Call for Project Manager – European Youth Forum Young Refugee Integration Fund | Diplomacy Opportunities

The European Youth Forum in cooperation with UNHCR is recruiting a Project Manager (Young Refugee Integration Fund) for a joint pilot project called the European Youth Initiative Fund (EYIF). The European Youth Initiative Fund aims to mobilise youth, promote integration and build positive relationships between displaced youth and host communities in Europe through grants to youth and host community projects.

The Project Manager will join the Policy and Advocacy Department of the European Youth Forum to plan, implement, and monitor the youth fund. The Project Manager will report to a Team Leader within the Policy and Advocacy Team.

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RESPONSIBILITIES
• Manage and further develop the EYIF re-granting scheme to support youth-led activities across Europe.
• Develop all templates and procedures to select the youth and host community projects.
• Manage the UNHCR grant, including the EYIF funds to youth and host community projects.
• Report on a regular basis on participating organisations’ progress to UNHCR, identifying learning, highlighting trends and recommendations.
• Develop materials and disseminate information to raise awareness about the EYIF.
• Monitor implementation of youth and host community projects (budget allocation, expenditure and evaluation).
• Identify promising practices and learning opportunities from within EYIF projects.
• Liaise with the European Youth Forum’s Migration & Human Rights Network, in particular to promote and disseminate the EYIF.
• Supervise a part-time Administrative and Financial Officer.

REQUIRED SKILLS
➢ Excellent project management skills
➢ Excellent problem solving and decision-making skills.
➢ Excellent written and oral communication skills in English. Additional languages are an asset.
➢ Ability to work independently and achieve quality results with limited supervision.
➢ Sociable, at ease in a multicultural environment.
➢ Dynamic, persistent and service oriented.
➢ Computer literacy: good working knowledge of Word processing, e-mail and Internet applications.

TERMS OF THE CONTRACT
The European Youth Forum offers a 1 year full time (35 hours per week) contract, with possibility for extension. This position is dependent on external funding from the UNHCR. All contractual conditions will be subject to the Grant terms.

The gross monthly salary is €3,200. Travel expenses within the Brussels region are covered by the European Youth Forum.

TO APPLY

PROFILE OF THE IDEAL CANDIDATE
➢ 5 years of experience (including voluntary experience) managing projects in protection or social work preferably with a focus on youth and adolescents and/or the refugee and migrant community.
➢ An advanced university degree in Youth Work, Social Work, humanitarian affairs, education, development studies, migration studies, Human Rights, Humanitarian Law or a related technical field.
➢ Specific and demonstrable experience in programming for adolescent and youth.
➢ Demonstrated knowledge of humanitarian sector (including protection or child protection, education) and in particular displacement (refugee) situations.
➢ Familiarity with community based approaches and methodologies and youth/child empowerment methodologies and practices.
➢ Experience in managing a UNHCR-funded project is highly desirable.
➢ Experience in fund management is highly desirable.
➢ A good understanding of the international non-profit associations‘s environment and experience working in a multicultural environment.
➢ The ability to travel and to work flexible hours if required, including occasional weekends.
➢ Willing to live in or relocate to Brussels or the surrounding area.

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Deadline: August 22, 2017 at 23:59 (CET)

Interviews for this vacancy will be held at the end of August/beginning of September and the successful candidate will be expected to start in mid September. Due to the high number of applications usually received for European Youth Forum vacancies, only candidates short-listed for interviews will be contacted.

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