Project Manager

  • Contractor
  • Athens Greece
  • €1000 USD / Year
  • Saffron Kitchen Project profile

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Saffron Kitchen Project


Project Overview
Saffron Kitchen Project (SKP) supports displaced persons by creating opportunity and fostering community through food. We are a registered non-profit organisation that creates high quality, nutritious meals for vulnerable communities in Athens. Inspired by multiple cultures and traditions, we aim to do three things simultaneously: Nourish, Train, Employ.

Our first pillar – Nourish – entails providing people with warm, nutritious and inventive meals in a dignified and sustainable way. We partner with several organisations that support vulnerable people throughout Athens, distributing delicious meals whilst avoiding food waste as much as possible.

The second pillar – Train – offers free culinary education and vocational training in partnership with IEK Delta. In an effort to prepare our students for work in the hospitality industry, the programme comprises culinary skills as well as soft skills training such as teamwork, leadership and time management. Upon completion students will receive a recognised EOPEP certificate which will aid them in entering the job market.

Finally, the third pillar – Employ – demonstrates our commitment to tackling unemployment in Greece by not only employing but also generating job opportunities for people from the refugee community.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, highly organised and passionate Project Manager to join our team.


Budgeting & Finances
– Assist the Director in planning and monitoring costs in line with budget’s availability, project’s objectives and donor’s requirements.
– Develop and implements consistent inventory and cost accounting policies, procedures, and operational reporting/metrics.
– Engage in fundraising and developing other revenues. Seeks out and write grants and crowdfunding campaigns.
– Prepare accurate and timely analyses that capture and communicate fundraising results, variances, and performance trends.

– Oversee the hiring of new staff.
– Admin tasks related to staff such as one to ones and quarterly performance reviews.
– Recruitment, induction/onboarding and management of volunteers: coordinate and oversee induction, training, mentoring and supervision of all volunteers (international, local, and community volunteers), including 1:1 follow-ups, weekly meetings and exit interviews, as well as volunteer scheduling.
– Retain a diverse, highly qualified staff and volunteers.

Project Management
– Day to day operational focal point
– Weekly reporting and active collaboration with the Director to ensure the constant and sustainable development of the project.
– Responsible for the successful implementation of activities.
– Ensure that all project tasks are delivered within scope and budget.
– Guarantee that all project tasks are relevant and up to date, as well as planning, managing and executing programmatic changes when needed.
– Regular impact reporting.
– Responsible for planning, organisation, and direction of the organisation’s operations and programmes.
– Provide leadership to and manages the efforts of site staff to ensure appropriate support of all departments. Including educators, chefs, and professionals in the humanitarian context.
– Maintain and assist with keeping good relationships with partner organisations, and expand SKP’s network in Greece and beyond.
– Support and develop marketing and merchandise opportunities for the organisation.

– Time commitment: full time (40h/w) Mon-Fri
– Previous experience in Project Management
– At least 3 years of experience in humanitarian setting, preferably in long term development contexts
– Proficient in written and spoken English and Greek
– Good knowledge of MS Office
– Experience with team management
– Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
– Flexibility and adaptability
– Has the right to work in Greece

– Previous experience in culinary/hospitality sector
– Fluency in context relevant languages (e.g. Greek or Arabic/Farsi/French/Dari)

Saffron Kitchen Project welcome applications from currently under represented groups such as ethnic minorities and LGBTQ+ candidates

– Competitive salary starting at €1000/month (net) based on experience
– Greek employment contract with access to public insurance, pensions.
– Access to vibrant, multicultural, open minded and enjoyable work environment
– Learning opportunities
– Professional development learning opportunities
– Paid holidays

How to apply

Applications (cover letter and resume) can be directed to [email protected] by no later than 04.03.2024

Deadline: 4 Mar 2024

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