Jobs & Consultancies

JOB VACANCY – Executive Director

This vacancy is now closed

Date posted 15 December 2023

The Balkan Forum (BF) is seeking for a skilled, energetic and committed professional to lead the team and the organization. The Executive Director (ED) serves as the leader of BF and is its primary public representative. A successful candidate will be able to seamlessly work across the strategic, operational, and administrative aspects of the ED’s role with key focus on organizational development, public relations, fundraising, and leading and managing a high-performance team that will achieve organizational strategic goals.

Deadline for applications: 15 January 2024
Expected start date: March 2024
Contract: One (1) year, with possibility of extension
Salary: Competitive NGO salary
Location of the post: Prishtina, Kosovo
Reporting: Board of Directors

About the Balkan Forum

The Balkan Forum (The BF) works to advance cross-border dialogue and create a shared regional vision and agenda for cooperative action in the Balkans, based on economic integration, prosperity, and sustainable peace. We highlight good practices of regional cooperation to policy discussions, and promote existing efforts to connect grassroots initiatives, knowledge, and successes to the decision-making levels that are responsible for policymaking and regional and/or European Union (EU) integration.

Geographic focus: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Greece, North
Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia.

Thematic areas: Circular Economy (particularly the intersection between education, environment and the labor market), regional cooperation, human capital development, media, Euro-Atlantic integration.

Executive Director – Responsibilities

– Visionary Leadership
– Serves as the visionary leader for BF.
– Supports operations and administration of the Board by advising and informing Board members and interfacing between Board and staff in the development of policies and planning recommendations.
– Assists in the selection and evaluation of Board members and Board leadership.

Management and Strategic Planning
– Collaborates with the Board to define and articulate the organization’s vision and to develop strategies for achieving that vision.
– Promotes a culture that reflects the organization’s values, represents the diverse community, encourages good performance, and rewards productivity.
– Creates and implements systems for communicating effectively with all staff and partners.
– Strives to identify, develop and implement diversity, equity and inclusion practices that are in line with the overall priorities of the organization to be representative of the community it serves while ensuring to attract, hire, retain, promote and maintain a diverse workplace.

– Oversees the development of annual budgets and operating plans.
– Prudently manages the organization’s resources within budget guidelines in compliance with laws, regulations and policies.
– Provides prompt, thorough, and accurate information to keep the Board and team appropriately informed of the organization’s financial position.

– Oversees staff in the development and implementation of fundraising plans that support strategies adopted by the BF.
– Serves as the primary steward of donor relationships and facilitates one-on-one engagement with prospective and existing donors to increase incoming funds.
– Oversees the timely submission of grant applications and progress reports for grant management and award compliance.

– Serves as the public face and primary spokesperson and representative for BF.
– Actively advocates for the organization, its beliefs, and its programmatic efforts.
– Acts as a liaison between the organization and the community through partnerships with government, organizations, businesses, and donors that further the mission through cooperative efforts and strategic relationships.

Programmatic Effectiveness
– Oversees design, delivery, and quality of programs and projects.
– Leads the development of BF programs for an effective response to external challenges largely affecting the outcome of organizational goals.
– Stays abreast of current trends and anticipates future trends likely to have an impact on organizational outcomes.

Person specification

– Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree preferred.
– Minimum of 5 or more years overall leadership experience with a minimum of 3 years’ experience in an executive level/senior management position (Non-profit experience preferred but not required).
– Demonstrated competency in providing management oversight, leadership, and direction. A forward thinker, driven by innovation, transformation, and impact.
– Extensive experience in the following areas: financial management, partnership development, program development and delivery, empowering leadership skills, organization development, strategic planning, risk management, managing diversity, and fundraising.
– Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal skills including working with the team, Board, partners and stakeholders are a must.
– Excellent analytical, communication, presentation, time management and problem-solving skills. The ability to extract and analyze data to make informed decisions about team/organizational development required.
– Proficient in Microsoft Office, content management systems.
– Fluent in English.
– Able to work flexibly in a friendly and dynamic team.
– Ability and enthusiasm to travel in the region and internationally as necessary.

Application process

To apply, please send your CV (max 2 pages), and cover letter (max 1 page) in English stating
your motivation with the subject line Application for ED position at both of the following email addresses: and

The Balkan Forum offers an equal opportunity to all people interested and it reserves the right to invite only a limited number of applicants for direct interview for the position.

For further information about the Balkan Forum please visit 

Kërkesë për oferta

This vacancy is now closed

 The Balkan Forum po kërkon të rekrutojë katër [4] konsulentë / trajnerë, të cilet do të dizajnojnë dhe zbatojnë trajnime në kuadër të projektit ToKeQark.

