Job Vacancy – Programme Director/Policy Editor

Title: Programme Director/Policy editor

Status: Full Time

Location: Prishtina, Kosovo

Reporting to: Executive Director


Under the overall supervision of BPRG Executive Director and in close cooperation with the latter, the Programme Director/Policy editor will have the following responsibilities:


  • Lead, supervise and edit the research and policy papers including but not limited to proofreading the content of the papers;
  • Ensure that the organization’s research and writing practices and policies are well implemented;
  • Ensure effective implementation of all programmes for the Balkans group; including developing long term goals to achieve successful outcomes.
  • Follow all organizational policies, protocols and procedures
  • Ensure close monitoring and documentation of program implementation against indicators and objectives;
  • Support project staff regarding any potential deviations of projects;
  • Support organisational, programme and project development;
  • Contribute/Support the designing and planning of new projects and programmes;
  • Other tasks as required;


  • 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 5 years’ relevant professional experience in Policy Areas and in-depth knowledge in one or more areas of the Balkans Group;
  • Extensive knowledge of key issues in Kosovo, the region, and related  international and EU issues;
  • Strong research skills and ability to propose policy interventions;
  • Excellent writing skills in English and Albanian, Serbian Desirable;
  • Ability to plan and work within agreed timeframes;
  • Ability to demonstrate initiative and work well under pressure;  
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and ability;
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced and challenging environment;
  • Deal and work with multi-tasks and agendas;


We highly encourage candidates from Western Balkan countries and/or abroad to apply for this position. Only candidates that meet the full requirements should apply

Interested candidates should send:

  • Cover letter (in English)
  • CV containing contact details of three references
  • Two writing samples

Closing date for applications is 26.09.2021

Full applications with “Programme Director/Policy editor” 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

Opening Hours:

Mon – Fri: 09:00  – 17:00


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