Position: Project Officer in the Joint Technical Secretariat (hereinafter “the JTS”) for the IPA Cross-border Cooperation Programme Serbia - Republic of Macedonia 2016-2020 (hereinafter “the Programme”)

Location: Joint Technical Secretariat in Leskovac

Overall objective

In accordance with the Commission Implementing Decision C (2016) 8258 of 6 December 2016 adopting the CBC programme Serbia – Republic of Macedonia 2016-2020, the first technical assistance allocation under the Programme will be made available via direct award of a service contract concluded between the Delegation of European Union (hereinafter “the EUD”) to the Republic of Serbia and the Ministry of European Integration of the Republic of Serbia (hereinafter “the MEI“). This service contract and all subsequent ones will provide support to the work of the Operating Structures (hereinafter “the OSs”) in both participating countries and of the Joint Monitoring Committee (hereinafter “the JMC”) in ensuring efficient set - up, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the Programme. This will be achieved through the establishment and operation of a JTS whose main office is located in Leskovac (Republic of Serbia) and its Antenna in Kumanovo (Republic of Macedonia). The JTS will be in charge of the day-to-day management of the Programme and will be reporting to the OSs and JMC.

In line with the Terms of Reference for technical assistance under the Programme for the 2016 and 2017 allocations, the Project Officer shall discharge his/her duties for a maximum of 350 working days until the end of the contract duration and shall be responsible for all matters related to management and implementation of the aforementioned service contract, including the following:

Formally, the Project Officer will be reporting to a Head of the JTS located in Leskovac and a Programme coordinator located in MEI through monthly reports and timesheets. The position includes travelling, mainly throughout the Programme area for the following reasons:

Responsibilities and tasks

The responsibilities and tasks of the Project Officer are connected to the JTS areas of activities as follows:

Managing technical assistance

Calls for Proposals

Project monitoring

Programme monitoring

Publicity, visibility and information


Professional requirements

The Project Officer must fulfill the following conditions and have the following qualifications and experience:

Qualification and skills

General professional experience

Specific professional experience

Minimum 2 years of experience in matters related to Cross-border Cooperation, preferably in the IPA II beneficiaries will be considered as an asset.

Applications must be submitted to e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Only the applications that arrive by the deadline,on Wednsday, 22.08.2018 until 15:30 will be considered timely.

Application with accompanying motivation letter and biography in one of the languages of the participating countries in the Programe or English language, among other things, must include: name and surname of the candidate, date and place of birth, residence address, education details, length of work experience with short job descriptions on which the candidate worked until the filing of the application and the responsibility for those tasks, information on possible professional development and data on possible special areas of knowledge.

Only candidates who meet the required conditions will be invited to the interview in the following week after expiration of the deadline for filing the application, so they are requested to be available for the interview that will take place in Belgrade.