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PLAY International: Head of Mission

PLAY International: Head of Mission

PLAY International is looking for a full-time Head of Mission to lead PLAY's operations in Kosovo and the Western Balkans.
Deadline: 29 November 2020

This Senior Management position provides overall leadership for the PLAY International Mission in Kosovo and the Western Balkans. The Head of Mission is both the key link between the country operation and the Headquarters in Paris, and the glue that binds the different aspects of the Mission’s work together. Whilst being responsible for the overall success of the Mission, the key areas of focus include strategic planning, fundraising, human resource management, partnerships development, public relations and financial oversight.

Purpose of the job

To provide overall leadership for the PLAY International Mission in Kosovo and the Western Balkans. The Head of Mission is both the key link between the country operation and the Headquarters in Paris, and the glue that binds the different aspects of the Mission’s work together. Whilst being responsible for the overall success of the Mission, the key areas of focus include strategic planning, fundraising, human resource management, partnerships development, public relations and financial oversight.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

Strategy

  • Bring the Mission strategy in Kosovo and Western Balkan to life for the team and external stakeholders and update it on a yearly basis
  • Analyse development needs in Kosovo and design new programs accordingly

Fundraising

  • Develop and implement the regionalisation strategy and identify relevant partners and donors in neighbouring countries (Serbia, North Macedonia, etc.)
  • Monitor donor strategies, identify calls for proposals and seek funding opportunities 
  • Develop and implement fundraising diversification work
  • Manage public relations with donors
  • Ensure the visibility and promotion of PLAY’s work in Kosovo and the Western Balkans 

Programs

  • Provide strategic support for the design of project activities
  • Oversee the implementation of the project activities and associated project implementation tasks (monitoring and evaluation, comms, risk management etc)
  • Review and validate narrative and financial reporting to donors
  • Develop and broaden a network of institutional and civil-society partners

Human Resource Management

  • Supervise and line-manage staff members of the Kosovo Mission
  • Manage the recruitment of new staff
  • Ensure continuous capacity-building of the Kosovo team
  • Ensure PLAY procedures are in line with Kosovo laws
  • Assess risk levels and their potential impact on PLAY International work in the region 
  • Ensure that PLAY staff are able to carry out their work in a safe environment.

Financial Management

  • Support the Mission’s Finance Manager in producing and updating key financial documents (annual Mission budget; cashflow forecasting; human resource planning etc)
  • Ensure PLAY’s accounting and financial procedures are respected and in line with Kosovo law
  • Follow up the accounting on a monthly basis and ensure donor requirements are respected
  • Provide oversight for project-based budget planning and implementation.

This is a French permanent contract with benefits including annual flights home and international health insurance. Postholders must be available to work in Kosovo.

If this sounds like you and you 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: recruitment.kosovo@play-international.org

The application deadline is 23.59 on Sunday 29 November 2020. Interviews will be held at the beginning of December, and the position will begin as soon as possible.

Application deadline

Sun, 11/29/2020

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