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Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) in Kosovo
is seeking a qualified professional

for the EU funded Twinning Project “Support Kosovo institutions on SAA implementation”
to fill the position of the

Language Assistant for Resident Twinning Advisor

 Language Assistant to Resident Twinning Advisor (RTA) in an EU funded Twinning Project “Support Kosovo institutions on SAA implementation” between Germany (Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy - BMWi) together with Poland (Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic - MFA), Croatia (Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs - MFEA) and Kosovo (Ministry of European Integration - MEI). The RTA will supervise the project implementation and coordinate all project activities. He will be located in an office at the premises of the MEI in Pristina. Deutsche Gesellschaftfür Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, which is supporting the German BMWi in project and financial management, will be the contracting institution to the RTA Language Assistant.


The purpose of the Twinning Project is to support Kosovo’s administration to effectively and efficiently manage the SAA process by improving policy planning on Union acquis adoption and to strengthen Kosovo’s administration’s technical and administrative capacities to effectively implement policies for fulfilment of SAA obligations.

Area of responsibilities:

Under the guidance of the RTA and in cooperation with the responsible counterpart in the MEI, the RTA Language Assistant will be expected to carry out the following duties:

-  Interpret during conferences, workshops, meeting and seminars or other oral conversations (assistant will be supported by professional interpretation for special tasks, e. g. highly specific technical texts, particular languages, size and duration of workshops etc.) from Albanian and Serbian to English and vice versa;
-  Translate project documents (legal documents, regulations, training material, information material, reports and other written material) from Serbian and Albanian to English and vice versa;
-  Draft written materials in relation to the project in Serbian/Albanian/ English languages;
-  Assist the RTA and the Short Term Experts involved in the project related to language problems;
-  Assist the RTA in identifying, contracting and monitoring commercial translation and interpretation services;
-  Organize conferences, training sessions, workshops, meetings, expert missions and study visits;
-  Assist the RTA in monitoring and reporting tasks;
-  Assist the RTA in the evaluation of training activities and the project's progress;
-  Perform necessary office management tasks, including filing;
-  Stand in for the RTA Administrative Assistant;
-  Perform other tasks as assigned.

Requirements to candidates:

-  Preferably University degree in Translation and Interpreting in English;
-  At least 3 years of work experience in translation and/ or interpretation activities; experience with simultaneous interpretation would be an asset;
-  Professional fluency in Albanian, Serbian and English; knowledge of German, Polish or Croatian would be an asset
-  Preferably knowledge of EU structures and terminology;
-  Excellent knowledge of office applications (e.g. MS Outlook, MS Excel, MS Word and MS Power Point) and internet browsers;
-  Previous work experience in international projects or organisations would be an advantage;
-  Ability to establish and maintain effective working relations and to work in a team;
-  Organisational and analytical skills and initiative;
-  Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
-  Flexibility to travel within Kosovo and the EU.

The applicant may not be (or have been in the past 6 months) a civil servant or agent of the beneficiary administration (MEI) nor be on leave from the beneficiary to take up the position.

Employment conditions:

Full-time position with 40-hours working week.
Duration of the project: 24 months
Location: Pristina, Kosovo

Interested candidates are invited to submit their electronic application in English consisting of a letter of motivation and CV in the format: http://europass.cedefop.europa.eu/en/documents/curriculum-vitae/templates-instructions to application.kosovo@giz.de. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.              

Subject of the email:Application for “Language Assistant for Resident Twinning Advisor”

Deadline for the application:05.05.2017