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Greece: Camp Management Coordinator - Urban Outreach

NGO/UN Job Vacancy

Organization: Norwegian Refugee Council
Country: Greece
Closing date: 27 Jul 2017

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is a non-governmental, humanitarian organization with 60 years of experience in helping to create a safer and more dignified life for refugees and internally displaced people. NRC advocates for the rights of displaced populations and offers assistance within the shelter, education, emergency food security, legal assistance, and water, sanitation and hygiene sectors.
The Norwegian Refugee Council has approximately 5000 committed and competent employees involved in projects across four continents. In addition, NRC runs one of the world’s largest standby rosters – NORCAP – with 650 professionals, ready to be deployed on 72 hours notice when a crisis occurs.

NRC in Greece

NRC started operations on Greece in October 2015 and has since then directly assisted over 90,000 refugees and migrants. We are working together with the Greek authorities, humanitarian actors and volunteers to set up and maintain a dignified and efficient flow of refugees; from the arrival at the beach, via registration and reception facilities, to departure by boat or plane to mainland Greece.
After the implementation of the EU-Turkey deal in March 2016, almost 50,000 refugees have been stranded on mainland Greece, mostly living in formal and informal sites. The majority of these refugees are concentrated around Athens and Thessaloniki. In response to this we expanded our operation and established an office in Thessaloniki in April 2016.

Through our Greece programme we assist displaced people that have arrived, and continue arriving, by sea. On the mainland, where refugees are stranded in camps, we strive to help them live in conditions of dignity.

Now we are seeking an eager Camp Management Coordinator with focus on Urban Outreach on Thessaloniki - could it be you?

About the position

The Camp Management Coordinator will implement the Urban Outreach project in Thessaloniki, ensuring that the beneficiaries that are most in need get protection and explore and assess new and better ways to do it. The coordinator will supervise 20 field staff in order to reach the project goal. More specifically the responsibilities include:

  1. Line management of Camp Management Urban Outreach project field staff
  2. Adherence to NRC policies, guidance and procedures
  3. Contribute to Camp Management Urban Outreach strategy development, project proposals and provide input on needs and gaps
  4. Manage and implement delegated portfolio of Camp Management Urban Outreach projects (activities, budget and project documentation) as delegated from AM in line with proposals, strategies and donor requirements, and ensure high technical quality
  5. Provide regular progress reports to AM
  6. Ensure that projects target beneficiaries most in need of protection, explore and asses new and better ways to assist
  7. Promote and share ideas for improvement and necessary changes in the activities
  8. Ensure capacity building of project staff and transfer key skills
  9. Liaise and collaborate with relevant local authorities and other key stakeholders
  10. Promote the rights of refugees in line with the advocacy strategy
  11. Implement MoUs with NRC Partners through regular communication
  12. Contribute to reach Urban Working Group strategic objectives
  13. Anticipate on beneficiaries profile changes through project and staffing adaptatioContribute to the integration of all component of Urban Project: Housing, Outreach, education and Information centres.

Our ideal candidate

We are looking for a dedicated and motivated person to fill this position, with these competencies:

  • Experience from working in a UDOC/Urban project implementation position in a humanitarian/recovery context
  • Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal

Context related skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Knowledge of the Greek context or Syrian Crisis

  • Knowledge of Greek and/or Arabic language

  • Experience of social work in a European country, especially in integration projects

We offer

Commencement: August 2017
Duration: 11 months
Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s international pay scale
Duty station: Thessaloniki, Greece

Health clearance will be required before contract start
We inform that only EU citizens will get work permits for this position.

How to apply:

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