Vacancy: Programme Associate

Applications for this position are now closed. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted soon.

Position & Responsibilities

The programme associate will work in close partnership with one of the Centre’s Programme Officers to:

  • Develop and manage sections of the Centre’s grant portfolio and grant-making schemes
  • Evaluate and monitor the implementation of projects supported by the Centre (including field visits, where appropriate)
  • Assist with the evaluation of project proposals
  • Maintain communication with potential and existing grant recipients
  • Organise the process for invitation calls, project selection and the awarding of grants
  • Track political developments in the region, research and monitor important local organisations and individuals, and help to inform the Centre’s overall strategy


Qualifications & Requirements

  • University degree and/or equivalent experience in a relevant field (e.g. international affairs, political/social sciences, media, international development, human rights, area studies or languages)
  • General understanding of closed societies, civil society issues, and a familiarity with civil society networks and individual activists in the region
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in Russian (fluency required) and English
  • Excellent computer skills (MS Word and Excel), cybersecurity literacy and experience with managing databases
  • High degree of self-organisation, reliability and ability to take initiative
  • 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.



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). The position comes with a competitive salary and 25 days of annual leave.

Applications are now closed.