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Field Coordinator – IHA Northern Greece

Posted:
13. June 2018
urgency:
medium
Tags: education | logistics / warehouses | general support | Greece: North and East | drivers license | admin / coordination | long-term

Background

IHA is a German non-profit association with a continuous presence in Northern Greece since more than two years. Our focus is providing material support to refugees (food, clothes, hygiene articles), we have also run community and informal education projects in the past. We are cooperating closely with grassroots projects, NGOs and local initiatives. In May this year, we have taken over operations of the central humanitarian warehouse in Northern Greece (previously operated by Help Refugees), located 20km northwest of Thessaloniki. The warehouse receives and stocks donated relief supplies (food, clothes, hygiene articles) from Greece and abroad and redistributes them to a variety of organisations and projects in the region. Furthermore, we have an emergecy response team attending to new arrivals in Thessaloniki from the Turkish border and run regular food and NFI distributions, in particular for unregistered refugees without cash assistance. We've recently opened a free shop in Lagadikia, supplying residents of the nearby camp with food and hygiene articles on a points-based system. There are plans to extend the project in Lagadikia to include community services and informal education.

 

Job Description

  • Coordinate the Lagadikia free shop
  • Coordinate a community & informal education project
  • Oversee camp distributions
  • Coordinate emergency response
  • Organisational & administrative tasks

 

Key competencies

  • Previous experience in the grassroot humanitarian setting
  • Previous experience working in refugee camps (distribution, crowd management)
  • Previous experience working with formal actors (SMS, UNHCR, Greek authorities)
  • Organised, team-minded, calm and clear-headed in stressful situations
  • Competent on excel

 

Preferred

  • Background/experience in psychosocial support, community work and/or informal education
  • Driving license

 

Further information

  • The field coordinator will be part of an experienced team, working closely with IHA's Country Director, Warehouse Manager and Volunteer Coordinator as well as IHA's Operations Manager 
  • Monthly stipend: 400 €
  • Free accommodation in the IHA coordinators' flat in Thessaloniki is provided
  • Minimum commitment: 3 months, starting early-mid July (stipend available from August)
  • We will prioritise applicants with previous experience working in the volunteer/grassroots humanitarian sector, either in Greece or other locations. If we haven't worked with you before, please provide references.
  • Contact info@iha.help for more information



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