Communication Officer (Part-time)

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GIZ Kosovo
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As an international cooperation enterprise for sustainable development with worldwide operations, the federally owned Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH supports the German Government in achieving its development-policy objectives. It provides viable, forward-looking solutions for political, economic, ecological and social development in a globalised world. GIZ promotes complex reforms and change processes. Its corporate objective is to improve people’s living conditions on a sustainable basis. For more information see:

Through the department of GIZ International Services (GIZ InS), technical assistance is provided for clients other than the German Government, including development banks, international financiers and institutions, and beneficiary public administrations.

The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, International Sevices (InS), in consortium with Ernst & Young Law Partnership and EIPP, was recently awarded the EU funded project “Technical Assistance to support the implementation of Public Finance Management Reforms in Kosovo”, for which GIZ InS is seeking to fill the position of:

Communication Officer
Part-time (50%)

Main responsibilities and tasks

The Communication Officer

  • supports the Team Leader with strategic direction of communication in the country, through presenting a consistent project image and communicating project content to the general public;
  • ensures effective communication and flow of information within the project and with the EU and GIZ offices;
  • develops activities for project communication and PR (intranet, website, social media, and internal communication) and contributes to the project’s knowledge management;
  • develops a Visibility and Communication Plan with clear actions and expected impact s to be sent to the EU Office in Kosovo for review and approval;
  • writes short reports after all workshops, conferences and other project events and updates the website with all project activities;
  • supports the planning, delivery and post-processing of workshops, conferences and training events;
  • assures the quality of articles of the project (e.g. publications, press conferences, the internet etc.);
  • provides administrative and organizational support, such as translation and preparation/ documentation of meetings;
  • coordinates cooperation with external communication service providers (e.g. appraisers, agencies, photographers, trainers, copywriters);
  • coordinates and possibly implements communication work (including planning communication budget – quantity, formal and material quality, impact);
  • supports the Team Leader and the project team in general project related duties.

The above functions are indicative and may be modified according to the needs of the project.

Required tasks:

National media work

The Communication Officer

  • assists with coordinating project media activities (drafting and sending out press releases, compiling assembling and distributing media information materials for specific target groups);
  • helps organising national media events and study tours;
  • as needed, establishes and maintains contact with national media;
  • monitors the media in relation to the project’s scope of activities.

National PR work

The Communication Officer

  • helps develop suitable communication tools for PR work;
  • manages the appropriate coordination processes to produce publications and materials in accordance with EU and GIZ standards (corporate design, standards for content);
  • participates in organising events and looking after VIP visitors;
  • helps updating the project website;
  • develops suitable communication instruments for PR (e.g. project brochures, fact sheets, advertising material, PowerPoint presentations, newsletters, etc.);
  • organises project events.

Internal communications in the country 

The Communication Officer

  • passes on information and supports dialogue between the project office, non-key experts and EU office;
  • develops and supports appropriate communication instruments (e.g. emails, internal newsletters, internal events).

Minimum qualifications, competences and experience


  • University degree in Public Relations, Communications, Marketing, Journalism, ICT, or relevant fields.

Professional experience

  • A minimum of 3 years of relevant professional experience in the field of communication (media and PR work, journalism, internal communication or lobbying or similar)
  • Familiar with the Communication and Visibility Manual for EU External Action;
  • Experience in the context of EU-funded service contract projects is an advantage;

Other knowledge, additional competences

  • Strong communication skills and well-organized;
  • Excellent knowledge of English; German will be an added value;
  • Strong writing skills, as well as a solid understanding of social media;
  • Knowledge of desktop publishing (DTP) or graphics applications;
  • Excellent working knowledge of ITC technologies (related software, phone, fax, email, the internet) and computer applications (e.g. MS Office); experience of website updating/editing would be an asset;
  • Experience in project and/or event management;
  • Pro-active attitude towards work and strong motivation to take on new challenges.


  • Project Office, Pristina

Expected start date

  • August 2021

How to apply?

Interested and, suitably qualified and experienced candidates are invited to submit their electronic application in English, in PDF version, to

  • CV (Europass template is recommended)
  • Letter of motivation
  • Diploma(s), references/recommendations
  • Subject of the email: Name & Surname – Communication Officer – InS Project

Applications that do not meet these rules will not be considered!

Deadline for the application: 11 July 2020

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted and invited to the next stage of recruitment.

GIZ encourages female candidates, candidates from ethnic communities as well as candidates with disability to apply.

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