Public Relations Coordinator and Financial Manager needed

EU-Russia-CSF-LogoEU‐Russia  Civil  Society  Forum  (CSF)  is  looking  for  strong  candidates  for  a combined position of a Public Relations Coordinator (PRC) and Financial Manager (FM) who will be based at the CSF Secretariat. The appointment will be from 1 March 2014 till 31 July 2015, during which period the Secretariat will be based at German‐Russian Exchange (GRE, Deutsch‐Russischer Austausch e.V.) in Berlin.

The  EU‐Russia  Civil  Society  Forum,  founded  in  March  2011  and  uniting  over  120  non‐governmental organisations in the EU and Russia, is a platform for cooperation of civil society organisations from Russia and the EU with the purpose to develop common positions, increase cooperation between civil society organisations, coordinate their advocacy activities, and make their voice stronger in interaction with the general  public,  governments,  and  other stakeholders.  In  particular,  CSF  promotes  people  to  people exchanges, joint projects and solidarity actions among civil society groups. It aims to influence EU‐Russia relations for the public benefit in a wide range of public and intergovernmental interactions. The CSF is currently financed by the EU and other governmental and private donors.

Job summary:

This position is for 80 per cent of time (32 hours a week) with the PR functions taking about 20 hours a week and FM functions taking 12 hours a week. The Public Relations Coordinator / Financial Manager will be responsible for:

‐  developing  and  coordinating  the  Forum’s  public  relations  activities  using  various  communications channels and tools to build and sustain sound relations of the Forum with different stakeholders in Russia and  the  EU  and  increase  the  Forum’s  visibility  (in  coordination  with  the  responsible  Consortium members);

‐  managing  all  financial  procedures  within the  Forum’s  project  work  and  between  members  of the Consortium;

‐ preparing financial reports and audits and contribute to programme reports to the donors.

Application deadline: 27 January 2014

Read more and apply here.

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