MICHEL International Relations & Services (MICHEL IRS) is frequently commissioned to help organising the high-level segment of large multilateral and other international events. We are always on the look-out for fresh talent and are seeking candidates to fulfil different roles in our team.
Interested candidates are invited to get familiar with the available job offers and become part of the MICHEL IRS pool by filling in the registration form and expressing their interest for the listed events and job offers.
Belgian Presidency of the Council of the European Union
December 2023 – June 2024
NEW Application deadine:
10 November 2023
MICHEL IRS was commissioned by the Belgian Federal Public Service Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation to support its event organisation division in the organisation of high-level events during the Belgian Presidency of the Council of the European Union in 2024. We are seeking candidates (f/m/div) for the role of Liaison Officer (LO) during these events in the first half of 2024. If you’re curious, organised and want to work in a European environment, this is a unique opportunity for you. As part of the Belgian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, which runs from January to June 2024, you will be involved in protocol relations with various Belgian institutional authorities and European ministerial delegations. This liaison officer position will be a real stepping stone to an international and/or protocol career.
Berlin Global Dialogue presented by ESMT Berlin
27-29 September 2023
30 September 2023
Application period closed.
Berlin Global Dialogue is a new international forum hosted by the European School for Management and Technology that unites leaders from business and policy to find joint solutions for a global economy in transition.
Berlin Global Dialogue
- enables the exchange between North and South, and East and West – both open and confidential, and always at eye level.
- facilitates collaborative conversations between leaders from business and government.
- promotes new partnerships that drive tangible progress.
Global Forum for Food and Agriculture
Remote & On-site
November 2023 – January 2024
15 October 2023
Application period closed.
The 16th Global Forum for Food and Agriculture (GFFA) will take place from 17 – 20 January 2024. The four-day forum features a large number of events that provide an international audience of experts from the worlds of politics, business, science and civil society with an opportunity to address and reach
consensus on issues and challenges relating to global agricultural policy and food security. The GFFA is hosted by the Federal Ministry for Food and Agriculture (Bundesministerium für Ernährung
und Landwirtschaft – BMEL). In this context, MICHEL International Relations & Services is seeking candidates who will support the core team in the organisation and implementation of the high-level segment at GFFA 2024 fulfilling the roles of Project Assitant, Task Force Officers and Liaison Officers.
- Project Assistant
(11/2023 – 01/2024)
- Task Force Officers
(12/2023 – 01/2024)
- Liaison Officer
(17-20 January 2024)
We are looking for...
The Project Manager will consistently deliver exceptional service to our high-touch clients through excellent project management and creative solutions. This position will support virtual, in-person and hybrid events which include but are not limited to especially high-level political events.
The tasks of a Project Manager include:
- Full life-cycle planning and execution of multiple key events in a virtual, in-person and hybrid capacity
- Virtual event planning and project management including confirming appropriate virtual platform, creation of timelines, invitation process, thorough and regular communications to attendees
- Financial management, including: budget development and management, expense management and invoice processing, timely post-meeting reconciliation and final financial reporting
- Sourcing, negotiating and managing site selections, contract management for venues and suppliers
- Coordinate registration, transportation, hotel accommodations, entertainment, audio/visual needs, webcasts, staging and speaker selection for all programs
- Work with the team to ensure adherence to the client’s standards of operation and policies; ensure compliance and risk guidelines are followed
- Travel for site inspections and on-site management of live events to ensure full coordination of logistics and on-site teams for in-person events
You have initial experience in the event sector as well as with international conferences, preferably with a focus on politics, development or international relations, are service-oriented and able to work well under pressure even in peak phases of the project? Then we are looking for exactly you!
The tasks of a Project Assistant include:
- Planning, organising, accompanying and following up on project meetings
- Preparation of collected data for project management, management and customers
- Supporting the logistical organisation of events
- Support with participant management
- Administrative support in relation to events
If you’re curious, organised and want to work in an international environment, the role of Liaison Officer (LO) is a unique opportunity for you. Liaison Officers are involved in protocol relations with various authorities, embassies and delegations. The Liaison Officer position will be a real stepping stone to an international and/or protocol career.
A LO acts as a point of contact, a link, a guide and a facilitator for the delegation during its visit.
The tasks of the LO include:
- Point of contact for all relevant information regarding the assigned delegation and moreover their protocol related questions
- Close cooperation with the different organising ministries, who will be in contact with the delegations in the run-up to the event
- Regular exchange with the delegation and/or diplomatic missions
- Link for relevant organisational entities (authorities (e.g. security), venues, hotel, transport, catering etc.) and other relevant parties
- Support with the accreditation of the assigned delegation
- Ensuring time management in accordance with the official programme of events and the delegation’s schedule
- Organising and accompanying delegations to bilateral meetings e.g. between the delegations and/or the media
- Administrative support such as: courier services, photocopying, research (e.g. matters related to travel), luggage
- ad hoc support to the delegation
Task Force Officers
A Task Force Officer (also called Group Liaison Officer – GRLO) is generally in charge of several international delegations in the preparation phase. S/he will operate as an extension of the protocol service, a facilitator as well as a problem solver for the delegation in preparation of their visit.
The tasks consist of:
- Continuous contact with the respective assigned delegations prior to the event and once the initial contact is established
- Regular preparatory communication between the organiser and the delegations/embassies in the run up to the event
- Reference point for the delegations for all relevant information
- Support with securing the accreditation of the delegations
Note-takers are responsible for writing a summary of what was discussed at a specific session/ meeting or a conference. They receive a short introduction into the respective topic and an instruction on how detailed the summary must be. A note-taker is present during all sessions. Once the conference or meeting is over, he/ she has a few days to structure, shorten and to write a final report. The note-taker hands in his notes as a digital summary by a specific deadline.