Economic Growth Specialist

Pristina, Kosovo
Apply by 23 September 2018
Mid-level , Long-term consulting assignment
Posted on 25 July 2018

Job Description

Kosovar Nationals are strongly encouraged to apply

Job Profile:

Counterpart International is currently seeking an Economic Growth Specialist to support an anticipated bid in Kosovo: Up to Youth opportunity. This is a full-time position.

Primary Responsibilities:

The Economic Growth Specialist will be responsible for providing technical leadership, guidance on program design and implementation of youth-focused activities related to economic growth, job creation, and/or workforce development, and assistance conducting outreach / relationship building with stakeholders. This position requires experience in a similar technical area (e.g. economic development, youth workforce development, positive youth development).

Qualifications:

Education:

  • Relevant degree in a related field;

Experience:

  • Minimum of 4-6 years of progressively responsible experience in international development;
  • Demonstrated experience working on programs on economic growth, workforce development, and/or youth development programs;
  • Prior experience in fostering social cohesion in community-based programming.
  • In-depth knowledge of local factors that may influence economic growth, job creation, increase in youth workforce opportunities, and more
  • Previous experience working in Kosovo and/or the Balkans is highly desired;
  • Experience working effectively with government officials, non-government partners, and USAID and/or other donors.
  • Demonstrated leadership capacity and experience supervising teams of diverse staff.

Language:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.
  • Prior experience working in official languages in Kosovo (Albanian and Serbian); strongly preferred.

Note: Only qualified candidates will be contacted.

About the Organization

Counterpart International helps people build better lives and more durable futures, community by community. We equip individuals, organizations and communities-our counterparts- to become solution creators in their own families, communities, regions and countries. We work with them in some of the world’s most challenging places to tackle social, economic, environmental, health and governance issues that threaten their lives and undermine their futures.

For more information on Counterpart, please visit our website at www.Counterpart.org

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