Vacancy: Grant Assistant

We are hiring a Grant Assistant (Russian-speaking) to join our growing international team. The role will be full-time, based in our offices in central Prague.

We are a new non-profit organisation launched to support and empower civil societies across Eastern Europe and Central Asia. We believe civil society is the key driver of social change, and work to ensure it has the flexibility, connections and tools to play a leading role in the development of the region. In the face of difficult conditions, the Centre emphasises creativity, innovation and technology as the cornerstones of a sustainable civil society.


Position & Responsibilities

The Grant Assistant will work in close partnershop with the Centre’s Grants Administrator to:

  • Manage the Centre’s grant-making programme during the application process, evaluation of proposals, contracting, project monitoring and close-out procedures
  • Receive, check and store project proposals and other documentation from applicants, distribute proposals to dedicated Programme Officers and keep track of the evaluation process
  • Conduct risk assessments of potential partners
  • Receive and perform an initial check of financial reports and related documents
  • Liaise between the Centre’s financial department and grantees
  • Ensure timely and diligent payment process
  • Assist with reporting and presenting projects for internal audiences

 


Qualifications & Requirements

  • At least two years’ experience in a relevant field (e.g. civil society organisation, project & financial management)
  • Fluency in English and Russian (written, in particularly) is essential. Knowledge of Czech is not required.
  • Excellent computer skills (MS Word and excel), cybersecurity literacy and experience in database management
  • High-level of self-organisation, reliability and diligence in approach to work
  • Excellent communication and relationship-building skills, including the capacity to work in a multi-national team
  • Patience and team spirit, as well as personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a dedication to the mission of the Prague Civil Society Centre.

 


Details

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 one side of A4), and details for at least one professional recommendation to jobs@praguecivilsociety.org before Monday 21 August. Unfortunately, due to the expected number of applications, only those candidates who have been shortlisted for interview will be contacted. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews in late August/early September.