Skills Training Coordinator

The Lisbon Project is a multicultural community with members from different professional and educational backgrounds. Through our training courses we aim at giving beneficiaries access to a variety of skills as well as expanding their social and professional networks. As the Skills Training Coordinator, you would organize and oversee a variety of skill-related courses and workshops that are both aligned with the Lisbon Project’s empowerment goals and fitting to our community needs and interests.   

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work with Employment Program Team to conduct community training needs assessment and identify skills or knowledge gaps that need to be addressed.
  • Work with Beneficiary Coordination Director to gauge beneficiaries’ interest, skills and limitations.  
  • Map out training plans, scheduling and budget for each course and workshop. 
  • Research and recommend new and innovative skill-training courses and workshops. 
  • Support Employment Program Team in the marketing of the courses available. 
  • Gather feedback from trainers and trainees after each course. 
  • Liase with the Lisbon Project’s Partnership team in the processes of finding suitable skill-training courses as well as supporting them in the development and maintenance of a strong collaboration with the companies that offer them.  
  • Work with Job Matching Coordinator to, when applicable, refer a beneficiary to an employment opportunity.  
  • Participate in regular team meetings, to address a variety of topics such as budget planning, team bonding, Program strategizing, etc. 
  • Work with Employment Program Manager to find functional and smart solutions to problems that may arise. 


  • Strong IT skills 
  • Fluency in Portuguese, English or both (fluency in other languages is a bonus) 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. 
  • Strong organizational skills 
  • Friendliness (you must be a people’s person and eager to help!) 
  • Cultural awareness and ability to interact with people from different cultures, genders and religious backgrounds 
  • Willingness to use your own laptop and if possible 


  • Networking opportunities – getting connected to partner institutions, philanthropists and people of all backgrounds;
  • Contribution to social impact – self-fulfillment and personal growth in pursuing a valuable cause;
  • Knowledge growth – learning about immigration related processes, contexts and realities as well as other NGO related topics in Portugal;
  • Multi-tasking – having the flexibility to work with different departments and teams, growing in the knowledge and experience of each as well as developing diverse skills to meet the needs presented;
  • Free tea and coffee (like all day long)!
  • Working with a super A-level team 😉

Time Commitment: 20 hours a week (minimum 6 months)

Volunteers Reports to: Employment Program Manager 

We can’t do it without you! Thank you for being a part of our team.