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[CLOSED] EMEA is looking for experts on the Cultural and Creative Industry in Palestine and Algeria

 

The Euro-Mediterranean Economists Association (EMEA), independent regional economic policy think tank based in Barcelona, is recruiting Experts from (1) Palestine and (2) Algeria to be part of the Technical Expert Group (TEG) on CCI in the Mediterranean for CREACT4MED project. CREACT4MED is an EU Project funded under the EuropeAid Programme to support young and women entrepreneurs in the Southern Neighborhood of the European Union. The main objectives of CREACT4MED are to enhance the economic value of creative and cultural industries and strengthen as a potential economic vector for employment creation.

The TEG group forms part of the CREACT4MED mapping process and aims to support the performance of this exercise on the cultural and creative industry (CCI) and entrepreneurship and educational ecosystems in selected countries in the Southern Neighborhood Countries of the European Union under EMEA’s coordination. The TEG group includes experts from the target countries with knowledge on entrepreneurship, business development and CCI.

 

About EMEA:

EMEA serves as a leading independent and innovative economic policy research institution and forum for debate on the political and socio-economic reforms in Mediterranean with an opening door to Africa with the aim to promote sustainability, inclusiveness, and regional economic integration and prosperity. It strives to contribute to the rethinking of the Euro-Mediterranean in view of the new dynamics of an emerging multi-polar world. Striving to contribute to the rethinking of the region in view of reform processes in the political, economic and social agendas of Mediterranean countries post financial crisis and Arab spring, EMEA develops new scientific concepts, initiatives and projects promoting sustainability, inclusiveness, regional economic integration and prosperity.

 

Our projects:

EMEA is leading and partner in several EU-funded projects co-funded under EuropeAid, Horizon 2020, ENI CBC, Interreg MED. The candidates sought will be contributing to projects focused on supporting entrepreneurship initiatives in the Southern shore of the Mediterranean (namely Palestine and Algeria). In this regard, EMEA’s role is to map and prepare the technical framework and thorough analysis on the entrepreneurship and educational ecosystem focusing on young people and women and different sectors (i.e. cultural and creative industry, blue economy, green economy, etc.).

Tasks and responsibilities of the Expert members of TEG-CCI:

  1. To provide inputs upon request by EMEA’s researcher for the mapping by completing and submitting national reports;
  2. To participate and provide expertise to the Experts Team working group meetings;
  3. To conduct interviews and consultations with local stakeholders in Palestine and Algeria, complete templates and provide written inputs to the EMEA’s researcher responsible for the mapping;
  4. To participate to the TEG-CCI meetings;
  5. To ensure outreach at local levels in Palestine and in Algeria.
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Qualifications and competences required:

  1. Master’s degree (Mathematics, Statistics, Economics and Finance, Business Administration, or equivalent);
  2. At least 5 years of experience with data collection, stakeholder consultation processes, outreach and surveying;
  3. Demonstrated experience in business management support, consultation and entrepreneurship support;
  4. Knowledge of the Palestinian and/or Algerian entrepreneurship ecosystem
  5. High-level written and verbal communication skills;
  6. Excellent command of English (C1), both orally and in writing;
  7. Good knowledge (B2) of at least one of the following languages: French, Arabic;
  8. Team player, strong interpersonal skills, diplomacy, autonomy and sense of responsibility and respect of deadlines, strong time management skills.

Qualifications and competences desired:

  1. PhD in a relevant field (economics, business administration, management and equivalent);
  2. Good knowledge of the Cultural and Creative Industry (CCI);
  3. Good knowledge of international intellectual property standards is an asset;
  4. Experience with blue economy/green economy projects.

 Compensation:

Performing the tasks and responsibilities of the Expert contract is estimated to require a fixed number of days/and a lump sum per Expert per country. The rates are defined according to the experience of the selected Experts and based on the number of countries covered by the Experts.

Conditions:

The successful candidates must be able to sign an expert contract in the European Union.

Further questions/enquiries regarding the position can be e-mailed to info@euromed-economists.org

Application and deadline:

Applications should include a one-page letter of motivation and a curriculum vitae in English. For the CV, please use the Europass template (https://europass.cedefop.europa.eu/). Both documents should be emailed to info@euromed-economists.org with “[Palestine/Algeria/Palestine and Algeria] Mapping expert Application – [First Name and Last Name]” in the subject line by 22 March 2021.

Starting date: ASAP.

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[CLOSED] EMEA is looking for a Webinar Technical Producer for its projects

 

The Euro-Mediterranean Economists Association (EMEA), independent regional economic policy think tank based in Barcelona, is looking for an experienced Webinar Technical Producer to plan, set up and oversee online webinar logistics, from pre-production to final product.

 

About EMEA:

EMEA serves as a leading independent and innovative economic policy research institution and forum for debate on the political and socio-economic reforms in Mediterranean with an opening door to Africa with the aim to promote sustainability, inclusiveness, and regional economic integration and prosperity. It strives to contribute to the rethinking of the Euro-Mediterranean in view of the new dynamics of an emerging multi-polar world. Striving to contribute to the rethinking of the region in view of reform processes in the political, economic and social agendas of Mediterranean countries post financial crisis and Arab spring, EMEA develops new scientific concepts, initiatives and projects promoting sustainability, inclusiveness, regional economic integration and prosperity.

 

Our projects:

EMEA launches a new cycle of webinars focused on sustainable and resilient actions on the basis of its current research initiatives and projects: a) Banking Business Models BBM; b) Regional policy research on COVID-19; c) TRIS model for socio-economic development in the Mediterranean; d) Regional Integration and Africa Initiative; e) Cultural and Creative Industries and Entrepreneurship; f) Green and Blue Economy; g) Territorial resilience; h) Digitalisation and Artificial Intelligence, and EMEA Projects (such as CREACT4MED, INVEST4MED, TRIGGER, and others).

Webinars aim to bring together experts from different fields to exchange ideas and positions, trying to give a multidimensional perspective of the topics to be discussed.

 

Webinar production services to be contracted:

  1. Organise, coordinate and execute technical aspects of 11- 12 webinars
  2. Develop the webinar registration landing page
  3. Develop an implementation timeline
  4. Monitor the key webinar performance metrics
  5. Prepare and send the technical test details
  6. Prepare slides to be shared during the webinar
  7. Select, set up and manage webinar platform
  8. Corporate design of posters
  9. Labelling of participants
  10. Multi-signal transmission of the webinars
  11. Facebook broadcast of the webinars
  12. Load polls, surveys and seed questions into the webinar platform
  13. Record the webinar and produce professional event recording
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Competences required:

  1. The company contracted must allocate a technical team for the realisation of the webinars;
  2. The person(s) allocated to perform specific webinar production tasks for EMEA’s projects must have proven prior experience with carrying out these tasks
  3. Furthermore, the person allocated must comply with the minimum qualifications required:
  4. University Degree in a relevant field (Communication, Marketing, Business Administration, Computer Science, etc.)
  5. Proficiency in English (C1 level) both in writing and spoken language.
  6. Team player, strong interpersonal skills, diplomacy, autonomy and sense of responsibility, strong time management skills.
  7. The company contracted must also have capacities to carry out:
  8. Other types of online events, including multiple-room workshops, training initiatives or conferences.
  9. Design and production of videos, posters and other visibility materials.

Award criteria for Webinar technical production services:

  1. Compliance with administrative criteria:  – Allocation of a technical team for the webinar production and realisation
  2. Compliance with quality criteria: Weighting: 50% – Criterion: Financial aspects – best value for money. Weighting: 50% – Criterion: Qualifications and experience with Webinar technical production.

Other conditions:

The unit price of webinars must be competitive. For the selection of the successful tenderer, the best value for money principle will prevail even if the offer requests a different amount from the indicative budget specified in the present call.

Selection procedure:

Agencies are requested to submit an offer following the above specifications together with the CV(s) of the proposed staff member(s) by email to info@euromed-economists.org by 15 March 2021 at 17:00 CET at the latest.

The successful applicant will be notified in writing within one week after the above-specified deadline.

