The Office of the European Union Representative
(West Bank and Gaza Strip, UNRWA)

Resident Twinning Advisor (RTA) Assistant - Jericho based

14/05/2019 - 11:18
EU project positions

European Union Twinning Project

Twinning number: PS 17 ENI FI 01 18

“Strengthening the Capacity of the Palestinian Authority to Improve Customs Revenue Collection and Borders Crossings Control”

will be seeking to recruit Resident Twinning Advisor (RTA) Assistant

Duration of the Project implementation: total Project duration is 24 months, start date: 19th of May 2019, indicative end date 18th of May, 2021.

Work place: is based in Jericho

Maximum monthly payment: 1.300 EUR

Contract type: fixed term service contract

Duration of the contract: up to 9 months with extension possibility up to 15 months

The RTA Assistant will report directly and will be supervised by the RTA.

1. RTA assistant


  • To be the main assistant to the Resident Twinning Advisor (hereinafter - RTA), the project leader and short-term experts in the beneficiary country (hereinafter - BC);
  • To help the RTA to coordinate and implement the Twinning Project and to help manage RTA accounting;
  • To help RTA organize visits, trainings and seminars for short-term experts, also meetings of the supervisory committee and other events in cooperation with RTA and BC partners;
  • To help RTA organize meetings and prepare meeting agendas;
  • To prepare and edit minutes of the meetings, assist RTA in drafting and editing monthly, quarterly and final project reports, work plans and any other relevant documents;
  • To manage the office, including filing, organizing trainings, expert missions, local travels, general desk office work and etc.;
  • To provide translations for documents, interpretation for meetings and other project activities when needed;
  • To help organize purchase for the visibility and communication materials in the BC;
  • To help organize trips and study visits, including hotel booking and making other relevant travel arrangements.

Requirements for the RTA assistant:

  • having valid residence and working permits in Palestinian Authority;
  • University degree;
  • The RTA assistant may not have had any contractual relation during at least the last 6 months with the beneficiary administrations, namely Ministry of Finance and Planning (MoFP), General Directorate of Customs, Excises and Value Added Tax (Customs Department); General Administration of Borders and Crossings (GABC);
  • Excellent command of spoken and written English and Arabic;
  • Computer literacy (e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Internet);
  • the RTA assistant must be able to work fairly independently as well as part of a team and be initiative and flexible;
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills;
  • Team-player;  
  • Some understanding of financial management;
  • Excellent abilities in drafting documents.

The following skills will be considered as an asset for RTA assistant:

  • Knowledge of Palestinian Authority legislative framework in the area of customs and border crossing control;
  • Experience in EU funded projects and/or as RTA Assistant in a former Twinning project;
  • Experience of working in an international environment.

Interested candidates are requested to submit their (1) CV and a (2) letter of application (motivation) in English via e-mail to the following address: RTA Mr. Irmantas Matulis and Ms. Ugne Chmeliauskaite till 14th May 2019. Only shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend a pre-selection interview. Interviews preliminary are scheduled to be held on 21-22nd May, 2019 in the premises of the General Administration of Borders and Crossings (GABC). For any further information please contact RTA Mr. Irmantas Matulis and Ms. Ugne Chmeliauskaite

The above-mentioned Twinning project is an EU funded joint project between Lithuania, represented by the Customs Department under the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Lithuania, State Border Guard Service under the Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Lithuania, Central Project Management Agency and Palestinian Authority, represented by Ministry of Finance and Planning (MoFP), General Directorate of Customs, Excises and Value Added Tax (Customs Department), General Administration of Borders and Crossings (GABC). The project implementation will last 24 months.

The overall objective of the project is to improve the Palestinian Authority fiscal position through improving collection of customs revenues and strengthening borders control in order to reduce evasion of customs duties.

The selected person will be a self-employed independent consultant under a Service Contract and will undertake full responsibility for the payment of all taxes and obligations deriving from the legislation in force in the Palestinian Authority, including for those related to medical and social insurance. The RTA Assistant will carry his/her duties and tasks on the base of contract concluded with the Contracting Authority.