The Field Operations Manager is expected to overview the general planning, implementation and function of the Solidarity Now Temporary Accommodation Center in Lesvos, as well as to link up the Center’s Capacity to the observed needs of the wider area.
The position shall require frequent travelling in the island, among different islands and between Lesvos and Athens. Occasional travelling to close destinations might occur, mainly for assessments, coordination networking, training, PR / communication related activities etc.
The ideal candidate is a hands-on genuine troubleshooter with strong crisis management capacities, able to easily communicate and persuade authorities, partners, suppliers and staff.
S)he is resourceful and has strong analytic, observation and practical capacities; (s)he is thus able to significantly contribute not only to the achievement and success of the project at hand but also to the creation of others.
Strategic thinking alongside applied methods of efficient programme management are the two main characteristics of the ideal candidate.
Last but not least, the post requires a high level of personal skills and capacities : motivation, stamina, calmness, compliance, integrity and ability to adjust are necessary.
The field operations manager is to lead by example and build consensus even at times when this seems impossible.