Odyssea A.M.K.E is a Greek non-profit organisation founded in early 2016 and aims to promote a balanced interaction between excluded host and guest communities through targeted education leading to new roles in the future labour market. Odyssea’ s vision is to democratize access to technological advances, to enable self reliance, fulfill basic needs, and accelerate efforts towards a more inclusive society
Odyssea seeks a Head of Operations - Program Managerfor its educational and vocational training programs, in order to ensure the realization of the Organization’s strategic goals through the effective management of project activities (i.e. project design, start-up, implementation and close-out).
We are looking for a qualified person who will become a committed core team member able to manage, coordinate the execution and the achievement of our existing and future projects which focus: in providing to vulnerable and excluded groups and communities, targeted education tailored to realistic job opportunities, leading to new roles in the future labour market; as well as in empowering people through essential learning tools to increase self reliance and raise their absorption within existing and future markets.
Organizes and establishes programs according to organisation's vision and mission goals.
Supervises multiple programs implementation, and acts as a coordinator ensuring smooth implementation, mitigates risks and reports internally directly to the CEO.
Manages and evaluates a talented interdisciplinary team in a timely manner. Provides strategic guidance to project coordinators and overall team.
Ensures operational plan is followed and goals (KPI’s set) are met in areas of services provided to beneficiaries, donors and partners.
He/She is responsible for the design and the preparation of all educational workshops.
Coordinates and manages the efficient execution of the current work plan and oversees actions in order to ensure the quality and the delivery on time of the relating tasks, narratives, donor reports and working packages.
Develops and cultivates professional relationships with key partners and other organizations.
Represents Odyssea A.M.K.E. in partnership meetings with stakeholders, as needed.
Writes program funding proposals to guarantee uninterrupted delivery of services.
He/She is responsible for the preparation of communication material and execution of presentations to stakeholders and third parties.
Provides overall supervision, trains, coaches, counsels and evaluates performance of direct reports.
Develops and controls deadlines and budgets.
Qualifications and Requirements:
An ample knowledge of program management techniques, methods and analytical skills.
Strong ability in strategy, implementation and delegation.
BSc/BA diploma in management, or university degree in Educational Studies, Engineering, Social Sciences, Political Sciences, or equivalent. MSc/MA is a plus.
Current residency in Greece and work authorization for Greece required.
Excellent knowledge of English language written and oral is required; proficiency in other languages will be considered as a plus.
At least 2-4 years of experience in similar position in humanitarian organization; experience in the domains of strategic priority for Odyssea A.M.K.E. is desired and will be considered as a plus.
Proficiency in the usage of software packages, including MS Office applications, is required. Special attention to program managing software (Wrike,trello, basecamp, e.t.c) is a strong advantage.
Excellent communication skills, both spoken and written.
Excellent multitasking, time management, critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills with ability to make sound judgment in rapidly changing contexts.
Proactive, results-oriented, and service-oriented.
Strong interpersonal skills, including team leading efficiency, patience and a sense of humor, and ability to work well under pressure while juggling multiple tasks simultaneously, are required.
Opportunity to travel.
Commitment to equal opportunities and non-discriminatory practices and respect of confidentiality, are required.
Remuneration according to experience and qualifications.
If you are interested in applying, please send your CV and motivation letter, not later than Friday 29 March 2019.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Odyssea seeks to sustain and strengthen this diversity to ensure equal opportunities as well as an inclusive working environment for its entire workforce. Applications are encouraged from all qualified candidates without distinction on grounds of race, colour, sex, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation and gender identity.
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