GIZ Kosovo: Slobodno radno mesto za psihologa



As an international cooperation enterprise for sustainable development with worldwide operations, the federally owned Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH supports the German Government in achieving its development-policy objectives. It provides viable, forward looking solutions for political, economic, ecological and social development in a globalised world. GIZ promotes complex reforms and change processes. Its corporate objective is to improve people’s living conditions on a sustainable basis. For more information about GIZ see:


The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, Reintegration Project (URA) project is seeking to fill the position of:



(part-time 50%)

Main tasks and responsibilities


The psychologist:


  • attends to the mental health needs of the voluntary and involuntary returnees that enter Kosovo from Germany and France
  • will be interviewing and diagnosing clients, providing individual, family and group psychotherapy
  • will follow through with regular sessions with returnees that experienced trauma or are suffering from mental illness
  • provides urgent psychological- and crisis intervention and stabilisation
  • cooperates closely with the other psychologist in all matters
  • visits families in the field and engage in conversations with affected persons or with other family members
  • supports returnees at the airport during return in cooperation with the Kosovar authorities
  • refers clients to specialists in public or private health institutions
  • cooperates closely with social advisors and job advisors in drafting a concept for the reintegration of returnees with psychological issues
  • supports the returnees with issues related to administration and application of state provided social services. This may include providing support in filling forms and accompanying the returnees to local governmental offices
  • creates and regularly provides relevant statistical data related to caseload
  • communicates with third actors concerning reintegration and mental wellbeing of specific returnees to facilitate the process
  • participates in all other office tasks relevant to his/her function
  • takes over other tasks and duties, as instructed by programme manager or team leader


Required qualifications, competences and experience



  • Master’s in psychology (Clinical, Therapy, Family or other specialisations relevant to the position are desirable)


Professional experience

  • Minimum of 3-5 years of professional experience in a comparable position
  • Further specialisation in trauma therapy or other relevant specialisations relevant to the position desirable


Other knowledge, additional competences

  • Good working knowledge and ability related to office applications (excel, word, outlook, etc.)
  • Very good language proficiency in either English or German required, as the documentation needs to be done in one of those languages. At least B2 in either of the languages necessary
  • Willingness to work in a team and support all other team members to the best of his/her ability
  • Willingness to upskill as required by the tasks to be performed – corresponding measures are agreed with management


Others: The vacancy is initially on a part-time basis with 50%


Location: GIZ Office, Pristina


Expected start date: August 2019. The contract is until 31.12.2019 with a possibility for extension


How to apply?


Interested candidates are invited to submit their electronic application in English, in PDF version, to


  • CV (Europass template is recommended)
  • Letter of motivation
  • Diploma(s), references/recommendations
  • Subject of the email: Name & Surname – Psychologist – URA Project


Applications that do not meet these rules will not be considered!


Deadline for the application: 11 July 2019


Only short-listed candidates will be contacted and invited to the next stage of recruitment.


GIZ encourages female candidates, candidates from ethnic communities as well as candidates with disability to apply.