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Recruitment of the Financial Manager to work on Project Level

Based on the decision of the Joint Monitoring Committee the new position of Financial Manager at the JTS is established from 2 April 2013 and Estonia - Latvia - Russia Cross Border Cooperation Programme within European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument 2007-2013 is looking for Financial Manager to deal on the Project level.

Job announcement

Estonia-Latvia-Russia Cross Border Cooperation Programme
within European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument 2007-2013
is looking for a Financial Manager

Estonia-Latvia-Russia Cross Border Cooperation Programme (Programme) has been developed by Estonia, Latvia and Russia and its strategic objective is to promote joint development activities for the improvement of the region's competitiveness by utilizing its potential and beneficial location in the cross roads between the European Union and the Russian Federation. Programme has been approved by the European Commission (EC) decision No C (2008) 8332 on 17 December 2008. Programme is financed from the European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument (ENPI) and the total EU funding allocated to the Programme amounts to ca 48 million EUR. Further information about the Programme is available on the website:

To implement the Programme, the Programme participating countries Estonia, Latvia and Russia have established a joint programme implementation structure - the Joint Managing Authority (JMA) consisting of Operational Management Section, Financial Management Section and Internal Audit Section (all located in the Ministry of Regional Development and Local Governments of the Republic of Latvia) and the Joint Technical Secretariat (JTS). The JTS shall ensure cooperation and support potential and existing beneficiaries, as well as project partners on the Programme.

The JTS is hosted by the State Regional Development Agency of the Republic of Latvia (SRDA) ( and have its office in Riga, Latvia. Furthermore, branch offices of the JTS are established in Estonia (Tartu and Jõhvi) and Russia (St. Petersburg and Pskov).

The JTS team consist of fourteen international staff members: the Head of the JTS, four Project Managers, two Financial Managers, Information Manager and Office Manager, who are employed in the JTS in Riga, Latvia and five full time employees in the Branch Offices. All employees report directly to the Head of the JTS.
The official language of the Programme is English.

Main Responsibilities
• to support the Programme implementation, in particular with regards to financial and budgetary aspects;
• to cooperate with other institutions involved in the Programme implementation;
• to support potential beneficiaries, beneficiaries and project partners in generation, implementation and monitoring of projects;
• to support dissemination of the information in the field of competence;
• to represent the Programme.
The position requires frequent travelling.
Detailed information on duties please see in the job description.

Required Qualification and Experience
• University Degree in the field of economics / business / banking or equivalent;
• excellent knowledge of English and Latvian languages, both – oral and written;

• knowledge of Russian and/or Estonian will be considered as advantage
• good knowledge of European Union regional development policies and relevant legislation;
• knowledge of European Neighbourhood and Partnership policy, including Practical Guide to Contract Procedures for EC External Actions (PRAG) rules and European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument;
• programme / project management skills;
• minimum two years practical experience of financial management or auditing of EU (ERDF) funded programmes / projects;
• previous experience of working with INTERREG Programmes / projects will be considered as advantage;
• budget planning and accounting skills;
• good writing, communication and presentation skills;
• analytical skills;
• ability to work in multi cultural environment;
• ability to work in a team and undertake leadership in coordinating the implementation of entrusted tasks with other team members;
• computer literacy;
• experience with basic office management and administrative tasks.

Terms of Employment and Selection
The Financial Manager will legally be employed under the Latvian Labour Law by the SRDA. The employment is foreseen on a full-time basis (40 hours a week) for the period until end 2015, in Riga, Latvia.
A competitive salary will be offered depending on the qualification and experience. The successful candidate will be expected to commence the work at earliest convenience.

How to apply?
Application, consisting of the CV and a motivation letter in English, shall be addressed to Unda Ozoliņa, the Head of the Joint Technical Secretariat and sent in via e-mail: Deadline for the submission of applications is 8:00 a.m. Tuesday, 23 April 2013.

Pre-selected successful candidates will be invited for the interview in Riga, Latvia in the beginning of May 2013.
Selection will be done by the Joint Task Force for the staff recruitment of the Programme comprising officials of the JMC from the Republic of Estonia, Republic of Latvia and the Russian Federation, the representatives of the JMA and the SRDA. 

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