GIZ Kosovo: Radno mesto za lokalnog pripravnika



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The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH,

project Good Financial Governance (GFG) in Kosovo, offers the vacancy for a:


Local Intern (COPF)

(Committee for Oversight of Public Finance (COPF) in Parliament)


Project background


The GIZ project Good Financial Governance (GFG) in Kosovo supports the National Assembly, Ministry of Finance (MOF) and Tax Administration of Kosovo (TAK) and aims to strengthen the system of public finance in regard to accountability and efficiency.


The Government approved the first Public Finance Management Reform Strategy (PFMRS) 2016-2020 in June 2016, with the aim of achieving sound financial management by improving systems that ensure fiscal discipline, operational efficiency and effective allocation of Kosovo’s public resources.


Through strengthening the Good Financial Governance in Kosovo, the Project intends to (i) strengthen capacity of the MOF to prepare and execute a comprehensive and credible budget; (ii) strengthen the TAK with regard to the effectiveness, efficiency and its relationship with citizens and its cooperation with other institutions; (iii) strengthen capacities of the Budget and Finance Committee (BFC) and the  Committee for Oversight of Public Finance (COPF) of National Assembly to fulfil their mandate for budgetary oversight more strongly; and (iv) strengthen inter institutional coordination among key actors in Public Financial Management with regard to budget execution, tax administration and parliamentary budget oversight.


Strengthen capacities of the Parliament Committees to fulfil their mandate for budgetary oversight more strongly would further enforce Government accountability and helps to increase fiscal discipline.


Overall purpose of the assignment


The intern will support the Committee for Oversight of Public Finance (COPF) in Parliament by providing technical support to the support unit of the COPF. The intern will be located in the Assembly, where 90% of time he/she will focus on assisting the Support Unit of the COPF to provide all necessary documents for the Members of Committee (Rapporteurs), while 10% of time he/she will assist the GIZ project in order to support joint activities with the COPF.


Main tasks and responsibilities


The main tasks and responsibilities of the local intern will be to:


  • Gain an insight into the day-to-day work of the organizational unit to which he/she is assigned.
  • Attend discussions and meetings.
  • Become familiar with the administrative regulations and rules of a collaborative organization.
  • Deal with issues related to the organizational unit’s specific tasks and – as far as possible – resolve them autonomously with direction and support from a mentor.


Description of individual tasks:


  • Supporting unit of COPF to prepare the materials needed for the committee meetings such as: agenda of the meeting, summary of the documents which need to be reviewed in the meeting, invite the participants from relevant ministries who should report based on the invitation etc.
  • Supporting the Rapporteurs to gather the information needed for the meetings.
  • Organising preparatory meetings with auditors and Rapporteurs and supporting rapporteurs to address relevant questions.
  • Taking notes during the meetings and incorporating them into the minutes of the meetings.
  • Supporting the representative of GIZ to implement the rapporteur system and any other changes in approach or policy in order to strengthen the COPF to fulfil their mandate more strongly.


Qualifications and experience sought


  • University degree:  Law, Economics, Political Science or Business Administration
  • Work experience: internships or/and work experience at relevant institutions are an asset
  • Knowledge of the Public Finance of the Republic of Kosovo
  • Knowledge of the institutions dealing with Public Finance of the Republic of Kosovo.
  • Very strong writing skills
  • Good communication skills, both written and oral
  • Very good knowledge of English; knowledge in German is an added value
  • Systematic and structured approach to work
  • Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Participation in extra-curricular programs, and participation in civil society activities, regarded as a priority




  • The office is based in Assembly and partly in GIZ Project office in Pristina
  • This is a full-time; the working hours are set in accordance with GIZ procedures




  • The internship is offered with a negotiable duration of 3-6 months


Expected start date


  • As soon as possible


How to apply


Interested candidates are invited to submit their electronic application in English, in PDF version, to


  • CV (Europass template is recommended)
  • Letter of motivation
  • Diploma(s), references/recommendations
  • Subject of the email: Name & Surname – Local Intern (COPF) – GFG


Applications that do not meet these rules will not be considered!


Deadline for the application: 20 March 2019


Only short-listed candidates will be contacted and invited to the next stage of recruitment.


GIZ encourages female candidates, candidates from ethnic minorities as well as candidates with disability to apply.