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 a passion for our mission to join our Grants team.

About the position: Grants officers contribute to the overall operation of the Centre´s Grants Programme by overseeing a particular country, regional or thematic portfolio of grants. They supervise the implementation of grants throughout the entire life cycle. Contracting, processing payments, monitoring and documentation of project results are at the core of the responsibilities of the grants officer.

As the main contact point for our partners on operational aspects of grant implementation, the grants officers forge partnerships with the key civil society organisations and independent media of the region. Grants 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 prioritise tasks;

• Diligent and accurate approach to work;

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

• Good computer skills (MS Word and Excel) and cybersecurity literacy;

• Excellent communication skills, team-spirit and capacity to work in a multi-national team;

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

How to Apply

The position is full-time (40 hours per week), and is based in our office in the centre of Prague. The salary for this position is competitive for the NGO environment. The Centre provides 25 days of annual leave, contributions to language courses, and other development opportunities.

Interested candidates should fill out the application form, where you will submit (in PDF format) your CV in English 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 September 2023 or earlier).

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 jobs@praguecivilsociety.org

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