Senior EU Energy Law Advisor Roster - IICA-3 (Retainer), Multiple positions

Job categories Administration, Legal, Project Management, Partnerships
Vacancy code VA/2023/B5132/26017
Level ICS-11
Department/office ECR, AUMCO, Austria MCO
Duty station Home based
Contract type International ICA
Contract level IICA-3
Duration Retainer contract up to 12 months (max. 220 working days)
Application period 11-May-2023 to 23-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.

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.  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 organisations.  With over 6,000 personnel spread across 80 countries, UNOPS offers its partners the logistical, technical and management knowledge they need, where they need it.  By implementing around 1,000 projects for our partners at any given time, UNOPS makes significant contributions to results on the ground, often in the most challenging environments.

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
Background Information – Project Specific:
Under the framework of the multi-year project titled “Knowledge for Reform Action in the Western Balkans” UNOPS provides 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 EU.
The project will result in strengthened institutional, administrative and legislative frameworks and practices. To this end, UNOPS will create a pool of capacity building national, regional and international experts (individuals, thinks tanks, consortiums, consultancy companies and similar) to be deployed to support governments with regards to the approximation, application and enforcement of EU legislation as well as to facilitate the sharing of EU best practices.

Selection of experts will be made (when needed) from the Roster, based on selection criteria such as professional expertise and experience, language skills, geographical and gender balance, regular rotation, and absence of conflict of interest.

The incumbent will be engaged as a retainer and asked to perform specific tasks linked to supporting delivery of the project's capacity development work in the region in advance when the requirements arise. 

Please include a Cover letter indicating your areas of specialization relevant to EU Integration with a focus on energy law.

Duty station:                     
Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo*[1], North Macedonia, Montenegro or Serbia, depending on the outcome of the recruitment process. Regular travels may be required. The final decision regarding the duty station lies with UNOPS.

[1]* All references to Kosovo are made in the context of UNSCR 1244.

Under the direct supervision of the Chief Technical Advisor and in close coopera...

Education Advanced University Degree either in Engineering, Law, Business A...

Develops and implements sustainable business strategies, thinks long term and ex...

Contract type: ICA  Contract level: I-ICA 3 Contract duration: Retainer co...

Please note that UNOPS does not accept unsolicited resumes. Applic...
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UNOPS – an operational arm of the United Nations – supports the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by successfully implementing its partners’ peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world.

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