Light for the world – Project Officer
LIGHT FOR THE WORLD supports disabled persons in developing countries. We work for visually impaired, blind and otherwise disabled persons in the poorest regions of the planet. As an internationally recognised NGO we strive towards ameliorating the quality of life of those affected and towards the implementation of human rights for persons with disabilities. But we also strive towards satisfaction for our employees and supporters: our actions make sense!
For our programme team we are looking for a
Project Officer (40h)
Your new areas of responsibility:
As a project officer you take on responsibility for selected projects within country programmes, supporting and accompanying them in coordination with the programme coordinator, the respective local country office and local partners. Your areas of responsibility are the monitoring of project development, finances and contract management. You deal with submissions and the handling of institutional project funding. Furthermore, your role is that of a focal point for a selected programme topic. In interactions with project partners you represent LIGHT FOR THE WORLD. You treat possible travels to partner countries as a window of opportunity for networking purposes and for strengthening cooperation.
You hold experience in the development sector, with work experience in similar organisations and developing countries being a definite advantage. You are keen for knowledge and enjoy working in an international context. English is a working tool that you are well in command of; knowledge of Spanish, Portuguese and/ or French is of advantage. With your personality and experience you contribute to the team and at the same time work independently and responsibly. Your interaction with project partners is refined, bringing cultural empathy and intercultural sensitivity into the equation.
What we can offer as an employer:
We are a professional team that strives towards continuous development. All employees carry responsibility for their fields of action and for reaching the defined targets. We believe in participative leadership and expect you to contribute your expertise and ideas. We believe that learning from mistakes is an important way of developing. Our actions are right at the centre of our motivation.
We are looking forward to receiving your application online under http://www.lichtfuerdiewelt.at/content/Stellenangebote or, as the site is in German, which is not required, at <firstname.lastname@example.org>. A complete CV and an indication of your salary requirements are important parts of this. Please also let us know why you would like to join our team and why you consider yourself suitable.
The placement of this position is in our Office in Prague.
We welcome applications from persons with disabilities.