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EU Grant

“EUPA4BiH – European Union Police Assistance for Bosnia and Herzegovina”



The consortium, under the leadership of the Center for International Legal Cooperation (The Netherlands), further consisting of the German Foundation for International Legal Cooperation (Germany), CIVIPOL (France), FIIAPP (Spain) and CPMA (Lithuania), will start the implementation of the EU Grant Contract “EUPA4BiH – European Union Police Assistance for Bosnia and Herzegovina” on 2 September 2024 and is therefore looking for candidates for National and International Long-Term Expert positions based in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.


The project

The global objective of this project is to improve the security of citizens in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The specific objectives of the project are as follows:

  • To enhance the effectiveness of institutions involved in the fight against transnational organised crime, corruption, drugs, money laundering, cybercrime, trafficking of human beings, terrorism, radicalisation, violent extremism, corruption and ensure better institutional interoperability,
  • To further improve the collection and exchange of data and data protection according to the EU applicable standards and best practices,
  • To improve governance standards to embed stability and progress towards EU membership, better identify and respond to threats and strengthen capacities to prevent and fight crimes.

The project start date is 2 September 2024, and the contract’s implementation will take 50 months from this date. The expert team will be gradually built up. The project will consist of 10 components, each has various outputs:

  • Component 1: Fight against transnational organised/serious crime, Trafficking of Human Beings  (THB), drugs, corruption and cybercrime
  • Component 2: Prevention and Countering terrorism and violent extremism
  • Component 3: Prevention and Countering Financial crime, Money Laundering
  • Component 4: Support the enhancement of effective cooperation among law enforcement bodies and with prosecutors and judges
  • Component 5: Enhancing external cooperation and coordination, information exchange, as well as international cooperation and coordination with EUROPOL and Interpol
  • Component 6: Support for drafting legislation in line with EU acquis, European standards and best practices
  • Component 7: Support to the criminal justice authorities in demonstrating progress towards establishing a track record of proactive investigations, confirmed indictments, prosecutions and final convictions against organised crime and corruption, including at high-level
  • Component 8:  Enhance border security and fight cross-border organised crime
  • Component 9:  Complementary assistance to procure required equipment to support better use of Special Investigative measures (SIMs), effective investigations, forensic capacities and specialised IT equipment that will enhance the capacity of the LEAs and further strengthening of data security and exchange.
  • Component 10:  Communication and outreach to BiH citizens / EU Visibility

The consortium will select the candidates and present them to the Contracting Authority (EU Delegation to Bosnia and Herzegovina) for formal approval.



International LTE Head of Finance and Administration

The International LTE Head of Finance and Administration will be responsible for the project’s integral financial and administrative management. In the function of LTE, he/she will lead the team of administrative support staff. He/she will report to the Team Leader and the project director at CILC. The assignment will be full-time for 54 months and is foreseen to be carried out fully in Sarajevo, Bosnia, and Herzegovina.


Qualifications and skills

  • University degree/long-term experience in project management/business administration;
  • Proficient command of written and spoken English, computer literacy, excel, relevant accounting programs, etc.;
  • Pro-active personality with outstanding communication skills and ability to work with the project team, consortium partners and the donor;
  • Very good reporting and analytical capacity;
  • Knowledge of the Western Balkans, especially of Bosnia and Herzegovina´s inter-cultural specificities and the local language, would be an asset.



General professional experience

  • Detailed understanding and practical experience for at least 12 years in the administration and financial management of EU Grants in the area of Rule of Law and Security, preferably in Bosnia and Herzegovina;
  • Experience in managing and leading a cluster team, ideally a multi-disciplinary and/or multi-national team;
  • Proven professional experience in budgeting, procurement, preparation of financial reports, preparation for audits, monitoring and evaluation missions.



Specific professional experience

  • Previous experience as a financial manager in EU or other donor-funded projects, preferably in IPA countries and preferably EU Grants.
  • Experience with and sound understanding of the various relevant procedures and standards in the area of EU Grants.
  • Experience in preparing for and accompanying financial audits at different levels (project audits, programme audits, ECA); and sound understanding of monitoring and evaluation tools and techniques.
  • In-depth knowledge of procurement rules at both the local level and the EU level.




Candidates interested in participating in the tender procedure are encouraged to hand in their letter of interest by 22 July 2024, 15.00CET.

The email must comprise:

  • a motivation letter (1 page)
  • a CV that clearly indicates the required qualifications and experiences. References must be available upon request.

Please send your motivation letter and CV to with the subject line: “EUPA4BiH” followed by the exact expert position you are applying for.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.


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