Job Vacancy: Project Coordinator

Job Vacancy
PROJECT COORDINATOR
Yerevan, Armenia
Full-Time (40 hours/week)

Aleppo Compatriotic Charitable Organization (Aleppo-NGO) is a humanitarian, nongovernmental, non-profit organization operating in Armenia since 2013 to support persons displaced from Syria.

Aleppo-NGO serves to protect, support, and empower refugees in Armenia; develops and implements sustainable programs that contribute to resettlement and integration; and ensures the protection of refugee rights in the social, cultural, and educational spheres. More than 6,200 Syrians have been supported by the Aleppo NGO since 2013. The organization implements a variety of programs and initiatives to provide humanitarian, social, financial and psychological support to vulnerable refugee families.

Job Description:
Aleppo Compatriotic Charitable Organization (Aleppo-NGO) is seeking a highly qualified candidate for the position of Project Coordinator. The Project Coordinator will manage the administrative, logistic and programmatic components of Aleppo-NGO’s projects and will report directly to the Vice-President and Executive Director.

Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate the implementation of Aleppo-NGO’s existing projects and develop new projects, in collaboration with senior staff, as needed;
  • Prepare, draft, edit, format, translate, and distribute materials such as news releases, project reports, financial reports, briefing papers, and other publications;
  • Collaborate with programmatic colleagues to write proposals, stewardship reports, and other materials for existing and prospective donors;
  • Assemble budgets and financial reports in collaboration with the accountant, vice-president, and/or executive director;
  • Prepare, draft, edit, and review contracts, service acts, and other legal documents;
  • Register/document the outcomes of the projects and their developmental impact on the targeted beneficiaries;
  • Ensure visibility of the projects as required by Aleppo-NGO and donor organizations (maintain photo stock of project activities, develop website contents, make social media posts, write articles, etc.);
  • Research and identify grant opportunities to expand the organization’s capacity and support and establish existing and new projects;
  • Identify and solicit new sources of support by matching Aleppo-NGO’s programs with donors’ funding priorities;
  • Represent Aleppo-NGO at meetings with donors, government officials, CSOs, and other stakeholders;
  • Assist with the recruitment and coordination of interns and volunteers to ensure the timely implementation of projects;
  • Must be willing to travel within Armenia, including on weekends, up to 30% of the time;
  • Record and maintain finances of different projects; and
  • Carry out other duties as needed.

Qualifications:
Education: A bachelor’s degree in social science, government, political science, human rights or a related field is required.

Experience: A minimum of one year of relevant work experience is preferred. Experience working with refugees and/or in an international or nonprofit environment is preferred.

Related Skills and Knowledge:  

  • Prior office/administration experience and strong organizational skills are required;
  • Strong interpersonal skills to work collaboratively within Aleppo-NGO, as well as with external partners, are required;
  • Excellent decision-making skills and attention to detail is required;
  • Demonstrable ability to work independently is required;
  • Excellent time-management skills and the ability to prioritize and complete work under pressure are required;
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills in English and Armenian are required (Arabic and/or Russian is desired but not required);
  • Ability to assimilate and convey conceptually complicated information in a succinct and compelling way, tailored to different audiences, is required;
  • Proficiency in computer packages, including MS Office applications, is required;
  • Familiarity with and demonstrated commitment to international human rights and refugee rights is highly desired;
  • Demonstrable ability to work independently is required;
  • Ability to think creatively, take initiative, and follow through are required;
  • Grant writing experience and familiarity with the international human rights donor community is strongly preferred but not required.

How to Apply:Please apply immediately by sending a Resume/CV and a Cover Letter indicating salary expectations in one consolidated PDF file to career@aleppo-ngo.org, with the following subject line: “Project Coordinator Applications 2018”. The salary for this position is commensurate with the candidate’s experience and the deadline for submitting applications is November 9, 2018.

Announcement in PDF: Job Description of Project Coordinator (October 2018)

Aleppo-NGO is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate in its hiring practices. To build the strongest possible workforce, we actively seek a diverse applicant pool and welcome applications from people of diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds, women, LGBTQI persons, and persons with disabilities.