Grants Officer

We are a non-profit organisation supporting and empowering civil society and independent media across Eastern Europe and Central Asia. We believe civil society is the key driver of social change, and work to ensure it has the resources, flexibility, connections and tools to play a leading role in the development of the region.  

We are looking for an energetic and organised colleague with an interest in the region and our mission to join our Grants team.

About the position:

The Grant Officers oversees the implementation of grants throughout the entire life cycle, including contracting, processing payments, and documentation of project results. Conducting risk assessment, approving changes to grant design and documenting project outputs are at the core of the responsibilities of the Grant Officer.

As the main contact point for our partners on operational aspects of the grants implementation, the Grant Officers forge the partnerships with the key civil society organisations and independent media of the region. The Grant Officers participate in project monitoring, including the possibility of monitoring visits to the region and participation in events.

Key Requirements

• Ability to work independently and; experience in project management is an advantage

• Diligent and accurate approach to work;

• Advanced Excel skills and cybersecurity literacy;

• Fluency in written and spoken English. Fluency in Russian is an asset. At least a communicative level of Russian (A2-B1) is required (the Centre can contribute to the cost of language courses if further language training is needed);

• Previous work experience, especially in a relevant field, e.g. grant making, project administration, or project management, is a strong advantage. However, graduates may apply with the view to grow in the position over time;

• Interest in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, and the work of civil society and independent media;

How to Apply

The position is full-time (40 hours per week) and comes with a salary competitive for the NGO environment. The Centre provides 25 days of annual leave.

Interested candidates should fill out the application form, where you will submit (in PDF format) your CV in EN language and a maximum  1-page motivation letter explaining how you fit the criteria and what strengths you bring to the table. The motivation letter should include contacts for two references who can provide feedback on your professional performance.

Assessment and interviews will take place on a rolling basis until the right candidate is found (preferential start date December 2022-January 2023).

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews. Preference will be given to candidates with access to the labour market in the Czech Republic. Incomplete applications (including applications without a motivation letter) will not be accepted.  Should you have any questions, write to us at

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