Schüler Helfen Leben (SHL) is a German non-governmental organization supporting youth projects in Western Balkans since 1992. With education as core of our programs, our mission is to empower youth to become active and aware citizens in a society of equal standards for all. In 25 years of existence SHL developed as a youth foundation dedicated to supporting youth engagement through numerous activities – education, funding, mobility, and capacity building.
International Youth Exchange BiH-Germany:
Creating, planning, organizing, and implementing the international Youth Exchange Program;
Regular cooperation with the SHL office in Germany;
Evaluating program processes in cooperation with SHL office in Germany;
Ensuring activities, budget, resources and objectives of the international Youth Exchange Program are met;
Drafting and development of the materials relevant to the Program (booklets, manuals, etc);
Program promotion and advocating for Program’ goals;
Communication with third parties and evaluation of their needs and requirements (donors, ministries of education, school teachers, and students in BiH);
Creating reports, analysis and interpretation of data on a regular basis;
Securing adherence to organisation policies and guidelines.
Continuous development of concept, ideas, and projects in accordance with the organizational mission and vision;
Identification and building relationships with potential donors;
Developing and updating materials necessary for grant submissions including concept letters and project applications/proposals;
Developing materials (mail-shots) for direct mailing to reach a range of potential and current donors;
Risk analyses and balancing time-cost ratios to focus effort on the fundraising activities that are most appropriate and will have the highest chance of success;
Writing reports and developing presentations to communicate fundraising program data.
Minimum two years of experience as a coordinator for youth exchanges and fundraising, or in a similar position (preferred in NGO sector);
Accountability and adherence to deadlines, as well as ability to simultaneously work on multiple projects / tasks;
Organizational skills, self-initiative, tenacity, accuracy, reliability, and flexibility in work;
Ability and willingness to work with young people;
Experience in fundraising and budgeting;
Experience with project cycle management;
Experience and willingness to work conceptually and strategically;
Experience as participant in an international youth exchange program (short or long-term) is advantageous
Good administrative skills;
Interpersonal and communication skills, independence, and ability to work in a team;
Knowledge of data analysis procedures and proficient user of MS Office;
Valid driving license and minimum of two years driving experience and disposition to travel frequently within BiH;
Interest and ability to work in a multi-national/ethnic environment;
Knowledge of spoken and written English (minimum B2). Knowledge of German language is advantageous.
The position is based on a 40-hour working week and can be filled asap.
Please e-mail your written application in a form of PDF document in English, no later than 4th December 2018 with the subject “Youth Exchange and Fundraising Coordinator” ([email protected]). The application should contain: a letter of motivation (max. 1 page), curriculum vitae including a photo, two letters of recommendation and scanned copies of school/ university certificates.
Short-listed candidates will be contacted soon after the deadline.