Long-term Positions

These positions require a minimum commitment of the number of months specified in each description. Support is provided for accommodation and living expenses. We are now seeking:

Project and Volunteer Coordinator

Below positions are currently filled, but as we need to recruit on a regular basis we still accept applications. They will all be registered and we might contact you when the position opens up again.

ECO Relief Manager
Constructions Manager
Female Friendly Space manager
Regional Coordinator


About the Organisation

Lighthouse Relief Hellas is the Greek registered branch of the Swedish NGO Lighthouse Relief. Our teams of skilled, international staff and volunteers provide emergency relief to refugees that arrive on the Greek island of Lesvos, and services in refugee camps in mainland Greece. Our branch ECO Relief on Lesvos focuses on restoring the shoreline on Lesvos and other local projects to support the island. Our ambition is to find a response that simultaneously improves the conditions for both refugees and local actors.

Lighthouse Relief Hellas undertakes all the activities of Lighthouse Relief in Greece: programming, humanitarian response, advocacy and fundraising. As the national branch of an international NGO, Lighthouse Relief Hellas is present every day on the field in Greece, but also plays a strategic and important role in campaigns and advocacy for our beneficiaries internationally.

We strive to have our team grow with more national staff and we encourage Greek applicants for all positions.


Project and Volunteer Coordinator

SUMMARY OF POSITION

We are currently seeking two Project and Volunteer Coordinators to manage volunteer recruitment and project administration in our sites. In this role you will be responsible for all aspects of our volunteer program, including the application process, orientation, support, scheduling and team-buildings. It also includes logistics, some procurement and project administration. 

This role is ideal for someone interested in gaining more experience in the field. The Project and Volunteer Coordinator reports to the Regional Coordinator. 

The length of the position is for a minimum of three months, with the possibility to extend.

This is a volunteer position, but some support is provided for accommodation and living expenses.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Lead the recruitment process and orientation of new volunteers
  • Serve as the point of contact for all incoming volunteers, and assist them in getting settled
  • Work with Project Managers to plan and schedule shifts and ensure volunteer coverage at all field sites
  • Serve as the focal point for feedback from volunteers throughout their time with Lighthouse and support them in their role, enabling people to work to the best of their ability
  • Work to improve the general volunteer experience;
  • Administration including, but not limited to, logging on-site donations, uploading receipts of monthly expenses and petty cash handling and reimbursement.
  • Assist in purchasing and transport/housing logistics for staff, ensuring the budget is being followed.
  • Assist the Regional Coordinator in the field when needed
     

QUALIFICATIONS

REQUIRED

  • Studies in social sciences, development studies, HR or a related field – or minimum two years working experience in a related field
  • Exceptional English written and oral communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal and team building skills
  • Ability to work with limited resources in a sometimes challenging environment
  • Ability to cultivate enthusiasm in others
  • Work well under minimal supervision and be self-motivated
  • Work well with team of local staff, foreign staff and international volunteers
  • Integrity, flexibility and willingness to support where needed
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • International Drivers' license and ability to drive a manual car
  • Personal Health Insurance
  • Valid EU-visa for minimum three months

DESIRED

  • Languages: Greek, Arabic or Farsi an advantage
  • Previous work experience in the humanitarian sector
     

TO APPLY

Please send a cover letter and a CV in English to hr@lighthouserelief.org and write “Project and Volunteer coordinator” in the subject line. Please be sure to mention the date you would be available to start. Only applicants invited for an interview will be contacted, please see our webpage www.lighthouserelief.org for more details of our work. 

This position is currently filled in all of our locations, but we still take applications for the next time we will recruit.


ECO Relief Manager

Location: Lesvos
Contract: Minimum 3 months with possibility to extend

Context

One of our missions is to support the clean-up of Lesvos and find solutions for the environmental problems that have occurred, with more than 600 000 life jackets and 10 000 rubber dinghies discarded on the shores. We are now looking for a dedicated volunteer Project Manager to join and lead our environmental clean-up team.

Summary of position

The ECO Relief Manager will be based in Skala Sikamineas, Lesvos, Greece and reports directly to the Regional Coordinator. The Project Manager coordinates and oversees the daily clean-up operations and supervises the general volunteers present on their shift.

