Project Manager (m/f) in Prishtina (Kosovo)

Vacancy at Civil Peace Service (forumZFD). Closing date: 15 April 2018

Forum ZFD is looking for a new Project Manager (f/m) to join its team in Prishtina, Kosovo. The ideal start date is 01 June 2018 (preparation courses, followed by at least two years’ work within the project with the option of extension).

Tasks and responsibilities

As a Project Manager, you will contribute to the Western Balkans Program of forumZFD as part of the country office team in Kosovo and at the regional level within one of the regional Working Groups through projects in the areas of peace education and Dealing with the Past (DwP). Responsibilities will include assuring the implementation and financial stability of the projects and activities related to this position. Specific tasks of this position include:

  • Ensure the continuation of the current cooperation with partners and the Ministry of Education, Research, and Technology to develop a framework for school curricula to include topics of peace education. This collaborative project also includes the collection, review, and development of teaching materials and trainings for teachers to use these materials.
  • Facilitate an active group of trainers in school mediation in cooperation with local partners by supporting their fundraising efforts for planning and implementing trainings;
  • Further develop and implement projects in cooperation with local and regional actors of civil society in the field of peace education that are also linked to the regional program goals (e.g. strengthening critical thinking and civic education, promoting non-segregation, and countering divisive ethnocentric practices and teachings); etc.

Qualifications

  • Advanced university degree with a minimum of 3 years of work experience in the area of developing school curricula frameworks and teaching materials;
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience of working with civil society actors in the area of formal and/or non-formal peace education (i.e. school mediation, strengthening critical thinking, civic education, promoting non-segregation, countering divisive ethnocentric practices and teachings in education);
  • Proven advisory skills in the work with individuals, teams, civil-society initiatives and/or organisations (experience in working with public institutions would be advantageous);
  • Further qualification for Civil Peace Service or comparable knowledge of methods for civil and non-violent conflict management and work on issues surrounding DwP; etc.

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