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
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
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)
Practical experience in the context of crisis with a lot of responsibility
The unique experience working closely together with a friendly, international team