Project Linguistic Assistant, Council of Europe Office Chisinau

Job mission

Under the authority of the Head of Office, and the supervision of the Head of the Economic Crime and Cooperation Division, Action against Crime Department, Directorate General Human Rights and Rule of Law, the Project Linguistic Assistant will assist in the implementation of the European Union/Council of Europe Joint Programme ‘Controlling Corruption through Law Enforcement and Prevention’. Employment is limited to the duration of the Project that is expected to end on 31 May 2020.

Key activities

The Project Linguistic Assistant the following key duties, in close co-ordination with the project management, in accordance with the Organisation’s procedures, guidelines and priorities, with a concern for quality, efficiency, accuracy and confidentiality:

– provides logistical and administrative assistance to the project team in the planning, organisation and follow-up of the project activities, in accordance with the project workplan and calendar of activities and in co-operation with local and international partners and stakeholders;

– makes practical arrangements connected to project activities (travel, visa requests, accommodation and meeting venue bookings, local transport arrangements, interpretation, etc.);

– prepares the submission of financial support documents for final payment and reimbursement of experts; provides and verifies any other financial information and documentation (including activity synopsis) as regards the activities implemented;

– reports to the supervisor on activities in progress and informs of any problems encountered;

– drafts and formats correspondence, memos, relevant project documents, contract letters and financial arrangements in line with instructions and relevant procedures;

– provides administrative and linguistic assistance to visitors and experts; interprets consecutively during meetings between consultants and representatives of beneficiary or partner institutions in the Republic of Moldova;

– provides translations, spelling and grammar checking, and editing of the relevant project documents;

– organises and keeps project documents and files up to date (activity planning, official reports, expertise and other documents, outgoing and incoming correspondence, contact lists);

– ensures the circulation of pertinent information and documents among the project team and the Office;

– contributes to the efficient functioning of the Office, in collaboration with the Head of Office, the Deputy Head of Office and project management.

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

About the Project in brief:

The European Union/Council of Europe Joint Programme ‘Controlling Corruption through Law Enforcement and Prevention’ started on 1 June 2017 and will be implemented until 31 May 2020. It aims to support the reform of the anti-corruption regulatory framework and relevant institutions in line with European and international standards and re-enforce national and international co-operation of specialised law enforcement and prevention systems.

Eligibility criteria

This local recruitment procedure is open to applicants already present in the Republic of Moldova. Only applicants who best meet the following criteria will be considered for shortlisting.


› Completed full course of general secondary education, followed by a post-secondary qualification corresponding to a minimum of two years’ studies; A post-secondary qualification corresponding to a minimum of two years studies in translation, linguistics or other relevant field would be an advantage.


› At least two years of relevant professional experience in carrying out administrative duties in the field of international or European co-operation projects.

Language requirements:

› Excellent knowledge of Romanian (mother tongue level);

› Very good knowledge of one of the official languages (English);

› Knowledge of French and/or Russian would be an advantage.


› 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.


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 13/01/2020 (midnight French time).

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