Grants Programme Officer

The Prague Civil Society Centre seeks a Programme Officer to join its growing Grants team.

The Prague Civil Society Centre is a non-governmental organisation which supports and empowers civil society across Eastern Europe and Central Asia. We believe civil society is a key driver of social change, and we work to ensure it has the flexibility, connections and tools to play a leading role in the development of the region. In the face of difficult conditions, we emphasise creativity, innovation and technology as the cornerstones of a sustainable and diverse civic ecosystem.

About the Position: The Programme Officer (PO) will be the main focal point for and will work directly with civil society and activist groups within a section of the Centre’s grant portfolio. The PO will develop the strategy, identify partners and oversee the implementation of projects within the portfolio. In addition to working with the partners on the portfolio, the PO will be developing his/her expertise on the assigned country/theme and will be tracking political developments and the situation of civic actors in the region.

Primary Tasks & Responsibilities:

• Constant development of the portfolio through identification of new partners and/or new thematic priorities.

• Evaluation of project proposals, impact assessment of supported projects/partnerships

• Working with partners to develop their skillset and potential in cooperation with other programme teams at the Centre.

• Conducting monitoring visits and research in the field.

• Representing the Centre’s Grants programme at relevant meetings and international events; building and maintaining relationships with international and regional organisations.

Key Requirements:

• Strong interest and in-depth understanding of political and social trends in the region of Eastern Europe; direct in-country experience in Eastern Europe is an asset

• University degree in human rights, relevant area studies or other related discipline

• At least 3 years of experience of relevant civil society work or experience with a donor organisation is an advantage

• Substantive experience with project management and reporting is a plus

• Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and Russian (fluency in both languages required); Excellent computer skills (MS Word and Excel).

• Advanced cybersecurity literacy.

How to Apply:

The role is full-time (40 hours per week). The Centre can provide relocation assistance to successful candidates if needed (details can be discussed at interview stage). Preference will be given to candidates already residing in the Czech Republic or the EU.

Interested candidates should fill out the application form by January 25, 2023. Please understand that we will not be able to accept incomplete applications and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

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