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Acting Country Representative

The Acting Country Representative is responsible for both operational and programmatic matters and is the primary point of contact for the American Councils office in the country. The Acting Country Representative provides local oversight of all programs operating in Slovakia.
educational exchanges
Location:
office (Bratislava)
Work time:
static
Job type:
Full-time
Collaboration:
agreement
Salary:
2400 - 2700 € / mon
Depending on experience
Last update: 31. 1. 2024

Job description

POSITION SUMMARY

The Acting Country Representative is responsible for both operational and programmatic matters and is the primary point of contact for the American Councils office in the country. The Acting Country Representative provides local oversight of all programs operating in Slovakia.

 

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES
 

Program Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate and implement all components of the FLEX program cycle including participant recruitment activities (publicity, testing, interviews), orientation and travel, and on-program support;

  • Represent and promote the FLEX program and communicate accordingly with local education institutions, local and social media, U.S. Embassy, and other official institutions as appropriate;

  • Provide regular on-program support, which includes logistical, administrative, and practical support to participants and natural families;

  • Provide prompt updates on time-sensitive issues and share information for reporting to the DC office as requested;

  • Create and update FLEX recruitment, notification and other program materials in appropriate local language(s);

  • Conduct informational meetings for program participants and their parents; and

  • Travel extensively throughout the country during recruitment and occasionally to other countries for training conferences.

 

Administration and Financial duties

  • Responsible for overall supervision of American Councils programs and infrastructure in-country including academic, operational, and other policy matters that are affected by the region’s political, economic and cultural conditions and requirements of the host environment;

  • Responsible for office and program administration, ensuring correct interpretation and implementation of administrative rules and procedures of American Councils in the context of local laws; management of outgoing and incoming funds, procurement of goods and services, budgeting, financial reporting and analysis of program expenditures;

  • Represent American Councils and programs and activities in Slovakia; develop and maintain relationships with the U.S. Embassy, host government representatives, and other local organizations and groups;

  • Communicate with Washington office and other field offices as needed related to program, financial, and administrative matters; manage staff visits; develop new programming and contributions to proposals;

  • Cultivate new development initiatives; and

  • Other duties as assigned.

Who are we looking for

Qualifications

  • Authorization to live and work in Slovakia

  • Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent, in a relevant field of study

  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in exchange program administration or position with similar duties

  • Outstanding time management, organization and planning skills

  • Demonstrated excellence in communication and multicultural interpersonal skills

  • Fluent in English and Slovak

  • Familiarity with the education system in Slovakia

  • Experience traveling under difficult conditions

  • Flexibility to occasional work on weekends and evenings

  • Experience in budget management

  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office software suite and common social media platforms

Why should you choose us

American Councils for International Education is a premier, international non-profit organization creating educational opportunities that prepare individuals and institutions to succeed in an increasingly interconnected world. Through academic exchanges, overseas language immersion, and educational development programs, American Councils has designed and administered innovative programs that broaden individual perspectives, increase knowledge, and deepen understanding for almost 45 years across more than 85 countries.

Language proficiency

  • English - B2 - upper intermediate
  • Slovak - C2 - proficient

Additional information

The Acting Country Representative at American Councils Slovakia is a temporary role created to provide coverage during the maternity leave of the permanent staff.

Details

Start date

13 May 2024

Date of completion of the selection process

19 February 2024

For whom

  • Professional

About organization

American Councils for International Education

Medzinárodná nezisková organizácia American Councils for International Education so sídlom vo Washingtone, DC, v súčasnosti pôsobí v 90 štátoch sveta. Od jej založenia v roku 1974 sme vybudovali komun..
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