Programme Officer, Learning & Exchange

Job Title: Learning & Exchange Programme Officer

Organisation Name: Prague Civil Society Centre

Location: Prague, Czech Republic

Reports to: Director of Learning & Exchange

Do you want to make a difference? Is Eastern Europe and Central Asia your thing? Does working with some of the most exciting, inspiring, and creative activists and professionals in this region sound good? If so, the Programme Officer position at the Prague Civil Society Centre could be just the job for you.

As a Programme Officer, you will empower established and emerging organisations and initiatives in the region, connecting them with experts in innovative approaches in communication, technology and business. You will support community building across the region by organising events serving as a source of inspiration, motivation, knowledge and experience sharing and solidarity.  You will play an integral role in a dynamic team, helping us support the region’s changemakers.

Primary Tasks & Responsibilities

The Learning & Exchange Programme Officer will:

• Work in close coordination with the programme director to develop and manage the Learning & Exchange programmes.

• Manage Fellowship and Internship programmes.

• Maintain communication with existing and potential partners.

• Continually update mapping of civil society players, think tanks, researchers and academic institutions who are appropriate hosts for interns and who will benefit from the fellowship and internship programmes.

• Organize workshops, seminars, summer schools, public events, webinars and on-line courses.

• Follow political developments in Eastern Europe and Central Asia.

• Draft and evaluate project proposals, draft reports.

• Collaborate with the Finance Manager on budgets for individual projects.

• Represent the Exchange & Learning Programme and the Centre at external meetings and forums.

Qualification & Requirements

We are seeking highly motivated candidates with knowledge and interest in East Europe and Central Asia, as well as a broad understanding of the democratisation process and strong organisation skills. In particular, the candidate should possess:

• BA or MA degree in international affairs, political/social sciences, international development, human rights, languages or another relevant area.

• At least two years’ experience at the national or international level in the area of civil society, human rights, or international development, preferably with progressive development of individual responsibilities.

• Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and Russian.

• Good understanding of political issues and trends in the region of Eastern Europe and Central Asia.

• General understanding of closed societies, civil society issues, and familiarity with civil society networks and individual activists in the region.

• Understanding of the history of the post-Soviet region and/or of democratization processes over the last 30 years is highly welcome.

• In-country experience in Eastern Europe or Central Asia is preferred.

• Experience with programmatic and financial management and reporting is an advantage.

• Proven analytical and problem-solving ability.

• Proven ability to prioritise, manage time effectively and handle multiple on-going assignments.

• Proven ability to work both independently and as an effective team member.

• Excellent interpersonal skills.

• Proficiency in MS Office.

How to apply:

The role is full time (40 hours per week). The Centre can provide visa/relocation assistance to successful candidates if needed (details can be discussed at interview stage).

Interested candidates should send their CV (no longer than two sides of A4), a covering letter (no longer than two side of A4) and at least three references (not older than three years) from employers, colleagues and/or other professional contacts to Unfortunately, due to the expected number of applications, only those candidates who have been shortlisted for an interview will be contacted. The deadline for submitting your application is Monday, March 8, 2021 by 11 pm CET.

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