Programme for “Advanced On-the-Job Training” for Young Professionals

Deadline: 25 January 2019
Open to: citizens of one of the CEI Member States with at least two-three years of relevant experience in the related area within public and private bodies, international organisations and other regional bodies as well as NGOs and a University degree from a recognised academic institution in a subject of relevance to the call
Benefits: EUR 1,650.00 per month as a reimbursement for their living costs

Description

With financing assured through the Programme for “Advanced On-the-Job Training”, supported under the CEI Cooperation Fund provided by all Member States, the CEI is launching a Call for selection of three Young Professionals – from the CEI Member States – to assist the CEI-Executive Secretariat in Trieste (Italy) in carrying out the CEI’s activities in the following areas, namely:

1. Office Administration – Ref. code OA
2. Liaison – Ref. code LI
3. Policy Research – Ref. code PR

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES:

1. Office Administration

  • prepare official correspondence;
  • manage agendas/travel arrangements/appointments etc.;
  • support services for official missions and visits;
  • administrative tasks, such as day-to-day practical work in the office, filing and other necessary tasks.

2. Liaison

  • prepare official communication and coordinating the relationship with various institutions in the CEI Members
  • States and international organizations;
  • prepare the groundwork for activities and programmes;
  • draft a variety of documents, such as briefing reports, speeches, statements, talking points, minutes of meetings and background papers;
  • attend, on an ad hoc basis, official meetings, and other informal meetings, and follow up the decisions taken;
  •  administrative tasks, such as day-to-day practical work in the office, filing, and other necessary tasks.

3. Policy Research

  • conduct background research on topics relevant to the CEI activities;
  • prepare regular reports based on the findings and their correlation with the priorities of the Organisation;
  • assist in the identification of possible new priorities based on the findings;
  • draft a variety of documents, such as speeches, statements, talking points, presentations, background papers;
  • administrative tasks, such as day-to-day practical work in the office, filing, and other necessary tasks.

Eligibility

Main qualifications:

  • At least two-three years of relevant experience in the related area within the public and private bodies, international organizations and other regional bodies as well as NGOs;
  • Citizen of one of the CEI Member States (double citizenships or residence elsewhere than the country of origin should be duly reported);
  • University degree from a recognized academic institution in a subject of relevance to the Call;
  • Excellent knowledge of English, both spoken and written;
  • Proficiency in using Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook.

Other Assets:

  • Knowledge of another CEI language;
  • Familiarity with the CEI mission and scope of action;
  • Experience in interacting with public bodies and EU or National Institutions.

Required skills:

  • Good team working in an international context;
  • Good self-organization towards meeting deadlines;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Excellent analytical skills;
  • Attitude towards working independently under the supervision of a team leader;
  • Ability to interact with top-level management at corporate and public level;
  • Strong personal motivation and commitment to achieving goals.

Benefits

Selected candidates will join the CEI-Executive Secretariat for a period of 12 months. They will receive an amount of EUR 1,650.00 per month as a reimbursement for their living costs.

How to apply?

To apply for a post, please send:

  • your CV (Europass format);
  • a motivation letter;
  • two reference letters

in English to the following e-mail address: [email protected], indicating in the subject the applicant’s full name and the Reference code of the position it is applied for.

Please clearly specify in both your CV and motivation letter your relevant experience in the selected area and how you match the requirements.

For more detailed information, please visit the official webpage.