Twinning project "Support to the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection of the Population in modernizing public employment services in the Republic of Azerbaijan” is seeking to recruit Resident Twinning Advisor (RTA) Assistant
Twinning number: AZ 13 ENI SO 01 16 (AZ/45)
Duration: 12 months (indicative start date: September 2017)
Work place is based in Baku
Maximum Gross monthly salary: 1.500 EUR
Contract type: fixed term service contract
The RTA Assistant will report directly and will be supervised by the RTA.
1. RTA Assistant
Act as a principal assistant to the RTA and visiting short term experts;
Assisting to the RTA with project co-ordination and management;
Assisting to the RTA in organization of experts’ missions, trainings, seminars, workshops, steering committee meetings, and other project events;
Overall management of the office administration, including filing, organizing trainings, expert missions, local travels, general desk office work etc.;
Assisting in organization of meetings in cooperation with RTA and Azerbaijani partners, preparing meeting agenda and taking minutes;
Drafting and editing of minutes of meetings, assisting to the RTA in drafting and editing monthly, quarterly and final project reports and any other relevant documents;
Developing and maintaining close working contacts and relationships with Lithuanian, Austrian, Swedish and Azerbaijani officials involved in each of the activities and the project management;
Assisting in handling of budget accounting;
Arrangement of travel, booking accommodation and study visits;
Office management, monitoring telephone and general correspondence.
Requirements for the RTA assistant:
The RTA assistant may not have or recently (past six months) have had any contractual relation with the beneficiary administration, namely the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection of the Population of the Republic of Azerbaijan;
Excellent command of spoken and written English, Azerbaijani and Russian languages;
Computer literacy (e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Internet);
the RTA assistant must be able to work fairly independently as well as part of a team and be initiative and flexible;
Excellent organizational and communication skills;
Some understanding of financial management;
Excellent abilities in drafting documents.
The following skills will be considered an asset for RTA assistant:
Experience in EU funded projects, especially as RTA Assistant in a former Twinning project;
Experience in working in the field of employment and/or social protection;
Experience of working in an international environment;
Interested candidates are requested to submit their (1) CV and a (2) letter of application (motivation) in English via e-mail to the following address: RTA Ms. Audra Mikalauskaitė Audra.Mikalauskaite@socmin.lt and Ms. Deimantė Vaičiūnė email@example.com by 24 April 2017. Only shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend a pre-selection interview.Interviews are scheduled to be held in the first part of May 2017 in the premises of the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection of the Population of the Republic of Azerbaijan, 85 Salatın Asgarova street, Baku, Azerbaijan. For any further information please contact RTA Ms. Audra Mikalauskaitė by e-mail Audra.Mikalauskaite@socmin.lt and Ms. Deimantė Vaičiūnė firstname.lastname@example.org.
The above-mentioned Twinning project is a joint project between Lithuania, represented by the Ministry of Social Security and Labour of the Republic of Lithuania, the Lithuanian Labour Exchange and the Central Project Management Agency, Austria, represented by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Consumer Protection, the Public Employment Service Austria and the Agency for Economic Cooperation and Development, Sweden, represented by the Swedish Public Employment Service and Azerbaijan, represented by the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection of the Population of the Republic of Azerbaijan. The project implementation will last 24 months.
The purpose of the project is to strengthen the institutional capacity, management and operation of the State Employment Service, to modernise and expand public employment services ensuring better addressing the needs of jobseekers and employers in the Republic of Azerbaijan.