Project Manager of the East European Program

  • Contract
  • Czechia
  • Posted 2 months ago

People in Need

In People in Need, we believe that people everywhere in the world should have the right to make decisions about their lives and to share the rights expressed in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

PIN is one of the key organizations from the Central European region supporting human rights defenders and independent media within our Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (HRD). The HRD’s primary goal is to support independent individuals and groups in repressive and fragile environments 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.

As one of our team members aptly put it: “We strive to be the organization our local partners can rely on in times of need. Building trust-based relationships, developing a deep understanding of context, and being able to provide much-needed support swiftly and flexibly is what motivates us every day.

People in Need´s HRD is calling for applications for the position of a Project Manager within the East European Program.
This 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 organizations and support for their activities
  • Emergency direct aid and psychosocial support to politically persecuted individuals and their families
  • International advocacy in support of civil society and human rights topics.

As a Project Manager, you will become part of a team with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and skills, and you’ll have the opportunity to learn something new every day. Your work will be highly varied, and there will be professional development opportunities based on your interests and initiative. Keep reading and find out more details.


Location: Prague (with work-related trips abroad)
Starting date: As soon as possible
Work model: Hybrid – combines in-office and remote work
Type of contract: Full-time
Duration: One year (with the possibility of an extension)


  • Planning and coordinating particular program activities focused on supporting activists, journalists, and human rights defenders
  • In cooperation with the Team Lead, development, planning, and implementation of projects, including project proposal writing, monitoring, and reporting
  • Administration of project documentation
  • Planning, organization and implementation of capacity building, and MHPSS activities (psychosocial support of individuals, organizational retreats, training, group activities) in the field and in the Czech Republic
  • Cooperating with the Finance Manager on budgets for individual activities
  • Regular contact with partner organizations and donors
  • Occasional coordination field visits to the relevant countries in Eastern Europe and the EU


  • University degree in a relevant field
  • Fluency in Russian and English. Native or non-native knowledge of Czech constitutes an advantage
  • At least two years long experience at national or international level in the area of project management in civil society, human rights, media, social work, or international development
  • Good understanding of political issues and trends in the region of the former Soviet Union
  • 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


  • Monthly gross remuneration ranging between 46 000 CZK and 48 000 CZK
  • 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
  • Flexible working hours and the possibility to work partly from home (hybrid work model) and 25 days of paid leave per year, 3 sick leave days, and an extra 3 days for self-education
  • Contract for one year with the possibility of an extension (depending on funding)
  • Work-related trips abroad

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