Mobile Info Team is determined to work towards a future where asylum seekers and refugees in Greece have fair access to asylum and are treated with the respect their humanity deserves. We assist families and individual asylum seekers by providing dedicated, long-term support during their asylum and family reunification cases. We research legal and political developments relevant to migrants in Greece and Europe and disseminate information through our daily hotline and Facebook page (www.facebook.com/mobileinfoteam). We attend community centres and refugee camps to provide up to date information on the asylum process. We also provide advocacy at different levels, including collecting testimonies on human rights abuses such as illegal push backs.
What we need: A volunteer advocacy officer who will develop and roll out an advocacy strategy for Mobile Info Team. This role will see you identify the main needs where we should advocate on behalf of refugees and asylum-seekers in Greece. You will be required to document complaints, understand trends arising and find strategies where we can be effective at making a difference. This could be helping a certain group of asylum-seekers overcome a barrier that is preventing them from having fair access to the asylum system and/or instances of human rights abuses that we must ensure are correctly investigated. You will be responsible for developing a new strategy and for utilising our existing network of actors to provide effective advocacy. What is more, you will also assist in expanding our current advocacy work around illegal push-backs of asylum-seekers across the Greek-Turkish border. An ideal candidate would have prior advocacy experience in the refugee sector. You need to be able to collect data, find effective advocacy strategies and be able to produce content that we can circulate to different levels of actors including policymakers in the European Parliament, Greek legislators, actors working in the refugee crisis in Greece and the general public. Knowledge of the Greek refugee context is not required but would be very beneficial.
Benefit: A challenging and fulfilling work experience with beneficiaries and other actors involved in the refugee crisis in Greece. You will gain in-depth knowledge of asylum procedures in Greece and family reunification processes. To facilitate your time here, we are able to offer subsidised living expenses that include shared accommodation and basic food.
Commitment: To be able to offer continuity to the people we support, we are looking for a commitment of at least 3 months starting in May 2019. Strong preference will be given to candidates who are able to commit to longer.
How to apply: If you are interested, please send a CV and short motivation letter to firstname.lastname@example.org Please specify the dates you are available. This position will start in May 2019.
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We look forward to you joining the team!