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Civitates Seeking Brussels-based Programme Officer

Civitates is looking for a Programme Officer for a one-year temporary position (renewable) based in Brussels to coordinate a new sub-fund to support independent, public interest journalism in Europe.

Civitates is a philanthropic initiative for democracy and solidarity in Europe. It provides funding for civil society actors to come together, revitalise public discourse, and ensure that all voices are heard. The fund supports initiatives across Europe that strengthen the resilience of the civil society sector in their respective countries, collectively and more effectively; as well as initiatives that push for a healthy digital public sphere in which public and democratic values are safeguarded. It will soon also start to support independent, public interest journalism in Europe.

About the Role

The main activities of the Programme Officer will be related to the new sub-fund aimed at supporting independent, public interest journalism in Europe. The Programme Officer will be responsible for the coordination of the new sub-fund, which is a portfolio of grants in a defined thematic area. He or she will be a key point of contact for civil society organisations seeking and receiving civitates funding and for foundations working with Civitates. The Programme Officer will also contribute to the evaluation and monitoring of the sub-fund and the capacity development of the grantees.

Additionally, the Programme Officer will contribute to fund-wide activities, the nurturing of synergies among the different sub-funds, and the communication about the fund. He or she may occasionally also be asked to provide support with regard to the other two Civitates sub-funds.

Civitates has a small secretariat, so the Programme Officer is also expected to provide administrative and logistics support where needed. He or she is expected to travel regularly within Europe.

As the Network for European Foundations provides the legal structure for Civitates, the contract will be issued by NEF and the Programme Officer is located within the NEF office at the Philanthropy House.

Full details about this role can be found here.

Status: Open

Deadline: Ongoing

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