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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 currently hiring for the following positions:  


GRANTS AND COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER

LHR is looking for an experienced Grants and Communications Manager, who is able to provide technical expertise and capacity development support to LHR and partner staff.

Summary: The Grants and Communications Manager (G&CM) reports to the Country Coordinator and is located in Ritsona/ Chalkida, Greece. Working closely with the Management Team and under the guidance of Country Coordinator, the main objective is to define and implement communication, partnership and grant management strategies geared at establishing LHR as a trusted voice and presence on the ground, promoting the LHR mission, and obtaining the necessary support and financial means to allow LHR to maintain its programmes.

The G&CM is responsible for all internal and external communication for LHR. The G&CM leads, inspires and supervises a small but dynamic team responsible for promoting all elements of the LHR brand, developing and maintaining a network of relevant partnerships to support the LHR mission and vision, continuing to build and mobilise a community of ambassadors for fundraising and advocacy, and  media relations.

Reports to: Country Coordinator

Department: Fundraising and Communications

Leads & Supervises: 2 direct reports

Contract: Swedish Volunteer Contract

Key responsibilities:

  • Balancing grant and donor requirements with a robust communications policy, which supports brand integrity and established advocacy objectives.
  • Lead the development process of a comprehensive and coherent fundraising strategy  to promote LHR strategic objectives
  • Ensure LHR is clearly and transparently represented externally and internally
  • Stay abreast of current trends and techniques and manage social media and digital channels, LHR website and blog, press and media relations
  • Operate as a spokesperson for the LHR, working alongside the Country Coordinator to profile LHR both on and offline
  • Responsible for the representation of the LHR to the media, external and internal events together with the Country Coordinator
  • Plan and execute integrated multimedia campaigns with limited budget
  • Oversees internal communications material and publishing of the monthly newsletter
  • Manages the communications team
  • Oversees and coordinates the Grants and Reporting officer, to ensure timely and accurate reporting for key stakeholders

As the responsibilities listed here cannot be exhaustive, the position holder may be required to undertake other duties that are broadly in line with the above key responsibilities

Required:

  • Demonstrated ability to achieve communications-related objectives with at least 5 years of experience in related fields;
  • Extensive experience of fundraising, proposal development and grant management using participatory methodologies and approaches, preferably with an NGO or similar capacity;
  • Knowledge of donor mechanisms such as DFID, ECHO and OFDA;
  • Strong strategic, research and analytical abilities;
  • Demonstrated ability to manage projects and project members to deliver objectives on time;
  • Demonstrated budget management skills;
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills;
  • Commitment to, and demonstrated ability to work well as part of a team;
  • Ability to work unsupervised, in a rapidly shifting context;
  • Bachelor’s Degree or above;
  • Strong network of international media contacts
  • Proven track record in resource mobilisation with strong practical understanding of  fundraising, using participatory methodologies and approaches
  • Extensive experience in proposal development and grant management
  • High level exposure to humanitarian and development issues and contexts
  • The candidate should have a valid work permit in EU

Desired:

  • Master Degree of relevant work experience
  • A combination of private and third sector experience
  • Experience living and working extensively overseas
  • Proficient using photo, web and video editing software  
  • Experience volunteering or working within an INGO  or governmental organisation
  • Interest and knowledge of displaced populations
  • Language skills in Greek, Arabic, Kurdish, Farsi/Dari are an asset

To apply, please send your CV and Cover Letter to hrfinance@lighthouserelief.org. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.


YOUTH ENGAGEMENT SPACE FACILITATOR

Summary: Lighthouse Relief has been operational at Ritsona Refugee Camp since April 2016.  In February 2017, LHR began a youth engagement program with residents 16-25 years old, with the program since expanding to include youth 12-25. Τhe Youth Engagement Space (YES) serves as a drop-in center where young camp residents can benefit from peer support, engage in age-appropriate dynamic activities, and play an active part in creating and leading programming. The YES is a safe, supportive space where creativity is celebrated and youth voices, opinions and concerns are valued and respected.

The YES Facilitator will be based in Ritsona Camp, Central Greece, and will report directly to the YES Manager. The Youth Engagement Space Facilitator will support the YES Manager in implementing activities for youth aged 12-25 in the YES.

Reports to: YES Manager

Key Responsibilities:

Programming

  • Plan the weekly YES programming schedule, coordinating and developing a variety of activities, including workshops, background activities, and long-term projects.
  • Ensure a safe, youth-friendly space where YES activities are implemented in an appropriate manner; mediate interpersonal conflicts, deescalate crises, and maintain safety for all youth and team members.
  • Along with the YES Manager, gather content, design, publish, and launch editions of the Ritsona Kingdom Journal, a magazine featuring the voices and artwork of youth artists in Ritsona refugee camp, which is issued approximately every three months.
  • Provide support to YES Manager on training volunteers and running Resident Volunteer Program, which trains and supports the residents of Ritsona to run 30-60% of regular YES programming.

