Project manager (Romania)

Deadline for application: 
15 Dec 2018
Peace Action Training and Research Institute of Romania
Job type: 
Project Manager

Duration: 24 months, with possibility of extension

Planned start date: January 15th 2019

The Position & the Project

The Peace Action, Training and Research Institute of Romania (PATRIR) invites applications for a PROJECT MANAGER.

This position will play a critical role in helping to develop the core deliverables for a large-scale EU-funded project, entitled "CHAMPIONs". As part of the project, offline working groups and an online platform will be created, where first-line practitioners will be able to co-develop effective solutions to counter polarisation as well as develop their capacities with learning materials, video-tutorials and handbooks.

The project’s central focus is to break down institutional barriers between various agencies by delivering an innovative, tailored digital platform and tools to improve local level multi-agency collaboration, cooperation and improved information sharing at the grassroots level – to detect and improve responses to polarisation, social tensions and violent extremism. The project is a collaboration between partners from Austria, Germany, Hungary and Poland.

The project management skills and attention to detail that the applicant brings will be essential for the success and on-time delivery of the project actions. Strong communication, positive energy and independent thinking are required.

PATRIR has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence in its work and in the field of peacebuilding, and welcomes diversity, creativity and innovation among its staff. We strongly encourage candidates to apply who will enrich PATRIR’s culturally inclusive environment.

Tasks & Responsibilities

Specific duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Establishing solid working relationships with partners and other key stakeholders;
  • Managing communications and ensure all stakeholders are aware of activities and progress;
  • Managing staff and advising them of the impact of the project outcomes, jointly overcoming any obstacles;
  • Creating meticulous schedules and project timelines, and ensuring staff and partner deadlines are met;
  • Managing the project budget in cooperation with the Financial Officer;
  • Developing and sustaining new or related projects that may be used in synergy with this one;
  • Identifying and managing risks in a timely manner;
  • Ensure resource availability and allocation, with effective prioritisation;
  • Reviewing product quality and ensure products are in line with Institutional standards;
  • Measuring, monitoring and evaluating project performance using appropriate systems, tools and techniques to ensure key performance indicators are met or surpassed;
  • Creating and maintaining comprehensive project documentation;
  • Attend conferences and training as required to improve individual proficiency;
  • Managing and supervising personnel, including:
  • Motivating and encouraging staff;
  • Creating a collaborative work environment within the team based on constructive dialogue;
  • Reviewing performance and improving where necessary;
  • Selecting, recruiting and training new members of the project team.


  • 3-5 years working experience;
  • In-depth knowledge and experience of managing EU-funded projects in line with the most recent legislation and practice;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Solid, demonstrable organizational skills including attention to detail and multi-tasking skills
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office and working knowledge
  • Experience in strategic planning, risk management and/or change management
  • Excellent decision-making and leadership capabilities, with demonstrable experience
  • Excellent English (written and spoken);
  • Ability to motivate remote multidisciplinary and international teams.


Competitive and experience dependent

Application procedure

Interested applicants are invited to send an email with a CV and a Cover Letter to:

Jasmeet Sahotay Beyond Violent Extremism Programme Coordinator for the Department of Peace Operations (DPO) at


This project is funded by: