Friday, 1 April 2016

Stagiaire - Project Assistant Communication & Conferences

B&S Europe BUSINESS & STRATEGIES IN EUROPE S.A. is an international consulting firm which has been based in Brussels since 1991. We provide advice for technical assistance projects in developing and transition countries, particularly to Public and Governmental Institutions. Our main fields of expertise are Institutional Reform and Capacity Building, in areas such as Justice and Home Affairs, Regional and Local Development and Support to Social Services and Employment. B&S has managed projects in more than 100 countries worldwide. B&S has a long standing involvement with clients including international donor agencies, particularly with the European Commission, National Governments and their agencies. B&S also has permanent offices in Romania, Kosovo, and Senegal with representative offices in more than 20 countries. The company employs more than 30 full time staff and relies on a trustworthy and well experienced network of in-house and external experts to carry out the implementation of projects. B&S has been substantially increasing its turnover over these years reaching more than 10 M Euros since 2010.
Our Mission:
Our mission is to contribute to the economic and social development of third and transition countries both by providing international high quality consulting advice and working closely with local expertise to better tackle local problems and existent needs. Our motto is development through understanding.
Job purpose:
In order to contribute to its International Expansion, B&S is seeking a Communication Project Assistant to join our Communication and Conference Department
 Prepare tenders for conference and communication projects financed by the European Commission
Contact and negotiate with suppliers all different activities of the conference/seminar/workshop
Participate in the overall organization of communication events in different fields of expertise
Secure a good working relation with the Event Coordinator, clients and partners
Secure a positive image and reputation of B&S
Participate in the development of the firm through the external and internal communication activities
Perfect oral and drafting skills both in English and in French. Spanish will be an advantage. Only applicants meeting this will be contacted.
University degree in Communications/Tourism. Graphic Design formation is an asset.
Experience organising conferences / events will be highly appreciated
Experience developing and maintaining communications tools and platforms
Ability to set goals and a determination to achieve them 
Proved interest in the cooperation and development field, in particular in consultancy assignments
Ability to interact with people and establish good relationships  
Perfect oral and drafting skills in English and good knowledge of French. Spanish will be an advantage
Capacity to work within a team
Capacity for independent decision-making and taking initiative
Computer skills MS Office (Excel Word Power Point), Internet, and databases
Dynamic, good capacity of relationship and interaction with people, motivated, high level of commitment and integrity, honest and demonstrating a willingness to work in Brussels for long term.
 Field missions in some of the countries where Projects are implemented
Possibility to join a very motivated and professional Team
Very good work atmosphere and company culture
High level of responsibilities integrated within a highly horizontal management style
Exposure to a variety of interesting projects within a company with long-standing experience in working for EU Institutions all over the world,
Possibility to develop professional consultancy skills, with a focus on the public sector
Please note that an internship agreement with a University or any other institutions is required. This is a full time position for a period of 6 months, starting in May 2016, in Brussels; internship allowance is €600 per month.
Contact  Details:
Interested candidates should send their CV and cover letter to , stating in the subject of the email "Project Assistant Conference & Communication Department".  Due to high number of applications, only pre-selected candidates will be contacted.

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