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VMAM Code BIHR000463-7517

SDG Roll-Out Project Assistant

National Specialist
Bosnia and Hercegovina
Sarajevo (BIH)
until 31 December 2020 with possibility of extension
12 August 2020

Minimum age: 22 years old. Applicants must be nationals of or legal residents in the country of assignment.

Under the direct supervision of the SDG Roll-Out Project Manager, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  • Provide support in timely implementation of the project activities in line with the approved Project Document and Annual Work-Plan;
  • Assist in organization and preparation of project activities such as conferences, workshops, studies and publications, procurement and subcontracting;
  • Support the Project Team in conducting quality control and preparation of relevant data and documents;
  • Provide support in preparation of TORs for consultants and companies, in consultations with other SDG Roll-Out Project Team members,;
  • Provide support in facilitating partnerships with all government levels in BiH, international financial institutions, bi-lateral and multi-lateral donors, private sector, civil society with respect to implementation of SDGs in the country;
  • Provide assistance in maintaining regular contact with key project partners, organise and prepare materials for the meetings and ensure follow up to agreed action points;
  • Prepare meeting minutes and follow-up reports;
  • Provide support, in consultation with other SDG Roll-Out Project Team members, to consultants hired for the Project, and any relevant missions directly related to the Project;
  • Provide support in building of capacity and awareness of key stakeholders on SDGs and their implementation in BiH;
  • Provide assistance in maintenance of the pool of project’s deliverables, documents, files, equipment and materials;
  • Provide support in performing financial and administrative tasks related to Project implementation.
  • Perform other duties as required.
Secondary education

University Degree or equivalent in social sciences, international relations, political sciences, or other relevant fields is a strong advantage.

24 Months
  • At least 2 years of relevant administrative and project support experience (paid or voluntary) at national or international level
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Bosnian(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Croatian(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Serbian(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Development programme/project administration
  • Experience in working with different stakeholders, such as the government institutions, civil society organizations, private sector, etc.;
  • Familiarity and experience in working on the Sustainable Development Goals;
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Office software package (MS Word, Excel, Spreadsheet, Internet etc.) and advanced knowledge of spreadsheet and database packages, experience in handling of web-based management system;
  • Demonstrated experience working in complex environments;
  • Familiarity with UN system and UNDP rules and procedures is an advantage;
  • Excellent communication skills, oral and writing;
  • Knowledge and experience in volunteering, and willingness to learn about volunteering.

Commitment and Motivation, Communication, Working in Teams

* Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool?

First register your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/signup.

Important: After creating your account, complete all sections of your profile and submit it. Then go to ‘My Page’ at

https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink. Lastly, select the special call to which you would like to


* Already registered in the UNV Talent Pool?

First update your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/profile.

Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink to select the special call to which

you would like to apply.

This is a national UN Volunteer assignment, therefore only nationals of Bosnia and Hercegovina and legal residents with a residency permit,

the status of refugee or with the status of being stateless are eligible to apply.

Application deadline: 12th. August 2020