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JOB TITLE: Project Coordinator (1) 

                   Education and Employment Coordinator (1)  
     

PLACE:   Prishtinë/Pristina

DURATION: 15th August 2021 until 31st December 2021 with possibility of extension

STARTING DATE: 15th August 2021

About Roma Versitas Kosovo (RVK)

The work of Roma Versitas Kosovo has been ongoing for more than five years. Roma Versitas Kosovo was registered as an organization in May 2017 and is the only organization working mainly with Roma, Ashkali and Egyptian students throughout Kosovo on daily basis. The main aim is to raise the performance and capacity in academic and professional development of these three communities. 

Roma Versitas Kosovo (RVK) is seeking for two positions Program Coordinator and Education and Employment Coordinator to join the project team in the implementation of the project “Education, Employment, Partnerships and Gender Equality: A Winning Formula for Roma in VET”, funded by Austrian Development Agency and implemented by RVK in cooperation with Roma Education Fund (REF – lead partner) and Roma Versitas Albania (partner). The project aims to contribute to social inclusion and poverty reduction of Roma in Albania and Kosovo through support of vocational education and training, facilitation to labor market and empowering stakeholders to take measures to support transition of Roma to employment. The project will be managed by the Project Manager, based at the REF headquarters in Belgrade, Serbia, and will be implemented in Albania and Kosovo. The project duration is through December 2022.

How to apply

Qualified candidates are invited to send their CV and Motivation letter by August 6th 2021 (16:00 PM CET) via email to [email protected] with the subject line which you apply: Project Coordinator, or Education and Employment Coordinator. Applications that are submitted after the application deadline will not be considered.

Find more details in the following doc:

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Kick off event for “Proud Roma in Free Kosovo” Campaign

Avni Mustafa director of Roma Versitas Kosovo speech for kick off Proud Roma in Free Kosovo:

Dear all, dear governmental and non-governmental institutions representatives, dear ambassadors, dear Roma and Dear non-roma. 

Ladies and Gentlemen

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Today is an important day and it is a great pleasure to take the floor on behalf of Proud Roma in Free Kosovo campaign as well as the Opre Roma Movement in Kosovo. Today is an important day because we share a common interest and that is to offer an equal opportunity for Roma to register in Census 2022.

You are all INVITED! Because each one of us is directly involved in the Proud Roma in Free Kosovo Campaign. 

 Each one of you will be involved in the Opre Roma Kosovo movement.  

Proud Roma in Free Kosovo is an motivated campaign with a purpose of a more accurate and complete count of Roma in the census, it also creates an informal, cultural atmosphere and to get to know each other better, learn about each other’s goals, and therefore unify our efforts in creating better living conditions to all citizens of Kosovo. 

Why is this CAMPAIGN important?

The aim of this campaign is to empower as many Roma to publicly embrace their identity and freely take part in the upcoming Census 2022. 

We will strengthen our capacities to advance on advocacy, grassroots organizing, and public opinion abilities. 

Advance our research, governance, management, and digitalization. 

We will also establish a peer-to-peer exchange and support for outreach and enrolment, training, and coaching support. 

In the long run, we will use census results to strengthen our political position to influence most important pro-Roma decisions.

The need for belonging has been historically seen as a human need. It simply means acceptance. So, Accountability, cooperation, offering safe space and opportunities for Roma could take to a substantial inclusion in Kosovo society. 

It is a longstanding dream, and finally, it is time to accept the fact that Roma people are equal partners and as such to have their say and the power in decision-making processes that directly impact their communities. Unfortunately, we are still yet to see a clear political will that advocates the equal partnership and inclusion of the Roma representatives. 

The multicultural environment, social mobility, and integration are the main pillars of inclusion that are requested from the Roma community in Kosovo. However, many times it is mistaken for assimilation because in the same context we force the acceptance of our identity and culture as means of acceptance into society. 

We look forward to our cooperation, unity, participation in democracy, taking up of the Roma culture, tradition, politics and partnerships. 

Thank you all and thank you for being our partners. 

I will finish this speech with quoting Mahatma Gandi, who said; Our ability to reach unity in diversity will be the beauty and the test of our civilization. 

Thank u… 

Marrveshje bashkëpunimi

Në mes të:

Roma Versitas Kosovo, Organizatë joqeveritare duke u përfaqësuar nga Avni Mustafa, Drejtor Ekzekutiv

dhe 

Komunës së Prizrenit, Përkatësisht: z.Mytaher Haskuka Kryetar i Komunës së Prizrenit

Roma Versitas Kosovo 

Roma Versitas Kosovo (RVK) si organizatë jo qeveritare lidhë këtë Marrëveshje Partneriteti me qëllim të bashkëpunimit për implementimin e aktiviteteve në Projektin :”Edukimi, Punësimi, Partneriteti dhe Barazia Gjinore: Formula e suksesit për Romët në VET” Projekt i cili ka focus të vecantë në fushën e Edukimit dhe Punësimit si dhe aktivitete të cilat ndërlidhen me edukimin dhe punësimin tek të rinjët e komuniteteve Romë, Ashkali dhe Egjiptian.

