Vacancy: Programme Director, Capacity Building Programme

This is a full-time job at our Prague office involving a fair amount of travel and offering a competitive local salary.

A Bit about Us:
At the Prague Civil Society Centre, we believe that for civil society to have an impact, activists must be deeply rooted in their communities and able to engage with the public and earn its support. The purpose of our capacity-building programme is to help civil society groups in Eastern Europe and Central Asia get better at this. Together leading professionals from the design, marketing and business worlds, we’ve helped these groups produce documentaries and social videos, pilot drones, design smartphone apps, launch social media campaigns, improve their communications strategies and redesign the services they offer. We’ve helped dozens of organizations get their message across to millions of people in their home countries.

What Are We Looking For?
We’ve tried a number of programmes and formats to help civil society groups use smarter communications, be savvier with tech and fundraise locally. Some worked well, some not as much. We now want to build on those programmes that worked in order to serve the growing demand and have a greater impact. Nevertheless, we’ll continue to experiment, piloting our own capacity-building programmes and pushing the envelope in our sector.

Who Are We Looking For?
You’ll lead a small team that runs practical workshops pairing professional designers, marketing experts and other professionals with civil society groups to consult with and mentor them on their projects and campaigns.
You’ll need to be sensitive to the challenges our partners face. Some are operating under the harshest dictatorships in the world, while others come from transitioning countries with an impressive drive for reform. Our programmes need to make sense for all of them. You’ll be in daily contact with partners from civil society, media and creative industries. Most of them are based in the region, but we also collaborate with other international non-profits and experts who can make a difference on the ground.

You’ll need to:
• understand how civil society works in the region, what their strengths are and what they struggle with
• be able to lead, build a shared vision and manage people
• be passionate about this work
• work, negotiate and impress in English and Russian

Think you’re up to the challenge? Drop us your CV (no more than 2 pages) and motivation letter (up to 2 pages) at jobs@praguecivilsociety.org by September 29, 2019. Due to the high volume of applications, we’ll only be able to respond to those candidates who are shortlisted.