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Vacancy Announcement: Project coordinator

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Vacancy Announcement: ICT manager – Project Coordinator


General Context

European Neighbourhood Council (ENC) is an independent think tank that conducts research and implements projects with the aim of strengthening a common European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP), Enlargement Policy and the promotion of a Global Strategy for the European Union’s (EU) Foreign and Security Policy. ENC conducts research that aims towards improved dialogue and neighbourhood coordination among European Union (EU) Member States, EU Accession Countries, European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) countries, including also the ‘Neighbours of the Neighbours’ (Central Asian Republics, Gulf Cooperation Council, Iraq, Iran, and Sahel Countries). Through research publications, partnerships, training and policy events – we aim to narrow the foreign policy gap between existing EU Member States, neighbouring countries, and Wider Europe. These efforts enhance shared European values of democracy, security, economic growth, and education, while guaranteeing a stable, diverse and developing Wider ENP. Represented cross-regionally by EU and non-EU members in our Academic Council, ENC scholars provide the guiding platform for our activities on an annual basis.



Under the supervision of the managing director, you have the responsibility to oversee the implementation and produce reporting for the EU-funded project in Kyrgyzstan.

  • Ensure monitoring of the project
  • Support partners in the field in project implementation
  • Ensure collection of documentation necessary for reporting
  • Report on the project implementation to the EU delegation in the Kyrgyz Republic
  • Inform the managing director on the progress of the project
  • Ensure quality and timely implementation and follow-up of the project

In coordination with the managing director you will work on fundraising and proposal development.

  • Identify funding opportunities
  • Contribute to the identification of potential relevant international and/or local partners (private sector partners, national and international NGOs, think tanks, academia, etc.) to be included in proposals
  • Contribute to the development of fundraising documents (be it expression of Interests/ Concept Notes/ Proposals)

Skills and Experiences Needed:

  • Minimum 3 years of work experience in NGOs and/or think tanks
  • 2-3 years of experience in coordinating projects funded by institutional donors
  • Experience of working in Central Asian countries and/or with CA-based NGOs is a plus
  • Experience of reporting, project management and budget tracking
  • Knowledge and understanding of project management tools (logical framework analysis, project cycle management, objectives and indicators etc.)
  • Liaising with donors and facilitating synergies
  • Fluent oral/writing expression in English and Russian. Good knowledge of French is a plus
  • Ability to work with limited supervision
  • Proactiveness
  • Solution-oriented
  • Organizational skills
  • Ability to prioritize


  • Freelancing
  • 4 days/week (30 hours)
  • Salary: 1,960 EUR (gross)/month
  • Contract until 31.12.2022 with the possibility of extension
  • Office in Brussels, Belgium
  • Remote work is possible

Deadline: 31 August 2021

How to apply: send your CV and one page cover letter to Samuel Doveri Vesterbye addressing how your experience matches the requirements for this job.

ENC Analysis: The Eastern Partnership beyond Summitry

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ENC Analysis: The Eastern Partnership beyond Summitry

The European Neighbourhood Council (ENC) released its new analysis on “The Eastern Partnership beyond Summitry”.

This article is written by our academic council member Dr. Panagiota Manoli who is an Assistant Professor in Political Economy of International Relations at the Department of Political Science and International Relations, University of Peloponnese.

In this ENC Analysis, Dr. Manoli discusses the EaP’s implementation during periods of protracted volatility, putting a focus on the progress marked and its key drivers. The paper also contributes to the discussion of the direction that the EaP policy should take in light of a worsening regional security complex.

The full analysis is available here.

ENC Analysis – EU, Prevention of Violent Extremism (PVE) and civil society: some considerations on the IcSP in Kyrgyzstan

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ENC Analysis – EU, Prevention of Violent Extremism (PVE) and civil society: some considerations on the IcSP in Kyrgyzstan

The European Neighbourhood Council (ENC) released its new analysis on “EU, Prevention of Violent Extremism (PVE) and civil society: some considerations on the IcSP in Kyrgyzstan“.

This article is written by our academic council member Dr. Chiara Pierobon, a postdoctoral researcher at Bielefeld University (Germany) and an associate research fellow at the OSCE Academy in Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan).

In this ENC analysis, Dr. Pierobon analyses the main forms of engagement for which Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) receive funding from the Instrument contribution to Stability and Peace (IcSP) and its programme “Strengthening Resilience to Violent Extremism” (STRIVE) in Kyrgyzstan.

The full analysis is available here.

ENC Study: Socio-economic Impact of COVID-19 and Media Consumption among Vulnerable Communities in Central Asia

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ENC Study: Socio-economic Impact of COVID-19 and Media Consumption among Vulnerable Communities in Central Asia

Central Asia has faced significant challenges during COVID-19, particularly among vulnerable communities who have been disproportionately affected by the economic and social impact of the pandemic. A new report from the European Neighbourhood Council (ENC) and Internews titled “Socio-economic Impact of COVID-19 and Media Consumption among Vulnerable Communities in Central Asia” sheds light on the impact COVID-19 on media consumption habits in the region. The report is part of the “Strengthening Resilience to Radicalisation and Disinformation in Central Asia through Independent Media (Phase II)” project, produced with the financial support of the European Union and implemented by Internews.

This study includes both quantitative data from a survey of nearly 2,000 participants and qualitative data from in-depth interviews conducted among 500 members of vulnerable communities and 120 content producers, including journalists and bloggers, across Central Asia. During the COVID-19 epidemic, the research study mapped the media and information consumption habits of vulnerable communities, such as labour migrants, refugees, stateless people, and racial minorities, while also identifying their vulnerabilities and risks of social isolation in Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan. 

Overall, the COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on media consumption in Central Asia. The first tendency is a rise in news consumption, particularly news on the pandemic. Both the demand for information regarding the pandemic and the general growth of public interest in news will probably continue to be higher than they were before to COVID-19.

The second trend is the link between the type of media and people’s perception of trustworthy information. Online media are viewed as a source of fake news by many media consumers. There is also a significant group of respondents who trust established news websites more than traditional media (because of association with government control) and social networks and messengers. The study argues that because the landscape is continually changing and becoming more fragmented, it is becoming harder to maintain a dichotomy between traditional and new online media. Consequently, it is necessary to break online media into other groups in order to better understand how trust is perceived rather than classifying it as one form of media. 

Finally, the COVID-19 crisis has exposed the problem of fake news dissemination, and there is no consensus on what makes news “fake” and how to best distinguish between false and accurate information. Content producers use techniques like fact-checking, but consumers often have opposing views on what makes news “fake”. False information can spread quickly through a variety of media channels, including social media and online messaging services, which are challenging to regulate. This creates a major challenge for governments and media producers to effectively address the problem of fake news and information manipulation.

The full study is available here for those interested in getting comprehensive information on each Central Asian state (Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan) and the impact of pandemic among vulnerable communities. This study also provides recommendations on how to address the impact of the pandemic on media consumption habits, support vulnerable communities and tackle the spread of fake news for governments, international donor communities, non-governmental organisations, policy-makers and media producers. 

Tab to download the report (English), Executive summary (English) and Infographics (English)

Tab to download the report (Russian), Executive summary (Russian) and Infographics (Russian)