Enhancing Youth Employment (EYE)

Communication Officer


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Due to tehnical problems with our domain, no applications were received. We ask all applicants to resend their applications to rrona.vuciterna@helvetas.org until Friday 22nd at 12 noon. We sincerely apologize for inconvenience!

The Enhancing Youth Employment (EYE) Project is a Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) project implemented by Helvetas and MDA. The project works to increase the employment opportunities of young women and men going out from schools by facilitating their transition from school to work. The project applies the market systems development approach and works with a wide range of partners, including public ministries and departments, municipal authorities, private companies, civil society organizations, and others. EYE seeks a Communication Officer to lead in the development and publication of communications materials, including brief write-ups and social media posts as well as longer case studies.

Communication Officer (Full time position)

Required qualifications:

  • At least 5 years of experience in communications (experience on a donor-funded project is an advantage)
  • Academic degree in communication, journalism, public relations, or a related field, or additional years of communications experience and a degree related to EYE’s technical focus (economics, business, accounting, etc.)
  • Specific experience with translating conceptual ideas into concrete communication products and developing communication products for various audiences (Kosovo citizens, local and national government officials, and international donors) and in various formats (written publications, blogs, video, audio, websites and social media)
  • Some degree of knowledge in knowledge management and organisational learning
  • A good understanding of workforce issues and economic development in Kosovo
  • Strong communication, analytical and presentation skills and ability to network
  • Excellent writing and editing skills in English
  • Good speaking, writing and editing skills in Albanian and Serbian language (both orally and written)
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, professional use of social media, and various media editing programs
  • Good administration, organization and interpersonal skills
  • Proof of proactive work attitude
  • Detail oriented, creative and good communication skills
  • Driving license and experience

Main tasks and responsibilities:

  • Work closely with the Project Director, Project Manager and other EYE staff in implementation of project activities to conceptualize, design and execute communications materials
  • Support preparation and supervision of production of publicity brochures, handouts, leaflets, promotional videos, photographs, films and multimedia programmes
  • Develop an inventory of media outlets and professionals that can be utilized during project implementation, and facilitate contact with them when necessary
  • Stimulate and foster a strong knowledge and learning culture within the team and project partners and stakeholders in line with the overall project objective
  • Substantively and financially manage service providers that are contracted to implement communications activities
  • Provide advice for conceptualization, organization and conduct of key events
  • Regularly update and maintain project electronic and other communication platforms
  • Travel to municipalities to capture success stories, good practices and/or lessons learned for dissemination through social media, website, promotional materials and to mass media when apiate
  • Advise in designing networking activities, events and opportunities
  • Coordinate above activities with the communication project officers from other HELVETAS projects in Kosovo.
  • Assist the project management in handling media enquiries on programmatic topics and issues, talking points, press releases, media advisories, event management etc.
  • Perform other duties as required

The Communication Officer will be based in the HELVETAS Office in Pristina. Enhancing Youth Employment (EYE) is project of Project of Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SCO-K), implemented by HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation & MDA.

Please re-send your CV, motivation letter and published products of previous work to rrona.vuciterna@helvetas.org, until Friday 22nd at 12:00 noon.

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