Project Management Support - Officer for the Sector for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs)

Job categories Project Management
Vacancy code VA/2023/B5109/26134
Department/office ECR, RSMCO, Serbia
Duty station Belgrade, Serbia
Contract type Local ICA Specialist
Contract level LICA Specialist-8
Duration five months with the possibility to extend depending on the circumstances, performance and budget availability
Application period 05-Jun-2023 to 25-Jun-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.

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The European Union for Local Development Programme - EU PRO Plus will contribute to more balanced socio-economic development in Serbia by enhancing territorial development management, supporting economic growth, and improving social infrastructure and social cohesion of 99 local self-governments in two regions: Šumadija and Western Serbia and Southern and Eastern Serbia. 

The European Union (EU) has provided 40 million Euros through the Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA) 2020 to fund the Programme, which will be implemented by the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) over a period of 42 months. The support is programmed with two action documents - the EU for Local Development which includes the 30 million Euros support and the EU for COVID-19 Economic Recovery which foresees a 10 million Euros addition.

There are three result areas that the Programme will achieve in targeted municipalities:

Result 1: Improved development planning and introduction of the Integrated Territorial Investments (ITI) concept

Result 2: Enhanced economic growth 

Result 3: Improved social infrastructure and social cohesion

While building on the momentum created by its three predecessors (1) Programme also focuses on four cross cutting aspects: good governance, digitalisation and innovations, environmental and climate change aspects and gender equality. In addition, EU PRO Plus will, through its COVID assistance related activity, strengthen the capacities of the public national health system to respond to COVID-19 pandemic and other national health emergency situations.

The direct beneficiaries of the EU PRO Plus are the Ministry of European Integration, 99 local self-governments, local administration structures, regional development agencies, other business support organisations, local SMEs, and civil society organisations (CSOs). The final beneficiaries are the inhabitants of 99 municipalities. 

All programme activities will be undertaken in partnership with the Government of Serbia, while respecting the national policies and priorities, in order to ensure national ownership and help develop national capacities. The EU PRO Plus is based on the National Priorities for International Assistance in the Republic of Serbia until 2025 (NAD), crucial for economic and social development and the EU integration process, while particularly contributing to preparation for the fulfilment of the requirements under Chapter 22 of the EU acquis - Regional Policy and Coordination of Structural Instruments.

1) EU PROGRES (2010-2014), European PROGRES (2014-2018) and EU PRO (2018-2021) Programmes


Under the direct supervision of the Senior Officer for the Sector for SMEs, the ...

Education  Bachelor’s degree preferably in economics, socia...

Certification PRINCE2 and/or PMI certifications would be considered as an a...

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 UNOPS does not accept unsolicited resumes. Applications rec...

The UNOPS Republic of Serbia Multi Country Office (RSMCO) is implementing 12 pro...
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