Trainee Position

The Austrian Development Agency (ADA) is the Operational Unit of the Austrian Development Cooper- ation (ADC). It is in charge of implementing all bilateral programmes and projects in ADC's partner countries and administers the budget earmarked for this.

The Coordination Office (CO) of the Austrian Development Agency (ADA) in Pristina/Kosovo (PRN) is looking for a graduate local Trainee. This Internship/Trainee programme is a paid position and de-signed to be both educational and practical. In this position, the Intern/Trainee will use skills acquired in School and University and gain a better understanding of working in an international development set-ting.

Position: full time / 40 hours/week (Monday – Friday)

Tentative starting date:  16 March 2020

Expected duration: Temporary contract for 6 months with the possibility of extension for another 6-month period (end of contract: 15 March 2021)

Location: Pristina, Kosovo

Duties & Responsibilities

The Trainee will work closely with the Head of Country Office and other office-staff and assist in:

  • All content-related tasks related to ADC projects along the whole project cycle
  • Online research, analysis of information, create presentations and reporting on issues rele-
    vant for ADC, like gender, environment, social impact, GAP II- and SDGs or Human Rights
  • Participation in meetings relevant for ADC in Kosovo, Austrian Embassy Pristina and respec-
    tive reporting
  • Organization of events and preparing the visits of Delegations
  • Social media outreach to raise the visibility of ADA’s work in Kosovo
  • Other general office administration as requested


  • Completed Bachelor’s or equivalent degree no earlier than three years ago, in Communications,
    International Relations, Economics, Law or other related fields
  • Highly motivated with a strong interest or background in development cooperation
  • Strong organizational, communication and interpersonal skills, high flexibility
  • Ability to work with a diverse group of people, both independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to prioritize and perform a variety of administrative tasks
  • Gender and diversity competence
  • Albanian language at native speaker level
  • Proficiency in English language (minimum B2) including very good writing and editing skills
  • Knowledge of German is desirable, but not mandatory
  • Excellent computer skills (MS Office, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Excellent knowledge of social media use (especially Twitter and Facebook)
  • Prior office experience is desirable

Applications must be sent to by 19th February 2020 indicating “Trainee position” in the subject and including a CV in English language, a motivation letter, name and contacts of minimum 2 professional references.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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