Assignments

On this page, you will find all available coordinator assignments for our operations in Greece as well as volunteer related assignments connected to our Head Office in Oslo. If there are no available/relevant assignments listed below, you are welcome to apply on general terms. All enquiries and applications should be directed to nadja@drapenihavet.no.

Prior to sending your application, please make sure you fulfil the following criteria which are mandatory for all DiH coordinators working in the field:

  • Fluent in English
  • Driver’s license (valid in Greece)
  • Minimum age of 25
  • Able to commit for minimum 4 months consecutively, 6 months for Site Coordinators
  • Able to provide a clean and valid police certificate prior to starting your assignment
  • Able to provide minimum two references from previous professional experiences
  • Able to provide proof of insurance including travel and health
  • Commitment to and understanding of DiH aims, values and vision

All DiH coordinators contribute on a volunteer basis but may be eligible for reimbursement of personal expenses. To read more about coverage and benefits applicable to our coordinators, please visit THIS page.

DiH do not discriminate in hiring practices and actively seek a diverse applicant pool. We believe diversity makes us stronger and therefore encourage qualified candidates of all genders, abilities, religious beliefs, sexual orientations, national and ethnic origins to apply.

Recruting volunteer field workers to Lesvos

A Drop in the Ocean are now restarting recruitment of volunteer field workers to Lesvos. We will work in the new temporary refugee camp, Kara Tepe, and are currently in the process of implementing new projects there. Due to the nature of these projects as well as the operational context, we are only looking to recruit volunteers with relevant work background and specific skill sets. As of now, we are seeking voluntary field workers who have education and experience working with children (i.e. social workers, psychologists, teachers, pre-school teachers) and who have previously worked with children in refugee camps. Additionally, we are looking for field workers who have experience within WASH, and/or people who have the flexibility and necessary skills to take on various work tasks related to carpentry, engineering, plumbing, etc.

Read more about volunteering in the field and sign up here.

Call for coordinators

A Drop in the Ocean will soon have available coordinator assignments within project and volunteer management at our different locations in Greece. Due to the unpredictable environment we are currently operating in, we are looking for applicants able and willing to travel to Greece on rather short notices. If this could be you and you fulfil the above-mentioned criteria, please send your letter of motivation and resume to nadja@drapenihavet.no. Mark the e-mail with “Application: GEN Coordinator” and kindly indicate your time-availability (start and end-date).

 

Site Coordinator – Lesvos

We are currently seeking a new Site Coordinator for our operations on Lesvos. A Drop in the Ocean (DiH) has a long-established presence on Lesvos and are currently in the process of implementing projects in the new refugee camp. The Site Coordinator is responsible for all DiH activities on site, whilst also serving as our official representative on the island. We are looking for someone with a demonstrated working history within high-paced, volatile, and complex settings.

Start date: ASAP

Application deadline: 1st October 2020

Duration of Assignment: Minimum 6 months consecutively (possibility of extension)

Responsibilities include:

  • DiH’s finances, administration, and activities/projects at the location
  • Management, training, and follow-up of new and current coordinators
  • On-site Crisis Management and preparedness
  • Functioning as DiH´s official representative at site level

Tasks and duties include:

Administration

  • Implementation and follow up of DiH routines (general and location specific)
  • Initiating, presenting, and ensuring implementation (when approved) of new activities/projects
  • In charge of preparedness and security management at the location, including emergency training, incident reporting and risk assessments
  • Overseeing site finances and ensuring compliance with budget
  • Reporting and maintaining overview of donations and fundraising at the location

Managerial

  • Induction of new coordinators
  • 1:1 training, mentoring, supervision, and follow-up of all coordinators
  • Weekly team meetings with coordinators on site
  • Exit talks with leaving volunteers

Reporting

  • Weekly meetings with closest line manager (Operations Coordinator Greece)
  • Weekly written report to HQ Oslo
  • Tracking and reporting of security incidents
  • Evaluation of on-going projects (quarterly basis)
  • Accounting of site finances (monthly basis)

Representation

  • Represent DiH on site level and ensure strong and professional relations with all relevant partners, stakeholders, and colleagues at the location
  • Actively participate in meetings under the direction of UNHCR/military/camp management/other NGOs and others
  • Contribute to knowledge regarding DiH´s work on Lesvos through various channels, i.e social media

Your profile:

  • University education in relevant field
  • Experienced project manager, preferably within the humanitarian field
  • Demonstrated history with Crisis Management and proven ability to work in high-paced and insecure environments
  • Experience from humanitarian organisations, field work (refugee camps) and volunteer management in particular
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and service minded
  • Experience with problem solving
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of the refugee/humanitarian context in Greece
  • Greek and other context relevant languages (i.e. Farsi/Arabic/Pashto/Dari) are an advantage

Applications (cover letter and resume) can be directed to nadja@drapenihavet.no by no later than 1st October 2020. Please mark the e-mail as “APPLICATION: SITE COORDINATOR – LESVOS” and make sure to indicate your time availability (start and end-date). Please note that applications are considered on a rolling basis. Successful candidates will be called for interviews as soon as possible.

