Professional Development Manager

at Lifting Hands International
Published June 17, 2024
Location Serres, Greece
Category Management  
Job Type Full Time  


Lifting Hands International is looking for a Professional Development Manager to start in August 2024 in Greece with a minimum six-month commitment.

About Us

Lifting Hands International operates a community center in Serres, a small city about an hour away from Thessaloniki in Northern Greece. We work with a population of 1000+ refugees & asylum seekers at the local camps, providing regular aid distributions and a range of psychosocial support programs.

Role Profile

The Professional Development (PD) program focuses on the engagement of Community Members (or, camp residents) and Community Volunteers (or, camp residents who are part of our volunteer team) in activities that promote their professional and personal development. The PD Manager is responsible for the strategic planning and development of such activities, which encompass skills-sharing and vocational workshops, employability trainings and support (e.g. C.V. writing sessions) and skills-development classes.

The Professional Development Manager works in close collaboration with the Director of Outreach and Development and the Community Engagement (CE) Manager, as part of the Community Team of LHI Serres.

Main Responsibilities

Development and execution of trainings and workshops focused on skills development and employability, e.g. Barber Workshop, Salon Workshop, Computer Class, C.V. Building
Supporting Community Volunteers in developing and implementing trainings, skills-sharing workshops and classes
Support in building C.V.’s with the community
Overseeing the overall program development while following the vision plan of LHI and adjusting structures to current situational needs and requests
Collaboration with Program Managers in assessing the needs for program specific workshops and trainings for community volunteers
Communication: Design of informational material for workshops, training, etc.
MEAL: Development of program related data collection, in collaboration with MEAL Director
MEAL: Implementation of multiple avenues of feedback collection
Conducting regular Needs Assessments: making sure that the program is updated to meet the needs of the service users
Safeguarding: Development & Improvement of program-specific Safeguarding Policies, Procedures
Expansion of Collaboration with organizations on community engagement, professional development, training opportunities, etc.
Essential Criteria

Proactive: Able to work well independently and without constant supervision
Previous humanitarian experience, particularly in a refugee context
Understanding of the implementation of Psychosocial Support (PSS) programs
Understanding of community-based and community-led approaches
Previous experience in the provision of Professional Development / Skills development activities
Problem solving skills and flexibility
Previous experience of people management
Professional attitude, able to remain calm under pressure
Able to work well in a large, multicultural team
Minimum six month commitment
Fluent English speaker

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