Transitions Programme Coordinator
Typ pozice: placená práce
Termín nástupu: únor/březen 2017
Job Title: Transitions Programme Coordinator
Organisation Name: Prague Civil Society Centre
Job Location: Prague, Czech Republic (with regular work-related trips abroad)
Starting Date: February / March 2017
Working pattern: Full-time (40 hours per week), Monday to Friday
Reports to: Director of Transitions Programme
Deadline for job applications: 15 January, 2017
The Prague Civil Society Centre is looking for a Transitions Programme Coordinator to join a multi-national team, based in Prague, working on civil society in Eastern Europe and Central Asia.
The Centre’s mission is to empower civil society actors across Eastern Europe and Central Asia in their quest for open societies and respect for the accountable and responsive political institutions, rule of law, human rights and dignity. In the face of recent trends undermining civil society in the post-Soviet region, the Centre was launched in 2015 to nurture and support both established and emerging organisations and bring together active citizens from a diverse set of backgrounds. We work with human rights and environmental organisations, activist groups, independent lawyers, online activists, researchers, scholars, journalists, bloggers, artists and creative professionals. The Centre serves as a hub for civil society activists from all over Eastern Europe and Central Asia, helping to create new networks and partnerships so individuals across the region can share their experience, knowledge and expertise.
The Transitions Programme is the learning and research component of the Centre, aimed at stimulating critical, fact-based, collaborative and strategic thinking on solutions for the future of the region. By offering to the democracy activists from the post-Soviet region opportunities for learning, critical reflection, dialogue, research, experience sharing and knowledge dissemination, the aim is to develop ideas for future reforms and foster a community of regional experts, scholars and experienced practitioners in various policy areas who are capable, committed and prepared to engage in reforms when the window of opportunity opens.
Primary Tasks & Responsibilities
The Transitions Programme Coordinator will:
- Work in close coordination with the Programme’s Director to develop and manage the Transitions Programme
- Organize workshops, seminars, summer schools, public events and on-line courses
- Follow political developments in the post-Soviet region
- Undertake mapping and analysis of the initiatives and work of relevant democracy activists and civil society players, think tanks, researchers and academic institutions
- Assist the selection and implementation process for the Centre’s internships, scholarships and research grants.
- Maintain communication with potential and existing partners
- Draft and evaluate project proposals, draft reports
- Collaborate with the Finance Manager on budgets for individual projects
- Represent the Transitions Programme and the Centre at external meetings and forums
Travel to the region is to be expected. The Coordinator should be ready and able to travel relatively often.
Qualification & Requirements
We are seeking highly-motivated candidates with knowledge and interest in East Europe and post-Soviet affairs, alongside a broad understanding of the democratisation process and strong organisation skills. In particular, the candidate should possess:
- Master’s degree in international affairs, political/social sciences, international development, human rights, languages or another relevant area
- At least two years’ experience at national or international level in the area of civil society, human rights, or international development, preferably with demonstrable progress in terms of individual responsibilities
- Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and Russian. Native or non-native knowledge of Czech is also welcome, but not essential
- Good understanding of political issues and trends in the region of the former Soviet Union
- General understanding of closed societies, civil society issues, and familiarity with civil society networks and individual activists in the region
- Understanding and knowledge 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 the former Soviet Union 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 the use of MS Office
The Prague Civil Society Centre offers:
- Dynamic, interesting and challenging work as part of a multi-national team of experienced and motivated colleagues
- Possibility for self-fulfilment and personal development
- Competitive remuneration & 25 days of vacation
- Travel to the region
How to Apply:
Interested candidates are encouraged to send their application letter (up to 1 page) and CV in English to firstname.lastname@example.org
The deadline for applications is 15 January 2017
Unfortunately, due to the high number of applicants, we are only able to contact candidates who have been selected for an interview.