Outreach and protection

  • Assist in implementing community outreach strategy to encourage youth to participate in and develop workshops and activities, with an average weekly participation of 50+ youth and 10+ Resident Volunteers.
  • Ensure the participation of all groups of youth, especially youth who are the most vulnerable.
  • Identify and address protection concerns and gaps in services, particularly for vulnerable youth, and refer them to the YES Manager.

Administrative tasks

  • Assist YES Manager in youth programme participation tracking, monitoring, documentation, and reporting.
  • Assist YES Manager in managing programme budget and monthly spending; track and report finances, securing new funds and operating within budget monthly.
  • Oversee inventory of YES supplies and ensure equipment is accounted for and stored securely.

Required:

  • Degree in international Education, Social Work, Child Development, Psychology, Arts, or related field.
  • Previous experience working with youth, refugee youth, or at-risk youth.
  • Ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced, stressful environment.
  • Able to adapt to a multicultural context and work cross-linguistically.
  • Cross-cultural awareness and flexibility.
  • Strong organizational skills and efficiency.
  • Excellent interpersonal, writing & communications skills.
  • Ability to maintain appropriate boundaries with youth and program participants.
  • Great sense of humour.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office and Google Drive programs.

Desired:

  • Fluency in Arabic.
  • Knowledge of Kurmanji, Sorani, French and Farsi.
  • Experience implementing Youth Engagement activities and programming, especially experience implementing creative youth engagement projects.
  • Knowledge and experience implementing International Standards in Humanitarian Action (such as Sphere and the Child Protection Minimum Standards).
  • Driving license and ability to drive manual transmission.

Lighthouse Relief will provide the YES Facilitator with shared housing and transportation in staff cars. This position is currently contracted on a rolling monthly basis.

To apply, please send CV and cover letter to yesmanager.ritsona@lighthouserelief.org and fo.ritsona@lighthouserelief.org. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.


EMERGENCY RESPONSE OFFICER

Summary: The Emergency Response Officer supports the Emergency Response Coordinator in running LHR operations in the north of Lesvos. The Emergency Response Officer leads a team of volunteers in taking the necessary steps to ensure the teams are always ready to respond.

The Emergency Response Officer takes an active role in all operations, and acts as the leader on the ground who guides volunteers to ensure that all preparations are made to a high standard. The successful candidate will have a strong ability to lead and motivate a team, often in challenging situations and with limited resources. The successful candidate will be flexible and display a strong commitment to all tasks. In addition to having a deep understanding of the field operations, the role includes administrative and tasks, requiring strong organizational skills.

Reports to: Emergency Response Coordinator
Commitment: 3 months with possible extension pending evaluation 3 weeks prior to the end of the contract

Key responsibilities

  • Lead emergency response operations in conjunction with the Emergency Response Coordinator based on an agreed schedule between Officer and Coordinator
  • Play an active part in all operations and take the lead on key operational tasks
  • Manage a team of volunteers on a daily basis to ensure projects are run to the highest standard: This includes organising storage spaces in the UNHCR camp in which LHR operates, facilitating training for an ever-changing team of volunteers and managing specific short-term projects as and when the need arises
  • Undertake administrative tasks including volunteer registration with local authorities, recruiting and facilitating arrival of new volunteers, etc.
  • Take responsibility for budgeting and accounting as pertains to costs associated with emergency response operations
  • Liaise and coordinate with key partners on a daily basis
  • Management of NFI stock in the camp, including collaboration with donors and facilitating shipments of NFI donations
  • Primary role is to coordinating the services provided the camp when arrivals are present. This would include coordinating the scheduled volunteers in the event of an arrival, leading the team and working alongside other actors
  • Ensure the safety of volunteers

Required

  • Reliability, flexibility and adaptability due to a changing context
  • Experience of working in emergency response
  • International driving license for a manual car and experience of driving 4x4 cars off road
  • Ability to lead, train and motivate a team of volunteers from a variety of backgrounds
  • Work in a professional way under minimal supervision and be self-motivated
  • Integrity, flexibility and a willingness to support wherever needed
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Strong communication skills
  • A high level of both written and spoken English
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Personal health insurance
  • Valid EU Visa for a minimum of 3 months

Desired

  • First aid qualification
  • Languages Greek, Farsi, Arabic or French an advantage
  • Previous work experience in the humanitarian sector

*ToR subject to change based on agreement between Country Coordinator and Emergency Response Coordinator

To apply, send your CV and Cover Letter to erc@lighthouserelief.org. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.


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 Ritsona refugee camp 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.