IYNF is an international youth umbrella organization that gathers more than 20 member and partner organizations that are further structured in local and regional groups. The core role of IYNF is to facilitate cooperation between its members and partners by creating links, organising meetings, providing direct support and promoting nature-friendly activities all over Europe. IYNF is a training and exchange organisation providing capacity building and networking activities for the benefit of its members. Our main field of activity is experiential education (in outdoor, environmental and amateur art methodology) for values of respect, equality, solidarity, sustainability and love and care for nature.

We are currently looking for an inspiring, motivated and responsible leader for our international team of staff and volunteers.

Full-time job in Prague

The Secretary General is an appointed member of the Presidium working full-time in the international office seated in Prague. He or she will lead the Secretariat having the key responsibility over the implementation of the workplan, projects and the financial and HR agenda of the organisation. The Secretariat has currently three full-time staff members, two long-term EVS volunteers, two interns and external supporters. The organisation is managed in a concept of Policy Governance.

Requirements for the position

  • EU working permit
  • At least two years of working or volunteering experience in a national or international NGO
  • Experience and expertise in at least one of the fields of IYNF activity: (international) youth work, network coordination, non-formal education or environmental and outdoor education
  • Ability and willingness to work flexible hours, travel for meetings abroad and work on weekends when required
  • Experience with managing grant applications is a high asset (EU, EYF of CoE or other)
  • Readiness to perform further fundraising especially in the operating and structural direction (Europe for Citizens and related schemes)
  • Experience with the facilitation of long-term strategies and/or crisis management is an advantage
  • Ability to lead a small team, create a motivational atmosphere and working culture in the office and support newcomers
  • Fluent in English, working knowledge of German and/or Czech is an advantage
  • Compliance with the main values of IYNF
  • Naturefriend affiliation is an asset, but it is not required
  • Readiness to commit for a 3-year long period
  • Willingness to work and live in Prague and to be regularly physically present in the IYNF Secretariat
  • Analysing a possible relocation of the IYNF secretariat in the time prospect of 2020-2021 and support of the related practicalities
  • Availability to start the position as soon as possible, latest on the 1st of May 2019


  • Lead, manage and select IYNF staff, volunteers and interns
  • Implement the IYNF workplan in accordance with the IYNF policies and regulations
  • Create regulations connected to the policies
  • Link the IYNF Presidium with the Secretariat and implement the decisions of the Presidium
  • Be the IYNF legal representative and the main responsible for legal issues
  • Ensure funding for IYNF operations
  • Supervise the financial management
  • Represent IYNF externally
  • Ensure vivid relations with all IYNF stakeholders

Conditions proposed

  • Starting contract for the period of one year with the aim of long-term cooperation
  • Salary corresponding with the NGO sector in the Czech Republic
  • Meal vouchers
  • Flexi passes (vouchers for free time activities) of 500 CZK every month
  • Pension insurance contribution
  • Support for further professional training
  • 5 weeks of paid holidays
  • Paid cell phone
  • Public transport contribution

Procedure to apply (extended deadline!)

Interested to apply? Please reply to this call and send us your motivation letter and CV in English latest by 17th February 2019 to following address: sg@iynf.org

Please note that only online applications are accepted and that only candidates who fulfill the job requirements will be shortlisted and contacted for interviews. Selected candidates will be invited for a Skype or personal interview and an assessment procedure.

Information regarding this vacancy

Working location: Senovážné nám., 11647 Praha 1, Česká republika
Type of employment: Full-time work
Length of contract: Limited (temporary)
Type of employment: Employment contract
Benefits: Contributions to the pension / life insurance, Transport allowance, Meal tickets / catering allowance, Holidays 5 weeks, Contribution to sport / culture / leisure, Sick day
Required education: Bachelor’s
Required languages: English, (Czech)
Posted by: Nezisková organizace


Employer: International Young Naturefriends
Address: Senovážné nám., 11647 Praha 1, Česká republika

By IYNF Secretariat