Assistant-translator to Resident Twinning Advisor (RTA) / Асистент-перекладач для постійного радника проекту  (17/07/2013 10:45:34)

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The European Commission is financing a Twinning Project with The State Space Agengy of Ukraine (SSAU) as beneficiary. The project is implemented by Spain through INTA  (Spanish National Institute for Aerospace Technologies) . The implementation period  is 21 months starting September - October 2013.


The objective of the project is to stregnth the capacity of SSAU to implement European Space Programmes in Ukraine.


One Resident Twinning Advisor (RTA) will reside in Kiev during the project’s implementation period. EU Member State short term experts (STEs) will travel to Kiev for short missions throughout the project period.



The positions


Spain recruits 2 assistants-translators to the RTA Mr. José Ortuno Fernandez. The assistants will be employed by FIIAPP, the Spanish Public Organisation for the Twinning Management.





  • General office management;
  • Establishing and maintaining proper document recording system;
  • Organisation of various meetings with SSAU top management and other SSAU staff, including room reservation and other logistic support;
  • Basic book keeping
  • Attendance at meetings and making records of discussions;
  • Assistance in coordination between the twinning project and other space technical assistance projects in Ukraine;
  • Assistance in interpretation at working meetings for RTA and STEs and contribution to translation efforts, when required;
  • Travel arrangements for project participants;
  • Coordination among involved structural units of the SSAU participating in the project;
  • Assistance in preparation of administrative and technical reports and various working papers for the project activities;
  • Providing organisational and logistic support related to training, study tours and visits to the EU Member States;
  • Providing assistance for the RTA in contacts with institutions related to SSAU.
  • Assistance in preparation of RTA’s relocation to Kyiv.






  • University degree
  • Professional training in aerospace;
  • Minimum two years working experience in the aerospace sector;
  • Excellent command of English and Ukrainian, including mastering technical terminology used in aviation/space;
  • Excellent drafting skills in English and in Ukrainian;
  • Sufficient administrative skills and satisfactory level av computer literacy (Word, Excel and Internet)
  • Ability to work in a multinational environment;
  • Experience in cooperation with international technical assistance projects and/or with aviation/space European or international organisations is an asset.
  • Preparedness to travel with overnight stays;
  • Good social skills




Working hours required: 40 hours per week, usually Monday-Friday from 09.00-18.00 with a break of one hour.  Flexibility regarding the working times in the office is required. Overtime may be required, if needed.


Working place is located in SSAU premises in Kyiv. Travel inland and abroad may occur.


Applicants may not have or recently (6 months) have had any contractual relation with the SSAU, not be a civil servant or agent of the host administration nor be on leave from the host administration to take up the position of Assistant-translators to RTA.


Grid of evaluation




Language skills: Ukrainian


Language skills: Russian


Language skills: English


Command of technical terminology in aviation/space sphere


Skills in office computer systems, internet and electronic mail


Level of education


Managerial and Communication skills







Applications must be submitted via electronic mail to joseortunofernandez@yahoo.esand CC to  until 30th August 2013.


Applications should include a full CV including a short personal letter.


Interviews will take place in Kyiv. Interviews will be carried out in English.