Head of Programmes – Maternity Cover

Υποβολή μέχρι: 15/03/2024
Τοποθεσία: Athens HQs

Starting Date: April

Status: Full Time/Fixed term (Maternity Cover)

Refers to: General Manager

Child Safeguarding Policy: Level 1 – The job holder does not have regular contact with children.

Responsibilities and Duties:

Project Management & Implementation

  • Coordinating projects across thematic areas (education, livelihoods, protection, and access to justice) ensuring quality of interventions.
  • Overseeing projects throughout the project management cycle, working closely with Project Coordinators to ensure impact, identify areas for improvement and initiate communication between departments.
  • In collaboration with Project Coordinators, ensure that project implementation is timely, on target and on budget.
  • Provide technical support to the implementation teams and ensure that implementation is standardised across teams and geographical locations.
  • Conduct frequent visits to the various programme sites to support field teams.
  • Encourage critical reflection, innovation and culture of learning so that programme activities are constantly adjusted to better respond to the needs of beneficiaries.
  • Establish close communication lines with donors to facilitate implementation.
  • Preparing internal and external reports.
  • Preparing and reviewing financial and other documentation to support audits.
  • Carrying out administrative actions relating to the implementation of projects.

Programme Development

  • Leading the development of quality project proposals, concept notes, budgets, and log-frames to strengthen and expand programmes and support fundraising efforts in line with the organisational strategy.
  • Developing and managing consortiums for the design of EU-funded projects.
  • Identifying new funding opportunities from EU, national and private sources.

 Partnerships and Representation

  • Developing and maintaining partnerships (private, public and third sector) to expand and strengthen programmes.
  • Representing the organisation nationally and internationally in meetings, working groups and conferences.
  • Regularly communicating with other organizations, public authorities, grassroots organizations.

Job Requirements / Skills Required

  • Minimum 5 years of senior management experience in a humanitarian/ development context, including significant field experience.
  • Master’s degree in relevant field (i.e., Humanities, Social Sciences, Political Sciences, International Relations, Law) or equivalent experience.
  • Outstanding project management and organisational skills.
  • Sound knowledge and experience of NGO humanitarian/development program cycle management.
  • Sound programmatic knowledge of one or more of the following priority areas will be highly appreciated: Migration, Education, Protection, Employment.
  • Good knowledge of Greek and international humanitarian systems, institutions, donors, and procedures.
  • Excellent writing and presentation skills in Greek and English
  • Team player with excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Proven Leadership skills
  • Ability to prioritize and plan activities and actions.
  • Solution-driven with ability to take on new initiatives.
  • Fluency in Greek and English, proficiency in other languages desirable
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel etc.)

If you are interested in applying, please send your CV and motivation letter to  recruitment@solidaritynow.org mentioning in the email subject “Head of Programmes _ Athens HQs”.

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 March 15th, 2024.

Only short-listed candidates will receive a written reply.

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.