Project coordinator for The East European Program - Информационно-правовой центр Априори

Project coordinator for The East European Program

Type of position: Project Coordinator
Location: Prague (with work-related trips abroad)
Starting date: June 2018
Type of contract: Full-time

People in Need is calling for applications for the position of a Project Coordinator within East European Program of the Centre for Human rights and Democracy (HRD). The primary goal of People in Need’s Centre for Human Rights and Democracy is to support independent individuals and groups in countries with repressive regimes who are the target of persecution, harassment, or arrests because of their opinions or activities, and to strengthen civil society in countries that are going through democratic transformation.

The East European Program is currently focusing on support of civil society in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Moldova/Transnistria, Russia, Ukraine and countries of Central Asia. The main programmatic focus includes:

  • Capacity building for civil society organisations and support for their activities
  • Direct aid to politically persecuted individuals and their families
  • International advocacy


  • Planning and coordinating particular country program activities, primarily focused on the support of human rights in Eurasia/South Caucasus
  • Development of projects, including project proposal writing and reporting
  • Administration of project documentation
  • Cooperating with the Finance Manager on budgets for individual projects
  • Regular contact with partner organizations and with donors
  • Formulating the overall strategy of the particular country program in coordination with the Program’s and Centre’s management
  • Occasional coordination field visits to the target country


  • University degree in a relevant field
  • Fluency in English. Working knowledge of Russian. Native or non-native knowledge of Czech is also welcome, but not essential
  • At least two years’ experience at national or international level in the area of civil society, human rights, or international development
  • Good understanding of political issues and trends in the region of the former Soviet Union, specific expertise in the South Caucasus countries is an asset
  • Excellent organizational and communicational skills
  • Ability to effectively manage time and handle multiple assignments
  • Conceptual thinking and reliability
  • Proven ability to work both independently and as an effective team member


  • Possibility to work in a well-established NGO with an international outreach
  • Interesting and meaningful job in the team of experienced and highly motivated
  • Space for personal development and growth
  • Monthly remuneration ranging between 27 000 CZK and 30 000 CZK + 25 days of paid leave per year
  • Contract for one year with the possibility of an extension
  • Work-related trips abroad


Interested candidates are encouraged to send their CV and cover letter (up to 1 page) in English. The deadline for applications is May 16, 2018. Please send your applications to Lucie Franková, to the following e-mail address: [email protected]. Shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview in May.

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