Project Management – Senior Assistant for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises and Business Support Organisations

Job categories Project Management
Vacancy code VA/2019/B5109/18814
Department/office ECR, RSPO, Serbia
Duty station Nis, Serbia
Contract type Local ICA Support
Contract level LICA-5
Duration One year, renewable subject to satisfactory performance and funds availability
Application period 05-Nov-2019 to 25-Nov-2019


Applications to vacancies must be received before midnight Copenhagen time (CET) on the closing date of the announcement.



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The European Union Support to Municipal Development – EU PRO Programme (1) will contribute to a more balanced socio-economic development of Serbia, by enhancing competitiveness and social cohesion of 99 municipalities, in two regions: Šumadija and Western Serbia and South and Eastern Serbia.(2) The European Union (EU) has allocated 25 million Euros for the implementation of the Programme during 36 months. The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) was selected for indirect management, through a Call for Expression of Interest.(3)

There are three results that the Programme will achieve:

  • Result 1: Improved technological structure of SMEs and their ability to export
  • Result 2: Improved conditions for business operations through more efficient administrative service provision, better land management and specific infrastructure investments
  • Result 3: Better social cohesion and attractive living environment through improvement of small scale public infrastructure and social relations.

The direct beneficiaries of the EU PRO are local administration structures, local SMEs, civil society organisations (CSOs) and business support organisations (BSOs). The final beneficiaries are the inhabitants of 99 municipalities.

The EU PRO Programme is based on the National Priorities for International Assistance in the Republic of Serbia 2014-2017, with projections until 2020 (NAD) (4) significant for Serbia’s EU accession process and socio-economic development. Its activities will be undertaken in partnership with the Government of Serbia, while respecting the national strategies, laws and relevant development documents, in order to ensure national ownership and help develop national capacities.


(1)The Programmes is based on Serbia Local Development Action Document within the Instrument for Pre-accession Assistance (IPA) 2016 http://europa.rs/eu-assistance-to-serbia/ipa/ipa-2016/?lang=en

(2) Forty-five municipalities are from the third and the fourth category of development, 44 are from the first and the second. The two regions, Šumadija and Western Serbia and South and Eastern Serbia, are less developed comparing to Belgrade and Vojvodina.

(3) The Call was organised by the Delegation of the European Union (DEU) in cooperation with the then European Integration Office of the Republic of Serbia (SEIO) in July 2016. The criteria included adequate administrative, financial and technical capacity, as well as criteria related to the quality of the Concept Note, including relevance; consistency with the objectives, results and activities of the Action, expected impact; sustainability and cost-effectiveness.


Under the direct supervision of the Project Management Senior Officer for SMEs a...

Education Secondary education is required. Bachelor’s degree pr...

Develops and implements sustainable business strategies, thinks long term and ex...

This is a local position, it is therefore open to Nationals of Serbia and t...

Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time Applications ...

UNOPS is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful imp...

In Serbia, UNOPS has been active since 2000, became the Project Centre (RSPC) in...

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