PLAY International (PI) is a global NGO that uses the power of sport to educate and empower children facing adversity. Founded in 1999, PLAY International is headquartered in Paris, France, and develops programs in France, Burundi, the UK, India and Kosovo. PI is active in Kosovo since the end of the war, using sport to build bridges between communities on a national level.

The Sport4Youth (S4Y) project is implemented in Kosovo since 2008. it trains young volunteers aged 15-20 to become sport animators and to organize educative activities for the children of their localities. Volunteers and children are regularly involved in multi-ethnic events. Thanks to the project, volunteers acquire experience and skills which are valuable for their future professional life, while children learn core values. By meeting their peers from other communities, volunteers and children can overcome stereotypes and mistrust. The project impacts the lives of over 1,500 children and 60 youth throughout the country each year.

Assignment period: 24 months,

renewable Place of work: Pristina,

 Kosovo Work status: Volunteerism for International Solidarity,

French status (Contrat de Volontaire de Solidarité Internationale, VSI)

OVERALL MISSION The Project Manager’s main responsibility is to ensure the smooth implementation of the S4Y project, in a timely and qualitative manner, as well as to ensure the achievements of the set objectives and the sustainability of the project.   He/She works under the direct supervision of the Kosovo Head of Mission. 

He/She directly supervises two Project Coordinators, who are in charge of coordinating the activities, ensuring logistical aspects, assisting on content preparation and implementation. He/She is also working closely with the Pedagogical Coordinator, in charge of developing pedagogical content and ensuring qualitative monitoring of all the projects. 

He/She collaborates with and informs other PI staff members.  


  • Project Cycle Management Under the supervision of the Head of Mission, he/she will: 
  • Create a detailed work plan, give orientation to the project activities and regularly monitor/evaluate them
  • Distribute responsibilities to team members and follow up on the progress and quality of their work
  • Ensure the sound financial management of the project, including supervision of procurement processes and external contracts
  • Ensure the visibility of the project and communication to donors
  • Write reports for internal senior staff, and for donors; and prepare all support documentation for reporting based on donors’ requirements
  • Supervision of project activities 
  • Animate the network of volunteers
  • Ensure training content is relevant and adapted to beneficiaries
  • Deliver training sessions
  • Field supervision of the activities 
  • Organise multiethnic events
  • Ensure regular contact with beneficiaries and high level of motivation among them
  • Ensure capacity-building of beneficiaries and provide tailored recommendations
  • Mission development
  • Take part in weekly Management meetings 
  • Assist and exchange information to support other Project Managers in the implementation of their projects 
  • Contribute to the capacity building of local staff
  • Assist the Head of Mission in the identification and formulation of new projects (project proposal writing) and contribute to the Mission development (discussion on long-term strategy of the mission, regionalization, etc.)
  • Promote and disseminate the expertise of PI in using sport as a tool to empower and integrate vulnerable population 




Master Degree in Project Cycle Management, international cooperation, political sciences or similar area of expertise 

Professional experience and skills

  • Professional experience and skills
  • At least 2 years of work experience in managing a project
  • At least 2 years of experience working with youth
  • At least 1 year experience in team management
  • Experience in dealing with budget/finance desirable
  • Experience in delivering training sessions
  • Interest or experience working in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic and gender-balanced environment
  • Good organization and planning skills
  • Good communication and reporting skills
  • Management of stress and priorities 
  • Strong sense of initiative and autonomy
  • Team work
  • Leadership skills
  • Ethical behavior
  • Interest and/or practice of a sport


 Mandatory professional knowledge of English (written and spoken).

Albanian or Serbian is a plus.

IT Skills

 Professional knowledge of Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)


Two-year contract. Renewable if satisfactory.

Indemnity according to experience

Office located in Pristina 

Starting Date: January 2018

Application process: CV and Motivation Letter in ENGLISH shall be sent before 15th of November to Ana Larderet: [email protected]

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