Programme Development Advisor for the Center for Human Rights and Democracy (REMOTE/PART-TIME/FULL-TIME)

Programme Development Advisor for the Center for Human Rights and Democracy (REMOTE/PART-TIME/FULL-TIME)

Job Location: Prague or remote
Type of contract: Part-time or full-time (upon agreement)
Duration: Long-term cooperation (contract initially for 1 year)
Starting date: As soon as possible, candidates will be contacted on a rolling basis

We are an international non-governmental, non-profit organization founded on the ideals of humanism, freedom, equality, and solidarity. We are the largest INGO in Central and Eastern Europe with 22 offices worldwide, over 2400 employees, and a budget of over 240 million Euros. Our headquarters is in the Czech Republic, Prague.

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. We work from Prague and San Jose (Costa Rica) offices.

We are proud of our values-driven and friendly culture where you are empowered to influence decisions and to put your initiatives into action. We welcome proactivity, creativity, and innovation.

We promote diversity, transparency, and mutual respect and create a positive learning environment.

Per our 2023 satisfaction survey, 95% of our staff would happily recommend PIN as a great place to work and 97% are proud to tell people that they work for PIN.

Do you want to work from home, have flexible working hours, and be surrounded by an inspiring team in a supportive environment?

This role is for a motivated and goal-oriented professional with proven experience in institutional fundraising, proposal development, and donor engagement in topics such as civil society support, promotion of human rights, capacity building of independent journalists, democratic transformation, and protection of human rights defenders.

You will be responsible for expanding PIN’s global funding portfolio for PIN’s Center for Human Rights and Democracy.

You would become a key member of the Institutional Fundraising Unit, part of the Knowledge and Learning Department, a dynamic team of technical advisors and specialists, focusing on high-quality program development and implementation. You will be offered unique exposure to a wide portfolio of PIN's work.

Your main responsibilities:

Donor engagement and intelligence (20%)

  • Prepare PIN global donor engagement strategies, in line with PIN Global Fundraising Strategy, Regional Programme Strategies, and other PIN Strategies
  • Facilitate PIN global positioning towards specific donors

Project design and proposal development (70%)

  • Upon request lead/write/review proposals for institutional donors such as DG INTPA, DG NEAR, GFFO, MFA CZ, Department of State, and private foundations
  • Ensure proposed projects comply with donor requirements and PIN strategic priorities, coordinate with other PIN units, especially compliance
  • Coordinate required technical inputs with other PIN units (especially the Knowledge & Learning Department)
  • Lead and/or support partner negotiations including teaming and pre-bid agreements
  • Provide long-term support to specific Regional programmes

Strategic and capacity development support (10%)

  • As a key member of the Institutional Fundraising Unit, you will actively participate in strategic team and departmental discussions, and support the Head of the Unit and management with relevant analysis and research
  • Provide capacity building of HQ and country-based staff on proposal development and donor positioning

Your profile:

  • Proven track record in leading competitive proposal processes and securing funding from e.g. from DG INTPA, DG NEAR, US Department of State
  • Proven knowledge of various donor strategies (DG INTPA, DG NEAR, US Department of State)
  • Experience working for international organizations or donor agencies
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English and Spanish
  • Ability to perform under time pressure, to manage multiple tasks, and to work independently and effectively in fast-paced, multicultural environments
  • Strong critical thinking, problem-solving, coaching, and mentoring skills
  • Excellent communication, writing, editing, and proofreading skills, with an eye for proposal messaging, themes, proposal aesthetics, and content
  • Strong networking, representational, and negotiation skills
  • Have the ability to both coordinate different teams and participate in different team environments

Our offer:

  • Remote and flexible work (part-time/full-time options available) with the possibility of short field trips
  • Salary according to the PIN salary scale dependent on the cost of living in the specific home location
  • Work with inspiring people, for the largest Central and Eastern-European INGO
  • 25 days of annual leave and 3 study leave days
  • Personal and professional development – including extensive Capacity Building program – internal and external - Induction training, internal e-learnings, Knowledge and Learning Department onboarding, , Humentum training (, PuntoSud training (
  • For Prague-based employees: Child day-care for employees’ children (kindergarten in the building of our office in Prague), Possibility to participate in interesting events we organize (e.g. One World international film festival)
  • Language courses available
  • Free medical helpdesk and psychological consultation available online;

How to apply:

Are you interested in this position? Send us your CV and short cover letter in English via our application form. Please note only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Interviews will be conducted on rolling basis and the vacancy will be closed when filled.

People in Need staff are expected to perform job duties and responsibilities in accordance with People in Need Code of conduct and key policies (available at:

People in Need is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct and committed to promoting the welfare of children and adults with whom People in Need involves. People in Need expects all staff to perform job duties and responsibilities in accordance with People in Need code of conduct and key policies (available at: People in Need Staff will undertake the appropriate level of training. All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks. We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organisation and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

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