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Open call for two Project Coordinators


Job title:                      Project Coordinator

Contract duration:     1 year with a possibility of extension

Starting date:             1.03.2024.

Application deadline: 15 February 2024, 23:59 CET

Job Summary:

As Project Coordinator, you will be responsible for:

Project Management:

  • Lead the implementation of assigned projects, ensuring they meet deadlines, budgets, and objectives.
  • Develop and write the project concept notes and project proposals.
  • Develop and maintain project plans.
  • Track progress, identify and mitigate risks, and implement corrective actions.
  • Manage resources effectively, including personnel, equipment, and materials.
  • Prepare and deliver project reports to stakeholders.

Grant Management:

  • Manage project activities and prepare reports.
  • Secure funding from donors, foundations, and other sources.
  • Ensure compliance with grant requirements and reporting deadlines.

Monitoring and Evaluation:

  • Monitor project progress and collect data on project activities and outcomes.
  • Analyze data to assess the effectiveness of interventions and identify areas for improvement.
  • Prepare and present monitoring and evaluation reports to stakeholders.

Advocacy and Research:

  • Conduct research on LGBTI issues.
  • Develop advocacy strategies to promote LGBTI rights and equality.
  • Prepare materials for campaigns and lobbying efforts, such as fact

sheets, briefing papers, press statements, and presentations.

  • Build relationships with policymakers, media representatives, and other stakeholders.


  • Develop and implement comprehensive communication plans for projects, ensuring messaging resonates with diverse target audiences across various channels, including social networks and websites.

Teamwork and Collaboration:

  • Work closely with colleagues, LGBTI organizations, and other stakeholders to achieve project goals.
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with partners and donors.
  • Foster a collaborative and inclusive working environment.


  • Frequent travel to project countries in the Western Balkans and Turkey, as well as to other destinations.
  • Be prepared to work in challenging and sometimes unstable environments.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Stay up-to-date on current LGBTI issues in the region.
  • Represent the organization at conferences, workshops, and other events.
  • Perform other duties as assigned. 

Profile requirements:

Qualifications and experience:

  • At a minimum, a university degree in social sciences or humanities is required. If a university degree is in other sciences, or there is no university degree, relevant working experience will be considered;
  • Minimum three years of experience in project management – large-scale and EU-funded projects, preferably in the non-profit or development sector.
  • Experience in advocacy and/or communication work.
  • Strong understanding of LGBTI rights issues.
  • Excellent research, writing, and communication skills in English.
  • Proven ability to work independently and manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to build relationships with diverse stakeholders.
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite and other relevant software.

Skills and aptitudes

  • Ability to work in diversified environments;
  • Ability to work in teams;
  • Proficient knowledge of spoken and written English language (international standard tests of English language knowledge such as CPE, CAE, IELTS, TOEFL apply, or substantial working/studying experience in an English-speaking environment);
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills;
  • Strong organizational skills;
  • Strong skills in conflict resolution and mediation;
  • Strong dedication to the values of diversity, equality, human rights, feminism, tolerance, and non-­violence;
  • Ability to work under stressful and unpredictable conditions;


  • Competitive salary and benefits package.
  • Remote work, where applicable.
  • Opportunity to work on critical issues and make a real difference in the lives of LGBTI people.
  • Dynamic and supportive work environment.
  • Professional development opportunities.

Equal treatment and non‐discrimination statement: 

ERA –  LGBTI Equal Rights Association for the Western   Balkans and   Turkey actively encourages and promotes equal treatment and non-discrimination in all its policies, including employment policies and practices. An ERA is dedicated in its efforts to oppose any type of direct and indirect discrimination based on the grounds of gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, sex characteristics, marital status, age, ethnic and national origin, religion, race, creed, color, HIV status or any other ground. ERA acknowledges the existence of widespread homophobia, transphobia, and discrimination of LGBTI persons, which are preventing equal access and treatment of LGBTI persons in the labor market, and applies affirmative measures in the case of equal qualifications of the candidates by giving precedence to LGBTI persons and persons of less represented gender. 

In order to apply for this position, please send the CV, motivational letter, and two letters of recommendation to no later than Thursday, 15 February, at 23:59 CET.

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview.