Vacancy at the Belarusian HRH (Vilnius): Program development and fundraising officer

Position summary: BHRH Program development and fundraising officer is responsible for the planning, development, overall coordination/implementation, and supervision of strategic areas of the BHRH activities; for fundraising, liaising with donors and partners. The Officer assists the BHRH Director and the Board in advocacy, strategic planning and implementing various activities organized by the BHRH. The Officer reports to the BHRH Director and President.

Position type: Full-time
Location: Vilnius, Lithuania
Position available from: 1 July 2017
Organization: The Barys Zvozskau Belarusian Human Rights House

About the organization: The Barys Zvozskau Belarusian Human Rights House (BHRH) was founded by the Belarusian human rights organizations in 2006. It is a member of the Human Rights House Network, which brings together over 90 human rights NGOs in 15 Houses in different countries. BHRH mission is support and development of the human rights movement in Belarus. BHRH cooperates with many Belarusian and international partners toward improving the human rights situation, strengthening human rights defenders and their organizations in Belarus and other countries of the world.


  • Providing overall coordination of implementation of the BHRH strategic plan and activities planned within its framework, including internal monitoring of results
  • Developing various project concepts, including goals, objectives, activities and main stages, and making sure that these projects are in line with the strategic areas of the BHRH activities
  • Assisting in the preparation of project budgets, fundraising and money flow plans
  • Preparing project reports and submitting them to donors and partners
  • Project-related paperwork
  • Liaising with the BHRH Belarusian and international partners about project planning, implementation, reporting and fundraising
  • Fundraising; communicating with potential and current donors
  • Travelling to Belarus (when required)
  • Translations from/into English, Russian, and Belarusian
  • Assisting and advising the Belarusian partners of the organization in the development and financial planning of their human rights projects
  • Coordinating and facilitating various advocacy activities at the national and international level
  • Performing other duties delegated by the director and the Board of the organization.

Required skills/experience

  • Experience in program development and planning in non-profit organizations
  • General experience in NGO and/or development cooperation work
  • Professional experience from Belarus
  • Experience in working with human rights issues and projects; understanding of Human Rights Based Approach (HRBA)
  • General knowledge about the political, economic and social situation in Belarus and the region of Eastern Europe
  • Good knowledge and contacts in the civil society in Belarus
  • Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in Belarusian, English, and Russian
  • Knowledge of European Union as well as other key donors in Belarus
  • International contacts and networks in relevant areas (mainly in EU and Eastern Europe)
  • Knowledge and experience in relevant areas such as organizational development, advocacy, fundraising
  • Financial skills/literacy
  • Information/computer skills
  • Higher education, preferably in humanities, international law and human rights, or at least 5 years of experience in relevant areas of expertise
  • Analytical skills

CV’s and cover letters either in English, Belarusian or Russian should be sent to until 10 June 2017. When submitting, please indicate “Program development officer application” in the subject field.

The Barys Zvozskau Belarusian Human Rights House