Grants Officer

Job vacancy: Grants Officer

Location: Prague, Czech Republic

We are a non-profit organisation supporting and empowering civil society and independent media across Eastern Europe, South Caucasus 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 a diligent and organised colleague with an interest in the region and an interest for our mission to join our Eastern Europe section of the Grants team.

About the position:

Grants Officer (GO) will be supporting the Eastern Europe section of the Grants team by overseeing a particular country, regional or thematic portfolio of grants. The Grants Officer supervises 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 GO.

Primary tasks & responsibilities

· Managing the projects throughout entire life-cycle: assessment, contracting, reporting and close-out

· Tracking project implementation and regular update of the grant-making database to ensure that the projects are on track and all data is timely and properly stored

· Liaising with the grantees for approving changes to project design, budget and/or timeline and for processing of payments

· Overseeing an internal evaluation of grants outcomes

· Ensures comprehensive and audit-ready files are maintained up to date and available for the country team/audit purposes

· Other tasks related to the implementation of grants and communication with partners per assignment of the team manager; the Grants Officer is primary contact and communication point to the partners


Key Requirements

· Ability to work independently and prioritise tasks

· Diligent and accurate approach to work; attention to detail is important

· Fluency in written and spoken English

· Russian language is a strong advantage

· Excellent computer skills (MSWord 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


· Educational courses, trainings

· Psychology sessions

· Flexible start/end of working hours

· 5 weeks of holiday

· Individual schedules of working hours

· Occasional work from home

· Sick days

· Full coverage of phone tariff


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. Starting salary for this position is CZK 40,500 on full-time and would depend on experience and added value to the role.

Interested candidates should fill out the application form, where you will submit (in PDF format) your CV in English and a maximum1-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.

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.

Assessment and interviews will take place on a rolling basis until the right candidate is found.

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