YMI Project Officer

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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.


CRPM is in consortium with CARE International implementing the Young Men 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 is competent in project cycle management and coordination, shares the gender equality and multicultural values of the organization and is motivated to work with youth to join our team. The individual will have an opportunity to work with a regional and diverse team of specialists from Western Balkans.

Tasks and responsibilities:

  • Plan and execute day-to-day implementation of project activities;
  • Support the YMI program specialist in the implementation of the project activities;
  • Keep project record, collect, register and maintain all information on project activities;
  • Maintain project correspondence and communication;
  • Prepare agendas and arrange meetings, workshops, trainings and events both internal and external related to the project activities and write minutes from the meetings;
  • Provide logistical support and manage procurement;
  • Coordinate with the finance and administrative staff of the sub grantees in the program;
  • Check financial and narrative reporting of the sub grantees in the program;
  • Contribute to drafting project documents and reports and coordinate with CRPM Program Manager;
  • Prepare and issue contracts;
  • Prepare financial reporting records and coordinate with CRPM Financial Manager;
  • Prepare and share social media content.

Necessary Qualifications:

  • University degree in social, economics, business, administrative and / or philosophy studies;
  • At least 3 years of experience in working on project cycle management and have solid knowledge of all aspects of planning and implementing a project cycle;
  • At least 1 year of experience working with donor funded projects in civil society sector;
  • Excellent communication, presentation, organizational and writing skills;
  • Excellent understanding of the concept of gender equality;
  • Experience in reporting;
  • Excellent knowledge of written and spoken English;
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Office (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 Project Officer”, 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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