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CALL FOR AUTHORS

Published at: 2019-04-23

CALL FOR AUTHORS

Positions: Authors to write Op-Eds on benefits from the implementation of technical agreements

The topics include, but are not limited to, the following technical agreements: civil registry, license plates and vehicle insurance, certificates for pharmaceutical products, collection of customs tariffs in Jarinje & Bernjak, consolidation of the Development Fund for the north, customs stamps, women’s perspective on technical dialogue, etc.

Responsibilities 

The author is responsible for:

Drafting the full Op-Eds

Submit draft for comments to the project supervisors

Review and integrate the comments of the project supervisors

Be available for reviews until the Op-Ed is published within the engagement period

The author is responsible to elaborate the following points in the Op-Eds:

The content of technical agreements reached in Brussels between Kosovo and Serbia 

Implementation of the agreements

Benefits from implementation of the agreements

Good practices and concrete examples from daily life on benefits from the implementation of the agreements

Recommendations for further improvement of cooperation between Kosovo and Serbia on addressing the certain issues tackled by specific agreements

The final draft of the op-ed should have 1,200 – 1,500 words.

Desirable qualification and experience

1. Random citizens or junior professionals who have directly benefited from the implementation of any technical agreement. These candidates should have writing skills to present their experience and opinion at the policy level;

and/or

2. Candidates with an educational background or work experience in the relevant field of any technical agreement of the Kosovo – Serbia dialogue, preferably agreements with high rate of implementation. Experience at policy level and experience in policy writing would be an asset.

How to apply

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, CV, and a writing samples to office@balkansgroup.org. Application will be taken on a rolling basis. Shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview.