CV (Europass format) and (1 page max.) motivation letter in English by 21/04/2024 17:00 (Brussels time) to the following email address: g.lemenaheze@prospect-cs.be Please note that only pre-selected candidates will be contacted.

Contact Gabrielle Le Ménahèze