DEVELOPMENT Solutions (DS) is a European consultancy and serves the international donor and business community in support of sustainable development and investment objectives, primarily in emerging markets. Further information regarding our projects and expertise is available at www.development-solutions.eu.
We are currently seeking a highly motivated individual to join our team to assist on a short-term assignment as an event coordinator to support the preparation of an upcoming conference engaging Filipino decision-makers, the business community, and civil society, expected to take place at the end of January 2022. The event is organized in the framework of the ongoing EU-funded project ‘GSP Hub’ which aims to increase transparency, awareness, and engagement on the EU’s Generalised Scheme of Preferences. More information about the project is available on the project website https://gsphub.eu/.
The key task of the prospective candidate will be stakeholder outreach, coordinating with government ministries, agencies, civil society, and business organizations within the Philippines in support of the organization of the event. The candidate would also support the Project team with the preparation of event materials, and event reporting.
The prospective candidate should be fluent in English (written and spoken). Strong communication, research, analytical, and strategic planning skills are sought to support this event. Excellent communication skills and knowledge of relevant stakeholders will be highly valued given the need for daily cooperation and dialogue with Filipino and international organizations and project partners.
This position is paid at a rate of EUR 600 for the 6 weeks of part-time work.
Applicants should have access to a computer and internet connection, should be well presented and available for meetings as required. The event coordinator will work remotely from Manila in cooperation with the Project Team, based in Brussels.
Prospective candidates will preferably have a degree from or be enrolled in a university program in social science (political sciences, sociology, economics, etc.), demonstrate an interest in EU-Filipino relations as well as knowledge of the local stakeholder landscape (civil society, business, public authorities). Through the internship, the successful candidate will have gained experience in planning and delivery of an EU conference, practical experience in EU-funded project, and can establish contacts with relevant stakeholders in the Philippines.
We greatly value the following qualities in a prospective candidate:
• Reliability, initiative, thoroughness, and attention to detail
• Excellent communication skills and knowledge of the local stakeholder community
• Highly motivated, hard-working, and ambitious
• Team player with strong coordination and organizational skills
• Computer literacy in Microsoft Office suite applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
The deadline for applications is 03 December 2021, however, applications will be evaluated on a rolling basis so early application is strongly encouraged.