Project Manager with focus on journalism in Eastern Europe

Project Manager with focus on journalism in Eastern Europe

People in Need is calling for applications for the position of a Project Manager within East European Program of the Centre for Human rights and Democracy (HRD), with the focus on the capacity building of journalists. 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.

Location: Prague (with work-related trips abroad)
Starting date: As soon as possible
Type of contract: Working contract
Duration: one year (with the possibility of an extension, depending on funding)

The East European Program is currently focusing on support of civil society in Eastern Partnership countries and countries of Central Asia. The main programmatic focus includes:

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


  • Planning and coordinating particular program activities, primarily focused on the capacity building of journalists in Moldova and Ukraine
  • In cooperation with the members of the capacity building of journalists team and Head of Program, development, planning and implementation of projects, including project proposal writing, monitoring and reporting
  • Administration of project documentation
  • Planning, organisation and implementation of the activities (training programs for journalists, grant-making schemes) in the field and in the Czech Republic
  • Cooperating with the Finance Manager on budgets for individual activities
  • Regular contact with partner organizations and with donors
  • Occasional coordination field visits to the target (or relevant) countries in the Eastern Europe and EU


  • University degree in a relevant field
  • Fluency in Russian and English. Native or non-native knowledge of Ukrainian, Romanian or Czech is very welcome, but not essential
  • At least two years’ experience at national or international level in the area of project management in civil society, human rights, media
  • Relevant experience in media in Eastern Europe is an advantage
  • Good understanding of political issues and trends in the region of the former Soviet Union. Understanding of media landscape is a must
  • Excellent organizational and communicational skills
  • Ability to effectively manage time and handle multiple assignments
  • Ability to work well under pressure and react quickly in emergency situations
  • 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 people
  • Space for personal development and growth
  • Monthly gross remuneration ranging between 39 000 CZK and 42 000 CZK + 25 days of paid leave per year
  • Contract for one year with the possibility of an extension (depending on funding)
  • Work-related trips abroad

Interested candidates are encouraged to send their CV and cover letter (up to 1 page) in English trough the following link:

Apply for the job!