Vacancy Notice - Senior Adviser and Head of Unit CBSS Task Force against Trafficking in Human Beings. Closing date: 30 September 2014

 Vacancy Notice

Senior Adviser and Head of Unit CBSS Task Force against Trafficking in Human Beings

Closing date: 30 September 2014


Job description

The Heads of Government at the CBSS Summit in 2006 decided to create the Task Force against Trafficking in Human Beings (TF-THB), to initiate activities to combat trafficking in human beings in the Region.

The TF-THB expert group is composed of national experts on human trafficking from ministries in all the 11 CBSS Member State and strives to counteract trafficking in human beings in the Baltic Sea Region and its near vicinity through preventive and protective activities. It is an arena for transfer of knowledge and best practices and strives to address identified flaws in current policies and operative work in the region through joint collaborative projects.

The Senior Adviser works under the supervision of and reports to the Director General of the Secretariat.

As a Senior Adviser to the TF-THB your responsibilities will include i.a. the following:

  • Leading the planning and design of TF-THB activities; including counter trafficking projects, actively seeking funds and drafting project applications;
  • Managing and/or monitoring the implementation of projects, including budget and staff responsibility;
  • Provision of analytical, technical and secretarial support to the Chair and the delegates of the TF-THB and assistance in the preparation of meetings and events related to the portfolio;
  • Preparing  and drafting high-quality reports, background papers etc;
  • Liaising and cooperating with other national and international organisations and representing the TF-THB at high level meetings.

The job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the incumbent of this position. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and activities required of the position. Responsibilities may vary and change over time, depending on the development of the CBSS and of the Secretariat in the general framework of Baltic Sea Cooperation.

The position of Senior Adviser involves frequent travel to destinations in CBSS Member States and occasionally beyond.

A competitive remuneration and allowances package, depending on expatriate status, professional background and family situation, is offered.


Selection Criteria

All internationally recruited staff members of the Secretariat are nationals of a Member State of the Council of the Baltic Sea States and are nominated on the basis of merits in a manner which strives to take account of geographical representation, gender balance and the principle of rotation.

Individuals applying for the position should possess at least the following qualifications:

  • A university degree in a field relevant to the position;
  • A minimum of ten years of professional experience, including some of which are at the multilateral or regional international level and at a national level with relevance to the job description;
  • Strong knowledge on Human Trafficking and previous experience in counter trafficking work;
  • Good understanding and appreciation of the context of the CBSS, as well as ability to navigate in a complex international environment, including the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region and other regional or national strategy documents of importance to the CBSS;
  • Strong organizational skills – a team player able to handle a multitude of tasks and prioritize;
  • Proven record of fundraising and/or project management;
  • Strong and broad personal network and aptitude for liaison with various governmental, non-governmental and international organisations;
  • Excellent communication, drafting and reporting skills;
  • Excellent command of oral and written English is required. A working knowledge of Russian and/or other languages of the region in addition to your national language will be seen as an advantage handling this portfolio;
  • Computer literacy in MS office tools.


Terms of employment

The Senior Adviser will be appointed for a period of four years with possibility of prolongation for up to two years. The suggested starting date for the position is February 2015.

The place of employment is Stockholm.



Applications consisting of completed application form, CV and a letter of motivation should be submitted preferably via e-mail to:

Mr. Jan Lundin

Director General

CBSS Secretariat

P.O. Box 2010

SE 103 11 Stockholm


Fax +46 8 440 1944


All application documents must be presented in English.

Complete applications should be submitted not later than 30 September 2014. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

Further information on the position can be acquired from Ms. Gertrude Opira, Head of Administration, +46 8 440 1922 or Ms. Ligia Broström, Administrative Officer, +46 8 440 1932.

The CBSS Internship Programme  application for Fall 2014 has now closed.

The next internship programme will open Spring 2015.