Programme Coordinator

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Balkan Investigative Regional Reporting Network – BIRN Hub, is opening a call for the following position: Programme Coordinator – with more than 2 years of relevant experience.

We are offering the chance to work in a highly interactive and dynamic environment at one of the biggest media and NGO networks in the region. Due to the fast and continuing growth of our network and the implementation of various projects, we are looking for a hardworking, dedicated, motivated professional to join our ever-growing team.

Location: Sarajevo

Position – Programme Coordinator

The selected candidate will be responsible for the coordinating and supervising activities in an exhibition/museum space and overall activities in the framework of the Balkan Transitional Justice Programme implemented by BIRN. The Programme Coordinator will work with other programme managers, staff and contract providers in the conceptual development, preparation and delivery of projects and exhibitions.

Major duties and responsibilities:

  • Being responsible for planning, coordinating and implementing BIRN project activities and ensuring these activities are delivered on time, within the agreed budget and to the highest standards
  • Working collaboratively with the programme teams to maximise productivity
  • Collaborating with various project teams, contributing to the entire project lifecycle
  • Coordinating efforts within the team and with outside consultants efficiently
  • Planning, scheduling and coordination of internal and external service providers engaged in all phases of an exhibition’s conceptual development and physical delivery
  • Acting as first point of contact for the museum staff and other daily activities within the museum
  • Leading and managing exhibition project assignments, including timely and cost-effective project contributions from internal staff and external contract service providers who do not directly report to this position
  • Initiating and developing new museum programmes, including outreach activities
  • Ensuring project compliance with applicable internal museum operating procedures and policies
  • Organising and monitoring schedules and ensuring that deadlines are met
  • Typing, compiling and preparing reports, presentations and correspondence
  • Managing databases and filing systems
  • Organising and implementing training courses and other events for the staff of the network and outside audiences
  • Coordinating with colleagues in Finance, Development and Human Resources units to fulfill various institutional initiatives and grant obligations
  • Maintaining and developing relations with donors, and carrying out other reasonably requested administrative and operational duties
  • Assisting in other duties related to logistics, as required

Key requirements:

  • University degree in social science, political science, international relations, law or related field
  • Demonstrated knowledge of cultural institutions’ practices
  • Well organised, able to prioritise, goal-oriented, multi-tasker
  • Strong understanding of project- and programme-based planning and monitoring
  • Strong knowledge of transitional justice processes, including but not limited to the international human rights system, truth and reconciliation, reparations and memorialisation
  • Strong understanding of production of cultural events
  • Ability to collect and analyse information, with the aim to provide recommendations, and guidance
  • Ability to travel all over South-East Europe and interact with colleagues from different countries and backgrounds
  • Ability to work both independently with minimal supervision and collaboratively in a team environment
  • Experience in organisation of events (training courses, conferences, missions)
  • Skilled and experienced in communication with donors, partners and other counterparts
  • The ability to be proactive and take the initiative
  • Strong work ethic and commitment to accuracy and detail
  • Ability to handle confidential information
  • Ability to function professionally and effectively with co-workers and supervisors
  • Excellent written and oral skills in English and at least one of the regional languages 


Please submit a detailed CV and cover letter with two references, responding to the points raised in the job specifications, with clear indication of which position are you applying for, not later than May 15th, to Only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted. The selected candidate should start work as soon as possible.

BIRN Hub is a nongovernmental organisation, a part of the Regional BIRN Network, working on in the field of media development, promoting freedom of speech, human rights and democratic values in Southern and Eastern Europe. BIRN has local organisations in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, Romania and Serbia, while the Network is editorially also present in Greece, Bulgaria, Croatia, Moldova, Montenegro, Ukraine, the Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary and Slovenia. More information at

BIRN encourages applicants of all gender identities, and offers an equal chance to all interested persons, without any prejudice based on any grounds.