The European Programme for Integration and Migration (EPIM) was initiated by a group of foundations in 2005 through the Network of European Foundations (NEF). EPIM seeks to improve the living conditions of regular and undocumented migrants by strengthening the role played by NGOs active on migration and integration issues. Through a grants and capacity building programme, EPIM partner foundations foster civil society initiatives that promote constructive integration policies for migrants and receiving communities. A new three years phase of the programme will start in 2012 with three priority areas: Asylum, Undocumented Migration and Equality, Integration and Social Inclusion.
The EPIM Programme Manager is responsible for the management and operational co-ordination of the programme. S/he will implement and follow-up the operational elements of the EPIM work programme. The Programme Manager reports to the EPIM Chair, and works under the overall supervision of the NEF Executive Director with the support of the NEF Secretariat and an EPIM intern.
Overall strategic planning and implementation of the programme;
Coordinate the working groups (communication, capacity building workshops etc.);
Organise EPIM events (conferences, workshops for grantees, SC meetings etc.);
Prepare budgets, monitor expenditure and provide full accountability for all funds;
Monitor the internal evaluation process and support strategic learning purposes.
Prepare and implement call for proposal;
Support EPIM grantees in the implementation of their projects;
Supervise and oversee the administrative follow-up (grants management: contracts and payments according to standard operating procedures and progress reports).
Responsible for the communication strategy design and its implementation (website, intranet, case studies...).
Represent EPIM externally
Act as communication focal point and coordinate the activities with the different stakeholders of the project.
Collect, review and assess information related to migration, asylum and integration in Europe.
Maintain contacts with the foundations sector for strategic alliances and outreach.
Requirements and qualifications
Work experiences in the thematic area of migration and integration;
Knowledge of the EU decision-making process;
Professional experience in the management of social programmes (3-5 years minimum);
Strong analytical and writing skills;
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
Fluency in English required; fluency in one or more other European languages, particularly French is desired;
Excellent organizational skills, including the management and supervision of budgets;
Ability to work independently and as a member of a small team;
Excellent academic record at master level in related field (e.g. Migration, Political Sciences, International Relations and European studies, Development Studies, Socio-Cultural Anthropology…);
Good IT skills;
Experience in the not for profit sector will be valued.