The Tom Lantos Institute is looking for a Programme Manager for its

Jewish life and Coutering Antisemitism programme

Deadline for application: 30 April 2022

The Tom Lantos Institute (TLI) is looking for a dedicated programme manager to take forward its work in Jewish Life and Countering Antisemitism.

TLI is an independent human and minority rights organisation with a particular focus on Jewish, Roma 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. TLI promotes the self-understandings and participation of minority communities and focuses on the broadest possible socialisation of human rights.

TLI is an international civil society organisation currently operating with 12 permanent staff members. Our working language is English and Hungarian.

Job summary

The programme manager is in charge of the Institute’s “Jewish Life and Countering Antisemitism” 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.

The programme manager reports to the Head of Programmes.

This is a full-time position based in Budapest, Hungary.

Main Duties

Programme level:

  • Manage the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the strategy of the “Jewish Life and Countering Antisemitism” programme;
  • Develop and work with a network of stakeholders that are relevant to the programme area, including experts and key international organisations and agencies;
  • Engage in relevant research, publication and training;
  • Manage the communications and PR for the “Jewish Life and Countering Antisemitism” programme;
  • Fundraising;
  • Train and supervise project 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.

Besides the above, carry out all necessary tasks belonging to the area of work.

The Programme Manager works in cooperation with the Director, Deputy Director, Head of Programmes, Financial Manager, and Programme Managers.

Essential Skills and Experience

  • 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;
  • Experience in organising, managing and carrying out research in English;
  • Minimum two years of relevant professional experience, primarily in the field of human and minority rights or work with Jewish communities;
  • Understanding of and involvement in Jewish life in 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;
  • 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.

Application Procedures

Please send the following:

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

to the e-mail address:  

We would prefer the new colleague to start work on 1 June 2022 or as soon as possible.

The Tom Lantos Institute strives to maintain a balanced representation of minorities and genders within the Institute.