VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT – Program Manager

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VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT – Program Manager

Location:  Prague, Czech Republic 

Estimated Start Date:  October 2017

The CEELI Institute is seeking a Program Manager to manage and implement programs that promote rule of law through professional trainings; programs are delivered both in Prague and at offsite locations for an international audience. 

The CEELI Institute is an independent, not-for-profit, international provider of post-graduate, professional legal education headquartered in Prague, Czech Republic.  Our mission is to develop and train an international network of legal professionals committed to a rule of law. Through innovative training programs and other activities, we work with judges, lawyers, civil society, government officials, and other professionals in countries building laws-based societies to support fair, transparent, and effective judicial systems, strengthen democratic institutions, combat corruption, build respect for human rights, and promote the continuing development of market economies.

Required Qualifications:

  • Fluency in Russian and English – written and spoken
  • Graduate degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) or Law Degree required
  • Experience in design, management and implementation of international development projects;
  • Proven track record with projects engaged in the promotion of human rights and the rule of law, or in combatting corruption and strengthening government accountability
  • Previous experience in working with relevant civil society organizations in Central and Eastern Europe, and/or Eurasia.
  • Experience in proposal writing
  • Availability to travel internationally – up to 30% of their time

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Proven track record implementing grants
  • Proven abilities in program administration, and financial management skills
  • EU Citizenship or right of work in the Czech Republic
  • Experience with program design and management in the Eurasia region
  • Training and experience in Russian law

Responsibilities will include:

  • Developing and implementing international legal assistance and training projects
  • Handling all aspects of project design, management and delivery
  • Ensuring grant accountability and preparing reports to grant funders
  • Coordinating respite and fellowship programs for human rights defenders and journalists; mentoring fellows and persons on respite
  • Traveling as necessary to implement and monitor program activities
  • Thought leadership within the organization on program design and implementation
  • Seeking out and developing new sources of project funding and new grant opportunities
  • Preparing proposals for grants
  • Performing other duties as needed

To Apply:

Please email a cover letter and resume to Šárka Michková at:  sarka.michkova@ceeli.eu

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT – Logistics Assistant

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VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT – Logistics Assistant

Location:  Prague, Czech Republic 

Estimated Start Date:  October 2017

The CEELI Institute is seeking a Logistics Assistant to provide assistance with all aspects of the implementation and organization of programs designed to promote rule of law through professional trainings; programs are delivered both in Prague and at offsite locations for an international audience. 

The CEELI Institute is an independent, not-for-profit, international provider of post-graduate, professional legal education headquartered in Prague, Czech Republic.  Our mission is to develop and train an international network of legal professionals committed to a rule of law. Through innovative training programs and other activities, we work with judges, lawyers, civil society, government officials, and other professionals in countries building laws-based societies to support fair, transparent, and effective judicial systems, strengthen democratic institutions, combat corruption, build respect for human rights, and promote the continuing development of market economies.

Required Qualifications:

  • Fluency in Russian and English – written and spoken
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work well under pressure and with tight deadlines
  • Experience in organizing and implementing programs and projects
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Detail oriented
  • Excellent knowledge of Word, Excel and related computer programs

Preferred Qualifications:

  • EU Citizenship or right to work in the Czech Republic
  • Oral and written proficiency or fluency in Czech or Slovak
  • College or university degree
  • Experience working with not-for profit organizations, or with the travel/hotel industry or event management
  • Energetic and enthusiastic person with a good sense of humor

Responsibilities will include:

  • Providing assistance with the development and implementation of international legal assistance and training projects
  • Organizing all travel arrangements related to our programs and other events (over 50 events annually) for participants and faculty. This includes arranging air tickets and reservations, handling visa procedures, communicating with Czech and other Embassies worldwide, obtaining relevant participant insurance, accommodations, airport transfers etc.
  • Assisting with all aspects of program and event organization (to include preparation of supplies, materials and welcome packages, arranging the training facilities, technical equipment, catering and supporting social events, etc.)
  • Responding to special needs and requests of program participants
  • Assisting with other aspects of project design, management and delivery
  • Assisting with tasks related to the efficient function and management of the Institute’s operations, the operation of the office and of the physical premises.
  • Performing other duties as needed

We offer:

  • Dynamic position in international environment
  • Flexible, informal and open-minded work culture in an organization, which is respected in international community of legal professionals
  • Opportunity to meet interesting professionals from the around world
  • Competitive salary
  • Long-term contract

To Apply:

Please email a cover letter and resume in English to Šárka Michková at Sarka.Michkova@ceeli.eu

Strength in Diversity: CEELI Expands Its Institutional Partnerships Across Europe

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In February, the CEELI Institute staff was delighted to welcome the leadership of the highly respected Italian organization, the Siracusa International Institute for Criminal Justice and Human Rights, for in-depth meetings on future program collaboration and engagement. The CEELI Institute greatly values our increasing roster of programmatic partnerships with institutions across Europe. These collaborations are important in helping us to expand both the quality and scope of our programs. Institutional partnerships allow the participating organizations to tap into a deeper pool of experts, a greater diversity of participants and an increased level of substantive expertise. The staff collaboration and interactions that accompany partnerships encourage consideration of different perspectives and facilitate creative thinking about program design and delivery. Other recent joint efforts have involved programs organized in partnerships with the Institute for Justice and the Rule of Law, based in Valletta, Malta, and the Judicial Studies Institute, at Masaryk University, in Brno, Czech Republic.

CEE Judges Take on Corruption

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In January, the CEELI Institute hosted the latest meeting of our Central and East European Judicial Exchange Network, comprised of some of the best and brightest young judges from eighteen countries in the region who have come together to share their best practices on issues of judicial independence, integrity, and accountability. This project is funded through a generous ongoing grant from the US Department of State’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement (NL). The program focused on supporting judicial efforts to combat corruption both within and without the profession. In addition to examining issues of transparency in the conduct of the judicial profession, participating judges also examined issues related to the adjudication of corruption cases, including the unique evidentiary issues presented in such cases and the need for judges to understand complex financial documents and testimony by experts versed in forensic accounting techniques. The judges also used the meeting as an opportunity to continue updates to Network‘s The Manual on Independence, Impartiality and Integrity of Justice: A Thematic Compilation of International Standards, Policies and Best Practices. The Manual represents a systematic effort to survey relevant international standards applicable to the judiciary, and is now in wide use by courts across the region. The Manual provides easily accessible, substantive legal support for issues related to the status, work, rights, and responsibilities of judges. It has proved useful to judges who are pushing back against governmental infringements on their functions.

 

CEELI Judicial Manual Put to Work in Drafting the Georgian Judicial Strategy

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The CEELI Institute is pleased to report that it’s Manual on Independence, Impartiality and Integrity of Justice continues to be put to good use by judicial practitioners across the region. Most recently, our colleagues in the Republic of Georgia report that the Manual was used extensively by the High Council of Justice in the process of drafting Judicial Strategy for Georgia for 2017-2021. They note that the Manual was one of the guiding documents used in determining the main directions of the judicial strategy and the content of the strategy‘s sub-chapters. As one of the judges noted, the drafters and researchers appreciated the flexibility of the manual and the availability of a keyword system that facilitated the research. The CEELI Manual represents a systematic effort to survey relevant international standards applicable to the judiciary, and provides easily accessible, substantive legal support for issues related to the status, work, rights, and responsibilities of judges.