Key Responsibilities

  • Ensure that each shift is fully covered with adequate volunteers and lead an efficient and responsible clean-up operation
  • Provide leadership, guidance and direction to volunteers who are on shift at the site
  • Procuring needed supplies and ensuring good care and use of the equipment
  • Communicate relevant information between supervisors and volunteers
  • Cooperate with locals and other organizations present
  • Detailed finance- and project reporting on a regular basis to field coordinator and country office

Qualifications

ESSENTIAL

  • Excellent project management skills
  • Experienced team leader with strong communication- and coordination skills
  • Ability to work under pressure, and within a rapidly changing situation
  • Physically fit & comfortable in- and out of water. Able to swim and experienced in outdoor activities as the local terrain can be very challenging to work in at times.
  • Basic First Aid & CPR
  • Drivers license (4x4, shift stick)
  • Fluent in English
  • Proficient in Word, Excel, Office
  • Project administration, including budgeting and communication

DESIRED

  • Previous experience volunteering or working internationally
  • Diver license, boat license or skipper license
  • Experience in volunteer recruitment
  • Knowledge of the greek language is a distinct advantage
  • Own computer

To Apply

Please send a cover letter and CV in English to hr@lighthouserelief.org and put "ECO Relief Manager” in the subject line.

Please be sure to mention the date you would be available to start.

Only applicants invited for an interview will be contacted. Please see our Facebook page www.facebook.com/lighthouserelief and ECO Relief web page for more details of our work.

Application Deadline: ASAP. This posting will remain open until filled. The start date for the position is ASAP.


Constructions Manager

Location: Greece
Contract: Minimum 3 months with possibility to extend

CONTEXT

LHR facilities in the camps are mainly composed of prefabricated units, shipping containers and tents. The Construction Unit has been responsible for the creation of these spaces and works to constantly improve them through small projects such as sunshades, corridors and porches as protection from rain, lighting installation, furniture, painting, etc. The aim is to create spaces that are comfortable, secure and have all amenities our programs need to run their activities at full capacity.

Summary of position

The Construction Manager is responsible for supervising construction projects and activities being executed throughout the Construction Unit. The Construction Manager coordinates the daily activities of the Construction Unit in the camp, as well as volunteer schedules and is also responsible for monitoring and reporting of the construction related projects. The Construction Manager is also responsible for LHR facilities maintenance.

The Construction Unit is composed of both expat volunteers and camp residents (asylum seekers) volunteers. The Construction Manager’s responsibility is to efficiently coordinate the team, ensure a good atmosphere and promote the participation of camp residents.

LHR requires a leader who knows how to work in a team with excellent organizational skills; a proactive person who can procure good quality solutions to technical problems.

Key Responsibilities

  • Oversee and manage assigned construction projects from conception to completion
  • Review the project in-depth to schedule deliverables and estimate costs
  • Track and report on current ongoing construction projects; in regards to work progress, schedule, budget, etc
  • Supervise and lead the performance of the team of LHR volunteers working in construction
  • Identify construction and maintenance needs in close coordination with field staff
  • Ensure the good condition of LHR facilities through the coordination of maintenance activities
  • Manage procurement of goods and services in accordance with construction and maintenance needs
  • Administration, including but not limited to, tracking and reporting weekly expenses
  • Manage and maintain an updated inventory of LHR Construction Unit’s equipment and assets

Qualifications and Competences

REQUIRED

  • Project management skills
  • Knowledge of construction principles, project cost accounting
  • Ability to work with limited resources in a sometimes challenging environment
  • Work well under minimal supervision; self-motivated
  • Work well with team of local staff, foreign staff and international volunteers
  • Integrity, flexibility and willingness to support where needed
  • Skills in reading and interpreting blueprints, architectural and engineering drawings
  • Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Office applications
  • Fluent working proficiency in English
  • Driver’s license –and ability to drive a manual car

DESIRED

  • Degree in Engineering, Architecture, Construction Management, or applicable field related to the overall project tasking
  • Experience using CAD, GIS, etc..
  • Hands-on expertise in construction—especially carpentry
  • Previous work experience in the humanitarian sector
  • Language skills in Greek, Arabic, Kurdish, Farsi/Dari are assets

TO APPLY

Please send a cover letter and a CV in English to hr@lighthouserelief.org and write “Constructions Manager” in the subject line. Please be sure to mention the date you would be available to start. Only applicants invited for an interview will be contacted, please see our webpage www.lighthouserelief.org for more details of our work. 