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[CLOSED] EMEA is looking for an Expenditure Verifier for the CREACT4MED project

 

Programme: EuropeAid – External Actions of the European Union
Project title: Creative Entrepreneurs ACTing FOR the future MEDiterranean
Project Acronym: CREACT4MED
Project contract number: ENI/2019/412-505
Beneficiary: Euro-Mediterranean Economists Association (EMEA)
Estimated budget: 10.000 EUR (+ VAT)
Project contract duration: 01.03.2020 – 29.02.2024

 

About the project:

CREACT4MED is a four-year project co-funded by the European Union and implemented by a Consortium of five organisations led by EMEA. CREACT4MED aims at supporting micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) and start-ups led by young people and/or women, active in the fields of cultural and creative industries (CCI) in countries of the Southern Neighborhood of the European Union. In doing so, CREACT4MED will launch a wide range of support actions including training, coaching, mentoring and sub-granting to foster youth and women entrepreneurship in the region.

For the implementation of the project, EMEA is receiving financial support (grant) from the European Union. As such, EMEA is required to submit, on behalf of the whole Consortium, financial reports on the project expenses incurred in relation to the implementation of the project which need to comply with the conditions stipulated in that contract and which can be reconciled with its accounting system. EMEA, as a beneficiary and coordinator of the project, must provide adequate and sufficient financial and non-financial information in support of the financial report.

As a beneficiary and coordinator of the project, EMEA accepts to give full access to its personnel, accounting system, underlying documentation and accounts to the Expenditure Verifier in order to carry out the procedures contemplated in this commitment. Moreover, EMEA commits to collect and review supporting evidence from the Consortium members in order to ensure compliance and check eligibility of the expenditure claimed by Consortium members.

DUTIES OF THE EXPENDITURE VERIFIER:

The Expenditure Verifier must perform formal checks on partner expenditures declared during the project implementation each time before submitting a Payment claim to the European Commission. The Expenditure Verifier ensures to EMEA and, most importantly, to the project itself, that costs claimed for reimbursement by the European Union are justified and that their payment is requested by Consortium members in accordance with the legal and financial provisions of the Grant Contract, practical guide on contract procedures for European Union external action (PRAG) and relevant EU and national provisions. The Audit also gives to the “beneficiaries” (a term that refers to both the Coordinator and Consortium members), the guarantee that project accounts comply with the above-mentioned obligations and with legal and financial obligations of each structure contributing to the co-financing of the operation, in accordance with its legal situation and the valid legislation in the concerned State.

The Expenditure Verifier is responsible for verifying that all activities and expenditures have been incurred in compliance with Programme, national and EU rules on eligibility of expenditure.

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The Expenditure Verifier must verify that:

a) Expenditure is in line with EU and national eligibility rules and complies with conditions for support of the project and payment as outlined in the Grant Contract;

b) Expenditure was actually paid with the exception of costs related to depreciations and « simplified cost options »;

c) Expenditure was incurred and paid (with the exceptions above under point b) within the eligible time period of the project and was not previously reported;

d) Payment of staff costs is proven on the basis of payslips or documents of equivalent probative value;

e) Expenditure based on « simplified cost options » (if any) is correctly calculated and the calculation method used is appropriate;

f) Expenditure reimbursed on the basis of eligible costs actually incurred is either properly recorded in a separate accounting system or has an adequate accounting code allocated. The expenditures reported under SCO are recorded in the programme monitoring tool. The necessary audit trail exists and is available for inspection;

g) Expenditure in currency other than Euro was converted using the correct exchange rate;

h) Relevant EU and national public procurement rules were observed;

i) EU publicity rules were observed;

j) Co-financed products, services and works were actually delivered;

k) Expenditure is related to activities in line with the consolidated application form and the Grant Contract.

l) The beneficiaries received external national public counterparts corresponding to validated expenditures.

Competences required:

The Expenditure Verifier should have prior experience of control of projects co-financed by the EU.

The Expenditure Verifier is required to be independent from the controlled structure and qualified to carry out the control of project’s expenditure.

The Expenditure Verifier needs to have a proven experience and track record showing that he/she is capable of performing the task of controlling project expenditure co-financed under EU programmes which goes beyond classical checks on accounts: it also involves a judgment on the compliance with EU and national legislation and financial rules. The Expenditure Verifier is therefore expected to have a profound knowledge of controlling project expenditure under EU regulations as well as a good knowledge of English or French (considering that all Programme documents and reports are in one of the two Programme languages). Arabic language is desirable.

TIMEFRAME FOR THE FLC VERIFICATIONS:

The Audit should be performed at the end of each reporting period before the submission of the financial report to the European Commission by the Coordinator (EMEA). A calendar to be respected for the submission of the audit reports is included at the end of the call.

In practice:

  1. EMEA will compile the financial report in collaboration with the Consortium members by the end of February every year (i.e. 2021, 2022, 2023 and 2024) using the official reporting template, and collecting evidence (supporting documents) from the Consortium as a first step.
  2. The Expenditure Verifier must be available at the end of each reporting period in order to perform the control without delay.
  3. The Expenditure Verifier must have the availability to ensure smooth exchanges with EMEA in order to speed up the control.
  4. At the beginning of the reporting period, EMEA will ask the Expenditure Verifier to execute as soon as possible the control on project expenditures also including a timeframe for exchanges and clarifications.
  5. The First Level Control declaration is issued and signed by the controller and sent to EMEA without delay.

Calendar to be respected by the Expenditure Verifier:

  1. Submission of the first Expenditure Verification report within two months after the end date of the verified period on 28.02.2021.
  2. Submission of the second Expenditure Verification report within two months after the end date of the controlled period on 28.02.2022.
  3. Submission of the third Expenditure Verification report within two months after the end date of the controlled period on 28.02.2023
  4. Submission of the fourth and final Expenditure Verification report within three months after the end date of the controlled period on 29.02.2024.

AWARD CRITERIA:

Weighting: 30% – Criterion: Financial aspects – best value for money.

Weighting: 70% – Criterion: Proven experience with auditing tasks in EU-funded projects. Proven experience with performing Expenditure Verification for EU External Actions is an asset.

OTHER CONDITIONS:

The selected Expenditure Verifier shall meet at least one of the following conditions:

  • The Expenditure Verifier is a member of a national accounting or auditing body or institution which in turn is a member of the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC).
  • The Expenditure Verifier is a member of a national accounting or auditing body or institution. Although this organisation is not member of the IFAC, the Expenditure Verifier commits to undertake this expenditure verification in accordance with the IFAC standards and ethics set out in the Terms of Reference (ToR).
  • The Expenditure Verifier is registered as a statutory auditor in the public register of a public oversight body in an EU member state in accordance with the principles of public oversight set out in Directive 2006/43/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council (this applies to auditors and audit firms based in an EU member state).
  • The Expenditure Verifier is registered as a statutory auditor in the public register of a public oversight body in a third country and this register is subject to principles of public oversight as set out in the legislation of the country concerned (this applies to auditors and audit firms based in a third country).

The estimated value of the contract for carrying out the Expenditure Verification for the above-specified four reporting periods is 10.000 EUR (excl. VAT). For the selection of the Expenditure Verifier, the best value for money principle will prevail even if the offer requests a different amount from the indicative budget specified in the present call.

SELECTION PROCEDURE:

Audit firms are requested to submit an offer following the above specifications and the attached conditions by email to info@euromed-economists.org by 28 January 2021 at 17:00 CET at the latest.

The successful applicant will be notified in writing within one week after the above-specified deadline.

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[CLOSED] EMEA is looking for a First Level Controller for the INVESTMED project

 

Programme: ENI CBC Mediterranean Sea Basin Programme 2014-2020
Project title: InNoVativE Sustainable sTart-ups for the MEDiterranean
Project Acronym: INVESTMED
Project reference number: B_A.1.1_0065_INVESTMED
Beneficiary: Euro-Mediterranean Economists Association (EMEA)
Estimated budget: 10.000 EUR (+ VAT)
Project contract duration: 16.09.2020 – 15.03.2023

 

About the project:

It is a horizontal project implemented under the framework of the ENI CBC Mediterranean Sea Basin Programme 2014-2020. INVESTMED aims at supporting small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and start-ups active in the fields of green, blue and creative economies in three Mediterranean countries: Egypt, Lebanon and Tunisia. To do so, a wide range of support actions will be designed by the project including training and sub-granting to foster youth and women entrepreneurship in the region.

For the implementation of the project, EMEA is receiving financial support (grant) from the European Union under the ENI CBC Mediterranean Sea Basin Programme 2014-2020. As such, EMEA is required to submit financial reports on its expenses incurred in relation to the implementation of the project which need to comply with the conditions stipulated in that contract and which can be reconciled with its accounting system. EMEA, as a beneficiary, must provide adequate and sufficient financial and non-financial information in support of the financial report.

As a beneficiary, EMEA accepts to give full access to its personnel, accounting system, underlying documentation and accounts to the First Level Controller in order to carry out the procedures contemplated in this commitment.

DUTIES OF THE FIRST LEVEL CONTROLLER:

The First Level Controller must perform formal checks on partner expenditures declared during the project implementation each time before submitting a Payment claim. The First Level Controller ensures to the Managing Authority, the Certifying Authority and, most importantly, to the project itself, that costs claimed for reimbursement by the ENI CBC Mediterranean Sea Basin Programme 2014-2020 are justified and that their payment is requested by Lead Partners in accordance with the legal and financial provisions of the Subsidy Contract, the ENI CBC Mediterranean Sea Basin Programme 2014-2020 rules and EU and national provisions. First level control also gives to the “beneficiaries” (a term that refers to both the Lead Partner and the project partners), the guarantee that project accounts comply with the above-mentioned obligations and with legal and financial obligations of each structure contributing to the co-financing of the operation, in accordance with its legal situation and the valid legislation in the concerned State.

The First Level Controller is responsible for verifying that all activities and expenditures have been incurred in compliance with Programme, national and EU rules on eligibility of expenditure.

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The First Level Controller must verify that:

a) Expenditure is in line with European, ENI CBC Mediterranean Sea Basin Programme 2014-2020 and national eligibility rules and complies with conditions for support of the project and payment as outlined in the Subsidy Contract;

b) Expenditure was actually paid with the exception of costs related to depreciations and « simplified cost options »;

c) Expenditure was incurred and paid (with the exceptions above under point b) within the eligible time period of the project and was not previously reported;

d) Payment of staff costs is proven on the basis of payslips or documents of equivalent probative value;

e) Expenditure based on « simplified cost options » (if any) is correctly calculated and the calculation method used is appropriate;

f) Expenditure reimbursed on the basis of eligible costs actually incurred is either properly recorded in a separate accounting system or has an adequate accounting code allocated. The expenditures reported under SCO are recorded in the programme monitoring tool. The necessary audit trail exists and is available for inspection;

g) Expenditure in currency other than Euro was converted using the correct exchange rate;

h) Relevant EU/ national/ institutional and ENI CBC Mediterranean Sea Basin Programme 2014-2020 public procurement rules were observed;

i) EU and Programme publicity rules were observed;

j) Co-financed products, services and works were actually delivered;

k) Expenditure is related to activities in line with the consolidated application form and the Subsidy Contract.

l) The beneficiary received external national public counterparts corresponding to validated expenditures.

Competences required:

The controller should have prior experience of control of projects co-financed by the EU.

The controller is required to be independent from the controlled structure and qualified to carry out the control of project’s expenditure.

The First Level Controller needs to have a proven experience and track record showing that he/she is capable of performing the task of controlling project expenditure co-financed under EU programmes which goes beyond classical checks on accounts: it also involves a judgment on the compliance with EU, national and Programme rules. The controller is therefore expected to have a profound knowledge of controlling project expenditure under EU regulations as well as a good knowledge of English or French (considering that all Programme documents and reports are in one of the two Programme languages).

TIMEFRAME FOR THE FLC VERIFICATIONS:

The FLC should be performed at the end of each reporting period before validation of the project payment claim by the Lead Partner. A calendar to be respected for the submission of the payment claims is included at the end of the call.
After the submission of the expenditures for control, the FLC has two months to perform this control.

In practice:

  1. EMEA will enter its expenditure in the ENI CBC Mediterranean Sea Basin Programme 2014-2020 reporting platform (MIS) as a first step.
  2. The First Level Controller must be available at the end of each reporting period in order to perform the control without delay.
  3. The First Level Controller must have the availability to ensure smooth exchanges with EMEA in order to speed up the control.
  4. At the beginning of the reporting period, EMEA will ask the First Level Controller to execute as soon as possible the control on project expenditures also including a timeframe for exchanges and clarifications with the FLC.
  5. The First Level Control declaration is issued and signed by the controller and sent to EMEA without delay.

Calendar to be respected by the First Level Controller:

  1. Submission of the first expenditure report together with the First Level Control Certificate within two months after the end date of the controlled period on 15.09.2021.
  2. Submission of the second expenditure report together with the First Level Control Certificate within two months after the end date of the controlled period on 15.09.2022
  3. Submission of the third expenditure report together with the First Level Control Certificate within two months after the end date of the controlled period on 15.01.2023
  4. Submission of the fourth and final expenditure report together with the First Level Control Certificate within two months after the end date of the controlled period on 15.03.2023.

AWARD CRITERIA:

Weighting: 30% – Criterion: Financial aspects – best value for money.

Weighting: 70% – Criterion: Proven experience with auditing tasks in EU-funded projects. Proven experience with performing First Level Control on ENI CBC Mediterranean Sea Basin Programme 2014-2020 projects is an asset.

OTHER CONDITIONS:

The estimated value of the contract for carrying out the First Level Control for the above-specified five reporting periods is 10.000 EUR (excl. VAT). For the selection of the First Level Controller, the best value for money principle will prevail even if the offer requests a different amount from the indicative budget specified in the present call.

SELECTION PROCEDURE:

Audit firms are requested to submit an offer following the above specifications and the attached conditions by email to info@euromed-economists.org by 28 January 2021 at 17:00 CET at the latest. The successful applicant will be notified in writing within one week after the above-specified deadline.

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[CLOSED] EMEA is looking for a Visibility and digital development support service provider for the INVESTMED project

 

The Euro-Mediterranean Economists Association (EMEA), an independent regional economic policy think tank based in Barcelona is looking for a service provider to undertake specific communication, dissemination and digital development support activities under its projects.

 

About EMEA:

EMEA serves as a leading independent and innovative economic policy research institution and forum for debate on the political and socio-economic reforms in Mediterranean and Africa Africa with the aim to promote transparency, sustainability, inclusiveness, regional economic integration and prosperity. It strives to contribute to the rethinking of the Euro-Med and Africa partnerships in view of the new dynamics of an emerging multi-polar world. Striving to examine the socio-economic challenges and to contribute to the reform processes in the socio economic policy agendas, EMEA develops new scientific concepts, initiatives and projects promoting transparency, sustainability, inclusiveness, regional economic integration and prosperity.

Our projects:

EMEA is partner in INVESTMED, a 30-month project co-funded by the European Union under the ENI CBC Mediterranean Sea Basin Programme 2014-2020. INVESTMED will address challenges Mediterranean MSMEs and start-ups face in terms of competitiveness, sustainability, internationalization, and capacity to innovate. In doing so, INVESTMED also intends to contribute to greening the economy and enhancing natural assets providing both economic and environmental benefits in the Mediterranean Sea basin region. On this basis, the project aims at addressing both economic and environmental challenges, supporting new, sustainable business opportunities for young people and women in three Mediterranean Partner Countries: Egypt, Lebanon and Tunisia. INVESTMED will impact both on the MSMEs, which staff will be trained and coached to become more competitive, and, on the relevant public authorities, whose capacities to facilitate access and protect IPR to MSMEs will be reinforced.

Communication and dissemination services to be contracted:

  • Design and production of visibility material including PPT templates, project posters, roll-ups, reports templates, policy paper templates, brochures, e-Newsletters and Infographics for INVESTMED. The list of the visibility items is not exhaustive.
  • Provide development support to maintain and to update INVESTMED website.
  • Produce informative videos and post edit videos and recordings of online events and webinars.
  • Creation and maintenance of an online platform for community building and engagement and document repository. • Other ad hoc technical support assignments according to the INVESTMED project’s needs.
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Competences required:

  • Programming and IT development.
  • Design and production of visibility materials.
  • Master English and French languages.

The company must also have proven track record and experience working on EU-co-funded project and have a good knowledge of the Visibility Requirements of External Actions co-funded by the EU.

Award criteria:

Weighting: 50% – Criterion: Financial aspects – best value for money.
50% – Criterion: Qualifications and experience.

Other conditions:

For the selection of the successful tenderer, the best value for money principle will prevail. Visibility items present in the offer must be completed and indicatively priced individually. The platform specifications must be outlined in detail and maintenance pricing provided for 2 years after the end of the project. Developer support detail activities and pricing must be provided per day.

Selection procedure:

Tenderers are requested to submit an offer following the above specifications, company experience, together with the CV(s) of the proposed staff member(s) to be involved in the action by email to info@euromed-economists.org. The deadline has been extended until 28 January 2021 at 17:00 CET

The successful applicant will be notified in writing within one week after the above-specified deadline.

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[CLOSED] EMEA is looking for a Project Officer

 

The Euro-Mediterranean Economists Association (EMEA), an independent regional economic policy think tank based in Barcelona is hiring a Project Officer to provide support in the implementation of EMEA projects and the coordination of its network of partners and experts.

 

About Us:

EMEA serves as a leading independent and innovative economic policy research institution and forum for debate on the political and socio-economic reforms in Mediterranean and Africa Africa with the aim to promote transparency, sustainability, inclusiveness, regional economic integration and prosperity. It strives to contribute to the rethinking of the Euro-Med and Africa partnerships in view of the new dynamics of an emerging multi-polar world. Striving to examine the socio-economic challenges and to contribute to the reform processes in the socio economic policy agendas, EMEA develops new scientific concepts, initiatives and projects promoting transparency, sustainability, inclusiveness, regional economic integration and prosperity.

Our projects:

EMEA is lead and partner in several EU co-funded projects (EuropeAid, Horizon 2020, ENI CBC, Interreg MED). EMEA’s projects are mainly focused on supporting entrepreneurship initiatives in the EU neighborhood capitalizing on the completed and ongoing research on socio-economic development issues in the Euro-Mediterranean and Africa.

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Our networks:

EMEA is coordinating the Euro-Mediterranean Network for Economic Studies (https://emnes.org/) a network of research institutions and think tanks working on socio-economics policy in the Euro-Mediterranean. EMEA is also founding promoter of the Euro-Mediterranean Guarantee Network (https://emgn.eu/), a network of Credit Guarantee Schemes in the Euro-Mediterranean seeking to alleviating the region’s structural constraints for MSMEs to access finance.

Tasks and responsibilities:

  • Provide support to the technical coordination of EMEA projects and networks.

  • Manage projects including writing progress reports, providing support to financial reporting, document control, manage sub-grants and respond to calls.
  • Draft annual activity and financial progress reports of EMEA for funders.

  • Liaise with researchers and experts affiliated with EMEA including the administrative matters and support the coordination of the activities with EMEA partners.

  • Lead the organization of EMEA events and conferences (logistics and practical arrangements for speakers and participants).
  • Coordinate and support the communication officer for the preparation of promotional material, communication and dissemination activities.
  • Support networking and transferring activities of EMEA.
  • Represent EMEA in international conferences.
  • Write minutes and reports.
  • Contribute to the development of the annual action plan of EMEA.
  • Any other projects and networks-related assignment by the President.

Reporting:

Reporting to EMEA Projects Coordinator and President.

Qualifications and competences required:

  • Master’s degree in a relevant field (Economics, Business Management, Project Management, International Relations, Political Science etc.);

  • At least 3 years of experience in managing EU-funded or other international research and/or cooperation projects;

  • Familiarity with EU funding programmes and rules;

  • Proficiency in English (C1 level) and good knowledge of French and Spanish (B2 level);

  • Team player, strong interpersonal skills, diplomacy, autonomy and sense of responsibility, strong time management skills;

  • Previous experience with one or more thematic fields relevant for the Euro-Mediterranean integration and/or EU-Africa Partnership will be an asset;

  • Ability to work in a multicultural environment and travel abroad if required;

  • Willingness to learn and general interest in Euro-Mediterranean affairs and/or EU-Africa Partnership;

  • Person based in Barcelona with work permit in Spain.

Qualifications and competences desired:

  • PhD in a relevant field;

  • Knowledge of the Cultural and Creative Industry (CCI);

  • Experience with blue economy/green economy projects;

  • Good knowledge and understanding of business support mechanisms;

  • Good knowledge of Arabic language is an asset.

Conditions:

The successful candidate must hold a valid work and residence permit in Spain.

This is a two-year full-time contract, renewable with six months probation period.

Compensation:

The salary will be in accordance with the qualifications and the previous experience of the selected candidate.

Location:

Barcelona, Spain

More information:

Further questions/enquiries regarding the position can be e-mailed to info@euromed-economists.org

Application and deadline:

Applications should include a one-page letter of motivation and a curriculum vitae in English. For the CV, please use the Europass template (https://europass.cedefop.europa.eu/). Both documents should be emailed to info@euromed-economists.org with “Project Manager Application – First Name and Last Name” in the subject line by noon 21 January 2021.

Shortlisted candidates will be asked to provide a writing sample on the topic of their choice.

Starting date: 01 February 2021.

[CLOSED] EMEA is looking for a Administrative Officer

 

The Euro-Mediterranean Economists Association (EMEA), independent regional economic policy think tank based in Barcelona is hiring an Administrative Officer to support EMEA general administrative activities.

 

About Us:

EMEA serves as a leading independent and innovative economic policy research institution and forum for debate on the political and socio-economic reforms in Mediterranean and Africa Africa with the aim to promote transparency, sustainability, inclusiveness, regional economic integration and prosperity. It strives to contribute to the rethinking of the Euro-Med and Africa partnerships in view of the new dynamics of an emerging multi-polar world. Striving to examine the socio-economic challenges and to contribute to the reform processes in the socio economic policy agendas, EMEA develops new scientific concepts, initiatives and projects promoting transparency, sustainability, inclusiveness, regional economic integration and prosperity.

Our projects:

EMEA is lead and partner in several EU co-funded projects (EuropeAid, Horizon 2020, ENI CBC, Interreg MED). EMEA’s projects are mainly focused on supporting entrepreneurship initiatives in the EU neighborhood capitalizing on the completed and ongoing research on socio-economic development issues in the Euro-Mediterranean and Africa.

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Our networks:

EMEA is coordinating the Euro-Mediterranean Network for Economic Studies (https://emnes.org/) a network of research institutions and think tanks working on socio-economics policy in the Euro-Mediterranean. EMEA is also founding promoter of the Euro-Mediterranean Guarantee Network (https://emgn.eu/), a network of Credit Guarantee Schemes in the Euro-Mediterranean seeking to alleviating the region’s structural constraints for MSMEs to access finance.

Tasks and responsibilities:

  • Maintain and update electronic and paper filing system to ensure information is organized, up-to-date and easily accessible.
  • Plan and organise meetings, maintain the President’s agenda and take detailed minutes.
  • Handle online platform(s) for meetings and webinars (registrations, ensure technical aspects of the platform).
  • Update, maintain and follow on implementation of EMEA internal policies and procedures.
  • Handle and prioritize all outgoing or incoming correspondence (e-mail, letters, packages etc.) incl. communication with staff of Sant Pau administration and security.
  • Support in the preparation and follow-up on contracts with staff members, external collaborators and service providers.
  • Draft calls and public procurement notices when needed.
  • Monitor office supplies and negotiate terms with suppliers to ensure the most cost-effective orders.
  • Maintain and update contact list and coordinate with EMEA communication officer.
  • Book travel arrangements.
  • Act as the point of contact for visitors and liaise with the security staff of San Pau.
  • Support EMEA staff when needed.
  • Follow-up on EMEA expenditure with the Accountant.
  • Support in preparing invoices, payment claims and process them for payment.
  • Participate in meetings and prepare minutes when needed.
  • Contribute to the preparation of EMEA Annual Reports.
  • Report to the President.
  • Any other assignment by the President.

Qualifications and competences required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field (Economics, Business Management, etc.).
  • Proven experience as administrative assistant or similar administrative role.
  • Proficient in MS Office and “back-office” software (e.g. ERP)
  • In depth knowledge of office management and basic accounting procedures.
  • Familiarity with basic research methods and reporting techniques.
  • Excellent organizational, time-management skills and the ability to prioritize work.
  • Outstanding communication and negotiation abilities.
  • Attention to detail and problem solving skills.
  • Integrity and confidentiality.
  • Proficiency in Spanish and English (C1 level) and good knowledge of French (B2 level).
  • Team player, strong interpersonal skills, diplomacy, autonomy, and sense of responsibility and ability to multi-tasks.
  • Person based in Barcelona with work permit in Spain.

Qualifications and competences desired:

  • Previous experience with one or more thematic fields relevant for the Euro-Mediterranean integration and/or EU-Africa Partnership will be an asset.
  • Ability to work in a multicultural environment and travel abroad if required.
  • Willingness to learn and general interest in Euro-Mediterranean affairs and/or EU-Africa Partnership.

Conditions:

The successful candidate must hold a valid work and residence permit in Spain.

This is a two-year full-time contract, renewable with six months probation period.

Compensation:

The salary will be in accordance with the qualifications and the previous experience of the selected candidate.

Location:

Barcelona, Spain

More information:

Further questions/enquiries regarding the position can be e-mailed to info@euromed-economists.org

Application and deadline:

Applications should include a one-page letter of motivation and a curriculum vitae in English. For the CV, please use the Europass template (https://europass.cedefop.europa.eu/). Both documents should be emailed to info@euromed-economists.org with “Administrative Officer – First Name and Last Name” in the subject line by noon 21 January 2021.

Starting date: 01 February 2021.

[CLOSED] Terms of reference – Communication Officer

 

The Euro-Mediterranean Economists Association (EMEA), independent regional economic policy think tank based in Barcelona is looking for a service provider to undertake specific communication, dissemination and digital development support activities under its projects.

 

About EMEA:

EMEA serves as a leading independent and innovative economic policy research institution and forum for debate on the political and socio-economic reforms in Mediterranean with an opening door to Africa with the aim to promote sustainability, inclusiveness, and regional economic integration and prosperity. It strives to contribute to the rethinking of the Euro-Mediterranean in view of the new dynamics of an emerging multi-polar world. Striving to contribute to the rethinking of the region in view of reform processes in the political, economic and social agendas of Mediterranean countries post financial crisis and Arab spring, EMEA develops new scientific concepts, initiatives and projects promoting sustainability, inclusiveness, regional economic integration and prosperity.

Our projects:

EMEA is lead and partner in several EU-funded projects (EuropeAid, Horizon 2020, ENI CBC, Interreg MED). The candidate sought will be mainly working on projects focused on supporting entrepreneurship initiatives in the EU neighborhood (South and East Mediterranean countries) and mainstreaming good practices in terms of renewable energies in North Mediterranean Countries.

Tasks and responsibilities::

  • Preparation and implementation of the communication, visibility and stakeholder engagement strategies of EMEA projects.
  • Preparation of regular communication and visibility reports setting the roadmap for the timely and effective implementation of targeted communication and visibility activities for EMEA projects.
  • Participation in the definition of visibility guidelines and rules for project beneficiaries (target groups).
  • Updates and preparation of regular contents for the website (i.e. also liaising with developers/project website administrators).
  • Management of EMEA projects’ social media accounts (Facebook, YouTube, Twitter), e-newsletters and other interactive tools (videos, infographics, etc.).
  • Coordination of the elaboration of promotional materials with designers and printers (i.e. Brochures, banners, newsletters, social media, infographics, and annual activity reports).
  • Support to the organisation of regional events, also ensuring compliance with all necessary communication and visibility requirements.
  • Support to capitalization, cross-fertilisation and advocacy activities upon request by the Project Manager/Supervisor.
  • Cooperation with other Communication/Dissemination officers working on the projects at partner organisations.
  • Support the establishment of collaboration with local media in the region.
  • Design of project visibility elements following the EU guidelines
  • Creation and management of projects’ websites, ensuring technical support and positioning and provide regular statistics on performance
  • Creation of networking platforms and technical support
  • Other ad hoc communication and dissemination assignments according to the projects’ needs.
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Qualifications and competences required:

  • Good knowledge of the Cultural and Creative Industry (CCI);
  • Experience with blue economy/green economy projects;
  • Programming and IT skills;
  • Design and audiovisual production skills;
  • Good knowledge and use of Artificial Intelligence.
  • Good knowledge in other languages (e.g. French and Arabic).

Compensation:

The compensation will be in accordance with the qualifications and the previous experience of the selected candidate.

Location:

Barcelona, Spain

More information:

Further questions/enquiries regarding the position can be e-mailed to info@euromed-economists.org

Application and deadline:

Applications should include a one-page letter of motivation and a curriculum vitae in English. For the CV, please use the Europass template (https://europass.cedefop.europa.eu/). Both documents should be emailed to info@euromed-economists.org with “Communication Officer – First Name and Last Name” in the subject line by 21 September 2020.

Starting date:

As soon as possible

[CLOSED] EMEA is looking for a Communication and digital development support service provider for its projects

 

The Euro-Mediterranean Economists Association (EMEA), independent regional economic policy think tank based in Barcelona is looking for a service provider to undertake specific communication, dissemination and digital development support activities under its projects.

About EMEA:

EMEA serves as a leading independent and innovative economic policy research institution and forum for debate on the political and socio-economic reforms in Mediterranean with an opening door to Africa with the aim to promote sustainability, inclusiveness, and regional economic integration and prosperity. It strives to contribute to the rethinking of the Euro-Mediterranean in view of the new dynamics of an emerging multi-polar world. Striving to contribute to the rethinking of the region in view of reform processes in the political, economic and social agendas of Mediterranean countries post financial crisis and Arab spring, EMEA develops new scientific concepts, initiatives and projects promoting sustainability, inclusiveness, regional economic integration and prosperity.

Our projects:

EMEA is lead and partner in several EU-funded projects (EuropeAid, Horizon 2020, ENI CBC, Interreg MED). The candidate sought will be mainly working on projects focused on supporting entrepreneurship initiatives in the EU neighborhood (South and East Mediterranean countries) and mainstreaming good practices in terms of renewable energies in North Mediterranean Countries.

Communication and dissemination services to be contracted:

  • Preparation and implementation of the communication, visibility and stakeholder engagement strategies of EMEA projects.
  • Preparation of regular communication and visibility reports setting the roadmap for the timely and effective implementation of targeted communication and visibility activities for EMEA projects.
  • Participation in the definition of visibility guidelines and rules for project beneficiaries (target groups).
  • Updates and preparation of regular contents for the website (i.e. also liaising with developers/project website administrators).
  • Management of EMEA project’s social media accounts (Facebook, YouTube, Twitter), e-newsletters and other interactive tools (videos, infographics, etc.).
  • Coordination of the elaboration of promotional materials with designers and printers (i.e. Brochures, banners, newsletters, social media, infographics, and annual activity reports).
  • Support to the organisation of regional events, also ensuring compliance with all necessary communication and visibility requirements.
  • Support to capitalization, cross-fertilisation and advocacy activities upon request by the Project Manager/Supervisor.
  • Cooperation with other Communication/Dissemination officers working on the projects at partner organisations.
  • Support the establishment of collaboration with local media in the region.
  • Other ad hoc communication and dissemination assignments according to the projects’ needs.
  • Creation and maintenance of project websites, e-Learning/collaboration platforms and document repositories ensuring that all technical requirements are dealt with.
  • Specific programming requirements for project websites and e-Learning/collaboration platforms.
  • Design and production of visibility material (i.e. logo, brochures, flyers, booklets, deliverables, ppts, etc.) for projects.
  • Other ad hoc technical support assignments according to the projects’ needs.
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Competences required:

  • The company contracted must allocate at least one person working full-time for EMEA.
  • The person(s) allocated to perform specific communication and dissemination activities for EMEA’s projects must have proven prior experience with carrying out dissemination and communication for EU-funded projects (preferably focused on the Euro-Mediterranean region).
  • Furthermore, the person allocated must comply with the minimum qualifications required:
  • University Degree in a relevant field (Communication, Marketing, Business Administration, Computer Science, etc.)
  • At least 15 years of experience as Communication Officer.
  • Familiarity with EU funding programmes and rules (especially those related to communication and visibility).
  • Proficiency in English (C1 level) both in writing and spoken language.
  • Team player, strong interpersonal skills, diplomacy, autonomy and sense of responsibility, strong time management skills.
  • Previous experience with one or more thematic fields relevant for the Euro-Mediterranean integration and/or EU-Africa Partnership will be an asset.
  • Ability to work in a multicultural environment and travel abroad if required.
  • Willingness to learn and general interest in Euro-Mediterranean affairs and/or EU-Africa Partnership.
  • The company contracted must also have capacities to carry out:
  • Digital, Programming and IT development.
  • Design and production of visibility materials.

