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International Director of Higher Vocational Business College (M/F)
SPARK invites applications for the position of International Director for a newly established International Higher Vocational Business College in Mitrovica (ICM) (Kosovo). The appointment is for an initial period of one year with the possibility of extension.
In 2009, an International College for Business Studies will be established in Mitrovica, aiming to improve the dire economic prospects youth face. The College will provide students with the necessary practical skills to become high-skilled professionals in local businesses. Diplomas will be awarded under a double degree system with a European partner institution (to be selected by tender). The college will offer 2-year vocational diplomas, with a possibility for a further 1-2 year top-up programme option leading to a Bachelor degree.
SPARK is an independent, non-political, not-for-profit foundation, based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands and aims to contribute to the reform process of educational and economic institutions in post-conflict societies in a sustainable way and demands the pro-active participation of local communities.
Main tasks & responsibilities
Carry final responsibility for the day-to-day management of the College;
Represent the College in accordance to the policies laid down in the ICM statutes;
Provide leadership and programmatic oversight for the programme, research, administrative, communication and extension functions of the College;
Manage the total annual budget of the College;
Prepare work-schedule and operational plans;
Report to the Supervisory Board of the ICM. The Director shall be responsible to the Supervisory Board for the effective working and good order of the ICM Foundation and for its management within the policies determined by the Supervisory Board.
Requirements & assets:
Work experience in a tertiary educational institution, especially in the education and training in Business Studies;
Minimum of twelve years post-qualification working experience including lecturing;
Minimum of six years Senior Management level experience;
Excellent oral and written language skills in English;
Have a significant record of success in attracting financial support from foundations, corporations, governmental sources and private donors;
Proven ability to work in a culturally diverse context, especially supervising senior staff of different nationalities;
Knowledge of local languages is an asset as is working experience in transition and/or developing countries;
Prior work experience in Southeast Europe is an asset.
International working environment;
The opportunity to be part of a challenging new project;
Competitive remuneration depending on education and experience.
If you are interested, please send us your letter of motivation, three letters of reference and CV before June 30th. Applications without a letter of motivation will not be taken into consideration.
Applications can be sent either by email to vacancy@...
with `Application: International Director of College' in the title or by post to: SPARK, Linneausstraat 35F, 1093 EE Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
For more information and enquiries, contact Dusica Naumovska, SPARK assistant to the directors at d.naumovska@...
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