Submit until: 15/11/2021
Location: Thessaloniki or Athens

Starting Date: ASAP

Status:  Full Time

Child Safeguarding Policy: Level 2 – The job holder will have sporadic contact with children

Reports To: Head of Programmes

Position Summary

The post holder will be responsible for all aspects of project management and the successful implementation of the project in cooperation with SN’s Programmes Department. He/She will provide broad administrative, programmatic and financial support to the project, including direct assistance to the implementation and close monitoring and evaluation of the undertaken initiatives. Under the guidance of the Head of Programmes, the successful candidate will be able to multitask, perform vigorous follow-up and get directly involved in the implementation of different activities related to the beneficiaries of the project. The position can be based in Athens or Thessaloniki, with regular travels to all project locations.

Main Duties & Responsibilities

  • Coordinate the operational and administrative actions, ensuring that planned activities are implemented according to the approved project documents, in close cooperation with project staff, HQ teams and partners, in compliance with contractual obligations and in accordance with SolidarityNow’s Policies and Procedures.
  • Directly participate in the organization and execution of the project’s logistics.
  • Main contact point for all communication with the donor and partners regarding the project.
  • Communication and coordination with SN departments to ensure the effective implementation of the project.
  • Supervision and direct management of project staff.
  • Monitoring the activities and the results achieved against the project indicators.
  • Elaborating and following implementation plans and timetables.
  • Producing progress, activity and other reports as per request and ensuring that all project reporting (internal and external) is completed in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Planning the project expenditure and ensuring the compliance of expenditure of budgets with donor requirements.
  • Maintaining liaison and collaboration relationships with donor, authorities and stakeholders.
  • Conducting field visits/work and participating in field activities on an ad hoc basis.
  • Contributing to the development of management, logistics, administrative and monitoring tools and techniques for staff members.
  • Perform any other tasks related to the implementation of the project as requested.

Required qualifications and skills

  • University degree (preferably Master’s) from an accredited academic institution in Humanities, Social Science, Law, Political Sciences, International Relations or related;
  • Minimum three (3) years of experience in Project Management preferably in the NGO/humanitarian sector;
  • Familiarity with the Greek education context;
  • Experience with institutional donors’ regulations and requirements;
  • Knowledge of PCM and financial management;
  • Experience in working with IOs, NGOs as well as with governmental and local authorities;
  • Fluent in English and Greek;
  • Good knowledge and competence of IT applications and software;
  • Ability to work under a distance-management scheme;
  • Ability to work on own initiative and at the same time as part of a multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary team;
  • Ability to organize and prioritize workload, using initiative when appropriate;
  • Understanding the socio-economic hardship aspects faced by the target beneficiaries, demonstrating high cultural sensitivity.
  • Ability to work under high pressure with a great level of personal organization

If you are interested in applying, please send your CV and motivation letter to mentioning in the email subject “Project Coordinator”.

SN is an equal opportunity employer. Persons with disabilities and from vulnerable and disadvantaged groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Recruitment processes reflect SN’s commitment to keeping children safe from harm and abuse. Employment is subject to SN Child protection standards, including background checks and adherence to SN Child Safeguarding Policy.

Due to the urgency of recruitment, SN reserves the right to complete the process as soon as the suitable candidate has been identified. Interested candidates should submit their applications (CV and motivation letter) not later than by Monday, 15th November 2021.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Remarks: Before submitting your CV, please read carefully the employees’ privacy notice on the processing of personal data pursuant to Regulation (EU) 2016/679 and the respective Greek legislation.

For roles that will have regular contact with vulnerable populations SolidarityNow is obliged to seek information about criminal convictions and offences, and selected candidates will be requested to provide a recent copy of criminal record.

Following the preventive measures against COVID-19, holding a vaccination certificate or undergoing Covid-19 antigen tests as per government directions is mandatory.