Britanska ambasada u BiH oglas za posao: Liaison Officer Assistant

29 sep
Rok prijave 10.10.2019

View Vacancy – Fiscal Crime Liaison Office Assistant (BIH19.480)

The British Government is an inclusive and diversity-friendly employer.  We value difference, promote equality and challenge discrimination, enhancing our organisational capability. We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We do not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, colour, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, veteran status or other category protected by law. We promote family-friendly flexible working opportunities, where operational and security needs allow.

Job Category  Other British Government Departments (Partners across Government, including UK Visas)

Job Subcategory   FCLO (Fiscal Crime Liaison Office)

Job Description (Roles and Responsibilities)  

The British Embassy in Bosnia-Herzegovina is part of a world-wide network, representing British political, economic and consular interests overseas and is now looking to recruit a full-time Liaison Officer Assistant for Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs (HMRC) Fiscal Crime Liaison Officer.

HMRC is the UK’s tax and customs administration. HMRC is responsible for collecting tax revenue on behalf of the UK government, making sure that money is available to fund the UK’s public services and for helping families and individuals with targeted financial support. HMRC is also charged with closing the tax gap and reducing avoidance and evasion.

This role involves providing essential office support functions to enable the Fiscal Crime Liaison Officer to operate lawfully and effectively. This is an exciting and challenging role, and the successful candidate will be working in a fast-moving team environment where time critical actions are crucial to success. The Liaison Office is fully committed to the professional development and training of its staff.

The successful candidate will join a dynamic team working at the forefront of the fight against organised crime, tax fraud and international money laundering. Reporting to the HM Revenue & Customs Fiscal Crime Liaison Officer, the jobholder will play a pivotal role in facilitating the flow of data between UK-based investigators and key partners within Bosnia and Herzegovina, and the Western Balkans law-enforcement community. The post is based in Sarajevo, and may involve travel throughout Bosnia and sometimes abroad.

The successful candidate will need to demonstrate excellent organisational skills, and a practical approach to multi-tasking and problem solving, as well as the ability to quickly grasp complex issues. They will develop an understanding of HMRC strategic priorities on fiscal crime and how we are working to promote them within country.

Main duties and responsibilities:

Essential qualifications, skills and experience  

  • Fluent oral and written in English and in Bosnian/Serbian/Croatian;
  • Bachelor’s degree;
  • Relevant work experience, including evidence of engaging stakeholders, customers and partners at all levels;
  • Experience of dealing with government agencies or work experience in planning meetings/contacting officials/keeping accounts;
  • Project management experience;
  • Excellent IT skills – advanced skills in MS products & interrogation / maintenance of databases;
  • Ability to do verbal and written translations as the candidate will be required to translate at key meetings with high profile/Unit heads of Law enforcement agencies and at formal presentations to an audience and translate official letters in requesting operational assistance;
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and confidence in dealing with senior level people;
  • Constructive, positive and service orientated attitude;
  • Experience of working in an area with a high level of personal responsibility and has a track record of being accountable for own actions / decisions;
  • Excellent organisational skills for document and record management;
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and to prioritise workloads where required;
  • Ability to respect the confidentiality of work issues and understands the personal and professional consequences of lapses in security;
  • Flexible approach to work and travel, possibly overnight as some meetings where translation services are required are not in Sarajevo but across the country.

Desirable qualifications, skills and experience  

  • Working in similar position or previous relevant experience of working with UK Government would be an advantage;
  • Contacts within the law enforcement agencies within Bosnia and previous experience in working with them;
  • Knowledge of the criminal justice system within Bosnia.

Required competencies  Seeing the Big Picture, Making Effective Decisions, Collaborating and Partnering, Managing a Quality Service

Application deadline  10 October 2019

Grade  A2 (L)

Type of Position  Fixed Term, Full-time

Working hours per week  41 (Gross)

Duration of Post  24 months

Region  Europe, Eastern Europe & Central Asia

Country/Territory  Bosnia and Herzegovina

Location (City)  Sarajevo

Type of Post  British Embassy

Number of vacancies  1

Starting monthly salary (BAM)   3.672 (Gross)

Start Date  1 December 2019

Other benefits and conditions of employment  This is a full-time position of 5 working days, 41 hours per week.

The position is offered initially for two years with a possible extension for another two years upon successful completion of three month probation period and subject to the availability of funding.

The successful candidate will be subject to professional background and security clearance and must have pre-existing work authorisation for Bosnia-Herzegovina in order to apply.

The successful candidate will be hired under the Terms and Conditions of British Embassy Sarajevo and social contributions will be paid accordingly.

The monthly salary for this position is 3,672.00 BAM gross per month. In addition, members of staff receive a meal allowance and transport allowance as per Terms & Conditions.

Staff members recruited locally by the British Embassy in Bosnia-Herzegovina are subject to Terms and Conditions of Service according to local Bosnia-Herzegovina employment law.

Visa/Passport requirements: Candidates must currently hold the independent right to live and work in Bosnia and Herzegovina and be prepared to ensure that right remains throughout the scope of the contract. Additional requirements may become necessary pending EU Exit. If requirements change additional eligibility information will be shared during the recruitment process.

Additional information  

Please note that the deadline for applications is 23:55 of the day mentioned in the above field “Application deadline”.

We kindly advise you to allow enough time to complete and submit your full application.

Only applications completed and submitted before the closing of the deadline will be considered.

Please be aware that you will only be able to apply to vacancies for Local Staff roles with the British Government through this official site (operated by Oleeo). Jobs may be advertised on third party websites, however our adverts will always link back to the official site. If you complete and send an application through any other site, we will not receive it.

To apply, please visit our Official British Embassy website. Due to the large number of applications received every day, worldwide Foreign and Commonwealth Office vacancies are advertised through a recruitment software website, therefore only applications sent through FCO Local Staff Vacancies Homepage will be considered. Please note that your application must be in English language. The closing date for applications is 10th October 2019.


Lokacija: Sarajevo
Broj izvršilaca: 1
Datum objave: 27.09.2019.
Trajanje oglasa: 13 dana (ističe 10.10.2019. )

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Autor Merima Telarević