Job Vacancies: Junior Researcher(s) and Project Associate(s)

Status: Full time
Location: Pristina – Kosovo
Reporting to: Senior Researcher(s) & Executive Director

Balkans Group is seeking Junior Researcher(s) and Project Associate(s) for implementing a three-year project.

The Junior Researcher(s) & Project Associate(s) will be based in Pristina. She/he is required to have knowledge on regional cooperation and related-initiatives. In his/her role, she/he will lead the research, administer and ensure the effective implementation and coordination of project’s components.


  • Assist on research topics as per BPRG’ s policy agenda;
  • Assist on writing reports and articles for publication;
  • Assist colleagues in the development and implementation of organisational; communication and fundraising strategies;
  • Support implementation of project activities  relating to BPRG’s overall vision;
  • Assist on projects’ implementation through a shared matrix;
  • Support project staff regarding any potential deviations from the planned activities;
  • Support the development of programme proposals in coordination with project teams and in response to funding opportunities;
  • Support organisational, programme and project development;
  • Contribute/Support in the designing and planning of new projects and programmes;
  • Event planning, design and production, while managing all project delivery elements within the required timeframe;
  • Propose ideas to improve provided services and event quality;
  • Organize and manage all event’s details such as preparing invitations, agendas, translation, promotional material, invitee’s list, location, special guests, etc;
  • Specify staff requirements and coordinate their activities;
  • Cooperate with communication & outreach team to promote and publicize events;
  • Proactively handle any arising issues and troubleshoot any emerging problems on the event day;
  • Conduct pre- and post – event evaluations and report on outcomes;
  • Other tasks as required;


  • BA/MA degree in one of the following fields: international relations, social sciences, development studies, interdisciplinary studies, or other related studies;
  • Knowledge in designing both qualitative and quantitative research methodologies;
  • At least 1 year relevant professional experience and detailed knowledge in one or more areas of the Balkans Group;
  • Knowledge of key issues in Kosovo, the region, and EU-/international-related issues;
  • Strong research skills and ability to propose policy interventions;
  • Excellent writing skills in English and Albanian;
  • Ability to plan and work within the agreed timeframes;
  • Ability to demonstrate initiative and work well under pressure;  
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced and challenging environment;
  • Deal and work with multi-tasks and agendas;
  • Excellent time management
  • Ability to manage multiple projects independently

Interested candidates should send:
• Cover Letter (in English)
• CV containing contact details of three references
• One writing sample (only for Junior Researcher)

Successful candidates will be invited for an interview. Closing date for applications is 28 January 2022.

Full applications with “Junior Researcher” (if you apply for JR) or “Project Associate” (if you apply for PA) in the email subject should be emailed to [email protected].

Balkans Policy Research Group – BPRG is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, age, or other legally protected characteristics

Qamil Hoxha street ob. no. 29
appartment no. 7,
10000, Kosovo

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Mon – Fri: 09:00  – 17:00


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