Project Manager - Refugee Program

SOS Children’s Villages Hungary is a member association of SOS Children’s Villages International, an umbrella organisation present in over 130 countries worldwide. As a non-governmental social development organisation we help children without parental care and families in difficult living conditions through services in care, education and health. We are running a program for helping and supporting refugee children (unaccompanied minors and/or children with family) arriving to Hungary. We are seeking for this program a Project Manager - Refugee Program

Main tasks and responsibilities

  • Leading the program for supporting unaccompanied minors and/or refugee families with children, in cooperation with governmental and non-governmental partner organisations;
  • Ensuring that the program meets the needs of the target group and it contributes to the improvement of the situation of refugees staying in Hungary;
  • Coordinating the work of the project team and the cooperating partner organisations;
  • Collaboration with the staff of SOS Children’s Villages International;
  • Reporting about the program in its development for the National Director and the National Programme Director.

We are seeking for a professional, who:

  • Holds a post-graduate degree (MA or equivalent, or higher) on humanities and/or social science (e.g. social work, pedagogy, psychology, sociology, economics, political science);
  • Has a minimum of 3 years of experience in project management, and has solid skills in program planning, monitoring, financial administration and assessment;
  • Has a minimum of 5 years of experience in the social sphere, ideally in the scope of child and youth care and/or refugee relief;
  • Committed to support vulnerable groups and dedicated to create and implement more equal and fair systems and programs;
  • Can adapt to the changing circumstances easily;
  • Has strong negotiating, communication and contact-making skills, and has a high level of problem solving ability;
  • Has solid financial knowledge;
  • Is fluent in English 
  • Has a driving licence and clear criminal record;
  • Has good computer skills.

Other desirable competencies of the candidate:

  • Has experience in working in intercultural environment;
  • Has a thorough knowledge on law, legislation and regulations of social sphere, especially on children’s rights, child and youth care.
  • If not native Hungarian, has good command of the Hungarian language.
  • Has the right/permission to get employment in the European Union.


  • Budapest

What we offer:

Fulfilling tasks with challenges and varied responsibilities in an international working environment, where we appreciate professional and human competences. 
The duration of the program is fixed term (expected for one year) 

If you see yourself fitting in this position, please send your detailed professional resume in Hungarian and English with your motivation letter by 28 May 2017 the latest to the following e-mail address: