Project Assistant

  • Mid-level, Short-term contract assignment
  • Posted on 9 April 2019
  • Tangier, Morocco
  • Closing on 19 April 2019
  • Current

Job Description

TASHAROC – FOR AN OPEN REGION Project assistant

April - December 2019

Background

TASHAROC is a two-year programme based in Tangier and is funded by the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office to support the Tangier-Tétouan-Al Hoceïma (TTAH) Regional Council (RC) in the regionalisation process.

As part of the programme, TASHAROC will provide capacity building and technical assistance across a range of areas in support of the RC’s mandate. It is structured around the following three key areas:

1) strengthening the capacity of regional government bodies, primarily the TTAH RC

2) providing support to the regionalisation process, particularly on implementation and monitoring of the Plan de Developpement Regional (PDR)

3) convening opportunities for more effective dialogue and collaborative working between regional stakeholders (e.g. government institutions, civil society, media, private sector and citizens).

Scope of work

In order to strengthen the team, TASHAROC seeks to hire a Project Assistant to support the technical team as well as the HR and Admin team. The Project Assistant should have a high level of fluency in speaking and writing in French, Arabic and English in order to draft documents in these languages. The Project Assistant will be responsible for delivering the following tasks:

  • Translating technical and other documents from and to English/French/Arabic
  • Collecting information from reports and documents relevant to the project
  • Developing and organising files in SharePoint
  • Updating the TASHAROC team schedule on a weekly basis
  • Updating the TASHAROC workplan
  • Preparing for meetings with experts, partners, etc
  • Note-taking during events and drafting the meeting minutes
  • Providing logistical support for experts
  • Preparing the documentation for experts
  • Desk research
  • Follow up with suppliers and vendors
  • Scanning and organising recruitment sheets
  • Mapping of other current development programmes with the RC, such as CSSP and identifying areas of synergy
  • Collecting information to update the Political Economy Analysis
  • Supporting the coordination of programme activities
  • Organising and updating the stakeholders’ database
  • Developing PPT presentations and graphic design
  • Developing a weekly press review
  • Reviewing consultants’ deliverables

Qualifications/Competencies

  • Undergraduate Degree in political science, international development or a relevant subject
  • Excellent oral and written French, Arabic and English
  • 6 months experience with international donor-funded development projects
  • Strong reporting and writing skills
  • Ability to build and maintain professional relationships with a diverse range of partners and suppliers
  • Excellent communication, presentation and teamwork skills
  • Solid organisational abilities
  • Administrative experience in a busy professional setting
  • Demonstrable knowledge and understanding of the complex dynamics of the Northern Region of Morocco

This assignment is based in Tangier.

The Project Assistant will report to the Team Leader (TL), with regular contact with different departments, as required. Drafts should be submitted to the TL for review and feedback.

Please note that for this assignment, fluency in French, Arabic and English is essential.

Golden Resources Solutions, sub-contractor of the TASHAROC programme will contract the three selected candidates and will retain their services for an initial period of 165 days beginning on 29th of April and ending on 31st of December 2019.

Closing Date

18 April 2019

About the Organization

DAI is an international development company. For more than 50 years, we have worked on the frontlines of international development, tackling fundamental social and economic development problems caused by inefficient markets, ineffective governance, and instability. Currently, DAI is delivering results that matter in some 80 countries. Our development solutions turn ideas into impact by bringing together fresh combinations of expertise and innovation across multiple disciplines. Our clients include international development agencies, international lending institutions, private corporations and philanthropies, and national governments.

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