Administrative Assistant / EOM
      • Application deadline
        12.10.2017 Active Closed
      • Starting date
      • Type of contract
        Service Contract
      • Language required
        Fluency in both oral and written English, Romanian and Russian languages is a must
      • Expected duration of assignment
        1 December 2017 – 30 November 2018

      The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) is looking for Administrative Assistant within European Union Border Assistance Mission to Moldova and Ukraine (EUBAM), according to the Terms of Reference below, to start on 1 December 2017.

      Duty Station:                   Moldova (change of location within the country might be required)

      Organizational unit:       EUBAM Office in Moldova (EOM)


      Core Functions/Responsibilities:

      Under the guidance and direct supervision of the Head of EOM and overall supervision of the Chief of Administration the incumbent assists in smooth operation of the European Union Border Assistance Mission (EUBAM) in the Republic of Moldova. The Administrative Assistant works in close collaboration with the Finance Specialist, HR Specialist, Procurement Specialist and Security Assistant of the EUBAM Admin Unit Chisinau for effective achievement of results, anticipating and contributing to resolving complex programme/project-related issues and information delivery. The incumbent is expected to exercise full compliance with IOM programming, financial, procurement and administrative rules, regulations, policies and strategies, as well as implementation of the effective internal control systems.


      Specific Functions:

      1. Assure smooth operational running of the project by means of following IOM and EU established operational rules and procedures;
      2. Participate in project activities preparation, implementation and follow up;
      3. Provide logistical support (travel arrangements, including visas, tickets, etc.) to the EUBAM experts;
      4. Collect, analyze and prepare background information for the Mission;
      5. Facilitate project audit, monitoring, evaluation, field visits, missions of the experts;
      6. Prepare Mission and project related correspondence;
      7. Maintain contacts with governmental and non-governmental institutions, local authorities, NGOs, academia, etc.
      8. Participate in data collection, analysis and maintenance of projects related files;
      9. Contributing to the project annual and quarter work-plans preparation and reporting;
      10. Assure that the progress reporting is done in timely and quality manner based on the requirements of the IOM, project donors and Mission management;
      11. Facilitate project related training/learning activities;
      12. Provide oral and written translations from English into Romanian or Russian and vice versa as required by the project;
      13. Proofread and/or edit the project’s correspondence and other official documents;
      14. Readily accept temporary assignments involving travelling to other EUBAM Offices or Units within the country of deployment on demand;
      15. Perform other functions/tasks when required by the Head of EOM.


      Recruitment Qualifications:

      • University Degree in foreign languages, business administration, international relations or other related field;
      • At least 5 years of progressive experience, preferably in international environment;
      • Fluency in both oral and written English, Romanian, and Russian languages is a must;
      • Experience with technical assistance projects is an asset;
      • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc.) and advance knowledge of spreadsheet and database packages, experience in handling web-based management systems.
      • Physical aptness and willingness to travel and accept temporary assignments in other EUBAM Offices or Units within the country of deployment.



      Email your IOM Personal History form and cover letter in English to the following email address

      Please indicate the position you are applying for in the subject line of your message.

      Closing date for applications October 12, 2017; however, interested candidates are strongly encouraged to apply sooner.

      Only pre-selected candidates will be contacted for an interview.

      Appointment is subject to funding confirmation.

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      • Who we are?

        The European Union Border Assistance Mission to Moldova and Ukraine (EUBAM) was launched in 2005. The legal basis for EUBAM is the Memorandum of Understanding signed by the European Commission and the Governments of Moldova and Ukraine on 7 October 2005.

        The current Mission’s mandate is valid until 30 November 2023.

        EUBAM promotes border control, customs and trade norms and practices that meet European Union standards, and serve the needs of its two partner countries.