Vacancy Announcement – Project Coordinator (full-time)


Refugee Rights Association (RRA) is interested to hire a Full-Time Project Coordinator for Strengthening Asylum in Cyprus project implemented in partnership with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Country Office in Cyprus.

Organizational Context

Refugee Rights Association was established in 2009 to work against the shortcomings and violations regarding the right to asylum in the northern part of Cyprus and to provide legal and social support to refugees and asylum seekers. Over time the association extended its activities to include efforts to combat human trafficking and racism.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Carry out general management and coordination of the Project and persons working under the project;
  • Prepare periodic reports on activities carried out, problems identified and solutions proposed, have the primary responsibility in drafting monthly, mid-term and final project reports;
  • Network with relevant civil society actors, educational institutions, and the media to actively foster a positive and respectful public attitude towards asylum seekers and refugees;
  • Represent the project team and the association in meetings with local bodies and CSOs and other relevant stakeholders;
  • Plan, coordinate, undertake advocacy activities;
  • Coordinate and liaise with all stakeholders including refugees, local bodies, CSOs, businesses etc;
  • Manage the project’s human and financial resources;
  • Assure that the project’s budget is used in accordance with the set targets and rules;
  • Maintain of financial records and monitoring systems to record and reconcile expenditures, balances, payments, statements and other data for day-to-day transactions and reports;
  • Ensure that financial transactions and reconciliations are processed in line with relevant organizational policies and procedures;
  • Verify that the financial transactions are correct and in accordance with UNHCR rules and procedures;
  • Perform personnel administration tasks including processing salary payments, issuance of contracts and maintenance of various personnel records and files, including attendance, leave plan, etc.;
  • Maintain efficient and timely archiving system of physical and electronic files to ensure that all documents are accounted for;
  • Ensure that effective methods are employed in data keeping;
  • Maintain efficient and timely archiving system of physical and electronic files to ensure that all documents are accounted for.
  • Ensure that beneficiaries participate in all aspects of the project;
  • Make efforts towards developing the project through short and long planning as well as exploration for additional financial resourcing;
  • Perform other duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications and Professional Experience and Required:

  • Completion of higher education in Social Sciences, Law, Business Administration, Finance, Management, or other related fields;
  • Minimum 3 years of previous job experience relevant to the function;
  • Computer skills, including excellent use of word processing and spreadsheet software.

Language requirements: Excellent command of English and Turkish.

Other mandatory requirements: 

  • Ability to reside and work in the northern part of Cyprus at the time of application;
  • Ability to cross the Green Line at the time of application.

Competencies Required:

  • Accountability
  • Teamwork & Collaboration
  • Communication
  • Organizational Awareness
  • Empowering and Building Trust
  • Managing Performance
  • Managing Resources
  • Leadership
  • Planning and Organizing

Desirable Qualifications & Competencies:

  • Political Awareness
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Experience in project implementation in civil society;
  • Knowledge of UNHCR administrative and financial rules, procedures and processes;
  • Prior exposure to UNHCR refugee operations and functions relating to office administration and programme activities;
  • Experience in working with vulnerable groups;
  • Experience in working in a multi-cultural and multi-national context.


Applications MUST include a CV and a cover letter.

Please confirm in your application, that you have never been subject to sanctions (disciplinary, administrative, or criminal) arising from an investigation in relation to SEA, or left employment pending investigation and refused to cooperate in such an investigation.

Closing date:  18 December 2022. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. 

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