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We Are Looking For A Project Manager

The right candidate has at least 3 years of experience leading projects and programs and is ambitious, collaborative, and a maker at heart.

Job description role: Project Manager
Location: Sarajevo
Classification: Full-time position for six months
Language Requirements: Excellent command of written and spoken English and B/H/S
Reports to: BHAAAS Board of Directors / President of the Board
Application deadline: April 20, 2022
Starting date: June 1, 2022
Duration of contract: The position is offered for a trial period of six months with a possibility of extension.
Who we are: Bosnian-Herzegovinian American Academy of Arts and Sciences (BHAAAS) gathers and connects Bosnian-Herzegovinian scientists, artists, and professionals in North America and builds bridges of cooperation with Bosnia and Herzegovina in the spirit of intellectual diversity, free exchange of ideas, and the belief that knowledge is shareable wealth.


Duties & Responsibilities 

  • Assuming responsibility and ownership of the overall management for the portfolio of projects, including planning, organizing, and implementing projects’ activities.
  • Managing existing projects, securing new ones and pushing them forward.
  • Becoming the backbone of the BHAAAS relationships and collaborations among its own members and with other institutions.
  • Managing complex projects start-to-finish, from initial creative development through production, post-production, and launch.
  • Developing and managing project timelines and ensuring timely approvals and feedback from external partners.
  • Proactively managing projects and BHAAAS members, giving constructive direction to those working with you.
  • Making confident project decisions and spotting and exploiting opportunities for growth.
  • Facilitating the flow of information between external partners (institutions, government and non-government agencies) and the rest of BHAAAS’ team and membership.
  • Intensive communication and coordination with BHAAAS members.
  • Developing strong working relationships with partners, beneficiaries, other donor organizations, as well as other relevant stakeholders to ensure projects are well-targeted and achieving the desired results. 
  • Establishing successful coordination and prompt and efficient communication with third parties outside the organization, including donors’ representatives as well as with other project, finance, and administrative staff within the organization. 
  • In cooperation with PR agency, coordinating PR activities, serving as the point of contact for projects and represent projects at various events when necessary. 
  • Promoting projects’ activities and the organization at large among stakeholders (members, partners, public and private sector) through various channels and media outlets. 
  • In cooperation with Accounting agency coordinating administration and financial activities. 
  • Collaborating with the Board of Directors to make sure each project is tailored to the brand.
  • Thinking big, taking risks and pushing the boundaries because you understand that this will lead to great work.


Experience & Capabilities

  • The right individual will have 3+ years of experience managing projects / programs across a variety of situations.
  • Innate organizational and project management skills.
  • Excellent writing skills with a strong understanding of tone, and the ability to adapt communications across detailed partner emails, thoughtful meeting notes, and clear updates.
  • Ability to bring clarity to the complex, connecting the dots, and organizing information in a clear, concise way.
  • Expertise in creative development and production.
  • Ability to take ownership of projects and proactively solve issues, keeping up the momentum of the work and positive team dynamics.
  • Ability to balance the big picture with day-to-day project delivery detail, connecting partner needs and internal resources.
  • Ability to present work and facilitate discussions in meetings.
  • A passion to uphold the quality of our work at all phases of a project.


Ideal Characteristics

  • Active and experienced in non-government and academic sector, personally and/or professionally.
  • Open to new ways of working and collaborating — this is not the right job for a box ticker.
  • A team-player, open and receptive to the contributions of those around them.
  • A proactive communicator who is excited to dive into new challenges and take initiative.
  • Challenging the status quo, looking for new ways to push work forward.
  • Active contributions to strategic and creative conversations, strongly influencing processes.
  • Never satisfied and always eager to find ways to improve.


Working at BHAAAS: 

Here are a few reasons why people like working with us: 

  • The chance to be a part of the most dynamic, engaged, and impactful B-H academic organizations. 
  • BHAAAS members are experts in their fields, with a strong desire to innovate. Our working style is flexible, autonomous, focused, and collaborative.
  • Opportunities to grow and contribute at various stages of the process of transfer of knowledge.
  • Competitive salary and comprehensive benefits.
  • Flexible working hours and place, time off, all major holidays, summer and winter breaks.


How to Apply:

Send an e-mail to with 

  • Your resume and LinkedIn page. 
  • Cover Letter. Tell us, in English, why you think you’re a good fit for the position and how you heard about it. 
  • Include “PROJECT MANAGER” in the subject line of your email.


Application Deadline: April 20, 2022


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