Job Announcement CARE International Balkans for Office in Prishtine, position of Project Coordinator

Job Announcement- CARE International Balkans is an equal opportunity employer and is seeking a qualified candidate for its Office in Prishtine, Kosovo to fill the position of Project Coordinator for its project “Men and Boys as Partners in Promoting Gender Equality and the Prevention of Youth Extremism and Violence in the Balkans” funded by the Austrian Development Cooperation and OAK Foundation. 

Project Summary – in cooperation with 9 regional partner NGO, the project objective is to enable positive and peaceful societies for young people in, Kosovo, Albania, Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina, that support gender equality and decrease interpersonal violence and extremism. The project’s specific objective is to improve Youth NGOs and government capacities to integrate Program Youth - Life Skills Educational Curriculum in current educational and youth policy strategies and strengthen governmental and civil society efforts related to inclusion of youth vulnerable to extremism. This project aims at scaling up and mainstreaming earlier achievements related to the implementation of the Gender Transformative Life Skills program, or short Program Y, via targeted advocacy and a close cooperation with relevant stakeholder through the support of movement / coalition building through the development of new alliances that engage parents and citizens in supporting gender equality focused life skills education program. In Kosovo, this project is widely known by its popular campaign Be a Men – Change the Rules. 

The Position

The Project Coordinator will assume delegated responsibility for the coordination of this project mainly in Kosovo and Albania, but also support Project Manager for coordination of all project activities on regional level. S/he will direct and coordinate activities of the assigned project so as to further the attainment of its established goal and objective. S/he will coordinate the activities with the local partner organizations in Kosovo and Albania and also per needs basis with other project partners in the region and will lead communication and cooperation with the relevant institutions in Kosovo and Albania. S/he will be responsible for all coordination aspects relating to the project including the provision technical and administrative assistance to project partners. The Project Coordinator will be responsible to ensure compliance with the Austrian Development Cooperation and CARE International rules and procedures, maintain project documentation filing system and generate the highest quality project reports. S/he is expected to travel occasionally to countries where project is being implemented. 

Qualifications/Skills

  • University degree/diploma in social sciences 

  • Minimum 5 years of (I)NGO project coordination level experience, preferably in coordinating project activities dealing with youth and gender equality and violence prevention

  • Experience in cooperating with educational institutions and good knowledge of educational systems in the Kosovo and Albania

  • Tact and diplomacy in dealing with diversity and variety of stakeholders 

  • Preferably knowledge and experience related to engaging men and boys in gender equality promotion

  • Good knowledge of administrative and financial procedures related to project implementation

  • Proven presentation skills and experience in project M&E. 

  • Excellent command of oral and written Albanian and English language and excellent reporting skills, in English language. Knowledge of Serbian language would be an asset.

  • Excellent computer skills. 

  • Clean and up to date driver’s license, category B with extensive driving experience.

  • Personality and skills to work proactively and under tight deadlines and as part of a big regional team. 

Conditions:

  • Position location in Prishtine/Kosovo 

  • Reports to Project Manager

  • The selected candidate will be offered a one-year contract 

  • Salary and benefits package in accordance with CARE International Balkans’ salary scale and  commensurate with experience.

CARE International Balkans has a zero-tolerance approach to any harm or any fraudulent practice or behavior. It is also committed to the protection from sexual exploitation and abuse (PSEA) of vulnerable adults and children, involving CARE employees and related personnel, representatives or partners. 

 

Effective Date for the Position: 03 February 2020

Any interested candidates should forward their CV and a Motivation Letter in English language to Human Resources Department at CARE International, in Kosovo by e-mail to care.kosovo@care,org, no later than 15 January 2020 close of business.

No telephone enquiries please. Only short-listed candidates will be notified.


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