Project Management Support

United Nations Office for Project Services

Teheran, Iran

Experience: 0 to 3 Years

Skill Required: Media and Communication

Under the direct supervision of the CTA and secondary supervision of the Regional Coordinator, the Project Management Support - Officer/LCC will  facilitate in-country expert deployments by supporting and  facilitating relevant meetings (where possible). 
S/he will support the monitoring of expert deployment activities - through work plans, coordination meetings, as needed, and through calls in an advice/evaluation capacity. In addition, LCC are expected to provide relevant/additional documents to facilitate expert deployments, when needed and in coordination with the national focal points, provide additional technical inputs on expert deployment ToRs, when needed.
Also, LCCs are expected to provide country analysis on a monthly basis with a particular focus on the country's EU integration processes linked to the programme. In addition, LCCs may be requested to attend and monitor other donors' activities and coordination meetings related to EU integration as needed.  LCCs should be well familiar with the EU enlargement policy and EU integration process and related national reforms in the respective beneficiary country. 

The incumbent will be engaged under UNOPS’ retainer contractual modality. This entails that the project team will reach out to the selected candidates on a needs basis, therefore, the engagement with the project will vary and most likely won’t be full-time. It is recommended that the selected candidates shall not resign from their current posts upon completion of the recruitment process.

Under the overall guidance of the CTA/Regional Coordinator, the LCC will have the following responsibilities:

  • The LCC facilitates the deployment of  the experts.
  • Provide inputs to the project team on the monitoring and evaluation of experts' deliverables.
  • Provide inputs to on-going deployment status of technical experts in LCC's respective countries with the focus on the status update, work plan delays and key deliverables in consultation with the expert and coordination with the national focal points in order to anticipate any deviation or delay.
  • Facilitates logistical arrangements with the country focal points (where possible) for a successful deployment of experts such as arranging meetings, compilation of relevant legal/ technical documents. 
  • Provide relevant/additional documents to facilitate the experts' deployments, when needed and in coordination with the national focal points.
  • LCC provides updates on important country/political developments, areas of particular focus and relevance for the project, when needed. 
  • The LCC contributes to the programme's information flashes, website and provides logistical support for (international ) technical experts and during in-country thematic events.

Education/Experience/Language requirements;


  • Advanced University degree is required. Law, Social and Economic Sciences/ Business Administration, Natural Sciences, International Relations, Political Sciences or other relevant disciplines are required. An emphasis on EU Law is highly desired. 
  • A Bachelor’s degree with additional two years of experience can be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience: 

  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in EU pre-accession issues either with governments or NGOs, think tanks, academic institutions, research institutions or similar
  • Understanding of Stabilization and Accession Agreements (SAA) and EU accession process in the respective country
  • Knowledge of the political and socio-economic context of the country, preferably also familiarity with the socio-political and economic context of the WB region
  • Excellent Analytical and communication skills. 


  • Fluency in English and Albanian