Project Manager 

Manifesta 14 Prishtina
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Job Profile: Project Manager
Location: Prishtina, Kosovo
Published: 01/11/2021
Type: Part time 

Manifesta, the European Nomadic Biennial, produces one of the world’s most  influential art events. Manifesta rethinks the relations between culture and society by  investigating and catalyzing positive social change in Europe through contemporary  culture in dialogue with the social sphere of a specific place. Since 1996, the  Manifesta biennial takes place in a different European city every two years.  

Manifesta 14 is scheduled to take place in Prishtina, Kosovo, from July 22 until  October 30, 2022.  

Manifesta 14 Prishtina is looking for an experienced Project Manager from Kosovo or  Kosovar diaspora. The Project Manager will be responsible for coordinating activities  of the awarded European Union’s Creative Europe Western Balkan grant for the  project: Manifesta 14, Co-Producing Common Space and Shaping Formations of  Solidarity in the Western Balkans and Beyond / M14WB

The M14WB project is a collaborative project in 2021-2022 that aims to develop a  sustainable pilot model for a new cultural institution in Prishtina, which is embedded  in a trans-regional network. For this project, Manifesta 14 Prishtina is collaborating  with 11 partners from different cities in the Western Balkans, Germany, and Bulgaria.  See: https://manifesta14.org/pre-biennial/western-balkan/ 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES 

The Project Manager will coordinate the overall implementation process of the  Creative Europe Grant and its activities under supervision of the Head of Business  and Head of Development and will serve as the main contact for Manifesta’s Heads  of Production, Education, and Communication, and the CE partner organizations of  the project. The Project Manager will oversee the overall organisation and implementation of the M14WB project and its activities, as well as the internal and  external communication. The Project Manager will lead and monitor the overall  process of the M14WB project and the progress of its activities in regular meetings with all partners and the Manifesta 14 team, ensuring that all deadlines are met, and  all deliverables are completed on time.  

The Head of Development is the contact person to the European Union.

TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Ensure the M14WB project is implemented in full accordance with the  conditions of the Grant Agreement, its articles, and regulations.
  • Act as the overall coordinator of the grant activities, and act as main contact  between Manifesta’s Heads and partner organizations as well as regularly  communicate project status to all parties.
  • Assist the CE partners in collaboration with M14 team in the organization of  events taking place in Prishtina and coordinate the necessary logistics.
  • Create and coordinate project-related documents and reporting, ensuring all  necessary materials and documents are produced and delivered on time.
  • Coordinate the administration in close collaboration with the Grants  Administrator in charge of financial and administrative schedules, timesheets,  budgets, and expenditures.
  • Drafting interim and final narrative and financial reports in collaboration with the Head of Business and Head of Development.
  • Ensure project deadlines are met.
  • Provide other managerial and administrative support as needed.
  • Create and ensure effective communication flow with all involved in the grant.
  • Report monthly back to the Director with assessment. 

REQUIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE 

  • Proven experience in project management and coordination, preferably  including experience with international partners and European Union grants.
  • Knowledge of file management, transcription, and other administrative  procedures.
  • Competency with Office 365, Dropbox, and similar software.
  • Excellent communication and time management skills (English required).
  • Excellent organizational and multi-tasking skills.
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team as well as individually.

PERIOD AND STATUS  

Starting date: As soon as possible 

End date: 31.12.2022 with possible extension  

HOW TO APPLY? 

Please send your Cover Letter and CV, both in English, with reference Project  Manager to Marieke van Hal, Head of Development at International Foundation  Manifesta by 15 December 2021. E: mariekevanhal@manifesta.org Successful candidates will be invited to an interview.

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