The company must also have proven track record and experience working on EU-co-funded project and have a good knowledge of the Visibility Requirements of External Actions co-funded by the EU.

Award criteria for communication and dissemination services:

  1. Compliance with administrative criteria:  – Allocation of one staff member full-time to work exclusively on EMEA projects.
  2. Compliance with quality criteria:- Weighting: 50% – Criterion: Financial aspects – best value for money.- Weighting: 50% – Criterion: Proven experience with communication and dissemination tasks in EU-funded projects (mainly EuropeAid, ENI, ERDF).

Other conditions:

The estimated value of the contract for carrying out dissemination and communication of EMEA’s projects is 38.000 EUR (incl. VAT) per year for a max of 114.000 EUR (incl. VAT) for three years. For the selection of the successful tenderer, the best value for money principle will prevail even if the offer requests a different amount from the indicative budget specified in the present call.

Award criteria for Programming and IT services:

Weighting: 50% – Criterion: Financial aspects – best value for money.
50% – Qualifications and experience.

Other conditions:

The estimated value of the contract for carrying out technical support to EMEA’s projects is 5.500 EUR (incl. VAT) per year (for a maximum of 23.000 EUR (incl. VAT) for four years). For the selection of the successful tenderer, the best value for money principle will prevail even if the offer requests a different amount from the indicative budget specified in the present call.

Selection procedure:

Communication firms are requested to submit an offer following the above specifications together with the CV(s) of the proposed staff member(s) by email to info@euromed-economists.org by 21 September 2020 at 17:00 CET at the latest.

The successful applicant will be notified in writing within one week after the above-specified deadline.

[CLOSED] Terms of reference – Experts Members for EMEA Technical Experts Group (TEG) on the Cultural and Creative Industry in the South and East Mediterranean Countries

 

The Euro-Mediterranean Economists Association (EMEA), independent regional economic policy think tank based in Barcelona, is recruiting Experts to form the Technical Expert Group (TEG) on CCI in the Mediterranean which aim is to support the performance of the mapping exercise on the cultural and creative industry (CCI) and entrepreneurship and educational ecosystems in selected countries in the Southern Neighborhood Countries of the European Union under EMEA’s projects. The TEG Group will include experts from these countries with knowledge on entrepreneurship, business development and CCI.

About Us:

EMEA serves as a leading independent and innovative economic policy research institution and forum for debate on the political and socio-economic reforms in Mediterranean with an opening door to Africa with the aim to promote sustainability, inclusiveness, and regional economic integration and prosperity. It strives to contribute to the rethinking of the Euro-Mediterranean in view of the new dynamics of an emerging multi-polar world. Striving to contribute to the rethinking of the region in view of reform processes in the political, economic and social agendas of Mediterranean countries post financial crisis and Arab spring, EMEA develops new scientific concepts, initiatives and projects promoting sustainability, inclusiveness, regional economic integration and prosperity.

Our projects:

EMEA is leading and partner in several EU-funded projects co-funded under EuropeAid, Horizon 2020, ENI CBC, Interreg MED. The candidates sought will be contributing to projects focused on supporting entrepreneurship initiatives in the Southern shore of the Mediterranean. In this regard, EMEA’s role is to map and prepare the technical framework and throughout analysis on the entrepreneurship and educational ecosystem focusing on young people and women and different sectors (i.e. cultural and creative industry, blue economy, green economy, etc.).

Tasks and responsibilities of the Expert members of TEG-CCI:

  • To provide inputs upon request by EMEA’s researcher for the mapping by completing and submitting national reports;
  • To participate and provide expertise to the Experts Team working group meetings;
  • To conduct interviews and consultations with local stakeholders in one or more of the Southern Neighborhood Countries and complete template s and provide written inputs to the EMEA’s researcher responsible for the mapping;
  • To participate to the TEG-CCI meetings;
  • To ensure outreach at local levels in the target Southern Neighborhood Countries.
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Qualifications and competences required:

  • Master’s degree (Mathematics, Statistics, Economics and Finance, Business Administration, or equivalent);

  • At least 5 years of experience with data collection, stakeholder consultation processes, outreach and surveying;
  • Demonstrated experience in business management support, consultation and entrepreneurship support;
  • Knowledge on the region;

  • High-level written and verbal communication skills;

  • Excellent command of English (C1), both orally and in writing;

  • Good knowledge (B2) of at least one of the following languages: French, Arabic;

  • Team player, strong interpersonal skills, diplomacy, autonomy and sense of responsibility and respect of deadlines, strong time management skills.

Qualifications and competences desired:

  • PhD in a relevant field (economics, business administration, management and equivalent);
  • Good knowledge of the Cultural and Creative Industry (CCI);

  • Good knowledge of international intellectual property standards is an asset;

  • Experience with blue economy/green economy projects.

Compensation:

Performing the tasks and responsibilities of the Expert contract is estimated to require a fixed number of days/and a lump sum per Expert per country. The rates are defined according to the experience of the selected Experts and based on the number of countries covered by the Experts.

Conditions:

The successful candidates must be able to sign an expert contract in the European Union.

Further questions/enquiries regarding the position can be e-mailed to info@euromed-economists.org

Application and deadline:

Applications should include a one-page letter of motivation and a curriculum vitae in English. For the CV, please use the Europass template (https://europass.cedefop.europa.eu/). Both documents should be emailed to info@euromed-economists.org with “Mapping expert Application – First Name and Last Name” in the subject line by 10 September 2020.

Starting date: ASAP.

[CLOSED] Terms of reference – Technical Project Coordinator

 

The Euro-Mediterranean Economists Association (EMEA), independent regional economic policy think tank based in Barcelona is hiring a Technical Project Coordinator to coordinate technical work (including research, transfer and advocacy) performed under EMEA’s projects. 

About Us:

EMEA serves as a leading independent and innovative economic policy research institution and forum for debate on the political and socio-economic reforms in Mediterranean with an opening door to Africa with the aim to promote sustainability, inclusiveness, and regional economic integration and prosperity. It strives to contribute to the rethinking of the Euro-Mediterranean in view of the new dynamics of an emerging multi-polar world. Striving to contribute to the rethinking of the region in view of reform processes in the political, economic and social agendas of Mediterranean countries post financial crisis and Arab spring, EMEA develops new scientific concepts, initiatives and projects promoting sustainability, inclusiveness, regional economic integration and prosperity.

Our projects:

EMEA is lead and partner in several EU-funded projects (EuropeAid, Horizon 2020, ENI CBC, Interreg MED). The candidate sought will be mainly working on projects focused on supporting entrepreneurship initiatives in the EU neighborhood (South and East Mediterranean countries). 

Tasks and responsibilities:

  • To coordinate project teams, regularly follow-up on the progress of work implemented by both EMEA researchers, external experts and project staff assigned by partner organisations as indicated in the actions plans;
  • Coordinate the implementation of project events and workshops by ensuring that the organisation meets the highest quality standards;
  • Organise coordination and follow-up meetings with EMEA staff, Work package Leaders and project staff assigned by partner organisations;
  • Coordinate the Quality Assurance process of project deliverables, reports and other documentation;
  • Ensure regular monitoring of project progress and make sure deadlines are met by project staff;
  • Elaborate and implement risk assessment and mitigation strategy for projects;
  • Work in close collaboration with EMEA Researcher and external experts to perform specific mapping activities in project countries;
  • Review and approve project narrative and financial reports;
  • Coordinate the administrative and financial management of EMEA project in close collaboration with the Project Manager;
  • Liaise with project partners, the contracting authority, target groups and other stakeholders at EU and local levels;
  • Coordinate and review dissemination strategies and actions in close collaboration with the Communications Officer;
  • Collaborate with EMEA Project Manager in any other tasks assigned by the Supervisor; 
  • Report to the president of EMEA on the projects implementation.
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Qualifications and competences required:

  • Master’s degree in a relevant field (Economics, Business Management, Project Management, International Relations, etc.);
  • At least 5 years of experience in managing EU-funded or other international research and/or cooperation projects;
  • Proven experience in coordinating project teams (preferably with EU-funded projects);
  • Familiarity with EU funding programmes and rules;
  • Proficiency in English (C1 level) and good knowledge of French (B2 level);
  • Team player, strong interpersonal skills, diplomacy, autonomy and sense of responsibility, strong time management skills;
  • Previous experience with one or more thematic fields relevant for the Euro-Mediterranean integration and/or EU-Africa Partnership will be an asset;
  • Ability to work in a multicultural environment and travel abroad if required;
  • Willingness to learn and general interest in Euro-Mediterranean affairs and/or EU-Africa Partnership;
  • EU Citizen with right to work in Spain.

Qualifications and competences desired: 

  • PhD in a relevant field;
  • Good knowledge of the Cultural and Creative Industry (CCI);
  • Experience with blue economy/green economy projects;
  • Good knowledge and understanding of business support mechanisms;
  • Good knowledge of Arabic language is an asset.

Compensation:

The salary will be in accordance with the qualifications and the previous experience of the selected candidate. 

Conditions:

The successful candidate must hold a valid work and residence permit in Spain. 

This is a two-year full-time contract, renewable with six months probation period.  

Location:

Barcelona, Spain

More information:

Further questions/enquiries regarding the position can be e-mailed to info@euromed-economists.org 

Application and deadline

Applications should include a one-page letter of motivation and a curriculum vitae in English. For the CV, please use the Europass template (https://europass.cedefop.europa.eu/). Both documents should be emailed to info@euromed-economists.org with “Technical Project Coordinator Application – First Name and Last Name” in the subject line 25 August 2020.

Shortlisted candidates will be asked to provide a writing sample on the topic of their choice.

Starting date: 1 September 2020

[CLOSED] Terms of reference – Researcher

 

The Euro-Mediterranean Economists Association (EMEA), independent regional economic policy think tank based in Barcelona, is recruiting a Researcher to implement data collection, mapping and analysis in different sectors of the economy such as the cultural and creative industry (CCI), the blue/green economy, the digital economy and entrepreneurship ecosystem in the EU and its Neighborhood under EMEA’s projects. 

About Us:

EMEA serves as a leading independent and innovative economic policy research institution and forum for debate on the political and socio-economic reforms in Mediterranean with an opening door to Africa with the aim to promote sustainability, inclusiveness, and regional economic integration and prosperity. It strives to contribute to the rethinking of the Euro-Mediterranean in view of the new dynamics of an emerging multi-polar world. Striving to contribute to the rethinking of the region in view of reform processes in the political, economic and social agendas of Mediterranean countries post financial crisis and Arab spring, EMEA develops new scientific concepts, initiatives and projects promoting sustainability, inclusiveness, regional economic integration and prosperity.

Our projects:

EMEA leads and is partner in several EU-funded projects (EuropeAid, Horizon 2020, ENI CBC, Interreg MED). The candidate sought will be contributing to projects focused on supporting entrepreneurship initiatives in the EU neighborhood (South and East Mediterranean and other regions). In this regard, the research role is to collect, map and prepare a throughout analysis on the entrepreneurship ecosystem focusing on young people and women and different sectors (i.e. cultural and creative industry, blue economy, green economy, digital economy etc.). 

Tasks and responsibilities:

  • To collect quantitative and qualitative data, perform literature review (incl. relevant studies, publications, data, statistics, policies, strategies, legal framework documents, etc.), market research and territorial analysis of the entrepreneurship ecosystem in eight Southern Neighbourhood Countries of the European Union with a focus on several sectors such as CCI, blue/green/digital/social economy.
  • To participate in Experts Teams working group meetings and coordinate in close collaboration with the EMEA’s Technical Experts Groups;
  • To provide templates and structured input forms to the technical Experts;
  • To participate in stakeholder consultation workshops and meetings;
  • To ensure that other activities implemented in the projects are aligned with the ongoing research and participate actively in project meetings;
  • To assist and work in close collaboration with the Technical Project Coordinator and/or other EMEA Researchers in collecting, analysing data and summarising findings;
  • To provide assistance to the scientific coordination of EMEA’s ongoing initiatives and projects;
  • To participate in international research teams working on specific priority issues in terms of the Euro-Mediterranean affairs, EU-Africa Partnership, Entrepreneurship, social economy, blue/green/digital economy and CCI;
  • To prepare deliverables, reports, summaries, analyses and other documents; 
  • To  cooperate with and to support the Project Managers and EMEA President when required.
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Qualifications and competences required:

  • PhD in a relevant field (Economics, Management, Political Sciences, International Relations, or similar) with good knowledge on Euro-Mediterranean affairs, in particular socio-economic development, private sector and entrepreneurship.
  • Experience with data collection and analysis combined with an excellent command of Excel and Stata.
  • Familiarity with qualitative methods (i.e. questionnaires, stakeholder interviews, summarizing results of primary data collection exercises)
  • Ability to conduct empirical analyses on selected topics.
  • Excellent command of English (C1), both orally and in writing.
  • Excellent writing skills and ability to conduct literature reviews. 
  • Good knowledge (B2) of at least one of the following languages: French, Arabic. 
  • Team player, strong interpersonal skills, diplomacy, autonomy and sense of responsibility, strong time management skills.
  • Ability to work in a multicultural environment and travel abroad if required.

Qualifications and competences desired:

  • Good knowledge of the Cultural and Creative Industry (CCI);
  • Experience with blue economy/green economy projects.

Compensation:

The salary will be in accordance with the qualifications and the previous experience of the selected candidate. 

Conditions:

This is a two-year full-time contract, with a six-month probation period. The selected candidate must hold a valid work permit in Spain and in the European Union.

Location:

Barcelona, Spain. 

More information:

Further questions/enquiries regarding the position can be e-mailed to info@euromed-economists.org 

Application and deadline

Applications should include a one-page letter of motivation and a curriculum vitae in English. For the CV, please use the Europass template (https://europass.cedefop.europa.eu/). Both documents should be emailed to info@euromed-economists.org with “Researcher Application – First Name and Last Name” in the subject line by 25 August, 2020.

Shortlisted candidates will be asked to provide a writing sample on the topic of their choice.

Starting date: ASAP.

[CLOSED] EMEA is looking for a First Level Controller for the Interreg MED Renewable Energy project

 

Objective: European Territorial Cooperation

Programme: Interreg Med Cooperation Programme

Project title: Capitalisation of the RES projects in the MED area

Project Acronym: Renewable Energy

Project reference number: REF. MED_6159-2_HP-RE

Beneficiary: Euro-Mediterranean Economists Association (EMEA)

Estimated budget: 4.500 EUR (+ VAT)

Project contract duration: 15.05.2020 – 30.06.2022

ABOUT THE PROJECT:

It is a horizontal project implemented under the framework of the Interreg MED Program. The project poses as a challenge the capitalization of the results generated by the community of modular projects for the promotion of renewable energies within the same Interreg MED program. The objective is to promote the transfer of knowledge of the results obtained from 2016 to 2019 and promote their incorporation in energy transition policies in the European Mediterranean Regions.

The activities of the Interreg Med Renewable Energy project will also involve entities and potential actors in the different MED territories to exploit and give rise to transnational cooperation.

EMEA, as a beneficiary, must submit a financial report on the action financed under the grant contract, which complies with the conditions stipulated in that contract and which can be reconciled with its accounting system. EMEA, as a beneficiary, must provide adequate and sufficient financial and non-financial information in support of the financial report.

As a beneficiary, EMEA accepts to give full access to its personnel, accounting system, underlying documentation and accounts to the First Level Controller in order to carry out the procedures contemplated in this commitment.

