19 Nov 2021

Project Coordinator



Saffron Kitchen Project (SKP) is a new charitable organisation setting up in Athens. We support displaced persons by creating opportunity and fostering community through food. We are a registered non-profit organisation that creates high quality, nutritious meals for vulnerable communities in Athens. With team members from around the world the opportunity for people to take pride in sharing their cultures' food. We aim to do three things simultaneously: Nourish, Train, Employ. 

Our first pillar - Nourish – will see us provide people with warming, nurturing and inventive meals in a dignified and sustainable way. We will distribute to organisations throughout Athens that support vulnerable people, ensuring delicious meals whilst avoiding food waste as much as possible. 

The second pillar – Train – will see us provide a culinary education and vocational training in an effort to prepare our students for work in the hospitality industry. Our programme will cover culinary skills as well as including soft skills training such as teamwork, leadership and time management, so that our participants are ready to embark on a hospitality career. 

Finally, the third pillar – Employ – here we will help tackle unemployment in Greece by generating job opportunities for people from the refugee community. The meals will be prepared by the community for the community.

Saffron Kitchen Project - Eat, Cook, Learn, Belong – Your Culinary Community 

As we start our project, we are looking for an enthusiastic, highly organized and passionate Project Coordinator.


Weekly reporting and active collaboration with the Director to ensure constant and sustainable development of the project

Assist the Director in planning and monitoring costs in line with budget’s availability, project’s objectives and donor’s requirements

Monitor the progress of implementation of activities

Ensure that all project tasks are delivered on-time in a coordinated manner, within scope and budget

Ensure that all project tasks are relevant and up to date, as well as planning, managing and executing programmatic changes when needed

Review new activities and present short proposals for the expansion and development of the project

Assist on developing partnerships and/or collaborations with other actors in the field

Manage logistics and procurement procedures for items needed for the project (eg.: food items, kitchen equipment)

Assists the Executive Director in establishing and maintaining an inclusive, diverse and collaborative work environment, ensuring that the highest standards of conduct are observed

Recruitment, induction/onboarding and management of volunteers: coordinate and oversee induction, training, mentoring and supervision of all volunteers (international, local, and community volunteers), including 1:1 follow-ups, weekly meetings and exit interviews 


Time commitment: full time (40/w) Mon-Fri

Previous experience in Project Management 

At least 2 years of experience in humanitarian setting, preferably in long term development contexts

Proficient in written and spoken English and Greek

Good knowledge of MS Office

Experience with team management

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

Flexibility and adaptability

Has the right to work in Greece


Previous experience in culinary/hospitality sector

Fluency in context relevant languages (e.g. Arabic/French/Kurdish/Farsi) are an advantage.

Saffron Kitchen Project  particularly welcomes applications from individuals with experience of migration and/or a refugee background.

We also welcome applications from currently under represented groups such as ethnic minorities and LGBTQ+ candidates


Contract under Greek labour with a competitive salary.


Access to vibrant, multicultural, open minded and enjoyable work environment

Learning opportunities 

Applications (cover letter and resume) can be directed to  by no later than 03.12.2021