Programme Officer in Events&Exchanges

Prague Civil Society Centre is looking for Programme Officer – Events&Exchanges

Job vacancy: Programme Officer
Reports to: Director of Events&Exchanges
Location: Prague, Czech Republic
Deadline for the application: April 21, 2024

The Prague Civil Society Centre is a non-government organisation, which supports and empowers civil society across Eastern and Central 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 work directly with civil society, activist groups and media within an Eastern Europe section of Events&Exchanges team. The PO will be responsible for accessing the needs of our target audience and developing capacity building programmes, identifying potential partners and organising events both online and on site, and supporting the alumni community. In addition to the programmatic work, the PO will be developing the tools to measure the long-term impact of our programmes on the participants and their environment.  The PO will grow his/her expertise on the assigned country/theme and will be tracking political developments and situation with civic actors in the region and will provide short analytical reports on request.

Primary Tasks & Responsibilities

• Development of the capacity building workshops, networking events, exchange programmes through the needs-assessment of the target audience;

• Impact assessment of the conducted programmes;

• Working with target audience 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 Events&Exchanges 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 a must;

• University degree in international relations, political science, sociology, relevant area studies or other related discipline;

• Substantive experience with project management, event management and reporting;

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

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

• Excellent written and oral communication skills in Russian and English; Excellent computer skills: MS Word and Excel, online communication tools;

• Advanced cybersecurity literacy is desirable.


• 25 days of annual leave

• Full coverage of phone tariff

• Contributions to language courses, and other development opportunities as well as psychology sessions

• Relocation package

• Reimbursement of the expenses and assistance with obtaining a work permit in Czech Republic

• Flexible start/end of working hour

• Occasional home office

• Dog-friendly office

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 48,000 on full-time, the final offer 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. Incomplete applications (including applications without a motivation letter) will not be accepted.

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