Project Manager, Women’s and Kid’s Space (female only)

Glocal Roots

Athens Greece

Glocal Roots is a small non-profit organization with projects in Switzerland and Greece. Glocal Roots develops projects aimed at increasing and strengthening the resilience and independence of displaced people. We are seeking a new project manager for our women’s and children’s space in Athens.

Project Overview:

Since May 2022, we have been operating a Women’s and Children’s space in the Victoria Community Center in Athens. Our center provides a clean, safe, and supportive community space for approximately 1,200 women and children each month. It includes a women’s space, a child-friendly area, and a textile maker space. In our community areas, we offer a variety of activities and workshops, medical appointments, and distributions for both women and children. In the designated textile maker space, we give refugee women the chance to attend sewing courses, sew independently, or become part of our Social Factory (for very skilled seamstresses). The Social Factory creates employment opportunities for multiple women through the production of our products.

The Women’s and Children’s Space in Athens is overseen by two project managers and is supported by one community project officer and approximately three to six external volunteers.

JOB DESCRIPTION

Tailor Space Management (40%)

  • Overseeing the tailor space operations, including recruitment of staff, production planning, and scheduling.
  • Coordinating orders and payments, sourcing materials, and organizing trips to the Eleonas flea market for supplies.
  • Maintaining communication with clients and coordinating with the individual responsible for the online shop in Switzerland.
  • Innovating and developing new products for the Social Factory.
  • Expanding outreach through orders, collaboration with shops, participation in markets, and festivals.
  • Facilitating communication and conducting regular online meetings for the Working Group Merchandise in Switzerland
  • Contributing to the growth and development of the social enterprise.

Fundraising (30%)

  • Collaborating on fundraising efforts, including writing and submitting proposals to foundations and companies.

HR & Volunteer Management (25%)

  • Serving as the primary contact for volunteers, conducting induction meetings, monthly check-ins, handling feedback, and issuing letters of recommendation as needed.
  • Onboarding new volunteers and facilitating weekly team meetings.
  • Responsible for overseeing staff contracts, including coordination with accounting.

Finance Management (5%)

  • Overseeing accounting practices, managing payments, and ensuring financial transparency and accountability.

Additional General Responsibilities:

  • Ensuring the smooth operation of daily activities.
  • Supporting the development and implementation of new project activities for women and children in Athens.
  • Providing support that includes organizing and accompanying individuals to appointments.
  • Ensuring the maintenance of the space to provide a conducive working environment.
  • Handling general administrative tasks as required.

Knowledge and Experience:

  • Prior experience in the non-profit sector, especially in project coordination and fundraising.
  • Work experience within a forced migration context.
  • A strong passion for refugee issues and advocacy.
  • Capability to thrive in a challenging and dynamic work environment.
  • Exceptional communication and writing skills in English, with proficiency in additional languages such as Greek, German, Arabic, Farsi, or French being highly desirable.

Skills & Abilities:

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a small team.
  • Flexible, intuitive, and proactive approach to work.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Collaborative team player.
  • Creative personality with skills in sewing, crocheting, knitting, etc.
  • Strong problem-solving and planning skills.
  • Resourceful and strategic thinker.
  • Proficient multi-tasker who performs well under pressure.
  • Possession of a manual driving license is beneficial but not necessarily required.

What We Offer

  • Starting date: July (flexible)
  • 12 month contract, extension possible (3 month probation period).
  • Monthly stipend and health insurance
  • Great development opportunities and responsibility in a challenging context.
  • Project management experience.
  • Practical experience in a refugee context.

How to apply

Application Process: Interested candidates are asked to send a CV and cover letter to [email protected]. Applications are accepted on an on-going basis. The application process will be closed when a suitable candidate has been found.


Deadline: 5-May-24