Civil Rights Defenders zapošljava!

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Rok prijave 02.12.2021

We are in an expansion phase, which has opened up many interesting job opportunities. Are you service minded professional with working experience from the NGO sector and/or advocacy work? Do you want to use your administrative skills to contribute to the work of Civil Rights Defenders? Then you might be the one we are looking for.  

About the role

As Programme Assistant you are responsible for assisting the Department Director and Programme Officers in in monitoring, evaluating and reporting of activities, monitoring and analysing the human rights situation in the Western Balkans in general and in conducting human rights activities according to plan.

You will also support in lobbying and advocacy actions and in preparation and implementation of all planned capacity building activities.

As Programme Assistant you will report to the Programme Officer and Europe and MENA Department Director.

The role offers great variety, including work tasks such as:

  • Keeping track of the accounting for Civil Rights Defenders in Western Balkans according to legislation in force in respective countries
  • Working with Programme Officers and Department Director in order to make sure that project resources are used correctly and efficiently
  • Overseeing the following office facilities: equipment, inventory, purchases and office cleanliness
  • Procuring office equipment and services
  • Handling all logistics for short-term international consultants under a contract under the supervision of the Programme Officers and Department Director
  • Managing logistics for seminars, workshops and project-organized public events including printing, facilities, trainee logistics, banners, signage etc.
  • Liaising with government agencies on customs, visa and other issues
  • Translating materials
  • Other duties as may be assigned from time to time by Europe Director and Program Officer, and that are consistent with the duties of a project administrator

About you

As a person you have a great ability to analyse numerical data and other sources of information to break them down into components, patterns, and relationships. You like to plan, organise, and prioritize your work in an efficient way to keep time frames and deliver results according to organisational goals and quality standards.

Furthermore, you have the interest, willingness and ability to help others and strives to deliver solutions.

If you also tend to remain motivated and effective despite setbacks and have the interest and ability to collaborate with and relate to other people in a responsive and smooth way, we are sure that you will thrive in this role.

We assume that you share our values.

To be suitable for this position you have:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Social Science, Law, Political Science, International Relations or similar, including education on international human rights mechanisms
  • Experience from negotiating projects, project budgets, grants.
  • Documented experience of work in the NGO sector, and/or advocacy work
  • Strong verbal and written skills in English as well as in any local language
  • Strong IT skills, including good knowledge of Microsoft 365 (Teams, Outlook, Excel, PPT, Word)

About the employment

This is a full-time permanent employment with 6 months probationary employment, starting in December 2021 or according to agreement. As an organisation, we strive for diversity and we see your background, experience, and personality as a contribution to the organisation.

You will be based in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina

Please apply as soon as possible, as we recruit on an ongoing basis, but no later than 2 December.

About us

Civil Rights Defenders is a politically and religiously independent international human rights organisation. We defend people’s civil and political rights in some of the world’s most repressive regions. We partner with and support human rights defenders in more than 200 organisations in 30 countries on four continents. Together with our partners, we hold those in power accountable when people’s civil or political rights are violated. We also act as Sweden’s civil rights watchdog.

Civil Rights Defenders has around 100 staff members working in various functions towards our vision – a world of democratic societies in which we all enjoy our civil and political rights. Our headquarter is located in Stockholm, and we have eight branch-offices around the world. Learn more about our work at


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