Project Assistants (Grade B1/B2)

  • Added Date: Monday, 24 July 2017
  • Deadline Date: Monday, 21 August 2017

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Closing date: 21 August 2017
Location : Bucharest

Job mission

Under the authority of the Head of Office, the incumbent will provide administrative support to the Project team during the implementation of the Council of Europe and the European Union Joint Programme ‘Cooperation on Cybercrime in the Southern Neighbourhood Region’ (Cybercrime@South).

Employment is limited to the duration of the project which is expected to end in June 2020.

Key activities

The incumbent performs the following key duties in close co-operation with the Project team, and in accordance with the Organisation’s procedures, guidelines and priorities, with a concern for quality, efficiency, accuracy and confidentiality:

  • Prepare and follow up on draft purchase orders, administrative arrangements and contracts;
  • Handle travel and accommodation arrangements;
  • Undertake missions in support of project activities;
  • Assist in the editing of reports, reads and makes grammatical corrections of texts; checks translations;
  • Follow project finances;
  • Report to the supervisor on activities in progress and if and when problems occur;
  • Share information between management and staff;
  • Draft and format standard correspondence, memos files and presentations in accordance with instructions, organizes file;
  • Carry out other assignments under this project as necessary.

Please note that the incumbent may be required to perform other duties not listed in the vacancy notice.

Eligibility Requirements

This local recruitment procedure is open to applicants already present in Romania.

Only applicants who best meet the following criteria will be considered for shortlisting.


  • Completed full course of general secondary education and appropriate professional qualifications.


  • At least three years relevant professional experience relating to administrative or project support duties or similar.

Language requirements:

  • Very good knowledge of one of the official languages (English or French) and good knowledge of the other.


  • Nationality of host country or one of the 47 Council of Europe member states.


  • Under 65 years of age at the closing date of the vacancy notice.

Employee Core Values

Council of Europe staff members adhere to the values Professionalism, Integrity and Respect.



  • Professional and technical expertise:

Experience in carrying out corresponding duties;
Good computer skills of standard tools in office applications (word processing, spreadsheet, data bases, presentation software, outlook, internet/intranet publication);
Excellent organisational skills; ability to work under pressure, deal with multiple tasks and respect deadlines;
Broad knowledge of the activities and procedures of the Council of Europe.

  • Service orientation
  • Planning and work organisation
  • Concern for quality
  • Analysis and problem solving
  • Teamwork and co-operation
  • Initiative
  • Results orientation


  • Professional and technical expertise:

Experience with assistance and co-operation projects;
Experience of working in an international environment.

  • Resilience
  • Communication
  • Adaptability
  • Learning and development

For more information, please refer to the Competency Framework of the Council of Europe.

Additional information

Please note that the remuneration for this position is 1009.60 Euro (gross monthly salary).

Cybercrime@South project is a new regional project of Council of Europe and the European Union on cooperation on cybercrime in the Southern Neighbourhood region. The project aims at strengthening legislation and institutional capacities on cybercrime and electronic evidence in the region in line with human rights and rule of law requirements.


Applications must be made in English or French using the Council of Europe on-line application system. By connecting to our website you can create and submit your on-line application. Applications must be submitted at the latest 21 August 2017 (midnight Paris Time).

Applications will be examined with regard to the requirements of this vacancy and applicants will be informed in due course of the outcome of your application. This may take some time after the closing date. Preselected candidates may be invited to take written tests before an interview. Written tests may be eliminatory.

In accordance with the Staff Regulations of the Council of Europe, the compulsory retirement age is 65. We cannot therefore accept applications from persons over this age.

The conditions of recruitment and employment which apply are contained in Rule No. 1234 of 15 December 2005 laying down the conditions of recruitment and employment of locally recruited temporary staff members working in Council of Europe Duty Stations located outside of France apply (Link to Rule 1234).

The Council of Europe welcomes applications from all suitably qualified candidates, irrespective of gender, disability, marital or parental status, racial, ethnic or social origin, colour, religion, belief or sexual orientation.

During the different stages of the recruitment procedure, specific measures may be taken to ensure equal opportunities for candidates with disabilities.

The Organisation

The Council of Europe is the continent’s leading organisation in the protection of human rights, democracy and rule of law. It was founded in 1949 in order to promote greater unity between its members and now includes 47 member states, all having signed up to the European Convention on Human Rights.

By Statute, the Council of Europe has two constituent organs: the Committee of Ministers, composed of the member states’ Ministers for Foreign Affairs, and the Parliamentary Assembly, comprising delegations from the national parliaments. The Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of Europe represents the entities of local and regional self-government within the member states. The Commissioner for Human Rights is an independent and impartial institution within the Council of Europe mandated to promote the awareness of and respect for human rights in member states.

The European Court of Human Rights is the judicial body which oversees the implementation of the Convention in the member states. Individuals can bring complaints of human rights violations to the Strasbourg Court once all possibilities of appeal have been exhausted in the member state concerned.

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