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Call for Local Experts: Supporting the Needs of Ukrainian CSOs

08 May 2023
This call for proposals is funded by the European Union. Its contents are the sole responsibility of the Netherlands Helsinki Committee and do not necessarily reflect the views of the European Union.

Project Background

With the support of the European Union, the Netherlands Helsinki Committee (NHC) is implementing the project “Resilient Civil Society and Media to the Ukraine War”, in consortium with People in Need (PIN) and the Prague Civil Society Centre (PCSC). The project aims to strengthen resilience of civil society and independent media in the EaP+ region with the skills and financial resources to respond to the needs of the conflict-affected population effectively.

Within the framework of this project, the NHC organizes FSTP (financial support to third parties) schemes in order to enable civil society organisations (CSOs) working on the protection of human rights, whose existence further came under threat as a result of the war in Ukraine, to continue and adjust their work in the current circumstances.

The NHC aims to provide grants to civil society organisations and grassroots initiatives in Ukraine that are working on the promotion and protection of human rights. These grants respond to their direct emergency needs and can be used to cover organisational costs that contribute to the continuation of their work in the new reality affected by the ongoing war, as well as supporting strategy readjustment and development and current activities of partners such as the documentation of war crimes and support to individual Human Rights Defenders (HRDs).

Objective of the Call

Within the scope of the project, the NHC is now looking for a team of two qualified local experts in Ukraine to work with the dedicated NHC staff on this project. Local knowledge and expertise are crucial for addressing the context-specific needs of the CSOs that are supported under this project, as well as for strategically adjusting activities where necessary in relation to developments on the ground. In this regard, the selected team of experts will serve a focal point for the NHC in Ukraine and will play a strong role in the effective implementation of project activities.

Please read the full statement here.

We ask interested candidates to APPLY ONLINE no later than May 24, 2023.

For questions regarding the project or the application procedure, please contact us by email to or no later than May 16, 2023.

Only full applications consisting of a completed online application form and CV will be assessed.