Local Consultant in Kyrgyzstan

The Prague Civil Society Centre is looking for a Local Consultant in Kyrgyzstan. The role will be part-time, based in Kyrgyzstan, initially for a period of 6 months with the possibility of extension.

The consultant will be selected based on his or her experience and knowledge of societal, cultural and economic developments in the country. We will ask candidates to prove the scope of their in-country network, both in the capital and in regions across fields of civic activism, independent media, social business, creative industries, etc.

About the Prague Civil Society Centre

The Prague Civil Society Centre is a non-governmental organisation supporting and empowering civil society across Eastern Europe, the South Caucasus and Central Asia. We believe civil society is the key driver of social change, so we work to ensure it has the flexibility, connections and tools to play a leading role in the societal development of the region. In the face of great challenges, we emphasize creativity, innovation and technology as the cornerstones of a sustainable and diverse civic ecosystem.

Primary Tasks & Responsibilities

The Local Consultant will work in close cooperation and under the direct supervision of the dedicated Programme Officer, namely to:

• Discover and report on new initiatives, projects and actors whose work could be relevant for the Centre’s programmes;

• Look beyond conventional civil society circles and identify new actors, newly emerged and developing media projects, independent influencers, etc.  

• Provide input for the Centre’s country strategy and propose new directions of work.

• Monitor activities of the groups running creative projects and social businesses supported by the Centre in Kyrgyzstan, and provide regular feedback and assessment of their work.

• Contribute to the assessment of applications for the Centre’s programmes received from the country including content and context assessment, information verification, and reference checking.

• Provide logistical support to the Centre’s staff during country visits and events, make introductions and arrange meetings.  

• Submit written reports and media digests upon request.

• Attend events and meetings in the country on behalf of the Prague Civil Society Centre.

Qualification & Requirements

• At least two years’ experience and a proven track record in a relevant field, e.g. civic activism, creative start-ups, media, social entrepreneurship;

• Analytical skills;

• Full fluency in Kyrgyz and Russian (essential) and excellent command of English

• Excellent computer skills (MS Word and Excel), cybersecurity literacy, experience with managing databases;

• High level of personal integrity, impartiality and professional honesty;

• Excellent communication and relationship-building skills, ability to deal with diverse groups of people;

• High level of self-organisation, reliability and diligence in approach to work;

• Readiness and ability to travel within Kyrgyzstan and to the Centre’s headquarters in Prague, Czech Republic.

What We Offer

We are a young, dynamic, yet well-established and highly respected organisation. In the role of Local Consultant in Kyrgyzstan, you’ll have the opportunity to help shape the Centre’s further strategy on Kyrgyzstan and affect decisions on funding and programming. You’ll also participate in our annual staff retreats in the Czech Republic.

Application Details

The role is part-time (up to 20 hours per week) with flexible working hours.

Interested candidates should complete the candidate information form including their CV and motivation letter in PDF form, by November 28, 2021. Please include in your CV the contacts of three people who can provide a reference. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview in December. The expected start date is January 2022. Should you have additional questions, contact us at jobs@praguecivilsociety.org.

*The information provided in the applications is subject to EU legislation on protection of personal data and confidentiality of information.


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