Vacancy: Grant Assistant

Job Title: Grant Assistant (Grant Making team)
Organisation Name: Prague Civil Society Centre
Location: Prague, Czech Republic
Reports to: Grant Administration Manager

Do you want to make a difference? Is Eastern Europe and Central Asia you thing? Do you want to do tangible work in supporting the most exciting, inspiring, and creative activists and media professionals in this region? Do you want to prove yourself, gain independence and grow with your position? If so, this job with the Prague Civil Society Centre, one of the most flexible and innovative grant makers in the region, could be just what you’re looking for. As Grant Assistant you’ll play an important role in keeping the Centre’s grant-making programme on track and contribute to making the Centre’s work with the region’s most promising trend-setters and changemakers possible.

Primary Tasks & Responsibilities
•Manage your entrusted portfolio throughout the grant making cycle – from application and evaluation to contracting, monitoring and closeout
•Receive, check, and sort project proposals and other documents from applicants whilst keeping track of the entire evaluation and selection procedure
•Conduct risk assessments of potential partners and ensure a smooth contracting process
•Receive and check financial reports and other documents and proactively communicate any outstanding issues
•Cooperate with Programme Officers to assess reports and liaise with the Centre’s finance, communication and capacity building teams
• Ensure timely and diligent payments
•Administer part of the grant-making database
•Assist with reporting and presenting projects for internal audiences

Qualification & Requirements
•At least two years’ experience in a relevant field (e.g. grant-making agency, NGO or project & financial management in another sector)
•Fluency in English and Russian (written, in particular) is essential. Knowledge of Czech is not required.
•Excellent computer skills (MS Word and excel), cybersecurity literacy and experience in working with data
•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.

Application 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 two side of A4) and at least three references of recent (not older than three years) employers, colleagues and/or other professional contacts to jobs@praguecivilsociety.org. Unfortunately, due to the expected number of applications, only those candidates who have been shortlisted for an interview will be contacted. The deadline for submitting your application is June 26, 2020.