Sports and Football Coordinator

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3. October 2017
Tags: logistics / warehouses | general support | Greek Islands: Lesvos | language | admin / coordination | arts / sports / music | work with kids | long-term | ASAP

We are looking for a Sports and Football coordinator! Currently, we are running a sports and football program for the children of the Kara Tepe campUS. This program will be expanding to include the local Greek children and therefore we need your help!


Your role at Movement On The Ground

As a football- and sports coordinator at MOTG you will be responsible for all sports activities for the children at Kara Tepe campUS. You will not just be coaching children between 6 and 18 years old, but also be responsible for coordinating a variety of sports within the program. Additionally, you will be training residents of Kara Tepe to become independent sports coaches during the program. We are working together with the FC Barcelona Foundation and the program is focussed on life skills, such as teamwork, effort, respect, humility and ambition and so we’d love you to also to observe, detect and tackle pedagogical challenges. You will be working with one other coordinator, a group of residents from Kara Tepe and the local Greek community.


What we are looking for

  • A person with social work skills or background
  • Experience in coaching or teaching children between 6-18 years old
  • Ability of communicating in Arabic, Farsi, Kurdi or French is a pre, but not a must


You are

  • Creative and organized
  • Flexible
  • Good with kids
  • A team player
  • 24 years old or older
  • In the possession of a driver’s license
  • Always happy to help!


What you’ll get

  • To be part of an inspiring community that is rethinking the current refugee crisis
  • A unique, inspiring experience by getting to teach, inspire and encourage children 
  • Getting to work alongside people from all over the world
  • A chance to live on the beautiful island of Lesvos
  • A financial compensation (think of living costs, transport and an additional compensation)


Starting date

Ideally, you’re available immediately and can stay at least six months.



What do we need from you?

Do you believe you’ll fit the job? Please send us a motivation letter (max. 1 page, including photo) and your CV to sports@movementontheground.com.

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