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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

Certification Award Ceremony “Acknowledge my CV”

Various KUSA projects have the purpose and goal of raising awareness, changing public attitudes and behaviors to drive positive social change while encouraging action towards a particular phenomenon or issue within our society. They are predominantly designated to educate our society through generating awareness and positively influencing the public opinion to drive societal transformation and change attitudes towards a particular anomaly. One particular issue KUSA wants to bring to the limelight is the neglected role of women in our society as the critical social support structures. It is crucial to emphasize the significant role of women in our society and reflect upon their influential capabilities and the roots of their meteoric rise through encouraging them to voice their thoughts, ideas and opinions. As a result, Shkendije Himaj, KUSA Member, initiated the project “Removing Ceiling for Equal Opportunities” with the focus on removing some of the impediments related to various barriers regarding gender diversity in Kosovo as well as promoting equal opportunities for women in numerous decision-making processes within the society.

The project was lastly celebrated through a Certification Award Ceremony with regards to the professional development training programs conducted for a selected group of women coming from various professional backgrounds. Therefore, on March 18th, KUSA together with Ms. Shkendije Himaj hosted the certification ceremony “Acknowledge my CV” for the closing of the project as a sign of revering the women who participated and celebrating the completion of a successful project. Attendees had the chance to recognize all the women who participated in such a training program, whose aim was to facilitate a pathway for women in leading positions and/or management roles.

The imperative role of women in our society was also amplified by the United States Ambassador Mr. Philip Kosnett, whose presence honored the entire event. Through a powerful speech, the US Ambassador talked about women empowerment in the workplace as well as the necessary actions and activities Kosovo should undertake to further promote equal opportunities.

Recognizing the importance of this project as a critical advocate for equipping women with leadership skills and training programs that hereinafter motivate women to flourish in the society as equally as men, the Founder and Chair of the Board of Directors Ms. Atifete Jahjage also joined us on our celebration of the achievement of these women. Through a captivating language of speech, Ms. Jahjaga inspired our women to continue thriving and contributing to our society while facing and overcoming any barrier that comes along the way.

Online Registry of all certified trainees, can be found here:

Kosovo Slam Poetry

Kosovo Slam Poetry gathered dedicated poets to exercise and then perform their original poem in front of the audience and a professional jury. The poems most often tackle social issues in Kosovo and through this activity they were offered a chance for their creators to express their worries and dreams about the community.

The project consisted of two workshops where the applicants were able to get trained and ready for the main event of the spoken poetry. The final competition gathered around 100 people who were entertained by the performances of slam poetry.