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Senior Liaison Officer to Western Balkan region

Application Open Date: 
26/04/2019 - 02:01
Deadline Date: 
27/05/2019 - 12:00
Initially: Warsaw, Poland; Subsequently: transfer to Tirana, Albania
Type of Contract: 
Temporary staff
JOB Description: 
Under the supervision of, and while reporting to the Head of Liaison Officers Networks Unit (and in specific areas under the supervision of the Head of EU Delegation to relevant third country) the jobholder will be responsible for the following tasks: Operational role  Facilitating and supporting the implementation of the working arrangements in place with the competent authorities of Albania and the other non-EU countries in the southern Western Balkan region (Albania, Kosovo4 and North Macedonia).  Facilitating and encouraging the operational cooperation and coordination between Frontex and the southern Western Balkan region countries in line with the Agency’s mandate and Annual Programme of Work.  Establishing and maintaining contacts with the relevant authorities/institutions in the southern Western Balkan region involved in border management, migration or cross-border crime with the aim to foster operational cooperation, facilitate information/intelligence sharing and support joint analytical work (e.g. under the umbrella of the Western Balkans Risk Analysis Network).  Monitoring the border management situation including cross-border crime and migration flows that transit through or towards the region and ultimately towards the EU, contributing to maintaining an updated situational picture.  Producing field assessments, reports, letters, briefing notes as well as ad hoc responses to enquiries or requests for information from Frontex Headquarters.  Monitoring and, where necessary, reporting on key developments that could impact on the EU’s external borders and internal security.  Contributing to and participating with expertise in events, projects or activities which Frontex is managing, supporting or is invited to, as appropriate.  Facilitating and supporting the implementation of possible bilateral cooperation between the EU and southern Western Balkan region countries.  Supporting the implementation of Frontex actions carried out in the territory of the southern Western Balkan region countries where and when appropriate, in particular as derived from the implementation of the respective Status Agreements that could be in place with those countries. See the Vacancy Notice for a full description of duties and tasks!
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