Under the authority of the Head of Office and the supervision of the Directorate General of Human Rights and Rule of Law (DG I) of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, the position-holder will carry out multiple assignments to help meet the overall and specific objectives for the implementation of the Project “Improving the independence, efficiency and professionalism of the Ukrainian justice system”.
This project is funded by the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA).
This position is limited to the duration of the project. The project will run for 2 years.
The incumbent will perform the following tasks in accordance with the Organisation’s procedures, guidelines and priorities, with a concern for quality, efficiency, accuracy and confidentiality:
- prepare, ensure, manage and follow up assigned activities under the Project, in accordance with the Project work plan and in close co-operation with the national partners and stakeholders;
- co-ordinate the organisation of the activities carried out under the Project with all national partners and stakeholders, national and international consultants;
- liaise between the national partners and stakeholders and the Directorate General of Human Rights and Rule of Law (DG I) regarding the implementation of the Project, report problems encountered; suggest priorities and adjustments as necessary;
- ensure the visibility of the Council of Europe and Swedish International Development Agency;
- ensure close budgetary follow-up of all activities and expenditure, in accordance with Council of Europe rules and regulations;
- supervise administrative and logistical support to implement the Project;
- draft progress reports on the Project; prepare and submit any other documentation and reports as required;
- oversee the preparation of Steering Committee meetings, prepare minutes and ensure proper follow-up to decisions taken;
- undertake official journeys in connection with activities described above.
Managerial skills: Management of teams, networks, resources, projects; coaching of others.
Professional and technical competencies:
- Completed secondary education followed by an appropriate professional qualification; a university degree in law, international relations, public administration, political science or a related field would be an advantage;
- Professional expertise:
- At least four years’ experience in contributing to the implementation of technical co-operation or policy-oriented projects in law, international relations, public administration, political science or a related field preferably at an international level;
- Proven experience and knowledge of policies and best practices relating to the functioning of justice systems, and preferably the work of the Council of Europe in this field;
- Experience working with NGOs would be an advantage;
- Ability to take initiative and be responsible for managing complex activities;
- Planning and work organisation; ability to work under pressure, deal with multiple tasks and respect deadlines;
ICT skills: Sound computer skills of standard tools in office applications (word processing, spreadsheet, data bases, presentation software, outlook, internet/intranet publication);
Interpersonal skills: service and client orientation, team-work and co-operation. Demonstrated ability to work in a multicultural team.
Communication and linguistic skills: Ukrainian mother tongue (or command of Ukrainian of mother-tongue standard);
- Ability to express oneself, present and draft clearly, concisely and convincingly in English;
- Knowledge of French would be an advantage.
- Excellent analytical and drafting skills;
Personal values: integrity, loyalty and conscience, discretion, independence and confidence, respect for diversity.