Call for Expression of Interest for Appointment to the Appeal Board of ReSPA

Respa, Montenegro


The Regional School of Public Administration (ReSPA) extends deadline for its call to qualified candidates to express their interest for appointment to the Appeal Board of ReSPA.



ReSPA is an international organisation established as a joint initiative of the European Union and the countries of the Western Balkan governments to foster and strengthen regional cooperation in public administration reform and EU integration among its Members. The ReSPA’s headquarters are located in Danilovgrad, Montenegro. The ReSPA Members are: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Serbia. The official language of ReSPA is English.
The ReSPA Governing Board seeks to appoint members of the Appeal Board of ReSPA. The Appeal Board is an independent body, established
by the Governing Board of ReSPA, with the purpose:

• To adjudicate any appeal to final decisions taken pursuant to the Staff Regulations,
• To perform the independent review of recruitment and selection procedure of ReSPA Staff as defined in the Recruitment and Selection Rules and Procedures and
• To adjudicate any other appeal as envisaged in resolutions and decisions adopted by the Governing Board of ReSPA.

The Appeal Board is composed of five experts appointed by the Governing Board for the period of four years. No more than one Appeal Board member may come from the same ReSPA Member. The members shall be substituted, if the case may require so, from the list established by the Governing Board. NB: Appeal Board members will not be employed by the ReSPA. The Appeal Board shall meet only when it is necessary for adjudication on submitted appeals or other requests for which it is competent.*



For the position of Appeal Board member may apply persons meeting the following criteria:

o Have obtained a bachelor’s degree in law (min 240 ECTS i.e. VII in one degree under pre-Bologna system),
o Being nationals of one of the ReSPA Members,
o Min 5 years of work experience in human resources management in the public administration or international organizations,
o Fluency and ability to write and communicate in English as ReSPA official language (minimum B2 level required as defined by European Language Portfolio by Council of Europe),
o Mother tongue of one ReSPA Members’ languages.



Applicants are supposed to submit their Curriculum Vitae with two referees to be contacted to check their working experience and
following scanned documents:

o University diploma (min 240 ECTS/ i.e. VII in one degree under pre-Bologna system),
o Certificate of nationality of one of the ReSPA Members or copy of passport,
o Document proofing required working experience,
o Document proofing English language skills.

Applications consisting of the CV with referees and scanned documents should be submitted by email to the following address:
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Upon submission of applications, the ReSPA Secretariat shall verify qualifications and check references of successful candidates. The Governing Board with the Secretariat of ReSPA shall establish the list of successful candidates divided into groups per ReSPA Members. The Governing Board shall select five experts from the list for appointment to the Appeal Board. The other persons from the list shall be substitutes of the Appeal Board member from the respective ReSPA Member who will be invited to perform the member’s duty when the latter is prevented for any reason. The Governing Board shall adopt unanimously the decision appointing the Appeal Board members and their substitutes. Upon completion of the selection, the appointed applicants will be informed on their appointment.

*ReSPA shall cover the expenses for travel and accommodation and provide compensation to the Appeal Board members for attendaning the Appeal Board sessions.