July 25, 2022

Internship announcement

CARE International Balkans is an equal opportunity employer and is seeking a qualified candidate for its Office in Sarajevo, BiH to fill the position of Communication Intern for its project “Future for You(th): Young people as Leaders of Life Skills Education in the Balkans” funded by the Austrian Development Cooperation as a part of the Young Men Initiative programming.

Project Summary

Building on the achievements from Young Men Initiative, in cooperation with 7 regional partner NGOs, the project will contribute to creating positive and peaceful societies for young people in Serbia, Kosovo, Albania and Bosnia and Herzegovina that embrace and promote gender equality and non-violence. The project emphasizes institutionalization and sustainability, working with ministries and quality assurance institutions for the accreditation of Program Y and integration of life skills education in national curriculums. It will expand its implementation by piloting the tailored programs in elementary schools and correctional institutions, strengthening the cooperation with pedagogical and teaching universities, and maximizing the use of online tools to ensure the continuity of the program in spite of the COVID-19 pandemic.

CARE and partners will foster gender-transformative life skills education to become an integral part of education programs at schools and juvenile correctional institutions by equipping elementary and high schools and universities to effectively deliver and lead the implementation of CARE’s life skills program (Program Y) and support young people in their safe transition to adulthood. Furthermore, the project will pilot CARE´s life skills program tailor-made for youth at risk in juvenile correctional institutions (Program Y Plus) to prevent radicalization and contribute to re-socialization. All this will be sustained by mobilized communities which will take an active role in initiating the educational policy change, securing strong-er public voices for youth within the Future 4 You(th) movement previously initiated by CARE and by empowering governmental bodies to develop strategies to institutionalize life skills programming through multi-stakeholder consultation processes. In Kosovo, this project is widely known by its popular campaign Be a Men – Change the Rules.

Project Duration: until March 2024

The Position

The Communication Intern will assume delegated responsibility in the field of communication of the Austrian Development Cooperation funded project “Future for You(th): Young people as Leaders of Life Skills Education in the Balkans” project within Young Men Initiative (YMI). Communication Intern will support YMI team in collection of inputs, preparation and dissemination of media and communication outputs of the project.

S/he will support development and production of communications materials and manage their dissemination on social media, websites as well as for reports and other project purposes. S/he will support ensuring CARE, donors, and project visibility. Communication Intern will be in charge of coordinating the process of collection of partners communication inputs, articles on monthly basis and preparing project outputs for social media, websites and narrative reports; S/he is responsible for implementing Most Significant Change Methodology (collecting successful stories). As required, Communication Intern will support YMI project team and participate in programmatic meetings.  S/he is expected to travel to countries where project is being implemented and out of the region. 

Qualifications/Skills:

  • University degree/diploma or current enrolment in communications, public relations, journalism, or similar humanities
  • Experience in social media management, content creation, digital platforms; experience with working with civil society is an asset
  • Good knowledge of content and social media management (editing and copywriting skills, including articles, reports, social media content, press releases) and proven experience in managing of social media, multi-media and digital platforms
  • Knowledge and experience related to engaging men and boys in gender equality promotion, desirably within Be a Man Clubs supported by the project
  • Understanding the gender (in)equality situation in Balkans
  • Experience with Most Significant Change Methodology would be an asset
  • Excellent computer skills. Knowledge of WordPress is an asset.
  • Tact and diplomacy in dealing with diversity and variety of stakeholders
  • Excellent command of oral and written local and English language.

Conditions:

Position location in Sarajevo/BiH with remote work possibility

Reports to Project Manager. The selected candidate will be offered a one-year internship contract 

Salary and benefits package in accordance with CARE International Balkans’ salary scale and commensurate with experience and in accordance with the labour legislation related to internship agreements.

CARE International Balkans has a zero-tolerance approach to any harm or any fraudulent practice or behavior. It is also committed to the protection from sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, and child abuse – CARE International Safeguarding Policy, involving CARE employees and related personnel, representatives, or partners.

Effective Date for the Position: ASAP

Any interested candidates should forward their CV and a Cover Letter in English language to the Human Resources Department at CARE International, Hasana Kaimije 11, 71000 Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina or by e-mail to [email protected]  by August  10th , 2022.

No telephone enquiries please. Only candidates short-listed will be notified.

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