Project Management Support - Associate (two regular positions)

Job categories Project Management, Programme Management
Vacancy code VA/2022/B5110/25184
Department/office ECR, RSMCO, Serbia MCO
Duty station Skopje, North Macedonia
Contract type Local ICA Support
Contract level LICA-6
Duration Open-ended, subject to organisational requirements, availability of funds and satisfactory performance
Application period 28-Dec-2022 to 22-Jan-2023

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

Please note that UNOPS will at no stage of the recruitment process request candidates to make payments of any kind.

This vacancy is closed.

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The EU for Clean Air Project Project, funded by the European Union (EU) with EUR 10 million through the Instrument for Pre-accession Assistance (IPA), is designed to contribute to the improvement of air quality in North Macedonia and consequently decrease risks to human health. With the objective to contribute to the reduction of emissions of pollutants in four large urban centres in North Macedonia, the Project will have a duration of 48 months, with an implementation period of 36 months, and followed by the defects notification period (DNP) of up to 12 months. The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) has been selected as the implementing partner.

The Project is aligned with the EU and national legislative and strategic frameworks, as well as the needs deriving from the health problems and economic consequences air pollution causes. It provides a significant contribution to the country’s environmental protection and green development, being one of the Government’s priorities for 2020-2024, and is contextualised with the EU Green Deal (EUGD), the Economic and Investment Plan (EIP) and the Green Agenda (GA) for the Western Balkans. The Project will contribute to the progress made towards meeting the EU accession criteria, primarily under the Chapter 27 (Environment) and to the achievement of the relevant United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals.

The Project will achieve five results, the first one being related to improving heating systems through the replacement of obsolete and inefficient boilers in 70 public buildings in the cities of Skopje, Bitola, Kumanovo, and Tetovo. The second result entails the procurement of six environmentally friendly buses that will reduce emissions in the City of Skopje. Furthermore, six thousand tree seedlings will be procured as a part of the third result, in order to be planted in Skopje, Bitola, Tetovo and Kumanovo. The fourth Project result will support development of the Feasibility Study for the Further Expansion of the Skopje District Heating System (DHS) and the implementation of a public awareness raising campaign. Finally, within the fifth result, the Project will ensure procurement and the delivery and installation of three air quality monitoring stations.

The Nordic Support for Progress in North Macedonia Project aims to enhance North Macedonia’s capacity for EU integration. It is funded by the Kingdom of Norway with 5.5 million Euros and the Government of Sweden through the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) with 2.05 million Euros.

The Project  strengthens capacities for the EU accession through provision of technical assistance and capacity building to the Government Coordination Mechanism for Accession Negotiation. It supports effective alignment of national legislation with the EU acquis and its implementation, while at the same time facilitating engagement and contributions form relevant stakeholders, and exchange of experiences and cooperation with the EU Member States and countries from the region. 

In particular, strengthens capacities of the Secretariat of European Affairs (SEA), considering its leading role in coordination, planning, monitoring and management of the EU accession negotiations. 

The Project also contributes to enhanced communication of the EU accession process, EU values and benefits. It supports development of the strategic communication approach, and for implementation of priority actions, which will enhance public’s understanding and interest for the EU accession. Grant schemes and capacity building will facilitate engagement of civil society and media, and youth in the accession process. 

While building on the momentum and results achieved by the Nordic Support for Progress in North Macedonia Project, in close cooperation with SEA, UNOPS has initiated development of a successor Project, which will further enhance the institutional, technical, and administrative capacity of the Government to conduct EU accession, while also contributing to the engagement of civil society, media, youth and the general public in the process. It is expected that the successor project will last from middle 2023 until middle 2026.

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