Job Announcement for Resident Twinning Adviser (RTA) Assistant for EU-Twinning Project

Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the Republic of Azerbaijan

 Job Announcement for Resident Twinning Adviser (RTA) Assistant for EU-Twinning Project

An RTA Assistant is sought for the EU Twinning Project AZ/15/ENP/OT/35 entitled Support totheMinistryofCulture andTourismoftheRepublic of Azerbaijan for the modernization of its policy andmanagement systemin the culture sector between the Republic of Azerbaijan and Italy for 24 months.

 Starting Date  for provision of services:

 1 June 2016


Baku, with possible short trips to different locations among Azerbaijan and Italy.


Support the RTA and to visit the people responsible for the Project at the different Institutions to:                      

1.   Provide relevant information and documents.

2.   Help arranging contacts or meetings.

3.   Attend meetings, draft and disseminate minutes of meetings.

4.   Translate and interpret when needed.

5.   Develop and maintain close working contacts and relations with Azerbaijani officials involved in the Twinning, contacts at other beneficiary organisations and the Project Leaders.

6.   Assist the RTA identifying, contracting and monitoring translation and interpretation services.

7.     Assist the RTA planning the visits of the Short-term experts (travel,    accommodation and work in Azerbaijan, specifically in Baku).

8.     Perform necessary office and office management tasks including filing.

9.     General support to the RTA in terms of administrative assistance, office   management, record keeping, correspondence.

This list is not exclusive of other possible tasks.


Qualifications demanded:

1. University degree.

2. Knowledge on the Azerbaijani Public Administration.

3. Fluency in Azerbaijani language.

4. Fluency in oral and written English.

5. Strong administrative and organizing skills.

6. Ability to work in a team.

7. Very good computer skills (MS Office, Word, Excel, Power Point, Internet)

8. Very good communication skills.

9. Patience and flexibility.

10. Full geographic mobility



1. Fluency in oral and written Italian will be an advantage.

2. Previous experience in Twinning or  other projects funded by the European Union or other international institutions will be an advantage.

3. Knowledge on Microsoft Project will be an advantage.

4. Preferably basic knowledge of EU institutions.

5. Fluency in oral and written Russian will be an advantage.



The honoraria will be 1.500 Euro monthly (comprehensive of any due taxes).

Probationary contract services will be signed for 2 months. If successful, contract will be prolonged till February 2018.  Confservizi CISPEL Toscana (the Italian institution responsible for the management of the TW) will be the Contracting Authority.


How to Apply

Please send your application in English (European format CV msw12 - 136 KB [136 KB] ) via e-mail to the following email address, indicating on the subject of the email the post you are applying to. Please include an email and a telephone contact number in the application.

All applications received with no reference of the post and in other language different form English will be automatically rejected.

Deadline for submissions: 11th May 2016 at  20.00 Baku time

All applications received later than this time will be not taken in consideration.

Short-listed candidates will be invited for an interview between the 16h and 17th of May 2016 in Baku (exact date and place to be confirmed to each shortlisted participant).

NOTE: Twinning Manual foresees that the chosen assistant is not a civil servant or agent of the beneficiary (past 6 months) nor is on leave from the beneficiary to take up the position of the RTA Assistant.

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