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Program Officer, Europe and Eurasia

Skoll World Forum

Skoll World Forum

Posted on Friday, January 19, 2024


The Program Officer for Europe and Eurasia (E&E) helps develop, represent, and manage E&E programs under the supervision of the Program Support Manager for Europe and Eurasia.


This position will be based in Lithuania; candidates based in the Vilnius area will have the option to work fully in-office, partially remote, or fully remote and should feel free to indicate their preference during the interview process.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, so candidates are encouraged to apply soon.

This is a limited-duration position, with an initial term of 12 months. This position may be extended.


We are an organization of dynamic, mission-driven individuals who are passionate about our core values and about supporting positive change in the world. We pride ourselves on our commitment to innovation and flexibility. We believe that diverse teams are strong teams and work to support an ethic of belonging, dignity, and justice for all people. Our current team includes a mix of genders, parents and non-parents, and people of multiple races, nationalities, ages, sexual orientations, and socioeconomic backgrounds. We are an EEO employer and encourage candidates of all races, genders, ages, orientations, ethnicities, and national origins to apply, and welcome those with alternative backgrounds and experiences.

DAY-TO-DAY TASKS will include:

  • Support programmatic development and project management for Internews’ programming within Europe and Eurasia (E&E).
  • Manage review and editing of project reports, workplans, and monitoring and evaluation (M&E) plans.
  • Monitor progress toward project deliverables and provide guidance to project teams.
  • Solicit, draft, and edit success stories, briefers, and other communications materials for E&E projects in coordination with project teams.
  • Ensure projects’ compliance with donor’s requirements and Internews’ internal policies.
  • Contribute to or draft scopes of work, program descriptions, etc., for subgrants or contracts as needed.
  • Provide input and support for organization-wide initiatives as needed.
  • Travel within the E&E region as necessary.
  • Support project openings/start-ups and closeouts.
  • Represent Internews in official meetings, research and communicate with other NGOs.
  • Coordinate and contribute to various aspects of grant proposal development, including research, writing, and editing.
  • In all duties, uphold Internews’ Core Values and demonstrate commitment to fostering a culture of Belonging, Dignity, and Justice.
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • At least 5 years of relevant experience, including at least 3 years of professional experience in international affairs.
  • Experience in Eastern and Southeastern Europe, the Caucasus, and Central Asia is strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to handle sensitive and/or confidential information with discretion.
  • Native/bilingual proficiency in English (written and spoken); professional proficiency in Russian (written and spoken).
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills including diplomacy, tact, and the ability to negotiate.
  • Ability to travel internationally.


Note: Candidates who do not have these preferred qualifications, but are interested and willing to learn, are encouraged to apply.

  • Solid understanding of and/or interest in media development and other civil society development issues in the E&E region.
  • Experience supporting donor-funded projects and contributing to proposals for donors (particularly USG-funded projects; experience with EU-funded projects a plus).
  • Experience monitoring and evaluation project results through project-level indicators and targets.