Programme Officer Grants

Job vacancy: Programme Officer

Location: Prague, Czech Republic

The Prague Civil Society Centre is a non-government organisation, which supports and empowers civil society across Eastern Europe, South Caucasus 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 and will work directly with civil society, activist groups and media within an Eastern Europe section of the Centre’s grant portfolio. The PO will develop the strategy, identify partners and oversee 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 situation with 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 of 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 organizations

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, media 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



· 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 (40hours 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 45,000 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 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.

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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