Job advertisement: Resident Twinning Adviser (RTA) Assistant

“Further strengthening of AFSARD and preparing the Agency for the programming period
2014 – 2020”

The Agency for Financial Support of Agriculture and Rural Development and the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (NEA) from the Netherlands with partners from Slovenia and Estonia are carrying out a 21 month Twinning Project which started on 15 December, 2015.

The project is being implemented in the framework of the Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA), a programme funded by the European Union.

The overall objective of this Twinning project is to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the Instrument for Pre-accession Assistance for Rural Development (IPARD). This objective will be achieved by increasing the capacity of the Paying Agency (Agency for Financial Support of Agriculture and Rural Development, AFSARD) in the implementation of accredited and to be accredited  IPARD measures as well as in the preparation of accreditation of new IPARD measures.

AFSARD will host an Estonian Resident Twinning Advisor (RTA) and a team of experts for the duration of the project.
Applications are invited for the fulltime position of RTA Assistant. The RTA Assistant will work under the supervision of and report to the RTA.

Duration: 17 months (indicative timing: from May 2016 – September 2017).

Selection procedures:
The applications should include a motivation letter and detailed Curriculum Vitae, both in English. The applications should be sent no later than the 22nd of April 2016 by e-mail to: (RTA) and cc to: (International Project Manager NEA) and (MS Project Leader, NEA)

Only short listed candidates will be notified and will be invited to attend an interview. Interviews are tentatively scheduled to take place at the end of April in Skopje.

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