1 for All – All for 1

On days like these, it is very important for each of us to contribute to the betterment of our health and our community. KUSA in collaboration with other partner organizations has produced the video “1 for All – All for 1”.
The main purpose of this initiative is to urge people to stay at home and curb the spread of the virus while enjoying the benefits of this situation for our self-improvement.

We want to thank the participants of the video for helping us spread this message, our partner organizations for participating in this campaign, and a special thanks to the team GjirafaVideo for putting this video together.

Attention! We are updating our database.

As KUSA grows with new members annually, so does the scope of our activities. As an organization, our goal is to be able to offer each member the benefits you get from being registered as Alumni in KUSA. 

For this reason, it is very important for us to have updated information on our members. We are currently working on updating our database and your contribution is appreciated. We want to kindly ask you to fill out the KUSA membership form on the link below, to update us with your current information:

The link can be found under the ABOUT section on our webpage, a button MEMBERSHIP FORM.

The application form is fairly easy, and only takes a few minutes of your time. Please keep in mind to use your email instead of your work email when applying.

Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions!

WE’RE HIRING!

Kosovo United States Alumni is seeking for eligible and qualified applicants for the position of “Project Assistant” beginning on November 1st, 2019.

Position: Project Assistant

Opening Date: 11.10.2019

Closing Date: 21.10.2019

Work Hours: Part-time; 20 hours/week

Organization Background

KUSA is a nonprofit association, established in 2007 with the help of the U.S. Embassy in Kosovo and several committed alumni of U.S. government exchange program. KUSA is an association of more than 1400 members that had the opportunity to participate in U.S. government-funded exchanges and education programs. KUSA operates as a democracy that values its members who are making significant contributions by sharing skills and best practices acquired during their U.S. exchange experience with colleagues and communities across Kosovo. KUSA is also responsible for the administration and monitoring of numerous U.S. Government grants.  

Basic Functions

The Project Assistant will provide programmatic, communications, and administrative support to the KUSA team. S/he will be responsible for data collection, analysis, management, and interpretation for grant programs, tracking and collecting project information, and assisting in monitoring performance against budgets and indicators.

The incumbent will draft and prepare necessary project documentation for activities, apply communications expertise (e.g. conducting web-based outreach, creating program profiles, summarizing lessons learned from data/research findings, and utilizing multi-media applications, such as social media, blogs, photography, and video streaming) to assist the team in communicating successes broadly and sharing results to specific audiences.

Qualifications Required

Applicants must address each required qualification listed below:

Working experience in the related fields.

Fluency both in written and spoken English.

Highly motivated with a strong work ethic.

Outstanding organizational skills and ability to prioritize tasks.

Able to thrive in a high-volume, deadline-driven work environment.

Applying

Qualified candidates should send:

A current CV.

Scanned documents of all professional certificated and degree(s).

Contact Information for at least two professional references.

Scanned ID or Passport.

Submit ALL application materials to:

Email Address: kusacenter@gmail.com

The email subject heading must read:

Application for the position: Project Assistant, [Name and Surname]


NOTE: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted!

MoU with Municipality of Prishtina

Today, KUSA representative Ms. Riza has signed a memorandum of understanding with Directorate of Education, Municipality of Prishtina. The purpose of this agreement is to implement the project “Prishtina School Clubs”, funded by the U.S. Embassy in Prishtina.

The project “Prishtina School Clubs” aims to establish extracurricular school clubs in all primary schools in Prishtina area. The clubs will revolve around the theme of art, debate, outdoor activities and technology that tend to persuasively spur creativity, critical thinking, discussion proficiency, environmental awareness, technological influences, and so forth. The core objective in influencing the development of education through technology and innovative systematic approaches will intensively be addressed through the inclusion of alumnus and various workshops.

Debate Clubs

Debate Club had a guest speaker on this week’s gathering. Ms Vjosa Spahiu Gola talked to the pupils of Kaçanik about her experience as a journalist. Her interesting job awakened the curiosity of the young students who popped many questions to Ms Spahiu about her everyday job as a radio journalist, her various interviews of well-known personalities and the programs she conducts live on radio.

Students that are part of this club also continued the activities that aim to improve their argument forming abilities and other skills that help them become better debaters. The Debate Club Coordinator Mr Erblin Hoxha lectured them on developing their confidence in presenting positions and arguments.

Job Announcement!

Kosovo United States Alumni is seeking for eligible and qualified applicants for the position of “Project Assistant” beginning on April 1st, 2019.

Position: Project Assistant

Opening Date: 21.03.2019

Closing Date: 27.03.2019 at 16:00

Work Hours: Part-time; 20 hours/week

Organization Background: KUSA is a nonprofit association, established in 2007 with the help of the U.S. Embassy in Kosovo and several committed alumni of U.S. government exchange program.  KUSA is an association of more than 1400 members that had the opportunity to participate in U.S. government-funded exchanges and education programs. KUSA operates as a democracy that values its members who are making significant contributions by sharing skills and best practices acquired during their U.S. exchange experience with colleagues and communities across Kosovo. KUSA is also responsible for administration and monitoring of numerous U.S. Government grants.

Basic Functions: The Project Assistant will provide programmatic, communications, and administrative support to the KUSA team.  S/he will be responsible for data collection, analysis, management, and interpretation for grant programs, tracking and collecting project information, and assisting in monitoring performance against budgets and indicators.

The incumbent will draft and prepare necessary project documentation for activities, apply communications expertise (e.g. conducting web-based outreach, creating program profiles, summarizing lessons learned from data/research findings, and utilizing multi-media applications, such as social media, blogs, photography, and video streaming) to assist the team in communicating successes broadly and sharing results to specific audiences.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

Applicants must address each required qualification listed below:

Working Experience in the related fields.

Fluency in both written and spoken English.

Driving license (B category).

Highly motivated with a strong work ethic.

Outstanding organizational skills and ability to prioritize tasks.

Able to thrive in a high-volume, deadline-driven work environment.

APPLYING:

Qualified candidates should send:

A current CV;

Scanned documents of all professional certificated and degree(s);

Contact Information for at least two professional references;

Scanned ID or Passport;

SUBMIT ALL APPLICATION MATERIALS TO:

kusacenter@gmail.com

The email subject heading must read:

Application for the position: Project Assistant, [Name and Surname]

NOTE: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

AEIF 2018 Second Information Session

The second and last session of AEIF 2018 was held at KUSA’s conference room, joined by our Alumni, U.S. Embassy representative Enis Rexhepi and Alumna Shkendije Himaj. This was an informative and interactive session for our alumni who have utilized this opportunity to implement an innovative project. In this session, our alumni had a chance to ask questions regarding their innovative ideas, and Mrs. Himaj, whose project was the winner of AEIF 2015, shared her experience with our aspiring alumni.

AEIF 2018 First Information Session

The first session of AEIF 2018 was held at KUSA’s conference room, joined by our Alumni, and U.S. Embassy representative, Enis Rexhepi. This was an informative and interactive session for our alumni who want to use this opportunity to apply for an innovative project. Participants in this session had a chance to ask questions with regards to their ideas.

Hidden no more with Margot Lee Shetterly

We had an exciting opportunity for STEM alumni, on Wednesday, November 8th. The ECA Office of Alumni Affairs hosted next episode of Washington Circle featuring a live web chat with Margot Lee Shetterly, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Hidden Figures and founder of the Human-Computer Project. The web chat was held at KUSA’s conference room, from 7 p.m.