Site Coordinator needed in Lesvos

23. September 2019
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Tags: Greece: Lesvos | drivers license | admin / coordination | long-term

About us 

A Drop in the Ocean’s purpose is to provide immediate and direct aid to refugees. This is done by coordinating volunteers to travel to our destinations in Greece. Aid workers assist with providing services and activities in the camps and in our community centres. The tasks are constantly changing, depending on the needs of the various destinations. We currently operate in four locations around Greece, running projects and services both in and around refugee camps. A Drop in the Ocean was founded in September 2015, and has since then organised almost 6000 volunteers to go to Greece, where the need for help is high. 

For other volunteering possibilities, please visit https://www.drapenihavet.no/en/volunteer/ 

We are currently seeking a Site Coordinator for our operations in Lesvos, where we run various projects and services for the residents of Moria camp. You need to be able to start in November/December and commit for at least 6 months. Applicants must be over 25 years old and hold a valid international driver’s license. 

The role 

The Site Coordinator is responsible for A Drop in the Ocean's overall activities at the location. This includes volunteer staff, logistics, finances, projects and activities and distribution. 

Tasks and responsibilities 

  • Training, mentoring and 1:1 supervision of Volunteer Coordinator and Project Coordinator 
  • Recruitment of volunteer team leaders 
  • Weekly team meetings with coordinators
  • Exit conversation with leaving coordinators and volunteers 
  • Reporting to the administration team in Norway and to donors 
  • Keeping the financial situation at location in line with the budget 
  • On behalf of the organisation, take part in meetings under the direction of UNHCR/military/camp management/donors/other NGOs etc. 
  • Maintain an overview of available equipment and donations belonging to the organisation 
  • Keep the organisation's social media channels up to date on site operations 
  • In charge of preparedness, safety of staff and HSE at the location 


  • Relevant higher education background 
  • Good leadership skills and experience from working with multicultural teams 
  • Experienced in running and managing operations within the humanitarian sector (references preferred) 
  • Service minded, good communication skills and solution oriented 
  • Fluent English is required. Greek is desirable. Arabic/Kurdish/Farsi/Urdu/French skills advantageous 
  • Project management experience 
  • International drivers licence 
  • Criminal record check is required 

All Site Coordinators with A Drop in the Ocean contribute on volunteer basis. A Drop in the Ocean cover travel expenses, telephone, rental car and housing. The organisation covers personal expenses up to €300 for the first 5 months, €400 per month after this.  

To be considered for the Site Coordinator role, please send your CV and motivation letter to hanneb@drapenihavet.no, marked “Site Coordinator”. 

Please include your availability and for how long you are able to commit in your application email. 

 More information about A Drop in the Ocean is available here:  https://www.drapenihavet.no/en/home/ 

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