Skills for Albania

Are you an experienced senior educator, school administrator or vocational trainer? Are you looking for an opportunity to make a difference in young people’s lives and reshape the future of an entire nation? Would you like to work and live in one of Europe’s best kept secrets? If you want to be part of an amazing Peace-Corps-like initiative that aims at helping young people to be better suited for the job market and fight one of the biggest ills of modern society, this is your opportunity.

Recognizing the needs and the strategic role of vocational training and education against unemployment the Albanian Ministry of Social Welfare and Youth is proud to announce: Skills for Albania. This initiative aims at recruiting senior level administrators and educators with several years of experience in vocational training and/or other educational experiences around the globe. 

Who we are

Vocational Schooling in Albania are currently the best option in fighting the plague of youth unemployment. For the first time our Vocational Schools in are applying the dual system which consists in at least 30% of field practice in additional to exceptional theoretical instruction as well as the integration and functioning of administrative school boards. Due to the major revamping as well as the communication campaign undertaken throughout the year, enrollment numbers increased by 40% compared to the graduating class of 2014. Today our schools serve more than 6,000 students offering 44 different vocations. A complete guide to our schools, their locations and profiles as well as additional data is available at www.vet.al.

What we look for

Successful candidates should fulfill the following requirements:

  • 10 or more years of experience in vocational education systems or other educational settings as administrators, inspectors or educators.
  • License or documented experience in educational/ training related to one or more of the following areas: auto technology, industrial machinery, mechanics, electronics, information and communication technology, insulation and hydraulics, economics and related fields.
  • To be licensed in accordance with the requirements of the country where their experience is documented.
  • To be willing to live close to the communities where the schools are located and work for at least one academic year starting September 2015.
  • Some knowledge of basic Albanian and/or knowledge of or prior experiences of living or working in Albania is preferred but not required.
  • To be willing to undertake qualification exams in accordance with the framework of the functioning of the Vocational Education in Albania

What we offer

A once in a lifetime experience as well as basic accommodation, round-trip airplane ticket as well as local level compensation.

How to Apply

Interested candidates should complete the application form and where they will be asked to submit an electronic copy of their resume, or email it to Skills@sociale.gov.al no later than 31.03.2015.