Eurasia & Eastern Partnership Grant Manager

at Equal Rights and Independent Media
Published June 5, 2022
Location Lyon, France
Category Management  
Job Type Full Time  



ERIM (formerly known as IREX Europe) is a not-for-profit organisation based in Lyon, France. We provide innovative projects to promote human rights, strengthen independent media and civil society. The ERIM approach emphasises partnerships with local development organisations to bring about change through training, partnerships, education, research and subgranting schemes.


ERIM is looking for a Lyon-based Grant Manager to work on our civil society, media development and human rights projects in Eurasian and Eastern Partnership countries.




Provide support for the implementation of different donor funded projects, directly managing projects and working with partners and Project Managers on administration, monitoring and evaluation, reporting and project tracking.

Manage the grant programs of specific projects: share grant opportunities and collecting applications, take part and documenting the selection process, communication with grantees, draft contracts, tracking grants and conduct monitoring and evaluation, including travel, etc…

Essential criteria:


Bachelors or Masters degree in a relevant field of study (political science, human rights, media, journalism, etc.) and/or the equivalent combination of education and work experience.

At least five years’ experience in international project management, in particular sub-granting aspects, in the fields of civil society development, human rights promotion and/or media development

Excellent communication skills

Fluency in written and spoken English

Pro-active, solutions focused, and able to work independently

Organised and able to meet deadlines.

Willingness to travel internationally

Strong computer skills (Word, Powerpoint, Excel)

Right to work in the EU

Based or willingness to be based in Lyon

The following criteria will be considered as an advantage:


Knowledge of and experience with the civil society and media landscape in Eurasia and Eastern Partnership countries

Experience of working for EU-funded projects

Knowledge of Russian would be an asset

The contract will be a 7-month contract (CDD) starting as soon as possible, with the possibility to be renewed.


Gross salary as per French standard, Lyon-based, with flexible 37/week working hours.


ERIM is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from qualified individuals regardless of actual or perceived race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, personal appearance, family status or responsibilities, gender identity or expression.


How to apply


If you are interested, please send a CV and a letter of motivation  by email, please put “Eurasia and Eastern Partnership Grant Manager” in the title of your email.

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