Charita Česká republika

Desk officer

Praha Plný úvazek As soon as possible výběrové řízení
Kontaktní osoba
Martina Stehnová

HR generalista
Tel.: 731 679 100 E-mail: martina.stehnova@charita.cz

Position

 Name of positionDesk Officer (generic vacancy)

 Length of employment: Initially 12 months, with possibility of an open-ended contract

 Type of position: Full time

 Place of employment: Prague, Czech Republic (+ occassional travels)

 Start date: as soon as possible

Organizational context

Caritas Czech Republic (CCR) is a non-profit non-governmental organization with field activities implemented worldwide (Europe, Asia, Middle East and Africa) and an extensive social services programme in the Czech Republic assisting more than 100,000 clients. CCR is a member of the international network of the Caritas Internationalis and cooperates with a number of international and local partners.

In addition to emergency response in case of natural and man-made disasters, the organization focuses on 4 key thematic areas: 1) health care and social services; 2) sustainable livelihoods and small-scale entrepreneurship; 3) vocational education (youth and adults); 4) assistance to refugees and internally displaced people.

CRR has 20-year experience in managing social welfare programmes, including support to people with disabilities. The organization adheres to core humanitarian principles, including gender equality.

Responsibilities

The Desk Officer (DO) is responsible for providing support to CCR’s mission in the respective country/ region, involving both implementation of country-based programmes as well as active role in programme development. DO cooperates closely with respective Financial Coordinator (FC) and Heads of Mission (HoM), under the oversight of the Regional Manager (RM). Specific DO’s roles include (please note a detailed job description will be provided upon hiring):

Support of CCR projects implementation

- Supervise and monitor project implementation in line with CCR Monitoring and Evaluation Manual and ensure the implementation is in line with given projects´ objectives and respective donor  rules.

- Complete and finalize project reports in cooperation with HoMs and FC.

- Coordinate project activities taking place in the Czech Republic.

- Communicate with Czech donors and provide them with timely and accurate information about project implementation.

- Support HoMs in communication with international donors, partners and experts when needed.

- Pro-actively address challenges and problems identified in project implementation and support HoMs in fast decision making and action.

 Administrative support of CCR missions

- Provide CCR expatriate staff and experts with necessary administrative support.

- Support missions in preparation and control of contracts.

- Ensure all relevant documents are archived in internal CCR’s databases, easily accessible and identifiable.

- Prepare visibility materials on CCR projects and country programme(s).

 Contribution to strategic development of the CCR country programme(s)

- Monitor funding opportunities and in close coordination with HoMs propose potential areas of intervention.

- Assume coordination responsibility over proposal development.

- Support HoMs and RM in identification of international donors and partners and in nurturing respective relations.

- Support HoMs in formulation of CCR country programme strategy.

- Monitor developments in the respective country/region with respect to ongoing conflicts, policy changes, socio-economic aspects, weather, and other relevant issues that can have an impact on the current activities and future programmatic direction.

 Qualifications and competencies

Required

  • valid EU residence permit
  • university degree in relevant fields (development and humanitarian studies, human rights, social sciences, business management and similar)
  • excellent knowledge of English (oral and written)
  • excellent writing skills (both Czech and English)
  • excellent organizing and coordination skills
  • ability to perform tasks in pro-active, independent, quality and timely manner
  • ability and readiness to improvise when needed and solve problems in creative way
  • advanced user skills of MS Office software (predominantly MS Excel and Word)

Recommended

  • experience in project cycle management in development cooperation and / or humanitarian aid
  • project proposal writing skills
  • project report writing skills
  • familiarity with project financial management
  • knowledge of Russian

What we offer

  • Project approval bonuses 
  • Access to training opportunities
  • Career development in a value-driven professional organization, suitable especially for dynamic professionals
  • An open-minded senior management team that welcomes a pro-active and innovative approach
  • A creative atmosphere
  • A friendly and informal international office culture
  • 25 days of paid leave 
  • Meal vouchers
  • 2 days of sick days/year
  • 2 days of home office/month

How to apply

Please send a one-page-long motivation letter in English, and a CV or resume (max. 4 pages). The applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and a suitable candidate may be hired before the deadline. Only shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview.

The deadline for submission is June 4, 2021.