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Project Assistant: Water Management and Natural Resources Unit

Reference   (Please mention Stopdodo/Environment Jobs in your application)
Sectors Sustainability, Climate, CSR, EMS
Location Hungary - Europe
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level First Level
Deadline 04/08/2017
Company Name Regional Environmental Center for Central and Eastern Europe (REC)
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Website Further Details / Applications
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The project assistant will support the implementation of the REC’s projects in the Water Management and Natural Resources Unit (WNR) by carrying out all project-related administrative tasks.

Tasks include (but are not limited to):

  • contributing to the strategic and business development of the WNR;
  • supporting the preparation of proposals and tenders and participating actively in project development meetings;
  • meeting commitments and delivering services to constituents and target groups in an efficient, effective and ethical manner;
  • cooperating actively with other units and the REC’s country office network in project implementation and project administration;
  • assisting project team members by coordinating activities with departments performing support functions in order to relieve project staff of administrative tasks; and
  • managing any additional tasks as and when assigned by the head of unit.


Experience required

  • A minimum of three years’ work experience in an administrative function.
  • Direct work experience in project management, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Proven experience in technical assistance to projects dealing with water management and the environment and the EU environmental acquis is an asset.
  • Knowledge of both theoretical and practical aspects of project management.
  • Knowledge of project management techniques and tools.
  • Knowledge of, and an interest in, the environmental, social and economic policies of Central and Eastern Europe.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written form in English. Fluency (written and spoken) in a language of a Central and Eastern European country is a strong asset.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team and to establish and maintain effective partnerships and working relationships in a multicultural, multi-ethnic environment, with sensitivity and respect for diversity.
  • Organisational skills, with a strong focus on quality and attention to detail.
  • Time management skills; ability to plan and prioritise own work under tight deadlines; and flexibility to tackle numerous tasks simultaneously
  • Computer and administrative skills, including knowledge of spreadsheet applications and database maintenance.
  • Ability to travel frequently.


Education required

  • A university degree in a relevant field is an asset.
  • Qualification in project management or equivalent.


Terms of employment

This full-time position is based at the REC’s head office in Szentendre, Hungary. The position is for a fixed period of 12 months, with the possibility of extension.


How to apply

Candidates should send a detailed CV and a motivation letter in English (only English-language applications will be considered) outlining their interest in the position and their qualifications by August 04, 2017, to:

Human Resources Department
Regional Environmental Center for Central and Eastern Europe
2000 Szentendre, Ady Endre ut 9-11
Email: recruitment at rec.org

Please include the position reference number in your application. If applying by email, please indicate the position reference number in the subject line.

Note: Given the large number of applications that we usually receive for each position, we regret that only shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview.

The REC is committed to ensuring equal opportunity in all aspects of employment regardless of nationality, ethnic origin, gender, marital status, political affiliation, religious background, sexual orientation, age, disability, professional affiliation or any other circumstances having no direct connection with employment in the organisation.

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