Afati për aplikim: 15 nëntor 2023

Për më shumë informata shiko shpalljen në vijim:

Kërkesë për oferta

This vacancy is now closed

The Balkan Forum kërkon të angazhoj një kompani të dizajnit grafik apo një dizajner grafik që do ta dizajnojë apo do të prodhojë një raport vizualisht të prezantueshem, duke e bërë të lehtë leximin dhe gjetjen e informacionit.

Afati për aplikim: 10 nëntor 2023

Për më shumë informata shiko shpalljen në vijim: 

Kërkesë për oferta

This vacancy is now closed

The Balkan Forum kërkon të angazhojë një kompani përkthimi/ apo ekip përkthyesish, të cilet do të ofrojnë shërbime të përkthimit për aktivitetet e projektit ToKeQark. 

Afati për aplikim: 10 nëntor 2023 

Për më shumë informata shiko shpalljen në vijim: 

JOB VACANCY – Communications Officer

This vacancy is now closed

Date Job Vacancy Announced: 24 October 2023

Deadline for applications: 10 November 2023

Expected start date: 1 December 2023

Contract: 12 months, part-time (20 hours/week), with a possibility of extension and working full-time

Salary range: Competitive NGO salary

Location of the post: Prishtina, with limited travel in the Western Balkans region

To apply send your CV/Resume (max 2 pages) and Motivation Letter (max 1 page) in English to and    

Call for Expression of Interest: The BF is seeking Company/Consultant(s) for awareness raising activities

This vacancy is now closed

Projekti ToKeQark SB NI KOS 09/2023

Termat e Referencës

Korrik 2023

Afati i hapur për aplikim: 5 gusht 2023

Fillimi i konsulencës: 20 gusht 2023

Mbarimi i konsulencës: 30 nëntor 2023

Ne linkun e meposhtem e gjeni shpalljen ne pdf dhe kerkesat per kete konsulence:

Call for Expression of Interest: The BF is seeking Company/Consultant(s) for awareness raising activities

This vacancy is now closed

The Balkan Forum in partnership with the Syri i Vizionit and the Municipality of Istog are implementing the project “Empowerment and Employment of Youth, Women and Other Vulnerable Groups in the Five Municipalities of Kosovo”, which is funded by European Union.

The project aims to provide additional active labour market measures, such as providing support for specific training, on-the-job training, providing internships and self-employment of vulnerable groups in Kosovo. Furthermore, it will support development of new enterprises to develop opportunities for creating employment perspectives for particularly vulnerable groups in the labour market.

The target groups include communities with the lowest average participation in the economy: youth, working-age women, people with disabilities and ethnic minorities including Bosniak, Serb, Roma, Egyptian and Ashkali individuals in five municipalities in Kosovo: Istog, Pejë, Klinë, Deçan and Junik.

Purpose of this consultancy:

The purpose of this consultancy is to work effectively with volunteers, stakeholders and project team to raise awareness on employment barriers, by specifically producing appealing video stories and two documentaries in five municipalities of Peja, Istog, Deçan, Junik and Klinë.

The key communication objective for all media/video items to be produced will aim to spark public discussion on social exclusion employment;Create a dialogue between employment agency, centers for professional advancement, project team and final beneficiaries. Engage and bridge the gap between stakeholders and improve the employment ecosystem in targeted municipalities.

Deadline for application: 8 September 2021

Expected start date for this consultancy: 13 September 2021

Please see below for more information on expected deliverables/results, duties and responsibilities, consultancy period, required experience/qualifications, and application procedure.


This vacancy is now closed

The BF and SiV is seeking a Company/Organisation (Media outlet/company/ local radio/TVs) that operate and have capacity to broadcast in Istog, Pejë, Klinë, Deçan and Junik to express their interest for this call that aims to raise awareness and spark public discussion on employment barriers that the target group in the municipalities of Istog, Pejë, Klinë, Deçan and Junik face.

This call is in frame of the project “Empowerment and Employment of Youth, Women and Other Vulnerable Groups in the Five Municipalities of Kosovo” Project funded by European Union funds and implemented by Syri i Vizionit (SiV) in partnership with The Balkan Forum and the Municipality of Istog

Interested candidates shall follow on the instruction of tenderers provided in the link below and in this ToR and accordingly apply before the deadline on 6 May 2022 at 17:00 through e-mail address:  with the subject: Public Call – Community outreach and grassroots advocacy, or also by mail at The Balkan Forum’s office address: str. Tirana C4/2 Lam B-N2 11-1, 10,000 Prishtinë, Kosovë.  

For more details on this assignment please check Annex I (Tender information)