We’re hiring: Programme Officer (Grants)

Job Title: Programme Officer (Grants)
Organisation : Prague Civil Society Centre
Location: Prague, Czech Republic
Reports to: Director of Grant Making Programme


Would you like to support the most exciting activists and civil society groups in Eastern Europe and Central Asia? Can you design new programmes to give them the tools they need to succeed? Are you passionate about driving change and a believer in the power of civil society?

Then we want to hear from you.

We’re looking for a Programme Officer to join our Grants team where you’ll help develop and manage part of the Centre’s grants portfolio. If you have knowledge of civil society, experience of working with activists and want to work at the cutting-edge of civil society support – business models, monetisation, strategic communications, civic tech & innovation, social media etc. this job could be for you.

You’ll need to be fluent in English and Russian, willing to relocate to Prague, reliable and somebody who works well in a multinational team.


As a PCSC Programme Officer, you’ll be challenged to:

• Spot the latest social changes and trends in the region, and use them to inform the Centre’s overall strategy
• Set grant-making programme priorities and constantly improve how they are put into practice
• Monitor ongoing projects and evaluate their impact
• Identify new partners with the potential to receive support
• Travel, frequently, to meet partners and other key players in civil society and independent media
• Represent the Centre at meetings with other donor and implementing organisations and at international events.

You’ll have:

• Experience in activism, human rights, project management, public relations or journalism
• Fluent command of Russian and English
• Degree-level education in a relevant field, like humanities, social sciences or East Europe/Russia studies
• Deep understanding of politics, economics, culture and society of at least one country of Eastern Europe & Central Asia and the wider regional and international context
• Capacity to work in a team of a dozen nationalities where you’ll hear at least 3 different languages spoken every day
• Shared commitment and belief in our values
• Some knowledge of another language of Eastern Europe or Central Asia would be a plus
• Excellent computer skills (MS Word and Excel), cybersecurity literacy, experience with database management


How to apply

Still interested?

Then send us, in PDF format:

• Your CV of no more than 2 pages (we’ll stop reading it after that)
• References on at least 2 past supervisors or colleagues that might recommend you
• A covering letter of up to 700 words (we value brevity)

The deadline is 23.00 (CET) on Sunday 7 July 2019, and our email is: jobs@praguecivilsociety.org.

We expect to receive a lot of applications, and unfortunately we will only be able to reply to those who are shortlisted. If you haven’t heard anything by the end of July, it means you’ve not been successful on this occasion.

Good luck!