Program Manager - Lesvos

Lesvos - Greece

Genre, GBV

Genre, GBV Gestion de projet


Contract type: Paid, full-time

Starting date: January 2020

Location: Lesvos, Greece

Duration:  12 months with the possibility to extend


Background of the Organization: 

IsraAID is a leading humanitarian non-governmental organisation, committed to providing life-saving emergency relief and durable solutions for populations affected by natural disasters, epidemics and post-conflict situations. Since its inception in 2001, IsraAID has become synonymous with a rapid response to humanitarian crises. Its medical teams, search & rescue units, post-trauma experts, community specialists and other professionals have led international responses in natural disasters and civil strife around the world. IsraAID team arrived at Lesvos early September 2015 for a relief mission and a needs assessment, aimed at identifying both short- and long-term needs of the asylum seekers population in Greece. Since 2015 IsraAid professional teams of medical and PSS personnel, were working together with local authorities and partners to manage the flow of refugees. Since 2019 IsraAID team is managing a community-based education centre outside Moria refugees camp. Focusing on education and protection for children and adults.


Strategic Programmatic Development

  • Lead, together with the staff and partners, strategic planning of programs in Lesvos and resources required for their implementation;
  • Identify needs and gaps in sectorial and geographical programmatic response in Lesvos and explore subsequent programmatic opportunities for IsraAID Hellas;



Program and Budget Management:

  • Constantly review, update and complete programmatic protocols and ensure that program planning and implementation are conducted in accordance with core ethics of intervention;
  • Ensure the gradual and effective capacity development in program implementation of all programmatic staff;
  • Review the monitoring and evaluation process for the effective and ethical implementation of programs;
  • Effectively monitor budget implementation against programmatic targets.
  • Adhere to administrative, logistics and finance protocols and guidelines and ensure they all correspond to international standards;
  • Strengthen and maintain effective planning and reporting mechanisms within the office to ensure smooth implementation of programs across sectors and locations;


Staff management

  • Develop, together with the staff, their personal professional development plan.
  • Monitor, evaluate and asses the team members performance


  • Continuously reinforce existing international and national partnerships;
  • Maintain regular contacts with the relevant governmental authorities, the donor community, the diplomatic community, the humanitarian community, and partners
  • Serve as focal point for working with implementing partners, community and other partners in Lesvos


Ethics and compliance:

  • Ensure understanding of and commitment to the following principles: cultural sensitivity, local ownership, sustainability, inclusiveness, local partnership, non-discriminatory, do-no-harm, and apolitical approach; codes of conduct against sexual exploitation and abuse; and against child exploitation and modern slavery;
  • Commitment to abide by IsraAID’s and UN’s codes of conducts and principles.
  • Commitment to abide by IsraAID’s security policy




  • Professionally fluent or native speaker of English;
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in an equivalent position in a development or humanitarian organisation
  • Practical experience working in the field of education, protection, refugees and community empowerment
  • Practical experience in program design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, financial management and budgets;
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and experience managing complex teams;
  • Proven ability to work independently in a changing environment;
  • Proven expertise of leading in fundraising, seeking and securing new donors, successful proposal writing, management of grants;
  • IT literate (G Suite, Microsoft and finance packages)
  • Must have valid permit to work full time within the EU/Greece (only eligible candidates will be considered)