Team Lead - Capacity building of journalists (East European Program)

People in Need is calling for applications for the position of Team Lead within East European Program of the Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (HRD).

Type of position: Team Lead – capacity building of journalists
Location: Prague (with work-related trips abroad)
Starting date: upon agreement
Type of contract:  Full-time, unlimited contract (6 months trial period)


  • Planning and coordinating particular country program activities, primarily focused on the support of independent journalists in the countries of Eastern Europe and Central Asia
  • Development of projects, including project proposal writing and reporting, supervision of project proposals preparation within the team
  • Administration of project documentation, cooperation with the Finance Manager on budgets for individual projects 
  • Managing the team of  3 people, provide support, guidance and feedback to the team staff
  • Providing input to the Head of Program on strategic development of Capacity building program for journalists
  • Providing common input for the advocacy plans and particular country programs
  • Coordinating cross-cutting activities/public events organised within the team
  • Occasional coordination field visits to the target region
  • Regular contact with local partner organizations and with donors


  • University degree in the field of international relations, journalism, media management, communication, political science or other relevant fields
  • Fluency in Russian and English. Native or non-native knowledge of Czech is also welcome, but not essential
  • At least three years’ experience at national or international level in the area of civil society, human rights, or international development
  • Experience in people management
  • Good insight and understanding of the media landscape and challenges for independent journalists in the post-Soviet countries, expertise on Russia, Ukraine, Armenia, Central Asia is an asset
  • Ability to work under stress


  • Possibility to work in a well-established NGO with an international outreach
  • Interesting and meaningful job in the team of experienced and highly motivated people
  • Space for personal development and growth
  • Monthly remuneration ranging between 34 000 CZK and 39 000 CZK + 25 days of paid leave per year
  • Work-related trips abroad
  • Office in the centre of Prague

Interested candidates are encouraged to send their CV and cover letter (up to 1 page) in English trough this form: Apply!