Under the authority of the Head of Office and the supervision of the Directorate General of Human Rights and Rule of Law (DG I), the position-holder will carry out multiple assignments to help meet the overall and specific objectives for the implementation of the Joint Project with the European Union on “Protection of the Rights of Entrepreneurs from Corruption Practices in the Russian Federation (PRECOP RF)”.
This position is limited to the duration of the project.
The incumbent will perform the following tasks in accordance with 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 organization of the activities carried out under the Project with all national partners and stakeholders, national, international and long-term consultants;
- liaise between the national partners and stakeholders, the Directorate General of Human Rights and Rule of Law (DG I) and the European Union Delegation in to the Russian Federation regarding the implementation of the Project, report problems encountered; suggest priorities and adjustments as necessary;
- ensure close budgetary follow-up of all activities and expenditure, in accordance with Council of Europe and European Union 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, social sciences, 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, social sciences, political science or a related field;
- Proven experience and knowledge of policies and best practices in the sector of anti-corruption and economic crime and/or criminal justice/law, ombudsman role in the protection of entrepreneurs’ rights, ethics, and preferably the work of the Council of Europe in this field;
- Experience in project management, preferably at an international level;
- Experience in the implementation of EU-funded projects 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, spread sheet, 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: Russian mother tongue (or command of Russian of mother-tongue standard);
- Ability to express oneself, present and draft clearly, concisely and convincingly in English;
- Knowledge of French would be an advantage; and
- Excellent analytical and drafting skills.
§ Personal attitudes: initiative and responsibility, result orientation and sense of continuous improvement, concern for quality, efficiency and accuracy, adaptability, self-management and development, organisational alignment.
§ Personal values: integrity, loyalty and conscience, discretion, independence and confidence, respect for diversity.