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For its National Coordination Unit in Albania, PERFORM is seeking a Programme Officer (full-time position)

Main duties and responsibilities:

  • Maintain effective working relations and continuous dialogue with system actors 
  • In dialogue with system actors/partners and using a systemic approach, support the development of new interventions
  • Prepare detailed intervention plans/guides for specific intervention areas 
  • Take a facilitating role in implementation of interventions, following principles of ownership by local actors
  • Monitor and strengthen effectiveness of interventions 
  • Participate in monitoring of external environment and contribute to updating the country strategy
  • In close collaboration with colleagues within the team and with the RMU, take a key role in coordinating the teams' communication outputs (briefs, reports, articles), including those dedicated to the project's website and social media page
  • Acquire knowledge and experience through training and knowledge sharing events, continuous research and networking


  • Master Degree in social sciences, such as in Political Science, Public Management, Sociology, Organisational and Institutional Development or related fields
  • At least 2 years of work experience (preferably working in private and/or governmental sector, CSO-civil society organisations, academic field, international organisation) 
  • Good understanding of systems analysis
  • Experience in project planning and reporting 
  • Experience in working in diverse teams 

Competencies and skills:

  • Computer skills (MS Office)
  • Language: Native Albanian, fluency in English both written and spoken required, other Balkan languages would be a strong plus
  • Ability to understand organisational systems and processes 
  • Results-oriented, highly motivated person
  • Ability to work independently
  • Good interpersonal skills (with sensitivity to cultural communication differences)
  • Previous experience in communication would be an asset


  • Two-year contract with a three months’ probation; possibility of extension
  • Performing services for an international organisation
  • Dynamic and responsible position
  • Occasional travel within Albania and to other Western Balkan countries
  • Possibility for professional and personal development

The application should include a cover letter clearly outlining how the candidate meets the requirements of the position and a detailed CV. 

Please note that the selection is being conducted via HR agency, so please use this link to apply by 24.02.2017.