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Project Coordinator (East European Program)

full-time People In Need Berlin

People in Need’s Centre for Human Rights and Democracy has been working in repressive and transitional countries since 1990. It focuses on cooperation with civil society organisations and activists mainly in the post-Soviet region, Latin America, Middle East and North Africa. For more information on the Centre and organization please follow the link

Start-up date: immediately, preferably May 2019

Duration: 12 months with the possibility of extension

Location: Prague, Czech Republic

Primary Tasks & Responsibilities:

- The Project Coordinator will work to implement, monitor and evaluate PIN Human Rights and Democracy Centre’s projects in the post-Soviet region (focused on human rights, support of independent media) and to contribute to the Centre’s overall strategy

- Work with senior project manager to ensure close collaboration with other PIN programs and to identify opportunities for complementary programming

- Maintain communication with potential and existing partners, grantees, monitor supported projects during the whole project cycle incl. field visits

- Organize capacity building activities (workshops, internships) or public events

- Draft / Evaluate project proposals, reports

- Collaborate with financial manager on project spending and financial reporting

- Build and maintain relationships with partner organisations and donors

Candidate Profile:

- Master’s degree in international affairs, political/social sciences, international development, human rights, relevant area studies/languages and/or other related discipline

- At least one year of progressively responsible experience working in a relevant field (preferably NGO sector, international organisations);

- Extensive knowledge of current issues, actors and dynamics concerning civil society, media lanscape and human rights in the post-Soviet region, particularly Russia, Ukraine;

- Fluency in Russian and English;

- Excellent written, verbal, organizational, analytical, and interpersonal skills;

- Ability to work under stress, follow projects through to completion, with strict deadlines and without loss of attention to detail, budget and reporting.

- Effectively work independently and as a team member, ability to work closely with colleagues abroad, self-motivation and ability to set and meet goals.

People in Need offers:

- Possibility to work in a well-established NGO with an international outreach

- Interesting and meaningful job in the team of experienced and highly motivated

- Space for personal development and growth

- Monthly remuneration ranging between 27 000 CZK and 33 000 CZK + 25 days of paid leave per year

- Contract for one year with the possibility of an extension

- Work-related trips abroad

Interested candidates are encouraged to send their CV and cover letter (up to 1 page) in English. Shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview in April.
published: April 4, 2019

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