Project Management Support – Associate for Social Inclusion

Job categories Project Management
Vacancy code VA/2021/B5109/22738
Department/office ECR, RSMCO, Serbia
Duty station Belgrade, Serbia
Contract type Local ICA Support
Contract level LICA-6
Duration Open-ended
Application period 14-Oct-2021 to 03-Nov-2021


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 Social Housing and Active Inclusion Programme (EU SHAI) is designed to enhance implementation of social inclusion policies in Serbia and provide sustainable housing solutions accompanied with active inclusion measures for the most vulnerable population. The European Union (EU) has allocated 27 million Euros through the Instrument for Pre-accession Assistance (IPA) 2018 for the 48 month-long implementation of the Programme, and the UNOPS has been selected as the implementing partner. National partners and the Programme beneficiaries are the Ministry for Construction, Transport and Infrastructure, the Ministry of Labour, Employment, Veterans and Social Affairs and the Ministry of European Integration.

The Programme will strengthen capacities at the national and local level for identification, programming, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of sustainable social housing programmes and projects. It will also provide a range of housing solutions for vulnerable beneficiaries, ranging from construction of multi-family residential blocks, to procurement of village or prefabricated houses, and reconstruction of self-owned properties. Interventions will also include small scale infrastructure works in sub-standard settlements. In order to facilitate sustainability, the Programme will support implementation of complementary social inclusion measures, which will primarily focus on employment and economic empowerment of beneficiaries. The projects will be selected through open calls for proposals, which are transparent solicitation methods, respecting fairness and integrity. 

Particularly targeted groups belong to the vulnerable and at-risk-of-poverty population, such as Roma, disadvantaged women, in particular women victims of domestic violence, youth in/leaving care, persons with disabilities, and others who live in inadequate housing conditions. The Programme will also benefit national institutions and local self-governments, as well as social inclusion service providers from the public and civil society sector. 
In order to enhance capacities of the national health system to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and protracted health crisis, the European Union ensured additional funds to be used within the Programme to support Government’s urgent response through procurement of medical and non-medical equipment and items, provision of sanitary/food packages for Roma people living in informal settlements without basic sanitary conditions, provision of technical assistance to line national institutions to conduct COVID-19 related procurements, and support for engagement of medical teams.   

The Programme, grounded in national and international frameworks, will contribute to meeting the European Union accession criteria under Chapters 19 that relates to social inclusion and Chapter 23 that covers fundamental rights, along with achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.


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