GIZ Kosovo: Slobodno radno mesto za stažiste na projektu

INTERNSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT

 

As an international cooperation enterprise for sustainable development with worldwide operations, the federally owned Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH supports the German Government in achieving its development-policy objectives. It provides viable, forward looking solutions for political, economic, ecological and social development in a globalised world. GIZ promotes complex reforms and change processes. Its corporate objective is to improve people’s living conditions on a sustainable basis. For more information about GIZ see: www.giz.de

 

The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH,

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

 

Local Intern (UBA)

(Unit for Budget Analysis 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 newly established unit, the Unit for Budget Analysis in Parliament. The intern will be located in the Assembly, where 70% of time he/she will focus on assisting the Unit for Budget Analysis, and 30% of time he/she will assist the GIZ project in order to support joint activities with the Parliament.

 

Main tasks and responsibilities

 

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

 

  • Assist officials within the Unit to analyze the Medium-Term Expenditure Framework document
  • Assist officials within the Unit to analyze the Draft Budget of the Republic of Kosovo and budget review at the level of budget organizations
  • Assist officers within the Unit to analyze periodic and annual reports of State Budget expenditures and other reports provided by the Law on Public Financial Management and Accountability
  • Assist officials within the Unit to prepare economic analyzes as well as assist MPs to understand budget sequences in the short and long term of the relevant policy proposals
  • Assist officials within the Unit to prepare opinions based on requirements of functional committees regarding the financial implications of the proposed amendments
  • Assists officials within the Unit to give opinions to the Budget and Payments Department of the Assembly for the preparation of a budget and financial impact statement for acts drafted by the Assembly
  • Assist officials within the Unit for commenting on the Committee on Public Financial Oversight in the Annual Audit Report
  • Assists officials within the Unit for all documents prepared by the Unit for Budget and Financial Analysis
  • Assists officials within the Unit to prepare analysis of potential budget cuts affecting the individual budget / activities of line ministries or other budget organizations

 

Description of administrative tasks:

 

  • Keeps evidence of the requests that come for review and keep track of opinion from the Budget and Budget Analysis Unit
  • Records all requests in the e-parliament database
  • Participate in meetings held by Unit for Budget and Financial Analysis with parliamentary committees, civil society and other institutions at local and central level
  • Prepares physical copies of the opinions it may provide, the Unit for Budget and Financial Analysis
  • Provides evidence for meetings that the Unit for Budget and Financial Analysis has, where necessary, prepares official records or minutes

 

 

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 analytical and writing skills
  • Good communication skills, both written and oral
  • Very good knowledge of English
  • 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

 

Location

 

  • 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

 

Duration

 

  • 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 application.kosovo@giz.de

 

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

 

 

 

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