VACANCY: PROJECT COORDINATOR
The BuildERS project is an EU funded project (Horizon2020) that focuses on the ability of vulnerable individuals and people groups to recover from disasters. The Salvation Army EU Affairs office is one of 17 international partners in this project. Our partnership will be used to bring the needs of disadvantaged social groups and/or entire communities to the attention of national and European civil protection policy makers. The Salvation Army in several European countries will interview the people that they serve in their daily work: Roma people, impoverished elderly adults, families in poverty, homeless individuals, undocumented migrants, survivors of human trafficking, and people in rehabilitation from substance abuse.
The Salvation Army EU Affairs Office is currently recruiting a Project Coordinator. The position is for one year (with a possibility to extend) and the coordinator will be based in Brussels.
Your main responsibility will be coordinating the work of The Salvation Army staff and volunteers as they conduct interviews with the most vulnerable in several European countries. You will provide information and support and liaise between our project partners and The Salvation Army. The position entails both internal and external communication tasks, as well as administrative duties.
More specifically you will be responsible for:
- Developing strong communication channels with the network of TSA staff and volunteers participating in the project.
- Ensuring that staff and volunteers have the necessary tools and information to conduct interviews and meet project deadlines.
- Engaging and motivating TSA staff and volunteers in their work towards the project.
- Supporting the Project Manager in contributing to reports.
- Enforcing project specific rules amongst volunteers and local staff.
- Monitoring workflow and provide continuous support and information to volunteers and local staff.
- Providing on-site support to staff and volunteers where necessary.
- General administrative duties.
- Solid organisational skills, including multitasking and time-management
- Strong written and oral communication skills.
- Some experience in the NGO sector is helpful in particular experience in the humanitarian, social or charitable sector. Previous experience working with the Salvation Army is an asset.
- Strong inter-personal skills, capacity to relate to different audience and to adapt to situations working with colleagues in different countries.
- Good leadership skills.
- Ability to work independently.
- Excellent level of English both oral and written; other European languages are an asset.
- Willingness to travel occasionally.
- Computer literacy.
- The post holder should be in sympathy with The Salvation Army’s mission statement and comfortable with the work for a faith based organisation led by Christian values.
The position is for one year, which can possibly be extended. A competitive salary is offered, which will be discussed depending on the experience of the person.
How to apply
Please send a CV and a one-page motivation letter outlining your experience to firstname.lastname@example.org, (with email@example.com in copy), mentioning “APPLICATION FOR PROJECT COORDINATOR” and your name in the subject line. The deadline for sending applications is Friday 14 June at midnight. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis.
For further information, contact policy officer Vera Nygard, tel: 02 274.10.59 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Social Enterprise as part of an integrated approach to Roma inclusion
Launch of report 'Mapping The Salvation Army's work with Roma across Europe
26th September 2017 (2-5pm), European Economic and Social Committee, Brussels
The event aims to highlight the potential of social enterprise, as well as identify barriers and areas for development to better reach excluded communities such as Roma. A bilateral project (supported by Norway Grants) from The Salvation Army Norway/Romania will be presented, demonstrating an integrated approach to Roma inclusion. The project comprises of work training and employment based on The Salvation Army business model FRETEX in Norway which is the largest vocational rehabilitation company in Norway and the largest second-hand chain store in Norway. Based on this model, six shops and one sorting centre have been established in Romania, whilst vulnerable families are provided with better access to basic services in education, health and social protection, including an after-school programme, drawn together through two community centres.
The event aims to draw together two priority issues at EU level of both Roma inclusion and social enterprise/ social economy, and to encourage links to be made on both issues, between the European Commission and also civil society actors. Participants will also receive a copy of a new mapping report which gives an overview of the diverse work of The Salvation Army with Roma across Europe and highlights the role of The Salvation Army as a key actor in the inclusion of Roma.
See the draft AGENDA here
REGISTRATION HERE by 5th September
(PAST) - Anti-human trafficking event in Brussels - launch of European mapping report
On 18th October The EU Affairs Office of The Salvation Army is organising an evening event to be hosted by the Chapel for Europe in Brussels to launch the European mapping report showcasing of The Salvation Army and its Anti-Human Trafficking activities. This event is aimed at Brussels based NGOs, churches, Members of European Parliament and the other representatives of EU institutions. For more information and to register for this event, see here https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/speak-out-give-hope-tickets-27023458893Tags: Europe