Kosovo Legal Services Company

Office Manager


Location:                                              Pristina, Kosovo

Position:                                               Office manager

Application deadline:                         27.11.2020

Type of contract:                                Service Contract

Languages required:                          Albanian, English

Starting Date:                                      January 2021

Duration of Contract:                         May 2022, full-time, subject to a probationary period of 3 months

Background information: Business and Strategies in Europe (www.bseurope.com), member of Gopa Consulting Group, is a consultancy company with over 20 years’ experience in development cooperation field. B&S Europe and Kosovo Legal Services Company have been awarded with the implementation of the contract „EU Support to the Kosovo Competition Authority and State Aid Commission” with a total duration of 40 months, between January 2019 – May 2022.

The overall objective of the project of which this contract will be a part is to support the Government of Kosovo to further develop its institutional capacity to create the basis for sustainable economy standards in line with the EU acquis and the SAA requirements.

The purpose of this contract is to contribute towards ensuring a competitive environment in Kosovo and a higher level of discipline in state aids by increasing and strengthening the efficiency and effectiveness of administrative capacities in the fields of competition and state aid and ensuring the approximation of legislation in these fields with the EU legal framework. 

The contract is having 2 components – Component 1 Competition and Component 2 – State Aid. As part of the support staff, we will hire one full-time local officer for the Component 2 – State Aid.

1. Duties and responsibilities: Under the direct supervision of the Team Leader, Key Expert 2 and company headquarters ’backstopping team, the office manager will be responsible for the following:

  • Responsible for the daily office management, administrative and logistical management;
  • Responsible for daily communication, correspondence and planning within the project office;
  • Support the organisation of events, training courses, workshops, conferences etc.;
  • Support KEs and NKEs in liaising with the main stakeholders, organising and agreeing meetings and taking minutes if necessary.
  • Support the mobilisation of NKE (visa, provision of briefing package, organisation of travel and other necessary logistics, etc.).
  • Support the KE in the recruitment and management of NKE, fill-in data in NKE tracking tool and support in filling-in timesheets of experts appropriately;
  • Support in preparing and editing different reports as required by the ToR;
  • Daily ad-hoc translation in English/Albanian of short documents and other correspondence as well as in meetings where not covered by incidental budget.
  • Project procedures. To ensure that both consultants and staff are aware and understand and follow the project procedures.
  • Incidental expenditure according to EU procedures. To monitor expenditure on a monthly basis (actual and budget) according to PRAG rules.
    • Coordination of the use of the incidental budget, budgeting and reporting;
    • Ensure the collection of all original documents;
  • Accounting. Recording of all payments in an individual accounting tool
  • Reporting. To prepare the monthly accounts for the project and report to B&S project manager on a monthly basis.
  • Financial documentation. To keep all records/ files for audit purposes.
  • Financial tasks. Support the TL with the day-to-day financial management tasks in the project office in Pristina and maintain regular communication with the Finance and Contract Manager in B&S
    • Manage the petty cash according to the agreed budgets and procedures;
    • Overseeing all contracts with local providers (e.g. for transport, translation, etc.);
    • Support the capacity building in all financial aspects; e.g. by obtaining three price quotations or negotiating rates;
    • Provide support for any financial analysis or budgets relating to the Work Plans and project implementation;
  • Final check of the timesheets; Prepare a record of utilization of expert days on a monthly basis;

2. Qualifications and skills

  • University/college degree in Management, Law, or relevant,
  • Professional fluency in written and spoken English and Albanian,
  • Proficiency in Serbian language would be considered an asset,
  • Proficiency in Windows applications,
  • At least 3 years of experience in project management,
  • Experience in EU funded projects,
  • Ability to work in a team, excellent inter-personal and communication skills,
  • Flexible and service-minded,
  • Experience with interpretation and translation.

3. Job Application:

Please send your CV in English, a short motivation letter (up to 1 page, format A4) and contact details (position, work relation, phone and email) of 2 persons that we could contact to provide work references via e-mail to jobs@klsc.eu

The subject of your email should be SAC Office Manager.

Application deadline: 27th of November, Friday 2020 at 16.00 hrs, local time of Kosovo.
Only short listed candidates will be invited for an interview.

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