07.07.2021 Roma Versitas Kosovo organized a meeting with the Mayor of Municipality of Prizren Mr Mytaher Haskuka where we signed the cooperation agreement and discussed the concrete steps of cooperation in the field of Education and Employment.

In this meeting participated Project Coordinator Mrs Kadrije Krasniqi where she raised as an issue the education and employment of young people, especially girls from the Roma, Ashkali and Egyptian communities. The Mayor stated that in the future we can organize a joint meeting to increase the participation of young people in the labour market by organizing a meeting with private companies and the RVK where they will be able to discuss more employee profiles and opportunities.

As foreseen in the cooperation agreement, the coordination for the scholarship program will take place within the municipal directorate for education as well as for any other activities involved in the WinForVet project other departments will be involved.

On the behalf of Roma Versitas Kosovo.

Kadrije Krasniqi

Lista Preliminare e Përfituesve të bursës për nxënës të Shkollave të Mesme Profesionale

Të nderuar,


Faleminderit shumë për aplikimin e juaj në programin VET. Fakti  që pranuam rreth 200 aplikacione, na dëshmon se puna jonë është me vlerë dhe nevojat janë të mëdha.

Ne jemi të kënaqur të ju prezantojmë listën preliminare të programit VET për vitin 2020-2021.

Roma Versitas Kosovo (RKV) and Romawood Rolling Film Festival #6 (RFF6

Pre-Preview Selection Committee

Roma Versitas Kosovo (RKV) and Romawood

Rolling Film Festival #6 (RFF6)

Pre-Preview Selection Committee

Roma Versitas Kosovo is looking ten (10) volunteers who will become judges to overview about 150 films each that Rolling festival have received for upcoming edition.

In total about 1600 films has been received in the film freeway platform which will be shared by 10 judges.

All films must be Pre-Preview by 5th October 2020.

The position of this committee is unpaid position.

The person interested in pre-preview of the films needs to send their CV and one small paragraph of why he wants to join the selection committee.

All the films are subtitled in English, therefore basic English skills required.

Age requirements its above 23 years old.

Send us your CV and motivations latter in English to [email protected], [email protected] .

Roma Versitas Kosovo (RKV) and Romawood Vacancy Announcement

Rolling Film Festival #6

(RFF #6)

Position: Project Coordinator

Location: Prishtina, Kosovo

The Rolling Film Festival (RFF) Coordinator will be a mature and well-organized individual who will manage the #6 of the festivals. The Coordinator should maintain an overview and long-term perspective on RFF6 and be fully committed to support the best possible cultural event.

The Rolling Film Festivals (2009, 2011 and 2012, 2014 and 2018) have become Kosovo’s most appreciated event for introducing other Kosovo communities to the Roma community, for supporting Romani artistic expression and for providing a festive, dynamic and transformative venue for combating stereotypes and promoting positive inter-ethnic relations.

Duties in general

  • Fundraising and donor relations
  • Implementation and recruitment of volunteers
  • Team management
  • Planning, promoting and coordinating the various actions of the festival

  • Bookkeeping (with the support of RKV permanent staff)

  • Monitoring and evaluation

  • Partnership development (other film festivals, networks, artists)
  • Manage projection/broadcast rights, translation, and subtitling 
processes
  • General administration
  • Reporting to donors

Administrative and Management Duties

•     Provide supervision and guidance when necessary and appropriate

•     Ensure that the project budget is spent according to project plan and allocation

•     Supervise purchase of all materials envisioned in the project budget

•     Provide timely clear reports, according to donor’s requirements

•     Creatively direct the program so as to surpass objectives and indicators

Profile of the applicant

  • Preferably from Kosovo but we also open to other countries in Europe.
  • Two-year experience with related culture events (or previous work on two major cultural events)
  • Considerable knowledge of major event management
  • Advance computer skills
  • Flexibility and ability to adapt to different situations to meet necessary deadlines
  • Experience supervising large numbers of volunteer staff
  • Ability to manage multiple activities or to change priorities quickly
  • Ability and willing to work with an ethnically diverse population
  • Fluency in English and Albanian; Serbian strongly preferred
  • Must possess a driver’s license valid in Kosovo.
  • Roma applicants encouraged to apply

Minimum Training and Experience

University degree (MA preferred) in Arts History, Cinema History, Cultural Management or similar with extensive course work in cultural organizations, 2 years of project management with program coordination experience; or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Roma applicants are encouraged to apply no matter their education degree (experience in cultural project management will outweigh minimum education requirement).

