Start Date: April 2020
Length of Contract: 6 months
About the Role:
As an Assistant Program Manager you are responsible for the effective day to day running of the program operations, and to be the first point of contact for all participants who visit the GVI hub. The Assistant Program Manager is to assume the role of senior manager when the Program Manager is unavailable.
The Assistant Program Manager will also be involved in leading morning and night turtle surveys, delivering suitable training for the volunteers while assuring high quality data collection. In addition you will be required to assist the Program Manager in ensuring the validity of GVI’s community programmes and liaise with local partners as necessary.
Based in the beautiful Bay of Kyparissia in the western Peloponnese, you will be involved with conserving and protecting one of the most important loggerhead turtle nesting areas in Greece.
Connect and liaise with in-country partners to build and maintain relationships, ensuring projects have maximum valuable impact
Design local development theory, implement project monitoring and carry out periodic evaluation of impact
Complete financial and overall reporting of the hub
Training, on-boarding and management of all staff
Implementing new programs and initiatives as required
Ensure Health and Safety of all participants, staff and other visitors to the hub while on project
Effectively manage any issues that come up in the field on a day to day basis, including participant complaints, medical issues, natural disasters etc
Manage day to day logistics of project and the base schedule
Assist the staff team with project deliver
Effectively reporting, storing and back up of all program work.
There are no required qualifications for this role, please see desired experience below.
GVI is a multi-award winning social enterprise on a mission to build a global network of people united by their passion to make a difference. We run sustainable development programs in 13+ countries worldwide, all of which are aligned to the objectives of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.Above all else, we want people to join us who are aligned with our vision of making a lasting positive impact on the world! Further to that, the competencies that would ensure you're a good fit for a Field Assistant position at GVI are:
Commitment, drive and enthusiasm to develop yourself and motivate others
Hardworking, with the ability to show and use initiative
Flexible, open-minded and adaptable
Easy-going and excited about being a part of a global family on a mission to make a difference
The following experience is required for this role:
Experience of volunteer management
Experience working with turtles
Manual driving license
First aid qualification
Familiarity with Microsoft package
Reports to: Program Manager
Contact name: GVI People Team