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STILL I RISE – Programs Director – Paesi vari

Still I Rise sta selezionando un/a Programs Director da inserire nella sua operatività in Grecia, Siria, Rep. Dem. del Congo, Turchia, Kenya. Durata 6 mesi. Scadenza candidature 28/02/2022

Programs Director – Grecia, Siria, Rep. Dem. del Congo, Turchia, Kenya


    • Department: Programs
    • Area: Programs 
    • Location: Remote, will be required to travel on an ad hoc basis.  
    • Supervisor: CEO
    • Status: Full Time
    • Compensation: Salary based on experience and local laws

Contract Terms & Salary compensations will vary and be defined on the basis of local employment rates in accordance with the position grade and experience. 

Job Description
Still I Rise, an international NGO, works on the development and implementation of humanitarian projects aimed at the education and support of refugee children and vulnerable youth, is looking for a Programs Director to join its current staff. The selected person will be responsible for the organization, management and supervision of Still I Rise’s programs in Greece, Turkey, Syria, Kenya, Democratic Republic of Congo, and all future programs. This position involves working both independently and within a team whilst leading our Program Managers and School Principals on the ground. The Programs Director will be a proactive and energetic person with strong organisational, monitoring, and multitasking abilities. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Implementing Still I Rise vision across all programs and related departments.


  • Planning, designing and delivering operational plans and monitoring objectives.
  • Develop and improve project cycle management tools and processes including logframes, stakeholder analysis, gantt charts and risk management
  • Plan ahead of time, foresee issues and act on them – bring up situations to the board and propose solutions.
  • Develop, plan and implement long-term operational and financial strategies in collaboration with relevant Directors and Managers.

Research & Reporting

  • Planning, monitoring and supervising the implementation of strategies for research conduction and data gathering. 
  • Provide guidance to the Set-Up Team while conducting qualitative and quantitative data collection, analysis and reporting, identifying best practices and research tools.
  • Supervising the writing of periodical reports, estimates, and relevant documentation concerning local laws, normative framework, national labour codes, and wages, among others.
  • Maintain weekly and monthly updates with the CEO and the Leadership team.
  • Filing periodical internal reports, ensuring ad-hoc requests and needs are met.

Management & Monitoring

  • Managing and maintaining the program’s budget and tracking expenses supervision.
  • Handle the project related financial administration in coordination with the Finance Department.
  • Make sure SIR’s processes and systems are kept in place on all the programs and act promptly if there are issues.
  • Supervising Program managers and School Principals on ensuring compliance with normative organization framework, national and international procedures, policies, as well as  regulatory codes and local laws 
  • Monitoring weekly and monthly quantitative and qualitative data through KPI’s and observations.
  • Supervision of monthly KPIs related to each specific project, and programs.
  • Supervising Program Manager and School Principals on coordinating efforts with humanitarian partners.
  • Coordination with the Leadership Team to identify, develop and promote tools, guidelines and best practices for organisational development (strategies, internal policies, etc.), and adapt to multiple organisational changes to the needs and priorities not only of the Programs Department. 
  • Coordination with the COO for feasibility studies, risk management and legal aspects regarding both ongoing and future programs.
  • Mentor and support the Program Managers and School Principals, making sure their teams are well-managed and supported as well as the activities implemented consistently and coherently with the organization’s vision and guidelines, within an ever-changing and challenging environment. 
  • Support emergency situations on the ground in cooperation with the Program Manager/School Principal and the CEO.
  • Make sure reports and documents are filled in in a timely manner and issues addressed immediately and with the relevant stakeholders.
  • Liaise on a regular basis with other departments if needed (including but not limited to Advocacy, Education, HR, Marketing and Fundraising) sharing material, bringing up issues, discussing strategies and implementation, following up on implementation on the programs.
  • Coordinating Set-Up Teams with the creation, implementation, and improvements of structures to support the programs. 

Essential Requirements

  • At least 3 years experience in managing people. 
  • Experience in accounting, financial management and budgeting. 
  • Experience working with refugee populations and/or in the human rights field.
  • Excellent communication skills. 
  • Excellent organisation skills. 
  • Good IT skills including use of MS Office, Google Drive, accounting software and Slack. 
  • Fluent knowledge of the English language written and oral, Italian is a plus.
  • Completion of CRB/background check. 
  • Knowledge of performance evaluation techniques.

Essential Skills

  • Decisive, accountable and creative person.
  • Able to work well under pressure and ability to make difficult decisions.
  • management expertise, particularly in the area of collaboration, team building, planning and performance management, and the proven ability to bring together individuals and teams to build trust and deliver on shared objectives.
  • Strong leadership abilities, multi-tasking and problem solving
  • High standards of confidentiality, reliability and discretion.
  • Able to manage multiple activities and identify priorities, meet deadlines and solve problems with shifting and competing values in a complex environment.
  • Willing and able to travel at times on a short notice.
  • Passion, drive and dedication to our cause.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, as well as negotiation and diplomatic skills.
  • Excellent organizational and analytical skills.
  • Commitment and willingness to work in a challenging and ever-changing environment.
  • Determined team player.
  • Open-minded, used to working with people from different backgrounds, sensitive to other cultures.
  • Energy and a positive, constructive attitude.

Desirable criteria

  • Experience working in a non-profit.
  • Experience in the education field.
  • Knowledge of Arabic, Turkish, Greek, French, Spanish or Swahili is a plus.
  • University Career in International Relations, Global affairs, Public administration, Political science or Sociology.
  • Grant writing/project writing.


Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications, including a copy of their CV, Cover Letter, and a written authorization to personal data processing, by sending an email, indicating in the subject “***PROGRAMS DIRECTOR***”,  to the address:   

Please kindly note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview. Thank you for your interest in Still I Rise.  


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