Work in the projects
More and more, Enabel calls for competencies in the field of institutional and organisational capacity development: To develop policies in the fields of public health, national education, energy and the environment, decentralisation, justice governance or law-enforcement, etc. These positions are generally located within the governmental institutions of the country.
In many projects, the presence of an 'International Technical Assistant' (ITA), who works side by side with the local actors, makes the principle of exchange of know-how between Belgium and its partner countries concrete. These are technical cooperation experts in themes covered by Enabel. These experts work in the capital or in sometimes remote or isolated areas, depending on the project.
An international expert does not only have proven technical competency and actual administrative skills, but he/she must also be able to work together with colleagues who come from very diverse cultural backgrounds. The ITA is a facilitator. His/her talent is to orchestrate, organise and plan. Enthusiasm, a spirit of enterprise and persistence increase the chances of success in cooperation.
Work in a Enabel country office
Enabel has a country office in each of the 18 partner countries. The support of the cooperation programme is made concrete at the country office through the Resident Representative, who is supported by a multidisciplinary team. This team consists of international and national collaborators.
The Resident Representative represents Enabel’s management at local (national and international) bodies, and especially towards the DGD cooperation attaché and at the Belgian Embassy.
The administrative and financial manager is responsible for administrative, financial and logistics management of the country office and the projects. He supports the projects from the start to the end.
The programme officer monitors the projects and programmes of Enabel and supports the technical assistants who are assigned to the projects. He manages the planning and the monitoring of the projects.
Opportunities for local staff
To successfully achieve Enabel’s mission in the partner countries, many national staff members are recruited locally, by the country office or by the projects.
They directly contribute to the implementation of the projects (programme officers, national technical assistants) and to support activities (finances, accounting, logistics, administration, drivers, gardeners…).
By coaching them and by providing training opportunities, Enabel contributes to local capacity development in the partner countries.
The country office or the project recruits local staff members and manages their contract.