Lesvos Program Manager @ IsraAID Hellas

Contract type: Paid, full-time

Starting date: Asap

Location: Lesvos, Greece

Duration:  End of the year 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. 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 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, and under supervision of Country Director, 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;
  • Actively participate in development of program proposals related to activities in Lesvos

Program 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;
  • Strengthen and maintain effective planning and reporting mechanisms within the office to ensure smooth implementation of programs across sectors and locations;
  • Provide regular reports on program activities to the CD and relevant HQ departments

Financial and Operational Management

  • Effectively monitor budget implementation against programmatic targets
  • Ensure financial documentation is consistent with IsraAID and donor requirements, reporting is up to date and submitted to Country management on time
  • Adhere to administrative, logistics and finance protocols and guidelines and ensure they all correspond to international standards;

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;
  • Significant 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).


Please send your CV to nkikilintza@israaid.org


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