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EUSR Vacancy Notice: Economic Officer

Pristina, 23/08/2019 - 11:44, UNIQUE ID: 190823_1
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The Office of the European Union Special Representative in Kosovo announces advertisement of the vacancy for Local Position



Position title:


VN Number:


 Economic Officer


 LS 004/2019



Grade 2


Vacancy Notice issued on:


Deadline for applications:


22 August 2019


12 September 2019




Office of the European Union Special Representative in Kosovo


Duty Station:



Scope of the Position:


Economic Officer conducts activities in the economic area. Briefs, advises the EUSR and EU offices, provides regular reports and analyses to the headquarters. Maintains direct and regular relations with relevant stakeholders. S/he is administratively attached to the EUSR Office in Pristina and works with the Economic and Trade team.



Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Monitor and analyse political, legal, economic and financial developments in Kosovo.
  • Contribute to regular reporting in relevant economic areas, in particular macro-economy, public finance management, financial, fiscal and budgetary processes, statistics, customs, taxation and private sector development. Analyzing and interpreting macro- economic, trade and financial data.
  • Provide legal and policy recommendations to address gaps in compliance with European standards in the economic areas. Contribute to the EU Office/EUSR activities related to economic governance, Stabilization and Association Agreement with Kosovo among others.
  • Monitor on regular basis of the business environment in Kosovo, in particular in relation to the status and treatment of EU foreign investors. Suggests improvements and EUSR intervention on specific cases if relevant.
  • Participate in relevant Governmental working groups drafting and reviewing new legislation.
  • Liaise, where necessary, with other sections of the offices and assist them in their activities when required.
  • Establish and maintain contacts with relevant institutions, governmental and non-governmental organizations and other institutions operating in the economic field.
  • Perform other duties as required by his/her supervisors. 



Qualifications and Experience:


  • University Degree in Economics, Finance, International Relations, Law or Political Science, postgraduate studies in economy or finance would be considered an advantage.
  • At least 5 years of professional working experience out of which minimum 3 years of relevant experience.
  • Good knowledge of the EU acquis in relevant economic areas as well as knowledge of relevant Kosovo institutions.
  • Experience in economic analysis and reporting. Experience in macro-economic, trade and financial data analysis would be considered as an asset.
  • Good knowledge of the role and activities of EU and other International Structures in Kosovo.
  • Experience in working with international organizations would be considered an asset.
  • Excellent command of at least one of the official languages in Kosovo, excellent command of other official languages would be considered an advantage.
  • Excellent command of spoken and written English.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relations as a team member in a multi- cultural environment.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage a high workload.
  • Be in possession of a valid driving licence for motor vehicles (Category B or equivalent). Being able to drive any 4wheel drive vehicles.



How to Apply:


Applicants need to complete a EUSR Application Form for Local Staff (available under Jobs and Funds link Applications submitted on any other application form will NOT be accepted.


Applicants are required to send their applications by e-mail to:




Only short-listed applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application in due course.


Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.


Applicants who do not comply with the afore mentioned application guidelines or do not meet the essential requirements specified in this Vacancy Notice will not be considered.



Recruitment will be on a LOCAL BASIS only.


Testing could be part of the recruitment process. 



Initial duration of appointment is until 29 February 2020 and an employment contract will be extended subject to an extension of the EUSR’s mandate and satisfactory performance.


Updated status of all EUSR published positions can be seen in our website




E-mail address to send the EUSR Job application Form:




Additional information



The EUSR Office is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce and encourages the nomination of qualified female and male candidates from all religious, ethnic and social backgrounds.



Data protection


The EUSR Office processes personal data pursuant to The European Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679.


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