Open Vacancy: Project Officer – Grants EECCA

DDP is looking for someone who can support grant processing in Eastern Europe, the Caucasus, and Central Asia. Please apply before April 30, 2024.

  • Employment Type: Full-time (32 hours per week – consultant contract)
  • Start date: June, 2024
  • Salary:  Depends on where the applicant is based.
  • Location: Remote
  • Line Manager: EECCA Regional Project Manager

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Grants management; supporting (regional) organisations by responding to emergency requests, assessing proposals, setting up call for proposals, referring (potential) grantees to in and external stakeholders.
  • Other regional activities; supporting the regional team with administrative and logistical efforts.
  • Cross-regional DDP activities; like the monthly All team remote call, or contribution to a working group.

Your Profile

  • You have English and Russian language proficiency in writing and comprehension.
  • Knowledge of additional languages of the region is a strong asset.
  • You have previous experience working at a fund or being a grants officer.
  • You have experience working from a holistic security approach, this can include understanding digital security, physical security, or psychosocial support.
  • You are result-oriented and a practical thinker.
  • You are able to work in different time zones and with people from different (professional, cultural, religious) backgrounds.
  • You have an experience in working remote, in an online organisation.
  • You worked in an environment that is based on feminist and/or decolonial principles.
  • You are an independent team player. You are able to work autonomously on programme elements, as well as in collaboration with the DDP team and partners in the field.
  • You are strategic, critical, and analytical. You like improving and co-creating project elements together with the DDP team and (local) stakeholders.
  • You subscribe to DDP principles: Collaboration, community-centred, confidentiality, diversity, equity, not claiming but facilitating, no-harm and openness.
  • You are an open communicator. You are able to communicate clearly, and you are not afraid to address any ambiguity or insecurity.
  • You are able to use encryption and secure communication channels, if not, you are willing to learn.
  • You are a Free/Libre and Open Source Software user and, if not, you are willing to learn.

Do You Want to Apply?

The recruitment process will be carried out in May 2024, and interviews will take place the week of May 13-17th. To apply, please submit before April 30th the following to with “2024 PO EECCA” in the subject line:

  • A letter of interest outlining how your experience has shaped you to fit this position? How do you usually approach to work (how you plan, organise, document, etc.)?
  • A recent curriculum vitæ (CV)/resume (no more than 3 pages).
  • A list of 2 references, detailing their names, email address and role/position.

We are committed to providing equal opportunities to all qualified applicants and creating a workplace where everyone feels respected, valued, and empowered. We highly encourage individuals of all backgrounds, including but not limited to race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, nationality, location, and religion to apply.