IPA 2013 Western Balkans Montenegro. Job Announcement for Language and Administrative Assistant

The EU-funded Project in Montenegro (IPA 2014/341-116) entitled “Fight against organized crime: International cooperation in Criminal Justice seeks one full-time Language and Administrative Assistant native speaking language, English (compulsory) and Italian (desirable) for the project office based in Podgorica.
The deadline of the project is July 2017.
The place of employment is Podgorica, Montenegro.


  1. Dealing with all activities that are relevant under the project and outlined in the project contract. In particular, the Language and Administrative Assistant will support the Resident Expert in his responsibilities of general management and project administration;
  2. Administration and daily organisation of the project office (answering phone calls, organising and filing, sending and receiving faxes and e-mails, providing general clerical work etc.);
  3. Project co-ordination, including organisation of workshops, working group meetings and other meetings, training activities in Montengro, discussions, seminars, arranging local travels and hotel accommodation (in the Balkan area).
  4. Assisting the international experts in matters related to language translations;
  5. Planning for Short-term and International specialists related to the missions and other activities of the project;
  6. Organising relations and contacts with the staff of the beneficiary and other institutions involved in the project;
  7. Translating documents such us regulations, reports, training materials, information materials and other written materials from English and/or Italian into national language and vice versa;
  8. Drafting and translating written materials (minutes of meetings, proceedings of study visits), in relation to the project in national language, Italian and English;
  9. Interpreting in case of meetings, seminars, workshops, study visits and conversations from English and/or Italian into the national language and vice versa;
  10. Providing support to the drawing-up of reports and plans.

Applicants shall have the following qualifications:

  1. (compulsory) High School Diploma; (desirable) University degree in applied languages and/or translation and/or interpreting, law, political science, social science, administration;
  2. National language native speaker;
  3. Extensive experience in project implementation and management;
  4. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
  5. Excellent oral and written language skills in national language, English and Italian.
  6. Proofreading documents in English, Italian and the national language;
  7. Knowledge of rule of law and security terminology will be an asset;
  8. Familiarity with the most relevant software programmes (word, excel, outlook, internet, power point);
  9. Organizational and analytical skills and initiative;
  10. Flexibility and maturity of judgment;
  11. Previous experience in international projects will be an asset.   

Place of Applications
The applications (CV, up-to-date photo, photocopies of relevant qualifications) must be sent via e-mail to the following email addresses:

Deadline for applications
The application deadline is Wednesday, March 11, 2015.
All the applications sent after the deadline will not be taken into account.
Short-listed candidates will be invited via email for an interview at – to be defined -  and the designated applicant will be admitted to a 6-month probationary period.

The gross monthly salary for the Language and Administrative Assistant will be Euros 1,200.
If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact the project staff at the following email address ipabalcani@formez.it .
Please, find attached below the job announcement in pdf format.

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