Working Time and Hours

The RFF Coordinator will work Monday to Friday from 8:30 to 16:30. Total working hours shall be 40 hours per week and any additional hours that the Coordinator shall at his/her own discretion believe necessary to meet the RFF objectives.  S/he shall be entitled to 5 days of holiday after every three months of work, which may be accumulated and used. 

Payment

510.77 Euros net per month.

Timeframe

1st November 2020 until 30th April 2021 – with possibility to extend

Please email your CV and Cover Letter in English to [email protected] and [email protected] not later than September 30 2020.

THIRRJE E HAPUR-JAVNI POZIV

THIRRJE E HAPUR

Për përfitim të bursave për nxënës që vijojnë shkolla të mesme profesionale që i përkasin komuniteteve Romë Ashkali dhe Egjiptian të cilët janë të  regjistruar si nxënës të rregullt në vitin akademik 2020/2021.

Në kuadër të projektit “Edukimi, Punësimi, Partneriteti dhe Barazia Gjinore”Formula e suksesit në edukimin dhe formimin profesional, mbështetja për nxënësit e komuniteteve Romë Ashkali dhe Egjiptian nëpërmjet bursave, mentorimit dhe tutorimit” financuar dhe mbështetur nga Agjensia Austriake per Zhvillim dhe implementuar nga Roma Versitas Kosovo(RVK) ne bashkepunim me Roma Education Fund (REF).

JAVNI POZIV

Za dodelu stipendija učenicima Romske, Aškaliske i Egipcanske zajednice koji su redovno upisani u srednje škole profesionalne na području Kosova u Akademsku godinu 2020/2021 godini.

U okviru Projekta “ Obrazovanje, Zaposljavanje, Partnerstvo i Polna Ravnopravnost; Formula za uspeh u Strucnom Obrazovanju i Treningu“, podrška učenicima srednjih škola kroz stipendije, mentorstvo i tutorstvo koju finansijski podržava Austriska Agencija za Razvoj a impelmenetira Roma Versitas Kosovo (RVK) u saradnji sa Romskim Obrazovnim Fondom (REF).

COVID-19 Pandemic, Roma Ashkalia and Egyptian Situational Report for Kosovo

The vast majority of Kosovo Roma, Ashkalia and Egyptian communities in Kosovo lives in extreme poverty faces social exclusion and has a very limited access to basic services in both local and central level institutions. With the spread of COVID-19 the minority communities such as Roma, Ashkalia and Egyptian’s find themselves living in margins of the society depending now more than ever on Kosovo’s social system.

As a Civil Society Organization Roma Versitas Kosovo’s (RVK) main goal is to promote higher education amongst the members of these three communities in Kosovo region, as such RVK has a large network of students throughout Kosovo who provide information on the current situation of their communities on daily basis.

The goal of this report is to present the current situation of Roma, Ashkali, and Egyptian communities in Kosovo and contains specific overview and recommendations for actions to be taken in the future due to the spread of COVID-19.

In the scope of the project “Community Rights and Youth Awareness for Roma, Ashkalia and Egyptian communities in Kosovo” supported by the US Embassy in Pristina we have continued to advocate especially during this pandemic, to monitor the human rights violations in Kosovo.

Corona – COVID 19 Report with Kosovo Roma, Ashkali and Egyptian students

Corona virus in Kosovo has been extremely influential in changing the routine
of people's lives, where everyone is isolated at home and locked up in
quarantined cities. While the situation in Kosovo is becoming worse every other
day, the restrictive measures taken by the country authorities in preventing
this pandemic situation are directly affecting the lives of the Roma, Ashkali
and Egyptian communities in Kosovo. According to statistics, about 60% of these
communities are officially unemployed and this situation becomes even worse
during the quarantine period, due to the fact that a high percentage of
community members socio-economic conditions are at very low level.

Since the Corona virus is a new virus, people do not
have much information and therefore do not know how to protect themselves.
Carelessness and lack of information can cost you your life. To ensure that
students from the Roma, Ashkali and Egyptian communities are sufficiently
informed and equipped with security measurements at this time, the TER-KOS
program has conducted several interviews. During these interviews students were
asked about their knowledge regarding 
the transmission of the virus, whether they can recognize the symptoms
how this virus is manifested, preventive measures, their current socio-economic
status and were also asked to give an overview about the general condition of
the community, especially in their respective municipalities and sites.