Deputy Executive Director for Operations

MCA Kosovo Entity

Compact Program Summary

The Government of the Republic of Kosovo (the “Government” or “GoK”) and the Millennium Challenge Corporation (“MCC”), a United States government agency, signed a grant aimed at accelerating the country’s transition towards an energy future that is more sustainable, inclusive, reliable and affordable. The GoK has ratified the compact and has designated a new entity as an autonomous agency to exercise and perform the GoK’s rights and obligations to oversee, manage and implement the Compact Programs.  This entity will be referred to as MCA-Kosovo.

The Headhunter Karriera LLC as the Recruitment Consultant is now recruiting for the position of the Deputy Executive Director for Operations of MCA-Kosovo.

Position Summary

Under the direct supervision of the Chief Executive Officer of MCA-Kosovo, the Deputy Executive Director for Operations is responsible for leading the operational support functions of the MCA-Kosovo, including Finance, Administration, Human Resources, Procurement, Information Technology and Monitoring and Evaluation. The position is based in Pristina, Kosovo.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Lead the development of strategy, policy, and systems across operations functions (e.g., Administration, Finance, Human Resources, IT, and Procurement) aligned to overall MCA-Kosovo programming requirements in delivering the Compact;
  2. Review proposals for budget allocations, human resource plans, and procurement plans from MCA-Kosovo teams to ensure these conform to MCC cost principles, Program Procurement Guidelines (PPG), and other requirements for proper financial management, audit, and deployment of resources;
  3. Build capacity in the Operations functions – through recruitment and engagement of external resources – to deliver efficient, integrated, and effective programs/services throughout Compact set-up, implementation, and closeout;
  4. Negotiate agreements with external stakeholders (e.g., financial agents, service providers, etc.) to ensure the alignment of external practices and capacities with established MCA requirements and MCC standards/guidelines;
  5. Lead the introduction of streamlined methodologies for documentation, evaluation, monitoring, and reporting across the range of Operations functions to enhance delivery timeframes while remaining responsive to client needs;
  6. Promote the development and evolution of planning and reporting tools and outputs which ensure consistency in service delivery and compliance across all MCC and MCA guidelines.

Required Knowledge and Skills

  • Master’s degree or MBA required or its equivalent in international development, development economics, business administration, engineering, public administration, construction management, or relevant field;
  • Minimum of seven (7) years of professional and broad management experience, particularly with a focus on cross program oversight and development and management of significant resources;
  • Experience leading multi-disciplinary/multi-functional teams and demonstrated history of delivering high quality services on time and within budget;
  • Fluency in English and Albanian.

Preferred background and work experience:

  • Fluency in another official language of Kosovo (Serbo-Croatian or other).

For more information on MCC and the Kosovo compact, please go to:

Kosovo Compact | Millennium Challenge Corporation (mcc.gov)

Application Procedure:

All interested applicants are required to download and duly fill-out the offline Application Form through  this link:  Application Form link

The duly filled-out Application Form, together with an up-to-date resume are to be submitted by uploading them electronically at the link generated below (please note only resumes will not be accepted):

Submit Your Application

Please note that only applications submitted through the online application form will be processed. 

Should you encounter any problems with the form, please contact: e.shini@theheadhunter.com, +355686029691 and/or d.jakupi@theheadhunter.com, +38349716161.

All applications are to be submitted by 17:00 Kosovo time, 19 June 2023;

Kindly note that applications received after the deadline, submitted in different formats than the given Application Form or in languages other than English shall not be considered.  Only those candidates who are selected to participate in the subsequent stages of recruitment will be contacted.

The Headhunter Karriera LLC Officials shall conduct themselves at all times in a manner befitting the status of an international civil servant. This includes avoiding any action which may adversely reflect on the integrity, independence and impartiality of their position and function as officials of The Headhunter Karriera LLC.  The Headhunter Karriera LLC is committed to applying the highest ethical standards in carrying out its business.

All MCA-Kosovo employees will be selected based on an open and competitive recruitment and selection process in accordance with the provisions of the Compact.  In addition, the recruitment of all employees of MCA-Kosovo will be carried out in accordance with the principles and indications stipulated by the constitutional and legal provisions, including equal opportunity, merit, competency, transparency, and non-discrimination under all its forms. 


“The Headhunter Karriera LLC and its employees and the MCA-Kosovo and its employees do not charge fees at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview, processing, training, and/or any other step).”

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Skadon 19/06/23 (Ka skaduar!)
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