Terms of Reference – Project Officer

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

Location: Antenna Office in Kumanovo

Overall objective

In accordance with the the Commission Implementing Decision C (2016) 8258 of 6 December 2016 adopting the CBC programme Serbia – 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 maximum 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 the Head of the JTS located in Leskovac and to 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