Caritas Schweiz
Adligenswilerstrasse 15
6002 Luzern
CCH Sarajevo
x x
Bosnia and Herzegovina
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International Team Leader Local Economic Development / Market & Private Sector Development (80-100 %)
Caritas Switzerland is a leading relief organisation in international development cooperation and humanitarian aid. Its primary goal is to fight and eradicate poverty worldwide. Focusing on income generation, migration and climate change, Caritas Switzerland's International Cooperation Programme is implemented with presences in 15 countries across the globe. Together with its consortium partner NIRAS International Consulting, Caritas Switzerland presently implements the project "Local Economic Development in Bosnia and Herzegovina" for the Swiss Development Cooperation (SDC). The overall project goal is to create new economic opportunities and increase incomes for men and women in municipalities and regions through local actors - municipalities, private sector and civil society - jointly developing strategies and implementing projects to improve comparative advantages of localities and the framework conditions for businesses. Caritas Switzerland is recruiting an experienced Team Leader to lead the Project Implementation Unit and manage the project in close collaboration with the consortium partner and national stakeholders. The Team Leader will ensure the adequate achievement of project results and coordination of project staff as well as cooperation and coordination with national and international partners.
  • Ensure result-oriented project management including financial and administrative management, implementation, coordination and communication (skilfully applying project cycle management)
  • Strategic leadership and technical project management in close collaboration with the consortium partner and local stakeholders and beneficiaries as well as with international actors and national institutions in the field of economic development
  • Prepare yearly project plans of operation in participatory processes with key project stakeholders
  • Organise beneficiary selection processes in localities
  • Design, implementation and management of catalytic Grant Schemes 
  • Apply conflict-sensitive project management jointly with project stakeholders ensuring focus on cooperation for common interests and strategic change
  • Apply adaptive project management approaches as systematic processes to ensure continued improvement of management and implementation
  • Secure high quality of project deliverables
  • Prepare meetings of the Project Steering Committee and act as its secretariat
  • Actively promote synergies and harmonise activities with other projects by Swiss or other donors implemented in this pertinent thematic field (economic and business sector development) 
  • Actively engage in coordinaton for concerted policy influencing
  • Monitor relevant changes and developments in the context and propose project adaptations as necessary to ensure project effectiveness
  • Relevant higher education and professional training, in the field of economy, political economy, political science or similar
  • More than 10 years of work experience relevant for the project, particularly international experience of Local Economic Development (LED), whereby the comparative experience from different regions will be considered as an advantage
  • Professional experience in the Western Balkans, experience in BiH is considered an advantage, as well as similar work experience in other regions
  • Experience in the management of teams in development projects comparable in size and scope; strong managerial skills, including result-oriented management, strategic planning, human resources and financial management skills
  • Strong experience in steering and mentoring, capacity to anticipate issues and identify forward-looking solutions
  • Experience with economic development projects, particularly in the field of facilitation of local economic and private sector development, (rural) SME development, MSD, access to finance for business development, advocacy, local governance and policy influencing
  • Experience in working with Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and promoting their participation in LED
  • Confirmed experience in system development, transition contexts
  • Confirmed experience in managing multi-stakeholder processes; public private dialogue; private sector engagement
  • Confirmed experience in applying adaptive management and community-based participatory approaches and experience in conflict sensitive project management is an asset
  • Experience in gender mainstreaming, governance, and social inclusion
  • Knowledge of environmental aspects of local economic development
  • Strong interpersonal and intercultural communication competencies as well as presentation and negotiation skills
  • Excellent command of English, knowledge of the Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian language is an asset
Your place of work will be Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. 
Starting date: As soon as possible according to agreement
Contract duration: Fix-termed contract. The recruitment is subject to funding by the donor

Caritas offers attractive working conditions and an open working atmosphere in an international field of activities.

For further information please contact: Mr Berry Kralj, Programm Director Bosnia and Herzegovina, Telephone +41 41 419 24 91.

Thank you for your interest. We look forward to receiving your job application including a letter of motivation, CV and relevant certificates/diplomas by 31 March 2023 through our web portal.

Applications are reviewed continuously.

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