Ocean Career: Sea-Watch Project Manager

Sea-Watch e.V. is a non-profit initiative dedicated to the civil sea rescue of people on the move. Given the humanitarian disaster in the central Mediterranean Sea-Watch provides emergency aid, demands, and at the same time, forces the rescue by the responsible European institutions and publicly stands up for legal escape routes.

We are politically and religiously independent and are financed exclusively by donations.

Project Manager (f/m/d)

We are looking for a Project manager (f/m/d) with 40 hours per week, r in home office with the flexibility to travel to Berlin on a regular basis or in Berlin. The project position is limited at 8 months; an extension will be evaluated during the project.

As Project owner/manager (f/m/d), you manage and coordinate the entire planning and structural set-up around operations of a new ship in solid alignment with your team. You will do both, facilitate a team to set and reach goals as well as take over responsibilities on your own to ensure the project’s success. The project has different phases: re-mobilization, operations, and evaluation.

Your Responsibilities

  • Responsibility as project owner, including management of the project in alignment with Operational Coordination Department and supported by other SW departments
  • Team Management (4 people) including HR responsibilities (contracts, feedback, general personnel responsibility)
  • Ensuring flow of information and communication between different departments
  • Identification of gaps and solve those
  • Facilitation, leading and participation of discussions
  • Supporting and Initiating decision making processes
  • Involvement and integration of relevant stakeholders in the Sea-Watch community, from crew, volunteers, to various departments and the board
  • Monitoring and evaluation of budgets
  • Focal point for all inter-organizational and inter-departmental questions
  • Flagging and solving of problems which might endanger operations

Your Profile

  • Experience as project manager or project owner or professional experience with agile methodologies and tools
  • Ideally, experience with running projects in flat hierarchy environments / NGOs or nautical/technical projects
  • Conflict solving and mediation skills
  • Leading skills in the sense of servant leadership
  • Experience in Ship Management and Logistics
  • Experience in SAR
  • Communications skills including moderating and presenting
  • Analytical mindset and solution driven approach
  • Flexibility to adapt to new surroundings
  • Fluent English language skills (written and spoken), ideally with Italian language skills as well

Learn more about this opportunity and how to apply.

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