Partnerships Advisor (EU negotiations Chapter 9 Financial Services - uninsured & unregistered vehicles, Retainer)

Job categories Administration, Project Management, Partnerships
Vacancy code VA/2022/B5132/24601
Level ICS-11
Department/office ECR, AUMCO, Austria MCO
Duty station Skopje, North Macedonia
Contract type International ICA
Contract level IICA-3
Duration 50 days, with possibility of extension
Application period 12-Sep-2022 to 12-Oct-2022

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

This vacancy is closed.

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The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful implementation of its partners' peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world.  UNOPS supports partners to build a better future by providing services that increase the efficiency, effectiveness and sustainability of peace building, humanitarian and development projects.  Mandated as a central resource of the United Nations, UNOPS provides sustainable project management, procurement and infrastructure services to a wide range of governments, donors and United Nations organizations.  

Austria Multi-Country Office (AUMCO)

The Austria Multi-Country Office (AUMCO) is part of the UNOPS Europe and Central Asia Region (ECR). Specifically, AUMCO aims to enable achievement of Agenda 2030 and the Paris Agreement through global programmes and tailored interventions in the Balkans, South Caucasus, and Central Asia, focused on:

  • Infrastructure
  • Procurement 
  • Project Management (full service, back on track)
  • HR and Transactional Services
  • Grants Management 
  • Technical and Advisory Services
  • Project Information

Project Information

Under the framework of the multi-year project titled “Knowledge for Reform Action in the Western Balkans,” UNOPS is providing support in the six countries of the Western Balkans (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo*, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Serbia) with access to tailored expertise, knowledge and best practice to assist them with advancing their respective reform agenda. Learning and exchanges will be promoted across the Region, as well as from neighboring countries which have joined the European Union (EU). The aim of the project is to strengthen institutional, administrative and legislative frameworks and practices.

Under the direct supervision of the Chief Technical Advisor, and in close cooperation with beneficiaries, the Partnerships Advisor will provide technical expertise to government authorities, primarily the Ministry of Interior of the Republic of North Macedonia that is. The assignment will also be done in consultations with the Secretariat for European Affairs, as well as other institutions as appropriate. 

The work under this ToR is a part of preparation for negotiations under Chapter 9 – Financial Services (Cluster 2 – Internal Market) and indirectly Chapter 14 - Transportation. It is directly linked to the findings of the EC Country Report 2021, the legislation still allows the Ministry of Finance to set premiums for motor vehicle insurance, which is contrary to the EU acquis. Data on the proportion of vehicles that are uninsured is available, but it is unclear whether they are actually in circulation. No systemic measures are taken to prevent uninsured driving. A number of basic key services, such as issuance of driving licenses or registration of vehicles incurred significant delays and caused dissatisfaction among citizens. 

The legal framework for road transport is broadly aligned with the EU acquis. However, legislation is not keeping pace with changes in the EU acquis. Progress has been made towards establishing an executive body for road traffic safety. More efforts are needed to align with the social and safety acquis. The national system for continuous road crash data collection is still not established and the action plans on road safety inspection and audit need to be followed up and implemented. The State Transport Inspectorate needs to strengthen its enforcement and technical capacities. Further harmonization is needed on penalties for infringing the European Agreement on the work of crews of vehicles engaged in international road transport (AETR). Signature of the Interbus protocol on regular and special regular services is pending. The five-year road and rail maintenance plan has not been approved and road maintenance remains weak. Legislation on clean energy and energy efficient road transport vehicles, and intelligent transport systems is not in line with the EU acquis.

The conclusions of the Subcommittee on Internal Market and Competition of the SAA of 9 February 2022 also point out to the need to improve the legislative and strategic framework in this regard. 

The assignment will be carried out by four experts: three Partnerships Advisors and on Partnerships Specialist: 

  1. Partnerships Advisor on uninsured & unregistered vehicles 
  2. Partnerships Advisor on vehicle register 
  3. Partnerships Advisor on road safety
  4. Partnerships Specialist to support the Partnerships Advisor on uninsured & unregistered vehicles

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