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Project Management Support - Officer (Local Country Coordinator)

Multiple locations

  • Organization: UNOPS - United Nations Office for Project Services
  • Location: Multiple locations
  • Grade: Junior level - LICA-8, Local Individual Contractors Agreement
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Managerial positions
  • Closing Date: 2023-06-07
Job categories Project Management
Vacancy code VA/2023/B5010/26101
Department/office ECR, AUMCO, Austria
Duty station Multiple
Contract type Local ICA Specialist
Contract level LICA Specialist-8
Duration Retainer, home-based, 12 months with the possibility of extensions, subject to the project’s requirements, availability of funds and satisfactory performance.
Application period 25-May-2023 to 07-Jun-2023
Applications to vacancies must be received before midnight Copenhagen time (CET) on the closing date of the announcement.

Functional Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the CTA and secondary supervision of the Regional Coordinator, the Project Management Support - Officer/LCC will  facilitate in-country expert deployments by supporting and  facilitating relevant meetings (where possible). 
S/he will support the monitoring of expert deployment activities - through work plans, coordination meetings, as needed, and through calls in an advice/evaluation capacity. In addition, LCC are expected to provide relevant/additional documents to facilitate expert deployments, when needed and in coordination with the national focal points, provide additional technical inputs on expert deployment ToRs, when needed.
Also, LCCs are expected to provide country analysis on a monthly basis with a particular focus on the country's EU integration processes linked to the project. In addition, LCCs may be requested to attend and monitor other donors' activities and coordination meetings related to EU integration as needed.  LCCs should be well familiar with the EU enlargement policy and EU integration process and related national reforms in the respective beneficiary country. 

The incumbent will be engaged under UNOPS’ retainer contractual modality. This entails that the project team will reach out to the selected candidates on a needs basis, therefore, the engagement with the project will vary and most likely won’t be full-time. It is recommended that the selected candidates shall not resign from their current posts upon completion of the recruitment process.

Under the overall guidance of the CTA/Regional Coordinator, the LCC will have the following responsibilities:
  • The LCC facilitates the deployment of  the experts.
  • Provide inputs to the project team on the monitoring and evaluation of experts' deliverables.
  • Provide inputs to on-going deployment status of technical experts in LCC's respective countries with the focus on the status update, work plan delays and key deliverables in consultation with the expert and coordination with the national focal points in order to anticipate any deviation or delay.
  • Facilitates logistical arrangements with the country focal points (where possible) for a successful deployment of experts such as arranging meetings, compilation of relevant legal/ technical documents. 
  • Provide relevant/additional documents to facilitate the experts' deployments, when needed and in coordination with the national focal points.
  • LCC provides updates on important country/political developments, areas of particular focus and relevance for the project, when needed. 
  • The LCC contributes to the project’s information flashes, website and provides logistical support for (international ) technical experts and during in-country thematic events.

Education/Experience/Language requirements

  • Advanced University degree is required. Law, Social and Economic Sciences/ Business Administration, Natural Sciences, International Relations, Political Sciences or other relevant disciplines are required. An emphasis on EU Law is highly desired. 
  • A Bachelor’s degree with additional two years of experience can be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience 

  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in EU pre-accession issues either with governments or NGOs, think tanks, academic institutions, research institutions or similar
  • Understanding of Stabilization and Accession Agreements (SAA) and EU accession process in the respective country
  • Knowledge of the political and socio-economic context of the country, preferably also familiarity with the socio-political and economic context of the WB region
  • Excellent Analytical and communication skills. 

  • Fluency in English (speaking, reading and writing) is required. 
  • Locally spoken languages are mandatory (mother tongue)
Location/Duty stations
  • Multiple (Bosnia-Herzegovina/BiH, Montenegro and Serbia). Local Country Coordinators must be the nationals of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro and Serbia. 

We do our best to provide you the most accurate info, but closing dates may be wrong on our site. Please check on the recruiting organization's page for the exact info. Candidates are responsible for complying with deadlines and are encouraged to submit applications well ahead.
Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.