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Job Advertisement for Administrative Assistant to the Resident Twinning Advisor (RTA) and RTA Language Assistant

31/08/2018 - 13:19
EU project positions

Job Advertisements for two positions: Administrative Assistant to the Resident Twinning Advisor (RTA) and RTA Language Assistant within EU funded Twinning Project: Strengthening of the penitentiary system and the probation service (MK 14 IPA JH 02 18); deadline for applications: 07 September 2018

The IPA 2014 Twinning Project:

Strengthening of the penitentiary system and the probation service: MK 14 IPA JH 02 18

is seeking to recruit:

  1. RTA Assistant
  2. RTA language assistant

Duration of the contract: 21 months (indicative date for start of the assignment: September 2018)

Place of work: Skopje

Deadline for application: 07 September 2018
 

RTA Assistant (ref.001)


The Twinning Project “Strengthening of the penitentiary system and the probation service” is a joint project between the Beneficiary Country, Federal Republic of Germany and Nederland, represented by the Directorate for execution of sanctions, the German Foundation for International Legal Cooperation (IRZ) and the Center for International Legal Cooperation (CILC).

The overall objective of the project is to advance the effectiveness and efficiency of the penitentiary system and development of the effective and sustainable probation service with respect for human rights and dignity of persons deprived of liberty in Penitentiary institutions (PIs) and Correctional-Educational Institutions (CEIs), as well as persons serving probation measures, which will contribute to improving the overall safety in society.

The project is seeking an Administrative Assistant to the Resident Twinning Adviser (RTA Assistant) for the next 21 months starting as soon as possible, preferably in September 2018. The RTA Assistant will be employed full time and stationed in Skopje.

The RTA Assistant may not have or recently (past 6 months) have had any contractual relation with the beneficiary administration that is the Ministry of Justice of the Beneficiary Country.

Main task: To provide daily analytical, technical and project management support to the Resident Twinning Advisor (RTA) as well as to the short-term foreign experts in implementing their activities of the Twinning project.

Profile:

  • University degree preferably in Law, Public Administration or Management
  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience as assistant/coordinator in the public or private sector in an international environment
  • Strong project management skills: ability to plan workloads and timetables, monitor progress, achieve targets, meet deadlines, prioritise activities, attention to detail, persistence and flexibility
  • Experience on EU and/or other internationally funded projects and especially as RTA Assistant in a former Twinning project is an advantage
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint or equivalent and very good internet skills
  • Fluent in Macedonian and English; familiarity with legal terminology in English, knowledge in German would be an asset
  • Great deal of diplomacy and tact in an international setting
  • Ability to work autonomously as well as in a team

Tasks:

  • Support to the Resident Twinning Advisor (RTA) in overall project management, analysis, reporting, and record keeping
  • Support to the RTA in the preparation and organisation of the different activities from technical point of view
  • Organisation of the short-term experts’ assignments and meetings as well as project related missions of the Project Leaders and other Member State partner staff
  • Provide necessary support in the organisation of seminars and meetings (preparation of invitation letters and documents, etc.)
  • Provide ad hoc translation/interpretation
  • Facilitate the exchanges between the international team and the different stakeholders
  • Other tasks as required

Expected start and duration of assignment: September 2018 (depending on the notification of the project start by the EU) for 21 months.

In case of interest, please send your cover letter and resume in English in Europass format to the following e-mail addresses tadic@irz.de and axel.briemle@t-online.de with reference to the position RTA Assistant (ref. 001) before 07.09.2018.

We reserve our right to contact only short-listed candidates. Interviews are expected to take place in the week from 10th to 14th of September in Skopje.

Legal nature of the contract:

Independent activity based on a service contract. The provider should therefore be registered as a service provider and have a fiscal registration number (i.e. MB, PIB) and will be responsible of the payment of all taxes, and insurances policies in relation with his activity.

 

RTA Language Assistant (ref.002)


The Twinning Project “Strengthening of the penitentiary system and the probation service” is a joint project between the Beneficiary Country, Federal Republic of Germany and Nederland, represented by the Directorate for execution of sanctions, the German Foundation for International Legal Cooperation (IRZ) and the Center for International Legal Cooperation (CILC).

The overall objective of the project is to advance the effectiveness and efficiency of the penitentiary system and development of the effective and sustainable probation service with respect for human rights and dignity of persons deprived of liberty in Penitentiary institutions (PIs) and Correctional-Educational Institutions (CEIs), as well as persons serving probation measures, which will contribute to improving the overall safety in society.

The project is seeking a Language Assistant to the Resident Twinning Adviser (RTA Language Assistant) for the next 21 months starting as soon as possible, preferably in September 2018. The RTA Language Assistant will be employed full time and stationed in Skopje.

The RTA Language Assistant may not have or recently (past 6 months) have had any contractual relation with the beneficiary administration that is the Ministry of Justice of the Beneficiary Country.

Main task:

To provide daily interpretation and translation of project documentation as well as administrative and organisational support to the Resident Twinning Advisor (RTA) and the short-term experts. 

Profile:

  • Macedonian native speaker with outstanding English language skills; knowledge of German would be an asset
  • Experience in translation and simultaneous interpretation
  • University degree preferably in Linguistics with relation to Public Administration, Law or Management
  • Experience in EU and/or other internationally funded projects
  • Knowledge of public administration and of legal and judicial issues is an asset
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and very good internet skills
  • Great deal of diplomacy and tact in an international setting
  • Strong organisational skills and ability to work autonomously as well as in a team

Tasks:

  • Translation of project documentation from English into Macedonian and vice versa as well as providing simultaneous interpretation to the RTA and the project team
  • Interpretation during meetings, seminars, conferences and workshops, and during other oral conversations from English to Macedonian and vice versa
  • Translation of documents, regulations, training materials, information materials and other written material from English into Macedonian and vice versa
  • Day-to-day administrative support to the Resident Twinning Advisor (RTA) in overall project management, correspondence, arranging meetings, etc.
  • Support to the RTA in various technical tasks such as organisation of the assignments of the project experts

Expected start and duration of assignment: September 2018 (depending on the notification of the project start by the EU) for 21 months

In case of interest, please send your cover letter and resume in English in Europass format to the following e-mail addresses tadic@irz.de and axel.briemle@t-online.de with reference to the position RTA Language Assistant (ref. 002) before 07.09.2018.

We reserve our right to contact only short-listed candidates. Interviews are expected to take place around in the week from 10th to 14th of September in Skopje.

Legal nature of the contract:

Independent activity based on a service contract. The provider should therefore be registered as a service provider and have a fiscal registration number (i.e. MB, PIB) and will be responsible of the payment of all taxes, and insurances policies in relation with his activity.