Job opportunity: European Foundation looks for Program Associate

Job opportunity: European Foundation looks for Program Associate

12/01/18 Job Opportunity /

Europe Foundation is pleased to announce an opening for the position of Program Associate.

Reports to: Program Manager.

Position summary: Under the supervision of the Program Manager the Program Associate supports effective implementation of Europe Foundation`s strategy on civil society development in Georgia.

About Europe Foundation:

Europe Foundation`s mission is to empower people to effect change for social justice and economic prosperity through hands-on programs, helping them to improve their communities and their own lives. To achieve its mission, Foundation strives (1) to strengthen the capacity of individuals and institutions, empowering them to address pressing issues and (2) to mobilize relevant stakeholders in issue-based dialogue, through raising public awareness and creating various coalitions, platforms or working groups, so as to effect positive change.

Europe Foundation`s work is guided by the following approaches: (1) creating opportunities for civic participation in public policy making, (2) engaging youth, (3) fostering culture of corporate and community philanthropy, including through formation of public-private-NGO partnerships, (4) promoting evidence-based advocacy and decision making, and (5) building confidence across religious, ethnic, and community divides.

Europe Foundation`s programmatic and grantmaking interventions are guided by its mission and utilize its approaches. Some of its flagship programs include Engage and Monitor for Change; European Integration; Youth Integration; Social Enterprise; and Open Door Grantmaking. Together, they feed into achieving the Foundation`s mission and provide opportunities for Georgians to engage in social, economic, and political developments, in order to effect substantive and sustainable positive change at the local and national level. Through these programs, and in tandem with a comprehensive institutional development strategy, Foundation implements its mission and, in the process, unites local civil society`s efforts in the pursuit of our common goal: Georgia that is democratic, conflict-free, and with civically engaged citizens, socially responsible businesses, and sustainable, accountable, and effective third sector organizations.

Principal duties and responsibilities:

** Assist program manager in all aspects of program implementation
** Maintain program and grant files and ensure their completeness
** Coordinate organization of program events, including scheduling, refreshments, and preparation of necessary documentation
** Support the development of internal instruments of the Foundation’s Social Enterprise Development Program
** Work closely with social enterprises to identify their needs, assist growth and make connections
** Support the program team to assess the feasibility of social enterprise business plans received within grant competitions
** Ensure that Foundation has up-to-date information on the relevant program
** Maintain distribution lists for correspondence, newsletters, and press releases
** Process program related incoming and outgoing correspondence
** Participate in meetings with program partners and stakeholders when assigned
** Help manage relationships with program partners and stakeholders through outreach and ongoing communication
** Collect and file all the articles published about Foundation, take active role in maintaining office library of any relevant publication and periodicals
** Maintain and update program related information on web and Facebook pages
** Serve as the Foundation`s receptionist when needed and assist President and Vice President with scheduling program meetings
** Take on extra duties in coordination with the Program Manager.

Competencies and skills:

** Higher education (BA or equivalent) in business administration, economics or a related field
** Business background or a good understanding of Georgian Social Enterprise/SME sector is required
** Minimum 2 years of relevant working experience
** Fluency in Georgian (excellent written Georgian skills)
** Excellent spoken and written English language skills (will be tested)
** Proficiency with MS Office software
** Strong organizational and interpersonal skills
** Willingness to carry out a wide range of activities, including both professional and logistical tasks
** Strong commitment to diversity and equity.

How to apply:

Interested candidates should submit their CV together with a cover letter (in English), by e-mail to: with a subject line “Program Associate”. Please note that only those candidates who meet the required qualifications will be selected for shortlist.

The deadline for applying for this position is January 24, 2018. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

For more information, please, visit the web-site of the organization.