PROGRAMME OFFICER, PRISTINA, KOSOVO, GRADE 3, £22, 617 p.a., 12 MONTHS CONTRACT, UNACCOMPANIED STATUS.

You will be responsible for the development and the implementation of a child rights programme, focusing on pre-school & early intervention for disabled children, education, social welfare, youth groups and the monitoring of child rights. You will strengthen the capacity of the national staff and partners to advocate child rights. You will also ensure that all projects include advocacy as an integral component. You will represent and contribute to Save the Children effective collaboration with UN bodies, Authorities, National and International NGOs, KFOR and other relevant agencies. You will assist in developing, implementing and evaluating the programme in Kosovo, as well as develop team work and assist in its management.

To succeed in this role, you will have in-depth knowledge of education policy issues, including of planning education initiatives in transition economies and in a post-war environment. Experience of child rights programming within an INGO, of communication and information work and of developing the capacity of programme teams is required. You will need good analytical, conceptual and reporting skills, excellent communication and interpersonal skills, as well as excellent written and oral English and the ability to work under pressure. The willingness to work with all ethnic groups within the region and in an environment where ethnic tensions exist is essential. Required: ASAP Closing date: 13 August 2001

How to apply:

For further details and a detailed Job description or to download an application form please visit our website at: http://www.savethechildren.org.uk/vacancies

To apply please send a supporting cover letter and comprehensive CV, clearly stating the name and location of the job you are applying for along with the media reference (PO/K/SCUK/EU) in your covering letter, Failure to include all of this information may delay the processing of your application.

Please send it to Overseas Personnel (Emergencies) by e-mail to: EmergencyVacanciesatscfuk.org.uk , for post, 17 Grove Lane, London, SE5 8RD Great Britain, or fax: 00 44 20 7793 7614.

Please note: We do not reply individually to applications. If you have not heard from us within 5 weeks after the closing date you should assume, that we have not short-listed you