The Åland Islands Peace Institute is currently looking for a full time project manager, from the end of 2010 until the end of 2011 for the EU-financed project Challenging Gender Roles for Prevention of Trafficking. Experience in project management, knowledge of gender issues and good knowledge of Egnlish are essential.
The Åland Islands Peace Institute conducts projects and research into peace and conflict issues in a broadly defined sense from the vantage-point of Åland and the special status that Åland enjoys under international law. It focuses on autonomy in various forms, minority-related issues, demilitarisation and conflict management. The Institute is a member of several national and international networks of organisations working on closely related issues. The Institute was founded in 1992 as an independent charitable foundation.
Since October 2009 the Åland Islands Peace Institute is the lead partner of a INTERREG IV A project entitled “Challenging Gender Stereotypes for Prevention of Trafficking “. The project is implemented in close partnership with Riga-based Resource Center for Women “Marta” for implementing the unique Nordic Girl and Boy Group method, informing the wider audience about the importance of linking empowerment, gender equality and gender based crime, and scientifically researching the outcome.
A project manager is needed for the last year of this project. The position is full time from November 2010 until 31.12.2011. As a project manager you are the driving force and coordinator for the project that is implemented in close cooperation with the partner organisation in Latvia. You need to be able to work strategically and overarching to plan, imlement and follow up the activities in the project. This will be done in close cooperation with the project team, that you are in charge of – 4 staff on Åland and 5 staff in Latvia – as well as with consultants, leaders, donors and other stakeholders involved in the project. You are responsible for reporting and results. In cooperation with the Information Officer you are also responsible for communicating the project both internally and externally. To follow sicentific and political developments in the field are included in the tasks of the project manager.
The position is located to Mariehamn, Åland, Finland and the monthly salary is set to 2700€.
Applications are to be sent in two copies to the Åland Islands Peace Institute, PB85, 22101 Mariehamn, Åland, Finland. Deadline is 1st of November 2010. Contatct information of at least two refernce persons need to be included in the application. Interviews may be conducted even before this date.
Questions on the position can be adressed to the Peace Institute Director Ms Sia Spiliopoulou Åkermark and the Information Officer Susann Simolin, +358 (18) 21960 / +358 (18) 15570 respektively.
More information can be found (in Swedish) in the Swedish version of this wesite.