Hand­iKOS (Asso­ci­a­tion of Para­plegics and Par­a­lyzed Chil­dren of Koso­vo) was estab­lished in 1983 with the main objec­tive to achieve full recog­ni­tion and par­tic­i­pa­tion of peo­ple with dis­abil­i­ties in soci­ety. Hand­iKOS active­ly lob­bies and advo­cates at local and cen­tral lev­el for the rights of peo­ple with dis­abil­i­ties. The goal is to cre­ate an enabling and inclu­sive envi­ron­ment through increas­ing employ­ment oppor­tu­ni­ties, improv­ing access to edu­ca­tion, includ­ing PWDs in social wel­fare and social secu­ri­ty schemes and improv­ing phys­i­cal acces­si­bil­i­ty. Hand­iKOS also pro­vides assis­tive devices and pri­ma­ry phys­i­cal and psy­choso­cial reha­bil­i­ta­tion ser­vices through its 14 Com­mu­ni­ty Based Reha­bil­i­ta­tion Cen­tres and 12 Local Offices locat­ed through­out Koso­vo. Hand­iKOS main­tains a data­base and has so far reg­is­tered around 18.000 chil­dren and adults with dis­abil­i­ties (with phys­i­cal and com­bined disabilities).

Descrip­tion of the project

Hand­iKOS, in part­ner­ship with KMOP (Greek NGO), is cur­rent­ly imple­ment­ing the EU man­aged and fund­ed project named “Inte­grat­ed sup­port and care for elder­ly and PWDs in Koso­vo: pilot action towards the tran­si­tion to Com­mu­ni­ty-based ser­vices”, through estab­lish­ing of two day care cen­tres in Prishti­na and Fer­izaj for deliv­er­ing ser­vices for elder­ly per­sons and home based ser­vices for adults with dis­abil­i­ty. Hand­iKOS and KMOP based on their exten­sive expe­ri­ence and proven back­ground in work­ing with per­sons with dis­abil­i­ties (PWDs) and elder­ly per­sons are imple­ment­ing this project, which will con­tribute to the well­be­ing, empow­er­ment and social inte­gra­tion of elder­ly per­sons and PWDs in Koso­vo. For this pur­pose, we are seek­ing expe­ri­enced, enthu­si­as­tic and ded­i­cat­ed indi­vid­u­als, to join our team in Hand­iKOS as: Project Man­ag­er.

Duties and responsibilities:

- Plan, direct, or coor­di­nate the activ­i­ties of a social ser­vice pro­gram for peo­ple with dis­abil­i­ties and elder­ly peo­ple in Prishti­na and Ferizaj

- Over­see the pro­gram or orga­ni­za­tion’s bud­get and poli­cies regard­ing par­tic­i­pant involve­ment, pro­gram require­ments, and benefits.

- Eval­u­ate the work of staff of two day care cen­ters to ensure that pro­grams are of appro­pri­ate qual­i­ty and that resources are used effectively;

- Estab­lish and main­tain rela­tion­ships with oth­er insti­tu­tions and orga­ni­za­tions in com­mu­ni­ty to meet com­mu­ni­ty needs and to ensure that ser­vices are not duplicated.

- Direct activ­i­ties of pro­fes­sion­al and tech­ni­cal staff mem­bers and volunteers.

- Plan and admin­is­ter bud­gets for pro­grams, equip­ment and sup­port services.

- Par­tic­i­pate in the deter­mi­na­tion of orga­ni­za­tion­al poli­cies regard­ing such issues as par­tic­i­pant eli­gi­bil­i­ty, pro­gram require­ments, and pro­gram benefits.

- Pre­pare and main­tain records and reports, such as bud­gets, reports required by donors etc

- Rep­re­sent orga­ni­za­tions in rela­tions with gov­ern­men­tal and media institutions.

- Direct fundrais­ing activ­i­ties and the prepa­ra­tion of pub­lic rela­tions materials.

- Ana­lyze pro­posed leg­is­la­tion, reg­u­la­tions, or rule changes to deter­mine how agency ser­vices could be impacted.


- Uni­ver­si­ty degree in a rel­e­vant field;

- At least 3 years of pre­vi­ous work expe­ri­ence with­in civ­il soci­ety, espe­cial­ly in an orga­ni­za­tion pro­tect­ing and pro­mot­ing human rights;

- Pre­vi­ous expe­ri­ence in work­ing for EU projects;

- Excel­lent inter­per­son­al and com­mu­ni­ca­tion  skills;

- Excel­lent abil­i­ty to work under pres­sure and to main­tain deadlines;

- Excel­lent knowl­edge of Eng­lish and Alban­ian lan­guage, and com­put­er literacy.

The inter­est­ed can­di­dates may send their CVs and moti­va­tion let­ters until 7th of March, at 13:00, to handikos@handi-kos.orgPlease spec­i­fy in the sub­ject of the email: Appli­ca­tion project manager


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