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We are looking for an
OFFICE COORDINATOR (H/F), full time or 80 %

The Green Flower Foundation (GFF) is based in Geneva, Switzerland and supports local professional institutions to deliver vocational education in organic horticulture and floriculture to young people. GFF works through partnerships with institutions, companies and individuals who share its passion for innovative education, entrepreneurship and sustainable development. For more information, please consult www.greenflowerfoundation.org

To support the team and develop the pilot project in Ethiopia, Green Flower Foundation is looking for an Office Coordinator for its office in Geneva.


Main responsibilities:
The incumbent will take on the operational management of the Foundation in accordance with the statutes and the framework established by the Board of Foundation and will be responsible for:
o Running the administrative and financial management, incl. accounting and budgeting of the Foundation;
o Coordinating and supporting the GFF team in Addis Ababa;
o Ensuring the strategic orientations defined by the Board;
o Overseeing the operations of the Foundation’s structures in accordance with its mission, its values and its guidelines;
o Ensuring compliance with the framework conditions (cantonal and federal standards and directives in Switzerland, as well as in Ethiopia);
o Ensuring dynamic and constructive communication with all internal and external stakeholders;

Additionally, depending on the competencies and experience of the selected candidate, the incumbent will contribute to:
o Designing a successful Fund-Raising strategy and managing it;
o Managing and developing the Foundation’s communication strategy and tools;
o Developing a network of partners active in Switzerland and abroad (experts, educational institutions, agro-companies, donors);
o Ensuring the monitoring of the quality of the projects and ensuring pedagogical coherence.


Your profile:
o Completed studies at university level or equivalent professional degree, with a focus on administration, economy, development, international relations, or similar;
o Minimum 3 to 5 years of experience in office management and/or project management, including administrative, financial and budgetary matters, ideally in the not-for-profit sector;
o Ability to use IT tools and to manage contents on social media platforms;

Good understanding or strong interest in most of the following areas:
– Dual education system;
– Entrepreneurship;
– Sustainable Development, notably in agronomy;
– Ethiopia.

Languages:
– English (fluent / excellent written and oral);
– French (fluent);
– German would be a plus;
– Amharic a plus.



Personal skills:
o Strong communication and interpersonal skills;
o Multicultural sensitivity;
o Pragmatic and proactive attitude;
o Strong team spirit, but able to work autonomously.


Practical aspects:
o The position is based in Geneva and the incumbent must have a valid working permit;
o Capacity and willingness for occasional short missions to Ethiopia, as well as day trips within Switzerland;
o Start date for the position is as soon as possible.


We offer:
o An exciting opportunity to participate and contribute to the shaping of the organization’s activities.
o The opportunity to have an impact on the lives of the beneficiaries
o A pleasant working environment in the heart of Geneva, a lot of autonomy and salary and benefits that are commensurate with the not-for-profit sector.

Documents to send with application:
o A recently up-dated CV;
o A motivation letter, including date of availability;
o Relevant certifications (degrees and other certifications, reference letters);
o Work certificates if employed in Switzerland;

If you see yourself in this role, fulfill the requirements and share our passion for sustainable projects, please send your application by e-mail to Dr Mathieu Assal, Secretary of the Green Flower Foundation, mathieu.assal@bluewin.ch.

Sokha Hin
Sokha Hin is cofounder of OpenTeam. Engaged into creating a more sustainable economy. 10+ years track in innovation and digital startup environment. Discovered the so little-known reality of climate change at COP20, in Lima, Peru, Dec 2014. Engaged as a consequence into raising awarness of citizens worldwide and empowering citizens into concrete action through digital tools and spreading social entrepreneurship. The World can evolve only by providing a collective reponse, up to the stake of climate change.

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