Invitation of tenders for the position as Project Coordinator at the RCH’s Diaconal Office Unit for Refugee Integration

The Aid-organization of the Reformed Churches in Switzerland, HEKS/EPER (Hilfswerk der Evangelischen Kirchen Schweiz/Swiss Church Aid) has been supporting the diaconal and mission services of the Reformed Church in Hungary (RCH). One of HEKS/EPER’s goals is to support the refugee integration work of the RCH and to sensitize RCH congregations in their work to help refugees. The professional will be hired for the extent of the project duration 2017-2020, with a three month trial period.

We are looking for an applicant under the employment of the RCH to coordinate refugee-ministry projects and whose work will be supervised by the Head of the Diaconal Office Unit for Refugee Integration and by the program executive of HEKS/EPER.

Scope of activities

1. Coordinate project activities to sensitize and equip RCH congregations to the plight of refugees and shift the attitude of the broader population from one of fear towards refugees to one of compassion:

-          Work in close cooperation with the Diaconal Office of the RCH, the HEKS/EPER organization, as well as Kalunba Social Services Ltd. – the RCH’s implementing partner in refugee integration work

-          Support the coordination of congregational projects and support them in their outreach, in close cooperation with the Head of the Unit and Kalunba

-          Visit RCH congregations, collect information, support the project-leaders, monitor and promote the development of the projects

-          Provide communications support to provide a balanced perspective on human migration, refugees, with special attention given to the Hungarian context and coordinate communications campaigns to work towards the sensitization of the broader population

-          Work with other RCH departments to integrate refugee work into pastor and elder trainings, as well as other events

-          Coordinate and attend study trips to share best practices in the field

-          Produce resources that can be used throughout various avenues of sensitization work

-          Ensure overall project monitoring and collection of monitoring data in cooperation with Kalunba and participating congregations

-          Write reports and consolidate financial and narrative reports of the different project components

-          Balancing accounts

-          Cooperation with the Diaconal Office, Kalunba, and other pertinent partners in the field as well as with international partner Churches and organizations and with ecumenical organizations working in the field of refugee-ministry

-          Administrative duties for the Zurich-based HEKS/EPER organization

-          Regular (quarterly) reports for the HEKS/EPER program coordinator


Gross monthly salary: 280,000 HUF

Beginning of employment

1 April 2017

End of employment

31 December 2020

Working time


Place of employment

Budapest-based main office, with travel throughout Hungary (project-visiting)

Rules governing the competition

-          Academic qualification: applicant must be a graduate of higher education

-          Studies in Political Science, International Studies, Cultural Anthropology, and/or Sociology are preferable

-          Knowledge of Church structure and life in a congregation and its services, experience in creating application materials and supporting the work of a congregation, knowledge of the application systems, intense flexibility in working with an international organization and the local Church

-          Experience in issues of human migration and refugee integration

-          At least 3 years of professional experience in project and office management

-          Excellent communication and presentation skills

-          MS Office knowledge on a user level

-          Fluency in English in both writing and speaking (German and/or French knowledge is an advantage)

-          B category driving licence

Application terms

The application material (CV, motivation letter and church recommendation) should be sent in English to the address of the Head of the Refugee Integration Unit, Ms Dóra Kanizsai-Nagy: Deadline: 12:00 on 28 February. There will be a personal interview with selected applicants on 3 March. All pertinent information has been included in this document and no further details will be provided to persons in the application process. 

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