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:

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