Programme Administrative Coordinator, CJSA (closes 14 August)

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Hours: 3 days per week

Location: London / UK, flexible and hybrid working options in place, some office time required

Grade: D

Salary: £32,868 in London

About MRG and CJSA

Minority Rights Group International (MRG) is the leading international human rights organization working to secure the rights of ethnic, religious and linguistic minorities and indigenous peoples. We work with more than 130 partners in over 60 countries.

The Centre for Justice in South Asia (CJSA) is a new MRG project that seeks to strengthen accountability and justice for minority rights violations in South Asia, in the context of the continuing intensification of discriminations and abuses against minorities in the region, accompanied by restrictions in civic space, leaving little room to seek justice at domestic level.

CJSA explores alternative routes to justice and accountability and improved rule of law across South Asian countries. CJSA documents violations and discriminations, raises awareness about those with key stakeholders; and engages domestic and international stakeholders and avenues for improved outcomes, also leveraging regional opportunities for mutual sharing and learning.

About the role

The new post of Programme Administration Coordinator has been created to provide holistic support to CJSA at a crucial stage of its organisational development. It will provide support across multiple functional areas, including Operations and Finance, Programmes, and Fundraising. It would suit an ambitious early career professional looking to build their experience across all areas of a non-profit organisation. This post will work in close collaboration with our host organisation to support the seamless administration of our project.


Administration, HR, and Finance

  • Serve as the key liaison between CJSA and MRG core administration team
  • Working with CJSA’s Executive Director, help to set and manage organisational budgets
  • Monitor quarterly management accounts to ensure budgets are kept on track and adjusted as required
  • Alongside the Executive Director, help monitor and document organisational risks and mitigations
  • Liaise with ‘host’ staff around recruitment, including managing consultant contracts
  • Manage CJSA communications, including maintaining website(s)


  • Support the Executive Director to design and lead annual planning and budgeting processes, working alongside Advocacy, Legal, Documentation and Regional network Officers.
  • Support Executive Director in undertaking periodic review of performance and producing reports


  • Monitor grant agreements and work with Executive Director to ensure smooth delivery of promised outputs
  • Help ensure grant funds are spent in line with donor commitments and timelines
  • Alongside Executive Director, identify resource gaps, and coordinate with host’s fundraising team to research prospective donors and prepare grant applications and reports

General / Admn.

  • Provide limited administrative support to the Executive Director
  • Provide logistical support to the delivery of public events and external outreach


We are looking for someone who fills these criteria:


  • Strong interest in and commitment to human rights and CJAS’ organisational values
  • 1-2 year’s administrative or programmatic experience in a non-profit organisation or other relevant setting
  • Able to work across teams and juggle multiple priorities at once
  • Methodical with strong record keeping skills
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills
  • Experience contributing to plans and strategies
  • Ability to work sensitively and ethically with human rights defenders and survivors of human rights abuses
  • Comfortable working in a ‘start up culture’ – flexible, able to work autonomously from the start, have capacity to learn quickly, and proactive in bringing reliable ways of working to the organisation
  • Fluent in written and spoken English
  • Permission to live and work in the UK


  • A degree or equivalent in a relevant field
  • Some project management experience in human rights field
  • Some fundraising experience and understanding of the landscape
  • Experience identifying and managing organizational risk
  • Some finance and budgeting experience

How to apply

To apply, please our application form and then attach it to the form below. The application closes on 14 August 2022. 

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