August 15, 2006


Trust for Civil Society in Central and Eastern Europe
invites applications for the position of Program Associate

Key Responsibilities

The Program Associate will be responsible for the grant-making program of the CEE Trust primarily in Romania and Bulgaria .

During the start-up phase, the Program Associate will be expected to work temporarily in the Sofia office , and later will be based in Romania.

The Program Associate will have to travel regularly, primarily in these two countries but occasionally to other countries as well.


  • Experience in grant-making, proposal writing, organizational development, project management is highly desirable;
  • Substantial professional experience in the third sector; understanding of program development, monitoring and evaluation, and the ability to conceptualize programmatic ideas and strategies; strong managerial, organizational and interpersonal skills; excellent analytical and writing skills in strong facilitating skills;
  • Experience in the CEE region is highly desirable.

Personal Characteristics

The successful candidate should be:

  • A good listener, coach and advisor, respectful of his/her colleagues and CEE Trust stakeholders;
  • An energetic organized, diplomatic, politically sensitive and results-oriented person;
  • Having strong facilitating skills;
  • A passionate, creative personality who can articulate the CEE Trust's vision, motivate and engage others in order to achieve it;
  • A strong manager who has team spirit, sense of humor and wisdom.


- Degree in economics, sociology, anthropology or other;
- Fluency in English and in Romanian is essential.

To apply for the position , please send a substantive cover letter with 2 references and a curriculum vitae by April 18, 2006 to the following e-mail address: => .  The successful candidate must be available to start in July or August 2006 at the latest.


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