The Central Asia Solidarity Groups is looking for a Project Manager

The Central Asia Solidarity Groups (CAG) is a non-profit organization based in Malmö. We operate mainly in the post-Soviet Central Asian region within thematic areas such as women’s rights, youth issues, environment and climate, as well as security and resilience. Our work in Sweden primarily focuses on information and advocacy activities. We are now looking for a Project Manager to join our team in Malmö to work with projects and initiatives both in Sweden and Central Asia.

About the position

The position of the Project Manager is strongly linked to interventions within and outside of the organization and entails the implementation of information and advocacy activities, coordination of projects in Central Asia, as well as continuous networking with various stakeholders in Sweden. In addition, the Project Manager will contribute to expanding Central Asia Solidarity Groups’ interventions and be responsible for several internal organizational processes. The Project Manager will work in close collaboration with the rest of the office and the organization to ensure that project activities and results are delivered in a timely manner and according to the allocated funds.

Key responsibility areas

  • Coordination of projects in Central Asia, including implementation of information and advocacy activities in Sweden;
  • Networking with current and potential project partners, as well as other stakeholders;
  • Involvement in grant writing application processes, project planning, design, and development, follow-up and evaluation activities; reporting in collaboration with relevant actors within and outside the organization.

It is a requirement that you have:

  • At least 3 years of professional involvement in civil society;
  • Previous knowledge and experience of working with one or more of the Central Asia Solidarity Groups’ thematic areas: women’s rights, democratic youth organizing, and/or environment and climate;
  • Experience in working with information awareness and advocacy activities;
  • Experience in working with entire project cycles, including grant writing application processes, project development and planning, follow-up, evaluation; and project reporting to donors;
  • Experience in working with and/or knowledge of national and international donors;
  • Fluency in Swedish and English, both written and oral.

It is a merit that you have: 

  • Knowledge of the Central Asia region;
  • Language skills in Russian and/or Central Asian languages;
  • Strong networking skills.

Working conditions

This is a six months 75% position with the possibility of extension. The start date is 2022.08.01.

The service involves goal-oriented working hours, with 35 vacation days per full year.

The service is located at the Central Asia Solidarity Groups’ office in Malmö, and may also include travel to Central Asia.

The application process

We apply a non-discriminatory, skills-based recruitment method, which means that we – instead of a CV and personal letter – ask all applicants to answer a questionnaire anonymously. You will find the questionnaire here.

The last day to apply is 2022-06-12. After this date, we select the most relevant applications and call applicants for a structured interview.