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Policy Delivery Assistant - Democratisation and Governance (KOS18.062)

Policy Delivery Assistant - Democratisation and Governance (KOS18.062)


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Policy Delivery Assistant - Democratisation and Governance (KOS18.062)

The British Government is an inclusive and diversity-friendly employer. We value difference, promote equality and challenge discrimination, enhancing our organisational capability. We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We do not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, colour, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, veteran status or other category protected by law. We promote family-friendly flexible working opportunities, where operational and security needs allow.

Job Category           Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Policy & Political roles)

Job Subcategory    Political

Job Description

(Roles and Responsibilities)    

The British Embassy in Kosovo is part of a world-wide network, representing British political, economic and consular interests overseas and is now looking for a Policy Delivery Assistant based in Pristina. This is a maternity leave full-time position with a contract of an expected 6 months, with possibility of extension by mutual agreement.

The main purpose of the job will be to support administratively the delivery of the UK’s policy and programmes in the field of Democratisation and Good Governance (working with government, NGOs and other stakeholders to ensure that institutions are more responsive and accountable, and to improve the possibility of citizens having a voice).

Main Duties / Responsibilities


  • In close co-operation with the line manager, take the lead in delivering our Democratisation project work-stream;
  • Provide support for internal political work, and where needed provide back-up cover to Press and Public Information Officer. Provide additional support to other sections where required;
  • Develop contacts and advise on policy and project delivery.
  • Project and Programme Management and Administration
  • Assist policy delivery officers in designing projects and identifying implementing partners;
  • Maintain close contact with project implementers, monitor project progress and track project deliverables;
  • Prepare quarterly and annual reports;
  • Implement and manage project changes and interventions to achieve project outputs.


  • Work closely with implementers and Embassy finance staff on invoice processing, supplier set-up, funding projections, forecasting, and budgeting;
  • Regular updates of Prism and Hyperion finance systems.

Essential qualifications, skills and experience

  • Bachelor degree, ideally in project management or a related field;
  • A minimum of 3 years of relevant work experience (e.g. Project Management, Social Media);
  • Ability to manage a wide variety of projects, ensuring financial and procedural compliance from a number of project implementers, both local and international;
  • Be able to apply effective scrutiny to activities and budgets, evaluating impact and drafting high quality narrative and financial project reporting;
  • Knowledge of the politics, democracy and governance of Kosovo;
  • Excellent problem solving skills, including the ability to learn quickly and to handle multiple requests simultaneously;
  • Be deadline-oriented, proactive and a self starter that can work well both individually and in a team;
  • Excellent organisational skills, particularly attention to detail and the ability to forward plan;
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a broad range of people and be a team player, as the successful applicant will be required to lead on business planning activities and develop contacts, engaging as appropriate with the teams;
  • Fluency in English and Albanian (both written and oral);
  • Excellent IT skills.

Desirable qualifications, skills and experience

  • Previous experience of working with international organisations, public institutions and/or local NGOs;
  • Serbian language skills would be an advantage.

Required competencies

Seeing the Big Picture, Changing and Improving, Collaborating and Partnering, Delivering Value for Money, Managing a Quality Service, Delivering at Pace

Application deadline                   25 February 2018 

Grade                                                            A2 (L)

Type of Position                            Fixed Term, Full-time       

Working hours per week                        36      

Region                                              Europe, Eastern Europe & Central Asia

Country/Territory                        Kosovo

Location (City)                               Pristina

Type of Post                                   British Embassy

Number of vacancies                   1

Starting monthly salary (EUR)1,198.15

Start Date                                       19 March 2018


Other benefits and conditions of employment

This is a temporary full-time position of 5 working days (36 hours net) per week, to cover a maternity leave until 21 September 2018, with possibility of extension by mutual agreement.

The monthly gross salary is € 1,198.15 and will be paid at a locally engaged A2 level.

The successful candidate, will be subject to confirmation of a professional background check and security clearance, and is expected to commence employment as soon as possible.

All applicants should have the right to live and work in Kosovo. The British Embassy does not sponsor applications for work permits.

Staff recruited locally by the British Embassy in Kosovo is subject to Terms and Conditions of Service based on local Kosovo employment law.

Additional information

Please note that the deadline for applications is 23:55 on the day mentioned in the above field “Application deadline”.

We advise you to allow enough time to complete and submit your full application, since only applications completed and submitted before the deadline will be considered.

Please be aware that the deadline for submitting applications is considered to be the time zone for the country where the vacancy has arisen.

Please be advised that British Diplomatic Missions will not be able to meet the travel costs incurred when travelling to the interview, nor the costs connected with relocation if offered a job.

How to apply

To apply for this position please go to our website: www.fco.tal.net