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DUTIES OF THE FIRST LEVEL CONTROLLER:

The First Level Controller must perform formal checks on partner expenditures declared during the project implementation each time before submitting a Payment claim. The First Level Controller ensures to the Managing Authority, the Certifying Authority and, most importantly, to the project itself, that costs claimed for reimbursement by the ERDF / IPA Interreg MED Programme are justified and that their payment is requested by Lead Partners in accordance with the legal and financial provisions of the Subsidy Contract, the Interreg MED Programme rules and EU and national provisions. First level control also gives to the “beneficiaries” (a term that refers to both the Lead Partner and the project partners), the guarantee that project accounts comply with the above-mentioned obligations and with legal and financial obligations of each structure contributing to the co-financing of the operation, in accordance with its legal situation and the valid legislation in the concerned State.

The First Level Controller is responsible for verifying that all activities and expenditures have been incurred in compliance with Programme, national and EU rules on eligibility of expenditure.

The First Level Controller must verify that:

  1. a) Expenditure is in line with European, Interreg MED Programme and national eligibility rules and complies with conditions for support of the project and payment as outlined in the Subsidy Contract;
  2. b) Expenditure was actually paid with the exception of costs related to depreciations and « simplified cost options »;
  3. c) Expenditure was incurred and paid (with the exceptions above under point b) within the eligible time period of the project and was not previously reported;
  4. d) Payment of staff costs is proven on the basis of payslips or documents of equivalent probative value;
  5. e) Expenditure based on « simplified cost options » (if any) is correctly calculated and the calculation method used is appropriate;
  6. f) Expenditure reimbursed on the basis of eligible costs actually incurred is either properly recorded in a separate accounting system or has an adequate accounting code allocated. The expenditures reported under SCO are recorded in the programme monitoring tool. The necessary audit trail exists and is available for inspection;
  7. g) Expenditure in currency other than Euro was converted using the correct exchange rate;
  8. h) Relevant EU/ national/ institutional and Interreg MED Programme public procurement rules were observed;
  9. i) EU and Programme publicity rules were observed;
  10. j) Co-financed products, services and works were actually delivered;
  11. k) Expenditure is related to activities in line with the consolidated application form and the Subsidy Contract.
  12. l) The beneficiary received external national public counterparts corresponding to validated expenditures.

Competences required:

The controller should have prior experience of control of projects co-financed by the EU.

The controller is required to be independent from the controlled structure and qualified to carry out the control of project’s expenditure.

The First Level Controller needs to have a proven experience and track record showing that he/she is capable of performing the task of controlling project expenditure co-financed under the Interreg MED Programme which goes beyond classical checks on accounts: it also involves a judgment on the compliance with ERDF, national and Programme rules. The controller is therefore expected to have a profound knowledge of controlling project expenditure under the Structural Funds regulations as well as a good knowledge of English or French (considering that all Programme documents and reports are in one of the two Programme languages).

TIMEFRAME FOR THE FLC VERIFICATIONS:

The FLC should be performed at the end of each reporting period before validation of the project payment claim by the Lead Partner. A calendar to be respected for the submission of the payment claims is included at the end of the call.

After the submission of the expenditures for control, the FLC has three months to perform this control.

In practice:

  1. EMEA will enter its expenditure in the Interreg MED Programme reporting platform (Synergie-CTE) as a first step.
  2. The First Level Controller must be available at the end of each reporting period in order to perform the control without delay.
  3. The First Level Controller must have the availability to ensure smooth exchanges with EMEA in order to speed up the control.
  4. Every six months EMEA will ask the First Level Controller to execute as soon as possible the control on project expenditures also including a timeframe for exchanges and clarifications with the FLC.
  5. The First Level Control declaration is issued and signed by the controller and sent to EMEA without delay. 

Calendar to be respected by the First Level Controller:

  1. Submission of the first expenditure report together with the First Level Control Certificate within two months after the end date of the controlled period on 30.06.2020
  2. Submission of the second expenditure report together with the First Level Control Certificate within two months after the end date of the controlled period on 31.12.2020
  3. Submission of the third expenditure report together with the First Level Control Certificate within two months after the end date of the controlled period on 30.06.2021
  4. Submission of the fourth expenditure report together with the First Level Control Certificate within two months after the end date of the controlled period on 31.12.2021
  5. Submission of the fifth expenditure report together with the First Level Control Certificate within two months after the end date of the controlled period on 30.06.2020

AWARD CRITERIA:

Weighting: 30% – Criterion: Financial aspects – best value for money.

Weighting: 70% – Criterion: Proven experience with auditing tasks in EU-cofinanced projects (preferably ERDF). Proven experience with performing First Level Control on Interreg MED projects is an asset.

OTHER CONDITIONS:

The estimated value of the contract for carrying out the First Level Control for the above-specified five reporting periods is 4.500 EUR (excl. VAT). For the selection of the First Level Controller, the best value for money principle will prevail even if the offer requests a different amount from the indicative budget specified in the present call. 

SELECTION PROCEDURE:

Audit firms are requested to submit an offer following the above specifications and the attached conditions by email to info@euromed-economists.org by 24 June 2020 at 17:00 CET at the latest.

The successful applicant will be notified in writing within one week after the above-specified deadline. 

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[CLOSED] The Euro-Mediterranean Economists Association (EMEA) is hiring

Terms of reference – Data Analyst

The Euro-Mediterranean Economists Association (EMEA), independent regional think tank based in Barcelona is hiring a Data Analyst to support and perform research activities linked to EMEA’s ongoing initiatives and projects.

About Us:

EMEA serves as a leading independent and innovative economic policy research institution and forum for debate on the political and socio-economic reforms in Mediterranean with an opening door to Africa with the aim to promote sustainability, inclusiveness, and regional economic integration and prosperity. It strives to contribute to the rethinking of the Euro-Mediterranean in view of the new dynamics of an emerging multi-polar world. Striving to contribute to the rethinking of the region in view of reform processes in the political, economic and social agendas of Mediterranean countries post financial crisis and Arab spring, EMEA develops new scientific concepts, initiatives and projects promoting sustainability, inclusiveness, regional economic integration and prosperity.

Tasks and responsibilities:

  • To assist the Scientific Director and/or other EMEA Researchers in collecting, updating, organizing, analysing and managing large data files and summarising findings;
  • To provide technical expertise on data storage structures, data mining, data cleansing and visualization;
  • To prepare specific reports, summaries, analyses and contribute to EMEA deliverables;
  • To support other research activities linked to EMEA’s key research priority areas including but not limited to: socio economic sustainable development and regional integration;
  • To participate in EMEA projects meetings, events and workshops when required for completing the specific research activities;
  • To provide assistance to the scientific coordination of EMEA’s ongoing initiatives and projects.
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Qualifications and competences required:

  • Master’s degree (Mathematics, Statistics, Economics and Finance, and Computer Sciences or equivalent)
  • Experience with data collection and analysis combined with an excellent command of Excel and Stata and other programming languages (SAS, Matlab, R or equivalent).
  • Demonstrated experience in methodologies and processes for managing and organising and managing large-scale databases.
  • Understanding of addressing and metadata standards.
  • High-level written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent command of English (C1), both orally and in writing.
  • Good knowledge (B2) of at least one of the following languages: Spanish, French, Italian, Arabic.
  • Team player, strong interpersonal skills, diplomacy, autonomy and sense of responsibility, strong time management skills.
  • Ability to work in a multicultural environment and travel abroad if required.

Qualifications and competences desired:

  • PhD in a relevant field
  • Work experience as a data analyst or in related field.

Compensation:

The salary will be in accordance with the qualifications and the previous experience of the selected candidate.

Conditions:

The successful candidate must hold a valid work and residence permit in Spain.

This is a one-year full-time contract, renewable with six months probation period.

Location:

Barcelona, Spain

More information:

Further questions/enquiries regarding the position can be e-mailed to info@euromed-economists.org

Application and deadline:

Applications should include a one-page letter of motivation and a curriculum vitae in English. For the CV, please use the Europass template (https://europass.cedefop.europa.eu/). Both documents should be emailed to info@euromed-economists.org with “Data Analyst Application – First Name and Last Name” in the subject line by 15 February 2020.

Shortlisted candidates will be asked to provide a writing sample on the topic of their choice.

Starting date: 1 March 2020