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Civic Engagement Coordinator, Fundacja TechSoup

TechSoup is looking for a community builder and civic tech enthusiast with a strong project management background. The successful candidate should have passion, strong interest and a track record of working on civic tech projects; community building and project coordination.

The position will be based at the TechSoup European headquarters in Warsaw, Poland. You will be working out of a creative and dynamic office in a highly matrixed environment. Be ready to travel and have fun! The ability to work internationally across different cultures and languages is an absolute must. 


You will be responsible for implementing a community project in Ukraine which aims to bolster civic engagement around open data. Your role will be to ensure the overall successful implementation of the project, including:

  • Shaping and maintaining cross-sectorial collaboration between civil society organizations and local administration in 5 local centers in Ukraine,
  • Planning curricula of educational activities directed at both administration and CSOs,
  • Designing and implementing public services based on data. 

For more TechSoup Open Data projects please consult Apps4Warsaw, DaniMist and Ministry of Data websites.


Partnership and Knowledge Management

  • Establishing and owning direct relationships with current project partners and local communities based on mutual trust, respect, and common goals;
  • Representing TechSoup at international events, establishing new connections and partnerships;
  • Working closely with Community Program team members to connect and synergize impact of diverse projects; tailoring strategic directions, and driving new project opportunities;
  • Mentoring new local partners and transferring the knowledge and project requirements;
  • Working closely with the Education Manager of TechSoup to capture methodologies and experiences for the sake of future adaptation and replicability;
  • Organizing events, meet-ups, hackathons, online challenges, and conferences individually and in cooperation with project partners and team members;
  • Communicating offline and online with stakeholders, promoting activities, writing blog posts and articles, maintaining and improving existing social media channels.

Project Coordination

  • Ensuring excellent program delivery through project management; coordinating the entire project lifecycle, including development of scope, gathering of specifications, tracking, reporting, and implementation.
  • Tracking and managing project resources, milestones and deliverables, including internal as well as outsourced work effort. Creating and managing project working plans and working budgets.
  • Analysis and management of project risks. External stakeholder management, including partner escalation and ongoing partner management.
  • Coordination with in-country individuals and organizations to assist in implementing programs for country activity.
  • Maintaining communication and interaction with project partners with a goal to develop strategy, priorities and requirements.
  • Reporting according to the donor requirements.


  • 3-5 years of experience in coordinating civic tech and/or civic engagement projects in nonprofit sector;
  • Knowledge and experience in civic technology or open data/open government movement;
  • Sound understanding of civil society organizations in Europe as well as understanding of CSOs’ technology needs and challenges in implementing technology solutions;
  • Familiarity with key stakeholders in Europe in the area of open data, technology for social good and civic technologies;
  • Solid understanding of political developments across Europe;
  • International work experience;
  • BA or other advanced degree from an accredited college or university in a relevant field strongly preferred;
  • Cultural awareness and ability to work and negotiate across different cultures and languages;
  • Excellent command of English and Ukrainian;
  • Excellent presentation, communication and social media skills.

We are offering:

  • Possibility to develop in the international environment and to make a difference;
  • Opportunity to work with enthusiastic team dedicated to fostering social change;
  • One year contract with possibility of extension, working 40 hours per week.
  • Competitive salary and benefits package (medical and life insurance package included);
  • Relocation and work permit support.


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