YMI Program Coordinator/Specialist

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Project: Young Men Initiative in GBV Prevention in North Macedonia  


Terms of Reference



Macedonia has ratified Istanbul Convention and adopted new Law on prevention and protection from gender-based violence. The amendments of the Criminal law criminalize all forms of violence against women. However, the gender-based violence is still prevailing due to patriarchal norms, dominant gender roles and gender stereotypes. While numerous gender equality interventions have been implemented and result with women being empowered, almost nothing has been done to transform behaviours supporting more gender equitable social norms and discourage gender-based violence among young men. Masculinity is persistently associated with power, aggressiveness and domination. The society normalizes and accepts violent male behaviour which will inevitably have an impact on the implementation of the new legal framework. In order to make EU engagement for gender equality more effective the first principle of the Gender Action Plan III of the European Union (GAP III) is a gender-transformative approach while actively engaging men and boys and by putting a focus on young people as drivers of change. This is the core principle to address the root causes of gender inequality and contribute to counter the multiplicity of stereotypes and biases still prevailing in many contexts, including Macedonia.


The project will adapt and implement CARE’s gender transformative education program (YMI Young Men Initiative) which engages young men as allies in preventing violence and gender inequality through a combination of educational workshops and community campaigns. The implementation strategy includes active engagement of: (i) the local government through local libraries by adding a community centre functionality to it; and (ii) local CSOs that will through sub-granting mobilize the youth aged 14-19.

The position:

CRPM is in consortium with CARE International implementing the Young Mens Initiative program. The program implementation is phased. The pilot project of this program is going to be launched in municipalities of Gjorche Petrov and Gostivar. The pilot is funded by the Dutch Embassy in Skopje. For the purpose of program implementation CRPM seeks for a dedicated individual that specializes in adolescent psycho-social development and has a solid knowledge of gender equality to lead the project implementation as a specialist. The individual will have an opportunity to further specialize in YMI methodology.

Tasks and responsibilities:

  • Take a lead in adaptation of the YMI methodology based on evidence gathered through research and analysis activities;
  • Formulate targets, goals and set monitoring indicators for program and pilot project implementation;
  • Manage policy meetings, trainings and events, and provide active contribution in their formulation, organization, delivery through personal engagement;
  • Based on research, analysis and monitoring of the project implementation provide guidance for program development and project implementation;
  • Develop TNA, training approach/methodology, training materials and deliver local level trainings to CSOs;
  • Manage a peer-education scheme and provide continuous mentoring of peer-educators;
  • Write knowledge products, present results and advocate for policy adoption;
  • Liaise with local NGOs, institutions at the central and local level and project partners;
  • Prepare progress implementation reports;
  • Participate in CRPM coordination, team meetings and contribute to the implementation of CRPM’s ten year development strategy.

Necessary Qualifications:

  • University degree / Master of Science (is preferred) in psychology, sociology, gender studies, policy studies, education studies or similar fields;
  • At least 3 years of professional experience in the field of education and psycho social development support of adolescents;
  • At least 3 years of gender mainstreaming and implementing gender concepts in policies and budgets;
  • At least 1 year of experience in conducting trainings and workshops for youth.


  • Knowledge of all aspects of planning and implementing a project cycle;
  • Excellent communication, presentation, organizational and writing skills;
  • Knowledge of written and spoken English;
  • Knowledge of MS Office suite (knowledge of SPSS or STATA will be considered an advantage).


The sensitivity of the target group requires high level of understanding, gender-sensitivity and use of the principle of non-discrimination.

Multiculturalism and multicultural policies are pillars of CRPM values as an organization and thus are highly respected and nurtured. Any individual applying for this position should share them.

Application process:

Please send your CV and motivation letter to crpm@crpm.org.mk with the title “Application for YMI Program Coordinator/Specialist”, no later than 26.08.2022.

The application process in CRPM is competitive and goes through 3 phases: eligibility check, assignment/test, and interview.

The organization operates in English, Macedonian and Serbian.

We encourage Albanian language speakers to join our team.

Contractual status:

All CRPM employees work on employment contracts with full benefits package.

Period of engagement:  01.09.2022- 30.08.2023 (with possibility of extension).

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