Play International

Programme Coordinator


RECRUITMENT Programme Coordinator

Pristina – June 2021


The position will support the education and social cohesion focused portfolio of projects PLAY International runs in Kosovo and the Western Balkans. Responsibilities include coordinating project activities in various localities; and supporting monitoring and evaluation of trainings for sport coaches, teachers and youth using an active and inclusive education approach.

Skills and Experience Required:


  • Currently enrolled or completed Bachelor’s degree; 
  • Willing to work with different communities (Albanian, Ashkali, Bosniak, Croat, Egyptian, Gorani, Roma, Serb, Turk); 
  • Willing to promote sports for social cohesion in Kosovo (girls and women, people with disabilities, all communities);
  • Experience of teaching/training for non-formal education;
  • Experience leading a workshop;
  • Languages:
    • Albanian (Essential): fluent, written and spoken (C1)
    • English (Essential): good knowledge, written and spoken (B1/B2)
  • Good organizational and logistical skills including experience in organizing events/trainings;
  • Apt for critical and creative thinking with willingness to take initiative and to offer original ideas.
  • Experience in written translations and oral interpretation; 
  • Efficient, rigorous, honest, reliable;
  • Good communication skills;
  • Able to work in a team and independently.


  • Languages: Bosnian-Croatian-Serbian;
  • Social media management experience;
  • Photography and other communications content generation skills.

This is a locally appointed position. Please note that there are no international benefits offered with this position (flights, accommodation etc) and post-holders must be available to work in Kosovo. Also, this is a junior position with 404€ gross salary based on PLAY International salary grid and with the benefit of private health insurance.

If you meet the minimum requirements and are interested to apply for this position, please send a CV (no more than two A4 pages), and cover letter (no more than one A4 page). All applications must be in English.

Please send your application (CV, Cover Letter) to:

The application deadline is 23.59 on Wednesday 24 June 2021. Interviews will be held at the beginning of July 2021, and the selected candidate will start in August 2021.

Please note: Incomplete / Incorrect applications will be automatically rejected. Due to the high number of candidates, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. If you have applied, but not heard from us by the end of July 2021, please assume that your application has not been successful.

PLAY International Kosovo is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and is keen to reflect the diversity of the Kosovo society at every level within the organization. We welcome applications from all sections of the community. We guarantee an interview to disabled candidates who meet the essential criteria.

PLAY International


Job Title Programme Coordinator
Mission PLAY International Kosovo
Location of post Pristina

Reports to

Programme Manager
Duration 2 year fixed-term

Purpose of the job:

To ensure the smooth implementation of PLAY International’s project activities in various localities around Kosovo and neighbouring countries. Preparing logistics and support for trainings, ensure data and information organization in the project’s office, maintain communications and presentation on social media and assist in overall project management.

Context of the position:

PLAY International has been active in Kosovo since 1999, using sport to build bridges and promoting peace and reconciliation between communities on a national and international level. New largescale funding opportunities from 2019 have enabled the Mission to scale up its engagement in the formal and non-formal education sector, with a focus on inclusion, access and retention in school for vulnerable groups, and active education. Working on several complimentary initiatives at the same time, PLAY actively engages local partners and multipliers to ensure sustainability and impact.

The programme team, in which the coordinator assists the Programme Manager, helps prepare a continuous schedule of program activities currently being implemented by PLAY. All the work of the program team is built on a foundation of strong project management, monitoring, evaluation and learning, and communications with stakeholders.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

Programme manager support (40%):

  • Team meetings (convening, minutes, action items, managing programmes calendars).
  • Reporting (supporting programme manager with information, data and report writing for donors).
  • MEL (data entry, ensuring excellent Information Knowledge Management of all relevant hard copy and digital MEL documentation). 
  • Translation (English-Albanian). Project administration (30%)
  • Actively participate in planning, evaluation and review sessions led by the programme team to continually improve the outcomes of PLAY International’s work.
  • Administrative and logistical organization of training events and other project activities (attendance lists, data collection tasks, procurement etc.).
  • Organise and file all data gathering documentation collected from the field for submission to the programme manager.
  • Writing short activity reports as required and following internal guidelines. Communications (20%)
  • Supporting the drafting and implementation of project communication plans.
  • Contribute to the information gathering for communications materials about the project (photography, interviews etc). 
  • Assist in the coordination, creation and publication of communications materials during training events and other project activities. 
  • Daily management of Mission social media channels.

Child Protection Focal Point (10%)

  • Support the implementation of PLAY International Kosovo’s child protection policy.

Key Relationships:

Internal: Programme Manager, Pedagogical Manager, Senior Coordinator, Administration and Finance Team, Logistician.

External: Teachers, sport animators, youth volunteers, local partner organisations, children participating in multiplier activities, other local stakeholders (municipal officers etc), KOMF, suppliers and contractors.

Other important features or requirements of the job

A willingness to develop and grow skills and experience through training, collaboration with colleagues and initiative. Ensure safeguarding and guidelines are applied and upheld in line with organisational standards and policy for the following areas: 

  • Child protection
  • Equal Opportunity and Diversity
  • Health and Safety
  • Information Knowledge Management

Operational project work requires occasional (or sometimes regular) work outside normal hours, for example in the evenings or at weekends. Recuperation days should be agreed with the line manager in advance to maintain an adequate work-life balance. Postholders may be required to travel abroad on PLAY International business and should therefore hold valid travel documents.

Skills and Experience Required


  • Currently enrolled or completed Bachelor’s degree. 
  • Willing to work with different communities (Albanians, Ashkalis, Bosniaks, Croat, Egyptians, Gorani, Roma, Serbs, Turks).
  • Willing to promote sports for social cohesion in Kosovo (girls and women, people with disabilities, all communities).
  • Languages:
    • Albanian (Essential): fluent, written and spoken (C1)
    • English (Essential): good knowledge, written and spoken (B2)
  • Good organizational and logistical skills including experience in organizing events/trainings.
  • Apt for critical and creative thinking with willingness to take initiative and to offer original ideas. 
  • Experience in written translation and oral interpretation. 
  • Efficient, rigorous, honest, reliable.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Able to work in a team and independently.


  • Languages: Bosnian-Croatian-Serbian.
  • Social media management experience.
  • Photography and other communications content generation skills.
Passport and/or nationality requirement  Right to work in Kosovo. Right to travel in the Western Balkans.
 Police checks are required Yes


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