Job Announcement for the recruitment of EU TACSO 3 Key Expert 4: Communication Expert (deadline: October 16, 2019 17:00 CET)

General information: The project Technical Assistance to Civil Society Organizations (CSO) in Western Balkans and Turkey (EU TACSO 3) is to strengthen the capacity of civil society organisations (CSOs) to actively take part in the democratic processes and to stimulate an enabling environment for civil society and pluralistic media development. The EU TACSO 3 has started in January 2019 and will last until middle of December, 2021.  The project is implemented by the consortium of GDSI Limited and LDK Consultants.

This is a full-time input for the duration of the project (until mid-December 2021) with base of operation in the EU TACSO 3 Project office in Skopje, North Macedonia.


Qualifications and skills:

  • University degree in communications, journalism, political science, humanities or equivalent;
  • Fluency in English;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including dealings with the press and other types of external communication activities;
  • Problem-solving skills and ability to coordinate stakeholders with different backgrounds.

General professional experience:

  • At least 10 years of general professional experience, of which at least 7 years of experience in carrying out similar tasks in relevant fields such as communication, visibility, coordination of publication and/or website or other online tools and;
  • At least 5 years of general experience obtained in international setting, preferably in Western Balkans and Turkey.

Specific professional experience:

  • At least 5 years of experience in public relations, communication or similar;
  • Involvement in at least 3 communication projects or campaigns in the Western Balkans and Turkey, out of which at least one either targeting or promoting civil society;
  • Experience in designing of PR campaigns, newsletter preparation and editing of other communication materials, especially in English;
  • Digital and social media skills are considered an asset;
  • Proven experience in developing and managing databases is considered an asset.

Application procedure:

Interested candidates should submit: 1) CV (in EU expert format) with three references (contact persons); and 2) Motivation letter. Applications should be sent to welcome@tacso.eu by October 16, 2019 to 17h CET, with the subject: Application for EU TACSO 3 Communication Expert. Only shortlisted candidates who meet the criteria will be contacted and invited for an interview. The successful candidate will have to provide diplomas and confirmation of previous employment stated in the CV.

Full portfolio and description of the position is available here.