Assistant Program Manager – Sea Turtle Conservation

February 7, 2020
Bay of Kyparissia, Greece
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Closing date
ASAP - Until position is filled


Assistant Program Manager - Sea Turtle Conservation Greece

Who is GVI?

GVI is one of the world’s leading, high-quality sustainable development and experiential education organisations. We are a social enterprise, and our mission is to build a global network of people who together can make a long-term positive impact on the world around us.

We run volunteer and internship programs in 13 countries globally, employ 150+ staff and are committed to employing, training and retaining the very best people in their chosen fields. Working at GVI means you have the unique opportunity to grow within a global company, gaining experience across a number of different locations, focuses, and cultures.

About the role
As an Assistant Program Manager, you are responsible for the effective day to day running of the program operations, and to be the first point of contact for all participants who visit the GVI hub. The Assistant Program Manager is to assume the role of senior manager when the Program Manager is unavailable.
The Assistant Program Manager will also be involved in leading morning and night turtle surveys, delivering suitable training for the volunteers while assuring high quality data collection. In addition, you will be required to assist the Program Manager in ensuring the validity of GVI’s community programmes and liaise with local partners as necessary.
Based in the beautiful Bay of Kyparissia in the western Peloponnese, you will be involved with conserving and protecting one of the most important loggerhead turtle nesting areas in Greece.

· Connect and liaise with in-country partners to build and maintain relationships, ensuring projects have maximum valuable impact
· Design local development theory, implement project monitoring and carry out periodic evaluation of impact
· Complete financial and overall reporting of the hub
· Training, on-boarding and management of all staff
· Implementing new programs and initiatives as required
· Ensure Health and Safety of all participants, staff and other visitors to the hub while on project
· Effectively manage any issues that come up in the field on a day to day basis, including participant complaints, medical issues, natural disasters etc
· Manage day to day logistics of project and the base schedule
· Assist the staff team with project deliver
· Effectively reporting, storing and back up of all program work.

There are no required qualifications for this role, please see desired experience below
· Experience of volunteer management
· Experience working with turtles
· Manual driving license
· First aid qualification
· Familiarity with Microsoft package

If the above sounds like it matches your skills and ambitions to move forward with a career in sustainable development, we would love to hear from you! Please go to Careers Abroad: and click on the vacancy that suits your skill set best. Or, email to get in touch with us directly.

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