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We prolong our call! Call for one new Board Member for WBAA Regional Board of Albania and of Kosovo*

WBAA is looking for two new members willing to volunteer in the WBAA Board. The WBAA Regional Board is the main management body of WBAA. You will be one out of twelve volunteers jointly working on the future success of WBAA. The Board is composed by two members each from WB 6. Currently one member from Kosovo* and one member from Albania have to be substituted. 

What will be my role?
You will together with your eleven colleagues:
– Represent WBAA in public and during events; 
– Manage strategic and other relevant activities of WBAA between the two General Assembly Meetings; 
– Ensure logistical support for strategic, operational and financial plans of WBAA; 
– Conclude and terminate agreements on collaboration with external partners of WBAA;  
– Present a report of the national/regional activities at every meeting of the Board; 
– Convene, prepare and facilitate the General Assembly Meeting;
– including preparing and presenting Annual Working Plans and reports of WBAA; 
– Mandate, guide and supervise WBAA Teams   

Who can apply?
If you  are from Albaniaare member of the WBAA network for at least the past 3 months,then you are eligible to apply for the position in the WBAA Regional Board!  

Why apply for the board of WBAA?
Volunteering in the WBAA board is a great possibility to learn new skills, gain valuable experience, contribute to changes in Higher Education in the Western Balkans, promote regional cooperation and build up your personal network with high performing people from the Western Balkans region. 

Which commitment is expected?
You fully identify with the mission and objectives of WBAA. You are expected to be committed for a two-year long position starting in July 2020. Candidates for the board should expect to devote up to 10 hours/week to this position. The position requires travel in the region on behalf of the organization (in normal times three Regional board meetings and one General Assembly are foreseen to take place in person each year). As it is a volunteering position no renumeration will be offered. 

I am interested! What are the next steps?
Please fill in the form in the following link by the end of 12 July 2020 and send it directly to info@western-balkans-alumni.eu.  

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1l_jKhvcUO9XIF8Ltj-VqelBToVBYch7R/view?usp=sharing


After the applications have been received and checked on eligibility and completeness the candidates will be presented in the online community. This presentation will be followed by a one week period which allows the candidates to campaign and the members to ask the candidates questions about their person, profession and mission etc.. The election in the online community will be opened after this campaigning period and is expected to take place between 20 July and 22 July 2020. If no second round of election is needed as no candidate reached the absolute majority in the first round, the successful candidate will be notified most likely on 22nd July 2020 and from that date s/he will be introduced to the WBAA network. Official mandate is expected to start around end of July 2020 and will end expectedly by July 2022.  

To apply for the position in the WBAA Regional Board from Albaniaor from Kosovo
Please fill in this application (same as above!) and send it directly to info@western-balkans-alumni.eu
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1l_jKhvcUO9XIF8Ltj-VqelBToVBYch7R/view?usp=sharing

Running for the Board seems to be too much commitment and too much responsibility for you right now but you still want to engage with WBAA?
WBAA always needs committed volunteers with specific skills and is looking forward to your ideas and engagement. Especially the WBAA-Teams are always happy for new and additional members.  Are you especially skilled and interested in
– Academic Development
– Communication and IT
– Internal affairs
– Projects
– Research


then please get in touch with the respective Head of Team and figure out how you can supportWBAAs further development:

development@western-balkans-alumni.eu
communication@western-balkans-alumni.eu
internalaffairs@western-balkans-alumni.eu
projects@western-balkans-alumni.eu
research@western-balkans-alumni.eu

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at info@western-balkans-alumni.eu.


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*This designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with UNSC 1244 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo Declaration of Independence

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