Hot Job in Europe: Tom Lantos Institute Needs a Programme Manager in Budapest, Hungary

Hot Job in Europe: Tom Lantos Institute Needs a Programme Manager in Budapest, Hungary

Deadline: August 11, 2019

Apply to join the Tom Lantos institute in Budapest, Hungary. The Tom Lantos Institute (TLI) is looking for a dedicated programme manager to take forward its work in Roma Rights and Citizenship.

TLI is an independent human and minority rights organisation with a particular focus on Roma, Jewish and Hungarian communities and other ethnic or national, linguistic and religious minorities. As an international research and education platform, TLI aims to bridge the gap between research and policy, norms and practice.

Within TLI’s mission and mandate, TLI promotes the self-understandings and participation of minority communities and focuses on the broadest possible socialisation of human rights and minority rights through research, education, public debates, publishing, and memorialisation.

Job summary

The programme manager is in charge of the Institute’s “Roma Rights and Citizenship” programme. He/she designs the strategy of the programme within TLI’s mission focusing on research and education. He/she manages the design, implementation and evaluation of the projects and activities belonging to the programme, including financial and administrative planning and implementation. This is a full time position with a fixed-term contract (maternity cover) for 2 years based in Budapest, Hungary.


Programme level:

  • Manage the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the strategy of the “Roma Rights and Citizenship” programme;
  • Report about the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the strategy of the “Roma Rights and Citizenship” programme to the Director and the Head of Programmes
  • Engage with a network of stakeholders that are relevant to the programme area, including the Roma community (as one of the main stakeholders), experts and key international organisations and agencies;
  • Engage in relevant research, publication and training;
  • Manage the communications and PR for the “Roma Rights and Citizenship” programme;
  • Fundraising;
  • Train and supervise programme officers and interns.

Project level:

  • Project design:
    • Conceptualise projects in line with the programme strategy;
    • Develop the administrative and financial plans of projects;
    • Establish an annual project implementation plan outlining activities, tasks, and timeframes as well as resource, financial and procurement plans;
  • Project implementation:
    • Implement project elements according to the annual implementation plan;
    • Carry out project-related financial and administrative tasks;
    • Contribute to the closure of projects, including financial and administrative closure.


  • Post-graduate degree (MA or PhD) in one of the following disciplines: human and minority rights, political science, international relations, sociology, social psychology, nationalism studies or related fields;
  • Minimum two years of relevant professional experience, primarily in the field of human and minority rights and work with Roma communities;
  • Understanding of and involvement in Roma-related issues in Hungary and Europe;
  • Computer literacy: MS Office user skills;
  • Ability to develop and apply an analytical framework as a foundation of the programme area;
  • Proficiency in academic English in at least one of the relevant disciplines;
  • Hungarian to the level of native speaker
  • Excellent communications skills;
  • Ability to work efficiently in a multicultural environment;
  • Structured and strategic thinking;
  • Strong policy analysis skills;
  • A clean record.
  • Desirable candidates also have work experience in the academia and/or civil sector; organisational and management skills.


To apply, send the following to the e-mail address: [email protected]

  • CV in English;
  • One page long letter of motivation in English;
  • The contact information of two professional references

For more information, visit Tom Lantos Institute.