MEET Western Balkans Program Coordinator (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, or Serbia)

EMPLOYMENT STATUS: Full-Time, 8-month Term

APPLICATION DEADLINE: November 1, 2021

POSITION SUMMARY

Through Media Education Exchange Talks (MEET) Western Balkans, American Councils for International Education aims to strengthen the demand for objective, fact based, reliable information in local communities by fostering and expanded domestic audience, promoting media and digital literacy and increasing educational and cultural exchange among Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, and Serbia. American Councils will bring high school teachers together with university and high school students to disclose and prevent disinformation, falsified information and propaganda through examination of news discourse, media agendas, infotainment phenomena, public/private interests in media, film, music and more. MEET is designed to create a network of teachers and students across the Western Balkans as a basis for future multilateral societal collaboration toward media freedom.

In consultation with MEET WB Program Director, the MEET Western Balkans Program coordinator implement all components of the MEET WB program The coordinator may be based in any of the 6 participating countries and reports to the Program Director and the Country Representative of the host country office.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Recruit and select participants (teachers, university students, and high school students).
  • Schedule, coordinate, and report on the virtual curriculum development phase, acting as liaison to U.S.- based media literacy specialist.
  • Schedule, coordinate, and report on the virtual Training of Trainers (TOT), during which local teachers will train university students on the adapted curriculum.
  • Schedule, coordinate, and report on the virtual Training, during which trained university student disseminate the curriculum to participating high school students.
  • Monitor the implemented Peer Exchange Social Media Campaigns and coordinate the selection of winners for participation in the Closing Conference.
  • Schedule, coordinate, organize travel logistics for and report on the in-person Closing Conference.
  • Implement monitoring and evaluation plan, including mid-program and post-program surveys.
  • Provide regular social media content about the program for public dissemination.
  • Track budget and spending for the program; coordinate the required financial audit.
  • Complete required mid-program and post-program internal and external reports.
  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree;
  • Have the right to live and work in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, OR Serbia;
  • 2+ years project management experience;
  • Proficiency in spoken and written English
  • Proficiency in at least one relevant local language, with preference given to candidates fluent in Albanian and BCS or Macedonian;
  • Up-to-date IT and social media competency;
  • Effective communication and representational skills;
  • Demonstrated effective financial, organizational, and planning skills.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE POSITION

Reports to: Program Director, Slavisa Rakovic

TO APPLY, follow this link: https://www.paycomonline.net/v4/ats/web.php/jobs/ViewJobDetails?job=32703&clientkey=58AA089E0E2C786B7 FE4217373F3BCBD

(Please make sure you submit your most recent CV and provide at least two references).

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

American Councils is committed to taking affirmative steps to enhance employment opportunities for minorities, women, veterans, and people with disabilities, and strives to ensure that meaningful employment and promotional opportunities are maintained for everyone. American Councils’ commitment to equal employment opportunity is based not only on federal requirements, but also on a longstanding commitment to maintaining a diverse workforce reflective of the communities in which we operate.

PAY TRANSPARENCY NONDISCRIMINATION PROVISION

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant.

However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

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