 

Project/Volunteer Coordinator – Lesvos

We are currently seeking a new Project/Volunteer Coordinator (PC/VC) for our current and up-coming projects on Lesvos. A Drop in the Ocean (DiH) has a long-established presence on Lesvos and are currently in the process of implementing projects in the new refugee camp. The PC/VC is responsible for all volunteer field workers present at the location, as well as the operation of projects owned and run by DiH on the island. We are looking for someone with a demonstrated working history within high-paced, volatile, and complex settings. Experience from WASH related projects is beneficial.

Start date: ASAP

Application deadline: 1st October 2020

Duration of Assignment: Minimum 4 months consecutively (possibility of extension)

Duties and responsibilities include:

  • Maintenance and overview of all projects operated on site
  • Consider new activities and present project proposals for new activities on site
  • Manage, monitor, and evaluate the implementation of project components
  • Collaborate with DiH’s Project Coordinator Greece (PCG) to ensure constant and sustainable development of relevant projects
  • Qualitative and quantitative data collection from each project in order to implement, ensure and follow-up on relevant M&E plans
  • Coordinate work amongst volunteers at the location in line with capacity and requirements
  • Ensure a sufficient number of field workers at the location
  • Ensure the flow of information to new volunteers prior to their arrival (i.e. managing FB groups and similar)
  • Induction, training, mentoring and development of all on-site volunteers
  • Weekly team-meetings with international field workers as well as resident volunteers
  • Recruitment of resident volunteers on site
  • Weekly reporting to Site Coordinator and, when requested, PCG
  • Take part in relevant working group meetings with collaborators and partners

Your profile:

  • University education in relevant field
  • Experience from project management, preferably within the humanitarian field
  • Experience from humanitarian organisations, field work (refugee camps) and volunteer management in particular
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work in high-paced and insecure environments, demonstrated history with Crisis Management is an advantage
  • Experience with WASH related projects is an advantage
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of the refugee/humanitarian context in Greece
  • Greek and other context relevant languages (i.e. Farsi/Arabic/Pashto/Dari) are an advantage

Applications (cover letter and resume) can be directed to nadja@drapenihavet.no by no later than 1st October 2020. Please mark the e-mail as “APPLICATION: PROJECT COORDINATOR – LESVOS” and make sure to indicate your time availability (start and end-date). Please note that applications are considered on a rolling basis. Successful candidates will be called for interviews as soon as possible.

 

Coordinator Mentor/Counsellor

The Coordinator Mentor/Counsellor is responsible for biweekly 1:1 follow up on Coordinators in Greece through Skype. We have at all times approximately 15 Coordinators based in Greece that receive this kind of support from the organisation.

Among the focus areas when being mentor will be Coordinators´ mental and physical health, their well-being, self-care and challenges as field workers. Furthermore time management, prioritization and personal challenges and development are important areas for the follow-up conversations. Background as a psychologist or other healthcare/mentoring roles can be relevant for this volunteer role.

For being considered to this volunteer role, one has to have the following qualifications:

  • Experienced / certified coach
  • Good interpersonal skills and an excellent listener
  • Service minded
  • Experience with problem solving and advising in challenging situations
  • Fluent in English
  • Having been field worker with A Drop in the Ocean is an advantage.

Forward your CV and describe your experiences as Coach/Mentor to birgit@drapenihavet.no as soon as possible.

Therapists

We are looking for therapists who have the opportunity to assist from their home as volunteers in the case of debrief conversations with our field workers, either by acute need or after returning from field work. The conversations are held on Skype and it is a prerequisite that you speak English fluently. We believe the following background is relevant for such assignments: police / fire department / paramedic or psychologist / psychiatrist / therapist. It is an advantage with experience from debriefing, crisis situation and meeting with people who are traumatized, burned out or have experienced a very demanding situation.

Kindly send information about yourself, your background and your motivation for such an assignment to birgit@drapenihavet.no and mark the inquiry “Therapist”.