Project Armonia Project Manager

Tags: Human Rights English
  • Added Date: Friday, 09 October 2020
  • Deadline Date: Wednesday, 25 November 2020

What is our project about:

We are a grassroots NGO supporting refugees on Samos with vital nutrition, dignity and basic human rights. Our project is a free-restaurant run by refugees for refugees, where we provide around 1000 fresh and healthy meals each day.

We provide children, pregnant and breastfeeding women, people with disabilities, physically impaired people and the elderly with a healthy and fresh meal every day. Through the project, we bring different cultures together and empower people detained on the island. Our aim is not just to distribute food, but to provide an educational space for our volunteers. We offer them vocational training where they can improve their chances of sustainable integration.

When and where:
As soon as possible
Location: Vathy, Samos, Greece


We are looking for a Project Manager to join our dynamic, fast-paced team. In this position, you would be responsible for overseeing and organising our project on Samos. You would have primary responsibility for planning, guiding and tracking operations to ensure support for the refugee community is maximised. This also includes managing our vastly international team of around 50 volunteers, 45 from the local refugee community itself. The ideal candidate will be dedicated, highly organised, have good interpersonal skills and experience in managing teams and projects.

Your job will include:

Project strategy & planning

  • Overseeing and guiding all project activities
  • Set, implement and monitor project goals
  • Develop relevant systems and policies for operations
  • Monitoring and implementing project budget

Logistics and Operations

  • Handling bureaucratic requirements and legal paperwork for operations
  • Ensuring that operations comply with Greek laws and regulations
  • Liaising with our lawyer, accountant, civil engineer

Team Management

  • Lead and motivate the project team
  • Act as a focal point for the coordination team
  • Recruiting, setting goals for and evaluating the coordination team (kitchen, restaurant and volunteer coordinators)
  • Collecting feedback from coordinators and implementing strategies and ideas to improve operations

Liaison, Communication and Networking

  • Being a focal point for journalists and researchers, giving interviews
  • Being the point of contact and attending meetings with other organisations, camp management and the authorities
  • Coming up with ideas of how to support and work with the Greek community and authorities
  • Maintain a good relationship with local neighbourhood, authorities and camp management
  • Working closely together with the founding team to implement project vision

Essential Requirements:

  • Minimum 26 years of age
  • Minimum 12 months commitment period (including one month trial period)
  • Fluency in English
  • Valid EU drivers license
  • Experience working with refugees and asylum seekers
  • Experienced in project management

Desired Skills & Characteristics:

  • Interest in restaurant / food / kitchen
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Knowledge of basic administrative programmes such as Microsoft Office
  • Able to speak Greek
  • Highly flexible and adaptable
  • Sound decision-making skills
  • Daily decision making
  • Ability to identify and resolve conflicts
  • Focused in stressful situations and able to adopt measures that will mitigate risks

What we can offer:

  • Free accommodation in a shared house (after one month trial period)
  • Monthly Stipend
  • Practical experience in the context of crisis with a lot of responsibility
  • The unique experience working closely together with a friendly, international team

To apply, write us an email including motivation letter and CV to the following address:

We are looking forward to an online video interview to get to know each other better

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