Female Friendly Space Manager

This position is currently filled in all of our locations, but we still take applications for the next time we will recruit.

When living in a refugee camp, women have limited spaces to find relief from their household responsibilities. Women become more isolated and prone to become subjects of sexual violence and harassment. Our response takes place mainly at our Female Friendly Space (FFS), where women and girls can feel physically and emotionally safe.


SUMMARY OF POSITION

The FFS Manager is responsible for ensuring a safe and effective implementation of our program based on a GBV approach. The FFS Manager coordinates and oversees the daily activities in the FFS, as well as volunteer schedules and is also responsible for monitoring of the program activities and reporting. We require a leader who knows how to work in a team with excellent interpersonal skills; a creative and proactive person who can transmit the Lighthouse Spirit into our projects with the refugee communities. The FFS Manager will be based in one of our camps in the Epirus region in northern Greece and report directly to the Regional Coordinator.

The length of the position is for a minimum of three months, with the possibility to extend.

This is a volunteer position, but some support is provided for accommodation and living expenses.


KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Act as focal point for the FFS area, ensuring a safe space and empowerment for women and girls
  • Lead and supervise the team of volunteers in the FFS
  • Implement and develop psychosocial activities
  • Ensure participation of all women in FFS activities and outreach, especially among camp minorities and those most at risk
  • Act as mediator to build good relationships with the community and other NGO:s and actors on site
  • Collaborate with protection agencies active in camp to ensure a proper referral of potential GBV cases
  • Maintain monthly inventory and ensure replacements are made.
  • Manage the monthly budget for the FFS.
  • Adhere to safeguarding measures, Sphere Standards and IASC Guidelines for integrating GBV in humanitarian action
  • Work with the Volunteer Coordinator to screen and brief volunteers
  • Prepare monthly reports for donors on FFS activities.
     

QUALIFICATIONS

REQUIRED

  • Minimum one year of experience working directly with women and girls, providing psychosocial support activities
  • Background in GBV in Emergencies, women’s rights or psychosocial support
  • Knowledge and experience implementing international standards in humanitarian action
  • Experience working as a team leader with strong interpersonal, communication- and coordination skills
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Excellent project management skills and working knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Excellent in English, both written and oral
  • International drivers license and the ability to drive a manual car
  • Health insurance
  • Valid EU-visa for minimum three months

DESIRED

  • Knowledge of Arabic/Kurdish/Farsi/Greek is an advantage
  • Background in GBV protection work
  • Experience in setting up or working in Female Friendly Spaces and/or Women and Girls Safe Spaces in refugee settings
  • Experience in arts, crafts, sports and music
     

HOW TO APPLY

Please send a cover letter and a CV in English to hr@lighthouserelief.org and write “FFS manager” in the subject line. Please be sure to mention the date you would be available to start. Only applicants invited for an interview will be contacted, please see our webpage www.lighthouserelief.org for more details of our work.

This position is currently filled in all of our locations, but we still take applications for the next time we will recruit.


Regional Coordinator

This position is currently filled in all of our locations, but we still take applications for the next time we will recruit.

Lighthouse Relief Hellas (LHRH) is a humanitarian organisation providing initial assistance to people arriving by boat and restoring the environment on Lesvos, and supporting the health and wellbeing of those residing in refugee camps on mainland Greece. 

We are currently looking for a future, dedicated regional coordinator to provide strategic direction and leadership to all staff and volunteers working within one of our regions.
 

SUMMARY OF POSITION

The regional coordinator will be based in Greece and report to the country director.

