Intern - Grants Management Support

Job categories Partnerships
Vacancy code VA/2024/B5131/28423
Department/office ECR, AUMCO, Albania
Duty station Tirana, Albania
Contract type Intern
Contract level Intern
Duration 6 months, with possibility of extension up to 12 months
Application period 21-Jun-2024 to 14-Jul-2024


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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Background Information – AUMCO


The Austria Multi-Country Office (AUMCO) was set up in August 2019 as a part of the UNOPS Europe & 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
  • Grant Management 
  • Technical and Advisory Services

Background: Project

UNOPS, through ECR AUMCO, is partnering with the Government of Albania and the European Union, as well as with the UN system, to facilitate the post-earthquake rehabilitation and reconstruction of a large number of key cultural heritage sites, museums, and cultural hubs and to promote tourism and economic development of the sites. 

On 26 November 2019, Albania was hit by its most deadly earthquake in a century. The earthquake measured 6.4 on the Richter scale and caused significant casualties and property damage, resulting in 51 deaths, over 1000 injured, and nearly 14,000 people displaced. To measure and assess the economic damage, a Post Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA) was conducted, estimating the total economic losses at nearly EUR 1Billion. The PDNA documented the destruction of public and private infrastructure. Of particular concern was the destruction of cultural heritage monuments and property, as 53 cultural heritage properties were significantly damaged by the earthquake. 

The EU4CULTURE project seeks to remediate the effect of the earthquake on Albania’s cultural heritage through the rehabilitation of monuments, as well as contribute to Albania’s socio-economic recovery through the construction and upgrade of these sites. It will be important also to support improvements in the capacity of institutions responsible for the management of these cultural monuments and sites to better accommodate tourism. 

An expected result of the project is that economic and local development is supported through cultural heritage revitalization and improved capacities for its safeguarding, management and promotion. In order to achieve this result a grants scheme is being designed and will be implemented to support innovative cultural projects to be developed and implemented around the cultural heritage sites targeted by the project. The aim is to contribute towards an improvement of the quality of tangible and intangible local cultural goods and services in order to allow them to compete within the country, in the EU and across other higher-value markets.

While the grants will primarily target cultural and creative industries sector operators in the selected heritage sites and surrounding areas, a special focus will be maintained on the inclusion of vulnerable groups whereas youth engagement and women participation will be mainstreamed.


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