Programme Officer

at Civil Rights Defenders
Published August 28, 2022
Location Belgrade, Serbia
Category Management  
Job Type Full Time  


We are in an expansion phase, which has opened up many interesting job opportunities. Are you an expert on the political and human rights situation in Western Balkans? Do you want to use your strategical skills to contribute to the advocacy work of Civil Rights Defenders? Then you might be the one we are looking for.


About the role

The Position is responsible for our programme in Europe and conducting regional activities within the Western Balkans programme. The position will include covering CRD programme in the region.


The Programme Officer reports to the Europe and MENA Department Director.


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


Monitoring and analysing the human rights situation in the region

Plan, prepare and conduct human rights activities and capacity building according to the annual plan of action

Evaluating of the project implemented by CRD and local partners

Research and preparation of different human rights report

Tracking programme budgets

Maintain regular communication with the partners and give feedback on the implementation of different projects

Plan, prepare and conduct seminars, workshops and project-organized public events

Liaising with government agencies when advocacy and lobbying activities are conducted

Other duties as may be assigned from time to time by Department Director and that are consistent with the duties of a Programme Officer

About you

As a person you like to take initiative and generate activity and have the ability to lead, motivate, and empower others to reach common goals. You also see to the long-term significance and further consequences of things and act accordingly.


Furthermore, you like to engage in teamwork and contribute constructively, and through clear communication, you ensure that messages are reached and that expectations are clear to all parties involved. We assume that you share our values.


To be suitable for this position you have:


A Bachelor’s degree in Law, Political Science, International Relations or similar, including education on international human rights mechanisms

A minimum of 3 years working experience with human rights

Working experience from the Western Balkans, preferably human rights-related work, and extensive knowledge of the human rights situation

Documented experience of NGO-work, project management and/ or advocacy work

Fluency in English (orally and written, level C2) and another Western Balkan language

Solid skills in Microsoft 365 (Teams, Outlook, PPT, Word)

Ability and willingness to travel frequently

It is a merit, if you have:


Experience from similar human rights organisations

Proficiency in Serbian/Croatian/Bosnian/Montenegrin

About the employment

This is a full-time permanent employment with 6 months probationary employment, starting in October 2022 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 Belgrade, Serbia.


Interested candidates can send their CVs

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