News archive - [Vacancy Notice] International Team Leader in Kosovo* - Application deadline: 15 September 2016

For a project which supports the development of higher education and research in Kosovo*, World University Service - Austrian Committee (WUS Austria), as lead of a consortium consisting of WUS Austria, Zentrum für Soziale Innovation (ZSI) and OeAD, is looking for an International Team Leader in the field of Higher Education and Research.

Place of Employment: Pristina/Kosovo*
Sector: Education
Type of Employment: full-time

Commencement date of the project: October 2016 (duration of the project: 3 years)
Deadline for Applications: 15th September 2016

Applications consisting of a motivation letter and an updated CV in Europass format should be sent to office@wus-austria.org.

Job description:

  • Responsible for the sound management and timely implementation of the project, as well as the efficient use of project funds and management of the project team and experts;
  • Responsible for planning and supervising all project activities, and carrying out/taking part in the implementation of the activities of the project in close cooperation with all project partners;
  • Coordinates project activities with the Project Steering Board and the represented organisations, and coordinates of the Steering Board meetings;
  • Fosters policy dialogue with relevant stakeholders, conceptual support to the ADC Office in Pristina, supports whole of government approach, coordinated by the ADC office in Pristina,
  • Assures regular and good communication to partners and ADC;
  • Steers reporting processes, mainly progress and final reports (narrative and financial), as well as other contractual obligations regarding the implementation of the project in line with ADA regulations.

Requirements:

Qualifications and skills:

  • A university degree (minimum: Master’s degree or equivalent) in Social Sciences, Humanities, Education, Law or other relevant disciplines;
  • Experience in managing and motivating a multicultural team;
  • Leadership competence;
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, as well as strong inter-personal, networking and mediation skills;
  • Ability to work in complex social and political situations;
  • Fluency in written and spoken English;
  • Knowledge of local language(s) is an asset.

Professional experience:

  • At least 10 years of experience in project management in an international working environment;
  • Proven record of at least 10 years in assistance to and working with public administration on several levels, preferably in countries of the region;
  • Leadership experience for projects of a comparable scale;
  • Several years of experience in development cooperation projects; Profound experience in the area of governance;
  • Expertise in leading and steering high profile programmes and projects in complex structural and/or social working environments;
  • Experience in PCM (project cycle management) in complex international projects;
  • Experience in organisational/institutional development, result based monitoring and reporting;
  • Experience in the field of (Higher) Education is an asset;
  • Experience in the field of quality assurance is an asset;
  • Detailed knowledge of the region and especially Kosovo* is an asset;
  • Demonstrated work experience with international institutions, agencies and experts, as well as grant management experience are an asset;

Source: zsi.at

Geographical focus
  • Kosovo*
  • WBC
Scientifc field / Thematic focus
  • General
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Entry created by Anna Sirocco on August 31, 2016
Modified on August 31, 2016