Analytical Assistant / TST / Moldova
      • Application deadline
        06.11.2020 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 2020 – 30 November 2021

      The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) is looking for Analytical Assistant within European Union Border Assistance Mission to Moldova and Ukraine (EUBAM), according to the Terms of Reference below, to start on 1 December 2020.

      Duty Station: Moldova (change of location within the country might be required)
      Organizational unit: Transnistrian Settlement Team


      General Functions:

      Under the guidance and direct supervision of the Team Leader of Transnistrian Settlement Team (TST), and overall supervision of the Chief of Administration the incumbent assists in contributing to the implementation of the TST objectives through analysis and reporting. The Analytical Assistant works in close collaboration with the Finance Specialist, Human Resources Specialist, and Procurement and Logistics Specialist of the EUBAM Administration 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 EC established operational rules and procedures;
      2. Contribute to drafting of reports on progress achieved in the implementation of EUBAM Plan of Action such as Mission’s monthly and annual reports. Contribute to the drafting of the Mission’s narrative progress and final reports according to the General Conditions.
      3. Contribute to development of concept papers and strategies of Transnistrian Settlement Team (TST);
      4. Draft briefings, speaking notes, presentations and background papers on topics related to the activities of the TST;
      5. Assist in analysis of data and information received from the EUBAM units and partner services using wide selection of research tools with the objective to solicit findings and observations. Ensure implementation of proper controls of non-violation of data-protection guidelines within TST and ensure archiving of all operational data.
      6. Attend all relevant TST meetings and when required take minutes or prepare mission reports;
      7. Participate in preparation, implementation and follow up of project activities;
      8. Provide logistical support (travel arrangements, including tickets, etc.) related to the TST activities;
      9. Facilitate the process of procurement and delivery of goods and services;
      10. Maintain updated networks of project partners;
      11. Maintain contacts with governmental and non-governmental institutions, local authorities, NGOs, academia, etc.;
      12. Facilitate project related training/learning activities and working/research visits;
      13. Participate in data collection, analysis and maintenance of project-related files;
      14. Assure that the progress reporting is done in a timely and quality manner based on internal documents approved by EUBAM management;
      15. Provide oral and written translations from English into Romanian or Russian and vice versa as required by the project;
      16. Prepare, proofread and/or edit the project’s correspondence and other official documents;
      17. Ensure due care of premises, equipment, vehicles (including their spare parts, consumables, keys etc.), supplies and other property that is entrusted to him/her;
      18. Readily accept temporary assignments involving travelling to other EUBAM Offices or Units within the country of deployment on demand;
      19. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.


      Recruitment Qualifications:

      • University Degree in philology, economics, finance, accounting, law, public administration, international relations or other related fields;
      • Five years of experience in administrative work, accounting/finance, economics, or other substantive area is required;
      • Previous experience in development assistance or related work for a donor organization, consulting company, or NGO is a very strong advantage;
      • Sound background in data processing, analysis and reporting;
      • Demonstrated ability to exercise initiative and independence in analysis;
      • Practical knowledge of data visualization techniques;
      • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc.) and advance knowledge of spreadsheet and database packages;
      • Fluency in both oral and written English, Romanian and Russian languages is a must;
      • Ability to work with people of different nationalities, religions and cultural backgrounds;
      • Demonstrated gender awareness and sensitivity, and an ability to integrate a gender perspective into tasks and activities.



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

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      Closing date for applications is 6 November 2020; however, interested candidates are strongly encouraged to apply sooner.

      Only pre-selected candidates will be contacted for the 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.

      • What we do?

        The Mission works with Moldova and Ukraine to harmonise border control, and customs and trade standards and procedures with those in EU Member States. It helps to improve cross-border cooperation between the border guard and customs agencies and other law enforcement bodies and to facilitate international coordinated cooperation. EUBAM assists Moldova and Ukraine to fulfil the obligations of the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area (DCFTA), which both countries signed as part of their Association Agreements with the EU. It also contributes to the peaceful settlement of the Transnistrian conflict through confidence building measures and as a monitoring presence at the Transnistrian segment of the Moldova-Ukraine border.

      • Where we work?

        The Republic of Moldova-Ukraine state border is 1,222 km long, consisting of 955 km of “green” (land) border and 267 km of “blue” (river) border.

        The Mission is headquartered in Odesa (Ukraine) with two country offices (in Chisinau – the Republic of Moldova and in Odesa – Ukraine) and six field offices in its area of operation – three on the Moldovan side of the common border and three on the Ukrainian side.

        There are 67 border crossing points along the Moldovan-Ukrainian border, including 25 at the central (Transnistrian) segment.

        The administrative boundary line between the two banks of the Nistru river is 411 km long. Nine customs posts are located along it, within which MDCS representatives perform the customs control duties, supported by MoIA representatives. Six BMA subdivisions, in which foreigners can voluntarily register or de-register, are also located on the boundary line.