Project Manager Eurasia

Equal Rights and Independent Media

ERIM (formerly known as IREX Europe) is a not-for-profit organisation based in Lyon, France. We provide innovative projects to promote human rights, strengthen independent media and civil society. The ERIM approach emphasises partnerships with local development organisations to bring about change through training, partnerships, education, research and subgranting schemes.

ERIM is looking for a Lyon-based Project Manager to work on our civil society, media development and human rights projects in Eurasian and Central Asian countries.


  • Provide support for the implementation of different donor funded projects, directly managing projects and working with partners and other Project Managers on administration, monitoring and evaluation, reporting and project tracking.
  • Identifying, researching and developing new opportunities and applications for funding within ERIM’s mandate and using ERIM’s specific skills and capacities.
  • Ensure strong coordination between different stakeholders involved in the projects, including partners, beneficiaries, and donors.

We are looking for someone who is a team player, flexible, proactive, positive and who wants a job which has impact. If you think you could be a good fit for the team and have most of the essential criteria below, please send us an application.

Essential criteria:

  • Bachelors or Masters degree in a relevant field of study (political science, human rights, media, journalism, etc.) and/or the equivalent combination of education and work experience
  • At least five years’ experience in international project management, including sub-granting aspects, in the fields of civil society development, human rights promotion and/or media development.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Fluency in written and spoken English.
  • Understanding of budget and financial monitoring of donor funded projects, including co-funding.
  • Pro-active, solutions focused, and able to work independently.
  • Organised and able to meet deadlines.
  • Willingness to travel internationally.
  • Strong computer skills (Word, PowerPoint, Excel).
  • Based or willingness to be based in Lyon.
  • The right to live and work in France is mandatory.

The following criteria will be considered as an advantage:

  • Knowledge of and experience with the civil society and media landscape in Eurasia and Central Asian countries
  • Experience of working for EU-funded projects
  • Knowledge of Russian would be an asset.

Contract conditions:

  • Open-ended contract at full time (37 hours per week) starting as soon as possible.
  • Salary according to the ERIM salary scale: from 2,944 euros brut depending on experience.
  • Job based in Lyon, France, with occasional international travel.


  • Flexible working hours.
  • Possibility to work from home up to 2 days a week.
  • Paid vacation: 6 weeks a year
  • Complementary Health Insurance (including for family members) covered 100%
  • Public transport monthly subscription covered 100% or Forfait mobilités durables: benefits for those who use an “environmentally friendly” non-public transport ways to come to work.

Type of contract

Open-ended contract (French CDI – “contrat à durée indéterminée”)


Lyon, France


21st January 2023

Salary range

From 2,944 euros brut depending on experience.

How to apply

If you are interested, please send a CV and motivation letter to [email protected] with the subject: “Eurasia Project Manager”.

Please note that the applications deadline is the 21st of January 2024, but applications will be assessed on a rolling basis. We do encourage applicants not to wait the deadline to submit their applications.

If pre-selected, you will be contacted for an interview. As we receive a very high number of applications, we are unable to respond to questions over the phone.

ERIM is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from qualified individuals regardless of actual or perceived race, religion, colour, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, personal appearance, family status or responsibilities, gender identity or expression.

Deadline: 21-Jan-24