Recruitment of a Project Manager with Estonian language for the Joint Technical Secretariat in Riga

Estonia - Latvia - Russia Cross Border Cooperation Programme within ENPI 2007-2013 is looking for a Project Manager with Estonian language for work at the Joint Technical Secretariat in Riga, Latvia. The deadline for applying is Friday, 10 June 2011.

Please find detailed job description for the Project Manager with Estonian language vacancy.     

Duties of the Project Manager:
-   to cooperate with National Authorities of the Republic of Latvia, the Republic of Estonia and the Russian Federation regarding Programme implementation issues;
-   to establish and update procedures for the Programme implementation (i.e. application, assessment, contracting, reporting, monitoring etc.);
-   to support and inform potential beneficiaries and project managers about generation, development and implementation of projects, assessment, contracting, implementation, reporting, budget and payment issues, organise seminars to potential applicants, project beneficiaries and partners;
-   to prepare reports and information about progress of projects and the Programme implementation to the Joint Managing Authority (JMA), the Joint Monitoring Committee (JMC) and the European Commission (EC); 
-   to coordinate project application process;
-   to carry out technical eligibility assessment of projects;
-   to take part in preparation of the JMC meetings and to ensure their proceedings; to prepare the JMC decisions and ensure their implementation; upon necessity prepare and ensure carrying out of written procedures for decision making;
-   to monitor project implementation; review progress reports; requests for changes; contact project beneficiaries and project partners with clarification requests, provide advice; upon necessity, visit projects and monitor project activities on the spot;
-   to cooperate with other Project Managers, Financial Manager and Information Managers on project monitoring issues in their field of competence;
-   to cooperate with institutions responsible for verification of expenditures in the Republic of Estonia, the Republic of Latvia and the Russian Federation;
-   to ensure entering of all necessary project and the Programme related information in Programme management database; regularly update the Programme management database with latest information; 
-   to assist with preparation and organisation of information events and measures in scope of the Project Manager competence;
-   to represent the Programme in other events and institutions;
-   to carry out other tasks related to the Programme implementation entrusted by the Head of the JTS.

Required Qualification and Experience:
-   University Degree in the field of economics / business / public administration or relevant;
-   excellent knowledge of Estonian and English languages, both – oral and written, knowledge of Latvian and Russian will be considered as an advantage;
-   very good knowledge of EU regional development policies and relevant legislation, in particular related to European Neighbourhood Policy, including PRAG rules and European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument;
-   awareness of the Baltic Sea Region policies and experience in cooperation projects / programmes will be considered as an advantage;
-   programme / project management skills;
-   good writing, communication and presentation skills;
-   ability to work in multi cultural environment;
-   analytical skills;
-   computer literacy;
-   ability to work in a team and undertake leadership in coordinating the implementation of entrusted tasks with other team members.

Terms of Employment and Selection
The Project Manager will legally be employed under the Latvian Labour Law by the Latvian State Regional Development Agency (SRDA).
The employment is foreseen on a full-time basis (40 hours a week) for the period until end 2015. The successful candidate will be expected to commence the work at earliest convenience.
A competitive salary will be offered depending on the qualification and experience of the selected candidate.

How to apply?
Application, consisting of the CV and a motivation letter in English, shall be addressed to Ms Unda Ozolina, Head of the JTS, and sent via e-mail:

Deadline for the submission of applications is Friday, 10 June 2011.
Pre-selected successful candidates will be invited for the interview in June 2011.
Selection will be done by the Joint Task Force for the staff recruitment of the Programme comprising officials of the Joint Monitoring Committee from the Republic of Estonia, Republic of Latvia and the Russian Federation, representatives from the Joint Managing Authority and the SRDA.