Council of Europe - Project Manager - Salary 14802.75 TRY (grade A1) - 18912.10 TRY (grade A2)

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Recruitment and Employment Management Division
Vacancy Notice n° o11/2021
Local recruitment procedure1
Project Managers
(Grade A1/A2)

Council of Europe Office
Location: Ankara

Job mission
Under the authority of the Head of Office, and the supervision of the Head of the Legal Co-operation Division,
the Project Manager is responsible for the planning and organisation of assigned projects under his/her
responsibility, in the field of legal co-operation and justice reform, in co-operation with the donors, partners and
other stakeholders and in compliance with the organisation’s regulations and donor requirements.

Key activities
The Project Manager performs the following key duties in accordance with the Organisation’s procedures,
guidelines and priorities, with a concern for quality, efficiency, accuracy and confidentiality:
- ensures the overall management of the project, including in the formulation, development, coordination, implementation, evaluation and monitoring of project activities, in full co-operation and
co-ordination with the project team in the office and at headquarters;
- reports on political and legal developments, risks and opportunities, advises on strategy, in particular
on complex and politically sensitive issues covered by the project, contributing to the development of
policies and standards, supporting the beneficiaries in fulfilling their commitments towards
compliance with CoE conventions, standards and values;
- provides regular and substantive analyses and reports, including on the assessment of results
achieved, further requirements and adjustments where necessary and impact, and contributes
substantially to the design and development of the project’s deliverables and any follow-up actions
and projects;
- manages, coaches and co-ordinates a team of project staff, under the guidance and instructions of the
Programme Manager in headquarters, and ensures the co-ordination between the project team,
beneficiary institutions and other relevant stakeholders;
- assists in the organisation and/or delivery of a variety of activities, including working groups, round
table discussions, and/or seminars through advising, making proposals, managing information
exchange and correspondence and ensures follow-up to the actions defined as a result of these
- assists and advises consultants, representatives of the beneficiaries and members of the working
groups and/or other bodies created within the framework of the project, developing and maintaining
effective relationships with them;
- manages and ensures proper execution of the project budget and financial reporting;
- ensures effective gender mainstreaming in all project activities and outputs;
- contributes to the efficient functioning of the Office, in collaboration with the Head of Office, the
Deputy Head of Office and the direct Project management in headquarters;
- promotes Council of Europe values internally and externally.
Please note that you may be required to perform other duties not listed in the vacancy notice.
Additional information
The Division for Legal Co-operation is currently seeking to recruit for several open positions. The following
projects are currently being implemented in Turkey:
- The project “Strengthening the Institutional Capacity of the Court of Cassation”, aiming at supporting the
legal framework, work procedures and tools and training programmes of the Court of Cassation by taking
into account the best European practices.
- The project “Improving the Effectiveness of Family Courts: Better Protection of the Rights of Family
Members” aiming at improving the effectiveness of family courts in protecting the rights of women,
children and other family members
- The project “Promoting Alternative Dispute Mechanisms in Turkey”, aiming at improving the effectiveness
of the justice system and access to justice in Turkey by providing a faster dispute resolution for the
citizens, businesses, legal persons and other organisations and institutions. Lead institution is the Ministry
of Justice.
More information is available at: Co-operation Projects (
Employment is offered on an annual basis and is limited to the duration of the assigned project and may be
renewed, subject to available funding.
Please note that the remuneration (gross monthly salary) is 14802.75 TRY (grade A1) or 18912.10 TRY (grade
A2) depending on your previous professional experience.
The incumbent is expected to establish good working relations with representatives of the government, public
authorities and the judiciary. She/he may be required to travel within Turkey and internationally and needs a
valid passport with no restrictions for travelling abroad.

Eligibility criteria
This local recruitment procedure is open to applicants already present in Turkey.
Only candidates who we consider best match the eligibility criteria below will be considered for shortlisting.

