Vacancy: Project manager

Project manager with coordination experience for the IFRC Reference Centre for Psychosocial Support.

We are looking for an experienced project manager with international work related experience to support our team of 10 staff members. You are a motivated and engaged project manager, who is capable of taking responsibility of your own projects while also being the liaison who assures that all practical and administrative procedures in our projects and team are being solved effectively and smoothly.

Experience in managing and coordinating projects is required and it is essential that you like the practical element of the tasks related to project coordination. You must have flair for daily project financial administration and accounting and must be able to manage several ongoing projects and processes at a time.

You will support and work closely with all staff members of the PS Centre – however you will also have your own areas of responsibility. You will become part of a very engaged and dynamic team and will refer directly to the Head of the PS Centre.

Experience from working with the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement or another similar global humanitarian politically driven organization that works with volunteers is an advantage.

The job description is broad, giving you many different types of assignments and tasks depending on the needs in a given period. Therefore great flexibility and an ability to multitask are required.

The IFRC Reference Centre for Psychosocial Support (PS Centre) is hosted by Danish Red Cross in Copenhagen and supports psychosocial interventions worldwide. We take part in coordinating psychosocial activities in emergencies, train staff and volunteers worldwide, and develop tools, training material, guidelines etc. informing about the importance of psychosocial support. Please visit our webpage for more information about our work worldwide.

Assignments  and tasks:

  • Management and administration of the PS Academy (all PS Centre trainings in Denmark and abroad).
  • Coordination and project management of smaller projects in collaboration with other PS Centre staff – with a focus on administration, reporting to donors and coordination with external suppliers and other partners.
  • Coordination, including all practical tasks related to study visits, larger and smaller meetings and guests visiting from abroad.
  • Administrative and practical tasks – e.g. financial tasks such as billing invoices, visa applications, settling travel expensed and time registration.
  • Distribution of material and administration of the PS Centre’s stock of material.
  • Ad hoc support to the Head of Centre.
  • Qualifications:

    You are expected to:

  • have an academic or other relevant background, though documented work experience from a similar position is even more important
  • have a minimum of five years’ experience as administrative project manager with tasks related to planning, proposals, contracts, finances and contact with suppliers/partners
  • be a super user of the Microsoft Office package and to be acquainted with financial management systems.
  • be fluent in Danish and English – both in speech and writing. Knowledge of Spanish, French or Arabic is an advantage.
  • thrive in a fast paced work environment where you are expected to be flexible and able to follow through on a varied portfolio of assignments.
  • Employment conditions:

    As per the Danish Red Cross collective agreement (AC/ HK local agreement). The workplace is Denmark, Copenhagen. The position might include some travel.

    The salary including all allowances and pension will be between DKK 38.500 and 40.500 per month, depending on qualifications and experience.

    Information about the position:

    Contact Coordinator Pia Tingsted Blum, or +45 35299613.

    Start date: 1 November 2016

    To apply

    Please submit your CV and a motivated application in English at Danish Red Cross’ recruitment system by using the ‘apply’ link here:

    Deadline for applications:  Monday 19 September 2016 at 12:00