The regional coordinator provides leadership to and manages the LHR team, ensures they adhere to protocols, acts as a focal point for LHRH operations in the region, manages the site finances, ensures it is in line with the approved budget, collaborates with the country office on strategy, and liaises with the community and other actors at the site. 
 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide leadership to the LHR team to ensure all members act in line with the vision, strategy and core values of the organisation, which are: empowerment, dignity and respect for our service users
  • Ensure all staff and employees strictly adhere to LHR protocols and standards
  • Work with the country office to develop and implement strategies, projects and policies
  • Lead teams in implementing LHR programming
  • Represent LHR in all relevant meetings with partners, donors, and other stakeholders
  • Report to the country office on all budgetary and financial matters
  • Act as a key person for liaison and focal point for LHRH.
  • Manage LHRH’s operations, ensuring its smooth running, including in terms of staffing, scheduling, day-to-day activities, procurement of supplies and physical infrastructure
  • Manage the budget for the site and ensure that spending is in line with it
  • Oversee camp coordination and activities supported by LHRH
  • Attend all meetings to ensure a clear channel of communication with other actors at the site location, including community leaders, NGOs, officials and the military
  • Manage communications with on site donors as well as with LHRH Grants Manager
  • Submit relevant data regarding operations at the end of each week to the country director for reporting to the Lighthouse board
     

QUALIFICATIONS 

REQUIRED

  • Excellent leadership, project and staff management, and communication skills
  • Previous experience in field operations with humanitarian organisations
  • Fluent in English
  • Driver’s license (manual)
  • Proficient in MS Office and Google Drive

DESIRED

  • Working knowledge or fluency in Greek / Arabic / Kurdish / Farsi / Dari is a distinct asset
     

COMPETENCIES

  • Experienced team leader with strong communication and coordination skills
  • Ability to work under pressure with rapidly changing conditions
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Open minded and a problem solver
  • Strong engaging and emotive skills
     

HOW TO APPLY

Please send a cover letter and CV in English to hr@lighthouserelief.org and put "Regional Coordinator” in the subject line. Please mention your date of availability. Only applicants invited for an interview will be contacted. Please see our Facebook page www.facebook.com/lighthouserelief for more details on our work.

This position is currently filled in all of our locations, but we still take applications for the next time we will recruit.


IYCF Supervisor

This position is currently filled in all of our locations, but we still take applications for the next time we will recruit.

(Breastfeeding specialisation preferred)

Our Infant and Young Child Feeding (IYCF) Project is part of our Sexual and Reproductive Health Program. The IYCF project focus on increasing support and information on breastfeeding. We also provide extra nutrients to pregnant and breastfeeding women with infants up to 24 months. 

We are now looking for a dedicated IYCF Supervisor who will also act as a skilled Breastfeeding Specialist to join our team and lead our IYCF Project.
 

SUMMARY OF POSITION

The IYCF Supervisor will be based in Greece.

The IYCF Supervisor coordinates and oversees the daily activities in the mother-and-baby area (MBA); supports and promotes breastfeeding among antenatal and breastfeeding women; holds information thematic sessions with women and girls on breastfeeding support and practices, manages the nutrition distribution for the pregnant and breastfeeding women including the IYCF budget; maintaining the overall project management for the IYCF Project.

The IYCF Supervisor is also responsible for conducting monitoring and evaluation of the project.
 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Maintain the mother-and-baby area (MBA) to promote breastfeeding with appropriate messaging and activities, including holding thematic information sessions.
  • Identify women struggling to breastfeed to better support their needs 
  • Provide leadership, guidance and direction to general IYCF volunteers
  • Ensure good cooperation and communication with camp residents
  • Liaise with relevant partner organisations on site
  • Identify and refer residents at-risk of gender-based violence to the Protection Coordinator.


QUALIFICATIONS

REQUIRED

  • Qualified breastfeeding support worker / counsellor / educator
  • Excellent project management skills 
  • Fluent in English 
  • Proficient in MS Office Suit

DESIRED

  • Health background (e.g. nurse / public health)
  • Basic First Aid training & CPR
  • Previous experience volunteering or working in humanitarian organisations
  • Working knowledge or fluency in Arabic / Kurdish a distinct asset
  • Driver’s license (manual)
     

COMPETENCIES

  • Experienced team leader with strong communication and coordination skills
  • Ability to work under pressure, and within a rapidly changing situation
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Open minded and a problem solver
  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of team
  • Strong engaging and emotive skills
     

HOW TO APPLY

Please send a cover letter and CV in English to hr@lighthouserelief.org and put "IYCF Supervisor” in the subject line. Please be sure to mention the date you would be available to start. Only applicants invited for an interview will be contacted. Please see our Facebook page www.facebook.com/lighthouserelief for more details on our work. 

This position is currently filled in all of our locations, but we still take applications for the next time we will recruit.