Program Coordinator, Europe and Eurasia, Human Rights


The Program Coordinator will support programming in the Human Rights Department, with a focus on projects involving the Europe and Eurasia region. This may include, but is not limited to, the Voices Against Violence Initiative, subawards directed at implementing projects designed to provide services to survivors of gender based violence (GBV), and other programs in Europe and Eurasia. This position will also provide support for the monitoring and evaluation of programming in the Human Rights Department. The Program Coordinator position requires advanced proficiency in Russian and demonstrated ability to collaborate with other teams departmentally and organizationally as needed. This position is based in Washington, DC and reports to the Program Manager on the Human Rights team.


Responsibilities: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Program Development and Implementation: Support program planning and execution, including logistical preparations and the development of the agenda, content and materials for events internationally and domestically. This also includes ongoing case management for a global urgent assistance program for survivors of GBV.
  • Regional/Linguistic Expertise: Provide regional expertise on the Europe and Eurasia region, as well as linguistic expertise in Russian across Human Rights programs. This includes but is not limited to outreach, case management, research, program design and other related activities.
  • Monitoring & Evaluation: Support Senior Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist in tasks related to program evaluation and data collection efforts, including the administration of surveys to program beneficiaries, data entry and data quality assurance.
  • Reporting: Contribute to semi-annual reports to funders covering subject matter including monitoring and evaluation; activity implementation and communications updates; best practices and lessons learned identified; and program management updates.
  • Contractor and Sub-Grantee Management: Manage sub-grantee and contractor agreements. This includes, but is not limited to reviewing proposals, contracts, budgets and program and financial reports.
  • Financial Management: Draft program budgets, update forecasts, and track project spending. Work with the Vital Voices Finance team to process invoices and expense reports.
  • Relationship Management: Identify and liaise with key stakeholders and partners. Maintain contact and relationships with organizations, individuals, and participants on VV’s behalf. Maintain database of program participants, experts, partners, and vendors.
  • Communications: Create one-pagers, concept notes, other communications documents for Human Rights programs.
  • Other duties as assigned



  • Bachelor’s degree in international relations or a related field plus 2 – 4 years of work experience required. Internship or school research experiences will not be counted toward years of experience.
  • Advanced Russian language proficiency required
  • Experience working in a multicultural environment and with multicultural leaders
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills
  • Grant management experience, including development of requests for proposals, and ability to effectively coordinate with sub-grantees
  • Strong research and analytical skills, with an emphasis on keen editing skills and attention to detai
  • Experience living, working and/or studying in Europe and/or Eurasia region strongly preferred
  • Experience providing GBV case management in the context of direct service provision strongly preferred
  • Demonstrated strong interest in global women’s initiatives and rights, particularly gender-based violence
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a dynamic team is key
  • Ability to prioritize tasks, swiftly shift priorities, and work in a fast-paced environment with tight deadlines, sometimes in difficult conditions, is necessary
  • Experience with database management and case management
  • Strong computer skills including MS Office applications, social networking tools, and database software (experience with Salesforce, Excel and survey software applications strongly preferred)


The Human Rights Program Coordinator position is a full-time, exempt position based in Washington, DC. Domestic and international travel up to 20% may be required. Regular rotation for evening, weekend and holiday working hours are required for the urgent assistance case management portion of the program. Staff may experience secondary trauma due to exposure to descriptive and/or graphic gender based violence content in their work on the urgent assistance program. Vital Voices does not provide work visa sponsorship or relocation assistance for this position.


Vital Voices provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetics or any other federal, state or local protected characteristic. Vital Voices does not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics.


How to Apply: Applicants from historically marginalized communities are strongly encouraged to apply.

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Applications that do not include the following will not be considered for review:


  • Salary expectations
  • A writing sample
  • Resume and Cover Letter
  • Three references with contact information


Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. NO CALLS PLEASE. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.


Organization Description:

Vital Voices Global Partnership (, a leading international non-governmental organization committed to advancing women’s leadership in the areas of economic empowerment, human rights, and political participation, seeks a talented professional with strong program development and implementation skills for the position of Program Coordinator, Europe and Eurasia — Human Rights.