BH Futures Foundation-Open call for Scholarship Program Manager

13 maj
Rok prijave 21.05.2021

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Bosnia and Herzegovina Futures Foundation (BHFF) aims to transform Bosnia and Herzegovina into a prosperous nation that can respond to the challenges of the 21st century. It does this by empowering the youth through non-formal education, technology access and development of world class leadership skills.

To help us achieve our vision we have created the most unique and rewarding professional development program in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Our scholars are leaders in the making who utilise the knowledge our foundation is providing to create a better future for Bosnia and Herzegovina. Our goal is to develop and educate 10000 STEM leaders by 2030, who will have global experience and the desire to drive change at a local level. To get a better understanding of what the Foundation does and how our scholarship program operates please visit the following link.

As part of our growth strategy, we are looking for a Scholarship Program Manager who is going to oversee the achievement of the scholarship program goals, coordinate efforts between different teams, and lead with a strong focus on strategy and implementation.

Responsibilities:

  • Support implementation of four core scholarship programs and activities in accordance with the mission and goals of the organization;

  • Define program goals and implement changes and interventions to ensure program goals are achieved;

  • Continuously improve existing program activities and develop new programs to support the strategic direction of the organization;

  • Analyze program risks and implement appropriate activities;

  • Produce ongoing, accurate and timely reports on program activities;

  • Meet with internal and external stakeholders to improve communication and transparency in regards to program implementation, issues and decisions;

  • Work closely with scholarship recipients and volunteers;

  • Work closely with the Student and Young Professional Leadership Committee and other relevant staff;

  • Work with the Board of Directors, Executive Director and other relevant staff on a strategic level.

Requirements:

  • Believing in the youth of Bosnia and Herzegovina and their potential to grow through personal and professional development opportunities;

  • Experience working with youth;

  • Being an entrepreneurial and fearless leader who strives for excellence, acts with integrity, embraces diversity, serves the community and genuinely believes in the mission and vision of the BH Futures Foundation;

  • Outstanding organizational skills;

  • Understanding of project/program management techniques, methods and tools;

  • Ability to work with diverse teams of young professionals in a solution-oriented manner;

  • Ability to innovate and drive change;

  • Having a flexible approach to work and working hours;

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills (including public speaking) both in English and BHS languages (English is the official language of the BH Futures Foundation);

  • Knowledge of the NGO sector of Bosnia and Herzegovina;

  • Must be residing in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Preferred Requirements:

  • Proven experience as a Program Manager, Project Manager or other managerial position;

  • Knowledge of the STEM sector of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

* We encourage all interested candidates to apply for the position even though they do not meet all of the stated requirements of the call as they are not eliminatory.

* The selected candidate will go through an extended onboarding period before taking over accountabilities and responsibilities tied to the position.

Benefits:

  • Flexible work hours;

  • Competitive salary;

  • Work with the best STEM companies and professionals from Bosnia and Herzegovina and abroad;

  • Opportunity to learn and develop your career;

  • Work from home;

  • Possibility to attend University/have another engagement at the same time.

If you are interested in applying, send us your CV together with a short video of you answering the following question in English “How does the Foundation’s mission, vision and values resonate and align with your own beliefs and work?” to [email protected] no longer than May 21st end of day.

You can upload the video to cloud storage and send us the link in your email application. Just be sure to put the right permissions. The video doesn’t need to be high quality and shouldn’t be longer than 3 minutes.

Note: This call for applications is part-time. The place of work is from home. All candidate information will be used solely for selection purposes and as such will never be passed on to third parties without the prior approval of the candidate.

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