Civil Society Programme Officer

Swedish International Liberal Centre
  • Location
    Vilnius, Lithuania
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Early Career / Mid Career
  • Posted
    Nov 05

Position description

We are looking for a highly motivated and skilled team member to fill the position of the Programme Officer who will have day-to-day responsibilities in leading the project in spheres of democracy assistance, civil society engagement, community building, NGO cooperation and networking. The new SILC Vilnius team member should be interested in trends of civil and political society of Eastern Partnership countries, specifically in Belarus, and share values of SILC with regards to liberal democracy, human rights and gender equality. This is a position for an open-minded, pro-active, positive, and creative person. If you are self-driven, determined, and knowledgeable about civic engagement and in particular - community building, specifics of NGO’s work, advocacy, and policymaking - come join us! 

Duties and Responsibilities:

In particular, the Programme Officer will:

  • lead the overall implementation of the Belarus-related project (planning, coordination, budgeting, evaluation and monitoring, reporting, application writing) in close cooperation with local and international partners
  • track trends and emerging opportunities in civil society, conduct Belarusian political analysis and track political news
  • provide guidance and support to local partners on development of project strategies and activities
  • organise and coordinate internal and external trainings and workshops, researches, international study visits
  • liaise and cooperate with Programme Officers within the organisation as well as with international partners and donors • report to the SILC Vilnius Head of Office and Secretary General of SILC
  • fulfil other administrative tasks

Experience and Knowledge:

  • University degree in a relevant field of study
  • at least 4 years of documented progressive responsibility experience in project planning, management and implementation (thematic areas of active citizenship, civic education, democracy assistance, community building, advocacy are strongly preferred)
  • documented experience of EC and/or other international donors funded projects implementation, management and reporting
  • experience with other international donors funding would be an asset;
  • experience in events/trainings/seminars implementation, project development, management and coordination
  • understanding the working nature in a highly political environment

Languages and Technical Competences:

  • fluency in written and spoken Russian and English is a prerequisite
  • fluency in Lithuanian would be an asset
  • good oral and written communication skills
  • advanced use of Microsoft Office and Google applications
  • possession of all needed permissions to work and live in the Republic of Lithuania/the EU

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