Consultant Post at the Roma Cultural Program

Deadline: 15 March 2011
Open to: individuals and/or organizations familiarized with Roma issues

The Roma Cultural Program provides grants to individuals and/or organizations from Central and Eastern Europe, the Balkans, and the Baltic states, to help implement projects using the power of arts and culture to encourage broad-based critical reflection and catalyze social action in societies where the cultural rights of minority groups are endangered.

The Roma Cultural Program of the Open Society Foundations’ Arts and Culture Program (ACP) is seeking to increase the number of high-quality applications from its region of activity. For this purpose, ACP wishes to hire a consultant whose task will be to provide mentoring services for individuals and/or organizations in order to enhance the development of meaningful and well-designed project proposals which correspond to the program’s mission and goals.


– Short-term consultation provided to local NGOs and/or individuals interested in applying to the Roma Cultural Program of ACP for the sake of developing well-designed, meaningful project proposals, which correspond to the mission and goals of the program
– Short-term or ongoing consultancy assistance to grantees at any time during their grant period in order to provide consultancy services regarding technical assistance with the management of the project, financial reporting, issues concerning project content and design, or any unanticipated contingencies
– At the request of ACP, conducting site visits or other forms of evaluation of grantee activities or events on a case by case basis
– Provide regular quarterly narrative reports on the status of mentored proposals to ACP’s Deputy Program Director;
– Participation in the mentors’ training organized by ACP


• The competition is open to individuals as well as organizations with relevant background and expertise
• Experience in writing, developing and assessing grant proposals in the sphere of arts and culture
• Relevant practical experience in the arts and culture domain
• Familiarity with Roma traditions and current trends in the artistic and cultural life of Roma people in the target region
• Perspective on local cultural operators, networks, and infrastructures, both in principal cities and countrywide in the relevant countries
• Excellent analytical and communication skills: ability to write well in English
• Ability to deal with a diverse pool of applicants by adapting mentoring strategies to varying needs
• Strong commitment to the mission of the Roma Cultural Program of ACP


Applications should be submitted via e-mail in English to Eniko Garai, Roma Cultural Program Coordinator at: [email protected]
Application form can e downloaded from the official website.


The selected mentor will be contracted for the period of one year and remunerated for all services rendered on the basis of working hours. Payments will be made once every three months upon the satisfactory completion of the duties and the corresponding reports (the mentoring diary).

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