Programme Manager - support for refugees in Romania

Type of Contract: Service Contract
Duration: 10 months with the possibility of extension
Start date: as soon as possible
Location: home-based with regular travel required within Romania

People in Need (PIN) is a Czech non-governmental organization that provides relief aid and development assistance while working to defend human rights and democratic freedom. It is one of the largest relief and development organizations in post-communist Europe and has administered projects in 37 countries over the past 30 years. See here for more information about PIN:

Starting 2021 has been providing support to local civil society working with refugees in Romania.

Position overview Summary of duties
Under the overall supervision of the Country Director of PIN Moldova, the Programme Manager has overall responsibility for managing and providing technical support to local partner(s) involved in the refugee crisis response, and for contributing to establishing good coordination with PIN’s strategic partners and key stakeholders in Romania.

The programme is implemented in the following counties: Bucharest/ Ilfov, Iasi, Timis, Brasov, Bihor. Availability to travel up to 50% of the time is a must.

The Programme Manager will work under the primary supervision of the Country Director of PIN Moldova and in close cooperation with PIN Moldova and PIN Headquarters.

Main responsibilities:
• Manage and provide technical guidance for PIN’s ongoing programme(s) for refugee assistance in Romania, to ensure their high quality, appropriateness, and comprehensiveness, in conformity with the internal standards and procedures;
• Participation in all relevant coordination meetings;
• Support in updating and reporting to PIN Moldova and PIN Headquarters on the ongoing programme;
• Regular coordination with other relevant PIN’s departments;
• Contributes to improving/developing/expanding PIN’s work through new project ideas and networking;
• Contributes to the evaluation of refugee-related programming to secure follow-up on or expansion of funding for the portfolio as per identified needs;
• Contributes to fundraising activities and proposal development, as per need;
• Support to building capacities of the local partner(s) and transfer of know-how.

What we are looking for:
• University degree in international law, social sciences, international relations, or related discipline;
• Minimum 3 years of relevant professional experience;
• Experience in working with civil society is a must; experience in working with refugees represents an advantage.
• Strong communication skills and ability to lead discussions/meetings;
• Demonstrated interpersonal skills and respect for people from different backgrounds, genders, and with special needs;
• Teamwork and organizational skills;
• Excellent communication, networking, and interpersonal skills;
• Excellent command of written and spoken English and Romanian.

What can we offer?
• Competitive salary, each half year revised based on appraisal performance;
• 20 days annual leave + 6 additional days for medical care;
• Reimbursement of travel expenses:
• E-learning courses, webinars, training possibilities.

Application Instructions:
Interested applicants must submit their CV and Cover Letter to the following link:

Deadline for application: September 15, 2022, by COB. The applicants will be invited for interviews on a rolling basis. The application process might be stopped earlier if a suitable candidate will be identified before the application deadline.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for the interview. No phone call inquiries are allowed.
By sending their CV and other documents to the aforementioned link the candidate implicitly consents to their personal data appearing in the CV and such other documents being held and processed by PIN exclusively with the view to analysing the candidate’s suitability for the position, and to keep such data in our files for a reasonable period of time in accordance with the PIN's Data Protection Policy. The candidate can revoke such consent anytime by sending a notice. Kindly refrain from including any special personal data, whose processing, as per applicable law, requires the express written consent of the subject of such data.

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