Vacancy Announcement: Democracy Program Coordinator

Open position

The Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung Tirana Office is welcoming applications for the open position Democracy Program Coordinator at the earliest possible date.

The deadline for applications is 20th of August 2022.

The Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung is a German foundation affiliated with the worldwide green movement. We are a green think tank, an international policy network for green visions and projects. Headquartered in Berlin we have more than 30 offices around the world. Our main tenets are ecology and sustainability, democracy and human rights, self-determination and justice. We place particular emphasis on gender democracy, meaning social emancipation and equal rights and opportunities for people in all their diversity. Our namesake, Heinrich Böll, personifies the values we stand for: protection of freedom, civic courage, tolerance, open debate, and the valuation of art and culture as independent spheres of thought and action.

Our Tirana Office was opened in 2021. Through our democracy and ecology programs, we support progressive agents of change to expand the space for independent thought and action for a free and democratic society in Albania built on the principles of gender equality and diversity. We work closely with our partners to increase civic engagement for environmental protection and public support for a socio-ecological, gender-equality oriented transformation. We collaborate with partners (civil society organizations, activist groups, artists, cultural workers, academic institutions, etc.), but also implement our own activities.


The Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung Tirana Office is welcoming applications for the open position Democracy Program Coordinator at the earliest possible date.

Main tasks and responsibilities:

  • Responsibility for developing, planning and implementing the democracy program in consultation with the Office Director and in cooperation with the program partners or on the office's own responsibility, in compliance with the guidelines of the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung and in compliance with the laws and guidelines of the country
  • Working with cooperation partners on program and project concepts and implementation, reporting; examination of submitted proposals/concepts/financial documents
  • Responsibility for defining the content of contracts with partner organizations; monitoring fulfilment of contracts including service agreements and cooperation agreements
  • Preparation of substantive program reports and activity documentation
  • Preparation, control and adjustment of the program budget
  • Maintaining contact with national and international organizations relevant to the program;
  • Point of contact for matters relating to program content
  • Represents Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung at program-related events
  • Responsibility for implementing collective undertakings of gender democracy and diversity in own field of work
  • Analysis of national and international socio-political developments relating to the democracy program
  • Involvement in the public relations and outreach work (preparation of PR articles, social media, website) for the office and program

Qualifications and experience:

  • Academic university degree (M.A.) in relevant field (political science, economics, social sciences, humanities or law), preferably in an international context
  • At least five years' experience working in socio-political, international project and political education work
  • Very good knowledge of the respective fields
  • Knowledge of manifesto and policies of B90/The Greens (incl. in the context of the region)
  • Very good knowledge of the social and political transformation process in Albania
  • Knowledge of local actors (political parties, civil society, German and international donors)
  • Very good project management skills (incl. formulation, presentation, implementation and monitoring of projects)
  • Experience in public funds management and finances
  • Fluency in written and spoken Albanian and English or German (additional German or English language skills are an advantage)
  • Excellent computer skills, Microsoft Office and experience in social media

We offer:

  • A varied role with great potential for creativity and development, giving you the chance to experience something new every day
  • The opportunity to work in an international environment
  • A salary commensurate with similar positions in Tirana

The job location is Tirana, Albania. The position is full-time.


Please send your CV, motivation letter and one letter of recommendation (in English or German) by e-mail to

The deadline for applications is 20th August 2022.

The successful candidate must be able to live and work in Albania.

Receipt of applications will not be acknowledged.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.