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JICA is actively recruiting a Development Project Officer

Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) is the comprehensive development agency of Japanese Official Development Assistance (ODA) such as its financial and technical cooperation.

  • Expected attributes and description of Development Project Officer in Rabat

–     Energetic, punctual, self-motivated and team player

–     Has a potential and an interest in the sector of international cooperation

  • Manages economic and social development projects supported by Japanese ODA.
  • Expected to be in charge of fisheries sector, south-south cooperation mainly between Morocco and Sub-Saharan African countries, and follow-up of current socio-economic issues in Morocco. (The sectors to be in charge could be reviewed and changed by the Direction.)
  • Collects, analyzes, and drafts reports on current socio-economic and on development issues including potential projects and programs.
  • Conducts both domestic and international business trips
  • Contract conditions to be determined based on the experience of the candidate (NB: The baseline is a 1 year contract including the first 6 months as a provisional period. The contract can be renewed with a possibility to be a permanent staff, the range of salary will be determined depending on the competence as well as the academic and professional experiences.)


  • Must have BAC + 4 or more
  • Must have a high competence in French and English language (international score for English such as TOEFL, IELTS, TOEIC etc. is necessary. A score superior to 600 pts in TOEFL PBT, or equivalent level, are advantageous.)
  • Must have computer skills: working knowledge of MS-Office (WORD, EXCEL, POWERPOINT)
  • Competence in Japanese language and/or working experience of more than 3 years in development project management are advantageous.
  • Knowledge on fisheries sector, infrastructure and/or transport sector are advantageous.

Please send CV and short essay in English about “Motivation of application” (no more than 1 page) no later than August 22, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. to JICA Morocco office by e-mail:

(Please send the documents to and )


(Due to our e-mail system setup, please keep the volume under 2MB when sending documents via e-mail, and do not attach zip files, otherwise it will be automatically rejected.)

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Only fully qualified applicants will be invited to the written examination and interviews. The applicants are requested to bring 1) one photo copy of bachelor degree (and/or more) diploma and 2) one photo copy of certificate showing their English competence for their interview. The candidate is expected to start working in September /October, 2017. All applications will be treated in confidence.