› Higher education degree or qualification equivalent to a master’s degree (2nd cycle of the Bologna
process framework of qualifications for the European Higher Education Area) in law or international
relations or social/political sciences.

› A minimum of 5 years of relevant professional experience (practical and proven) relating to capacity
building at national or international level, including at least 3 years in matters related to the justice
› Professional and technical expertise relating to one or more of the following areas: justice sector reforms,
effectiveness of justice systems, access to justice, family law and practice, alternative dispute resolution
mechanisms, child friendly justice in Turkey would be an advantage.
Language requirements:
› Excellent knowledge of Turkish (mother tongue level);
› Very good knowledge of one of the official languages of the Council of Europe (English), including
excellent writing skills and the knowledge of the legal language.
› Nationality of one of the 47 Council of Europe member states.
› Under 65 years of age at the closing date of the vacancy notice.

Employee Core Values
Council of Europe staff members adhere to the values Professionalism, Integrity and Respect.
› Professional and technical expertise:
- proven experience of carrying out corresponding duties nationally or internationally, in the
framework of project management and policy-oriented projects, or of working in the national
justice system or with courts and justice professionals;
- proven knowledge and understanding of relevant European and Council of Europe standards in
the field of the judiciary and the rule of law and of the Turkish legal system;
- good knowledge of project management methodologies and tools;
- experience in administration and management, particularly the management of staff and
budgetary matters;

- ICT skills: sound computer skills and experience using standard tools in office applications (word
processing, presentations, outlook, spreadsheet, databases, internet publications).
› Management of teams
› Planning and work organisation
› Results orientation
› Decision making
› Analysis and problem solving
› Relationship building
› Drafting skills

› Professional and technical expertise:
- experience on aspects related to court management, court efficiency, or justice reforms;
- knowledge of other languages;
› Influencing
› Resilience
› Creativity and innovation
› Communication

For more information, please refer to the Competency Framework of the Council of Europe.

Applications must be made in English or French using the Council of Europe on-line application system. By
connecting to learn more link you can create and submit your on-line application. Applications
must be submitted at the latest 22/02/2021 (midnight French time).

Any false statements knowingly made by applicants in their application for employment or at the time of their
engagement will result in the termination of their employment by the Council of Europe.

Applications will be examined with regard to the requirements of this vacancy and applicants will be informed
in due course of the outcome of your application. This may take some time after the closing date. Preselected
candidates may be invited to take written tests before an interview. Written tests may be eliminatory.
In accordance with the Staff Regulations of the Council of Europe, the compulsory retirement age is 65. We
cannot therefore accept applications from persons over this age.

The conditions of recruitment and employment which apply are contained in Rule No. 1234 of 15 December
2005 laying down the conditions of recruitment and employment of locally recruited temporary staff members
working in Council of Europe Duty Stations located outside of France apply (Link to Rule 1234).

The Council of Europe welcomes applications from all suitably qualified candidates, irrespective of gender,
disability, marital or parental status, racial, ethnic or social origin, colour, religion, belief or sexual orientation.
During the different stages of the recruitment procedure, specific measures may be taken to ensure equal
opportunities for candidates with disabilities.

The Organisation
The Council of Europe is the continent’s leading organisation in the protection of human rights, democracy and
rule of law. It was founded in 1949 in order to promote greater unity between its members and now includes
47 member states, all having signed up to the European Convention on Human Rights.
By Statute, the Council of Europe has two constituent organs: the Committee of Ministers, composed of the
member states’ Ministers for Foreign Affairs, and the Parliamentary Assembly, comprising delegations from the
national parliaments. The Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of Europe represents the entities of local
and regional self-government within the member states. The Commissioner for Human Rights is an independent
and impartial institution within the Council of Europe mandated to promote the awareness of and respect for
human rights in member states.

The European Court of Human Rights is the judicial body which oversees the implementation of the Convention
in the member states. Individuals can bring complaints of human rights violations to the Strasbourg Court once
all possibilities of appeal have been exhausted in the member state concerned

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