EMERGENCY RESPONSE COORDINATOR LESVOS
Summary of position
The emergency Response Coordinator oversees emergency response operations in the North of Lesvos.
The Coordinator is responsible for managing the Emergency Response Officer, for ensuring that the team is always ready to respond and that all projects are operating to the highest of standards. The emergency response team is on call 24/7, therefore duties and responsibilities are divided between the Lesvos staff team to ensure efficient operational security, time off and coordination.
This is a varied and challenging role that requires flexibility and a willingness to work when needed. The successful candidate will have strong organisational skills, be a natural problem solver, work well in a high pressure environment, have a good attention to detail and an ability to manage both small and large teams.
Board of Directors
Coordinate emergency response operations on the north shore of Lesvos on a 24/7 basis
Liaise with key external parties including UNHCR, national authorities and Frontex
Manage the Emergency Response Officer and delegate responsibilities where appropriate
Manage a team of volunteers that varies in ability and size week to week
Plan and execute training sessions to ensure all team members can fulfill their responsibilities to the highest standards
Identify opportunities to improve the experience of our beneficiaries and take initiative in enacting them
Ensure the safety of volunteers
Hold responsibility for LHR equipment, cars, housing etc. and manage their continuation and/or maintenance
Responsible for implementing field-level contingency plans with the CC
Experience of working in emergency response
Proven ability to work well in a high pressure environment
International driving license for a manual car and experience of driving 4x4 cars off road
Proven leadership skills in high pressure situations
Experience of managing a team and an ability to motivate this team in challenging situations
Experience of managing budgets
Strong communication skills
A high level of both written and spoken English
Experience in report writing for a range of audiences
Personal health insurance
Valid EU Visa for a minimum of 3 months
Experience in a maritime or emergency response profession
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 the board of directors and Emergency Response team
To apply, please send a cover letter and your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org.