Project Manager of the East European Program

Project Manager of the East European Program

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Location: Prague (with work-related trips abroad)
Starting date: As soon as possible
Type of contract: Full-time
Duration: one year (with the possibility of an extension, depending on funding)

People in Need is calling for applications for the position of a Project Manager within East European Program of the Centre for Human rights and Democracy (HRD). The primary goal of People in Need's Centre for Human Rights and Democracy is to support independent individuals and groups in countries with repressive regimes who are the target of persecution, harassment, or arrests because of their opinions or activities, and to strengthen civil society in countries that are going through democratic transformation.
The East European Program is currently focusing on support of civil society in Eastern Partnership countries and countries of Central Asia. The main programmatic focus includes:

  • Capacity building for civil society organizations and support for their activities
  • Emergency direct aid and psychosocial support to politically persecuted individuals and their families
  • International advocacy


  • Planning and coordinating particular program activities, primarily focused on the mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) to the activists, journalists and human rights defenders;
  • In cooperation with the Team Lead for MHPSS, development, planning and implementation of projects, including project proposal writing, monitoring and reporting;
  • Administration of project documentation;
  • Planning, organisation and implementation of MHPSS activities (psychosocial support of individuals, organizational retreats, trainings, group psychosocial activities) in the field and in the Czech Republic;
  • Cooperating with the Finance Manager on budgets for individual activities; 
  • Regular contact with partner organizations and with donors
  • Occasional coordination field visits to the target (or relevant) countries in the Eastern Europe and EU
  • University degree in a relevant field
  • Fluency in Russian and English. Native or non-native knowledge of Czech is strongly recommended
  • At least two years’ experience at national or international level in the area of project management in civil society, human rights, media, psychosocial support to activists, or international development
  • Relevant experience in social work, social care, psychosocial support
  • Good understanding of political issues and trends in the region of the former Soviet Union
  • Excellent organizational and communicational skills
  • Ability to effectively manage time and handle multiple assignments
  • Ability to work well under pressure and react quickly in emergency situations
  • Conceptual thinking and reliability
  • Proven ability to work both independently and as an effective team member


  • 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
  • Flexible working hours and the possibility to work partly from home
  • Monthly gross remuneration ranging between 37 000 CZK and 40 000 CZK + 25 days of paid leave per year
  • Contract for one year with the possibility of an extension (depending on funding)
  • Work-related trips abroad

Interested candidates are encouraged to send their CV and cover letter (up to 1 page) in English trough the following link: