The 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.


  • Emergency Response Coordinator

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




  • 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 


  • First aid qualification

  • Languages Greek, Farsi, Arabic or French an advantage

  • Previous work experience in the humanitarian sector 

  • Driving license and ability to drive manual transmission.

  • To apply, send your CV and Cover Letter to by 28/12/2018. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.