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OPPORTUNITIES

New Opportunity: Project Analyst

 

Full-time junior position. The role may evolve, and its scope be extended, based on project findings and other company activities.

Start Date: January 2022 or as soon as possible

 

Primary Location: either Brussels, Belgium or Tirana, Albania (remote work may be considered)

 

Duration: 6 months (convertible to indefinite based on performance)

 

Remuneration: EUR 2,000 per month (adjustable based on profile and experience)

 

Application Process: Applicants should apply with a CV and a solid motivation statement. Applications should be emailed to info@bcha.in by 10 December and must include Project Analyst in the subject.

The Company

 

BetterChain is a supply chain innovation firm with ten years of experience in the Artisanal & Small-Scale Mining (ASM) and mineral trade sectors, particularly in Central Africa.

 

The company was created by experts in the design of due diligence programs and systems to assist community-based operations in their access to international markets, in compliance with global standards on responsible sourcing.

Our approach is built upon the following core principles:

  • Mining and mineral trade actors in resource-rich countries should be able to demonstrate their conformance to international regulation themselves, without systematic (costly) foreign intervention and certification

  • Local stakeholders must control their narrative and be recognised as the primary holder of local knowledge; international requests for information / transparency should be directed to local organisations so that international “experts” can focus on strategic analysis

  • All the information required in order to meet international expectations is readily available locally; what is needed is a set of (cost-effective) methods and systems to organise and report that information in a consistent manner

BetterChain has developed and supports the deployment of the Consolidated Autonomous Due Diligence (CADD) Framework, which facilitates homogenous information reporting by all supply chain stakeholders in Conflict-Affected & High-Risk Areas (CAHRA), such as DRC. To implement CADD, we've also built a dedicated information management platform: DataStake

 

The Role
 

The Project Analyst is in charge of supporting the coordination of lvarious project activities, through active engagement with partners and DataStake users in DR Congo, Zimbabwe, Burkina Faso and other countries to be gradually added, as well as to facilitate reporting and communication activities. The role also involves managing and conducting key administrative, logistical and clerical tasks in support of BetterChain operations.

OBJECTIVES

  • Organise and coordinate local activities implemented by local project teams and information holders

  • Timely contract management, ensuring that the team meets project schedule and milestones

  • Monitor BetterChain’s delivery on its commitment with regards to budget and financial management

  • Seamless logistics

  • Effective communication schedule to leverage and promote deliverables

  • Lean and efficient reporting, filing, accounting and banking

  • And of course: build your own project from proposal to launch, and become a Project Manager

The Requirements: Your Experience and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree with five years of professional experiences or Master’s Degree with one / two years of professional experiences, preferably in either of the following sectors:

    • International development

    • Corporate Sustainability

    • ICT / Innovation

  • Project coordination experience

  • Good organisation, attention to detail

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Proactivity, self-motivation and ability to take initiatives, problem-solving oriented

  • I.T. skills including experience with productivity hacks and applications such as Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint), Mailchimp, Jira, Trello or similar-purpose alternatives

  • Demonstrated experience with accounting and financial management. You are open to the idea that poetry can be contained in spreadsheets. Almost.

  • Experience in Donor project reporting is a plus

  • Data science background is a sure win

  • Fluent in English and French (preferably native English speaker)

 

Non-conventional backgrounds welcome. We value creativity, resilience and attention to detail more than we care about names in your CV.