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Job: Project Manager, Tranfrontier Cooperation Program in the region Kosovo/Southern Serbia/Macedonia

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  • Florian Bieber
    The EastWest Institute, an international independent European-American non-profit organisation with programmatic activities in Eastern Europe (www.iews.org),
    Message 1 of 1 , Dec 28, 2002
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      The EastWest Institute, an international independent European-American non-profit organisation with programmatic activities in Eastern Europe (www.iews.org), seeks to hire a

      Project Manager for a Transfrontier Cooperation Program in the region Kosovo/Southern Serbia/Macedonia

      Starting in mid-February 2003
      The project duration is planned for 2 years with possibility of extension.
      Salary 35,000  42,000 Euro per annum
      dependent upon experience

      The Project Manager will be responsible for the launch, overall management and implementation of EWI’s new Transfrontier Cooperation Project focused on the Gjilan/Preshevo/Kumanovo micro-region. The position entails the elaboration of a baseline analysis of micro-region cross-border activity and needs assessment, the development of local networks at local government, civic and business levels and the timely organization/implementation of all project activity, including training seminars, study tours, the establishment and organization of trans-territory working groups etc. The Project Manager will also be responsible for financial oversight and donor reporting and for submitting relevant research and analysis to his/her superior. He/she is also responsible for maintaining communications with all relevant project partners both local and international.


      Required Qualifications:

      ·         Advanced university degree in a relevant field i.e. political economy; public policy; international relations. A solid grounding in development economics is preferred;
      ·         A minimum of 3 - 5 years of project management experience preferably within an international organization or NGO focused on SEE;
      ·         Management experience in any of the following fields is preferred: local governance/development, institution-building, SME development, cross-border cooperation;
      ·         A minimum of 1 year of working experience in the region, preferably in one of the target countries of the project;
      ·         Proven excellent research, analytical, writing and editing skills;
      ·         Excellent communication skills; experience with political negotiation, training, facilitation or large networking initiatives is preferred;
      ·         Excellent written and spoken English, knowledge of one or more of the local languages is highly desired.
      ·         Good organizational and administrative skills;
      ·         IT proficiency (Microsoft Word, Excel, Internet etc.).


      More information about the position available from the contact below.

      Interested applicants please send resumes and cover letters in English by 20 January, 2003 to Mrs. Dagmar Aserova, Director of Human Resources, EWI Prague Centre to the e-mail address daserova@... or fax +420 2 2491 7854.

      The EWI hires staff without regard to race, colour, religion, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status or disability.  Minority candidates are encouraged to apply.
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