Community Volunteer Coordinator

at Movement On The Ground
Published November 17, 2022
Location Mytilini, Greece
Category Management  
Job Type Full Time  

Description

 

You will be coordinating activities and support the welfare and personal development of each community volunteer. Your work will be based in camp, in and amongst your colleagues and residents. You will be busy all day interacting with all the involved actors, making plans, resolving issues and building relationships. The role is people-focussed, though you may also be asked to undertake desk work such as compiling reports and financial summaries.

Main responsibilities

Overseeing Community Volunteer recruitment, maintaining the Community Volunteer database and keeping up-to-date records of volunteers by programme;
Working with programme coordinators to plan and deliver activities which involve Community Volunteers;
Connecting Community Volunteers to the MOTG education programme – spreading information, coordinating sign-ups and follow-up, and overseeing personal development plans;
Overseeing engagement and information flows to/from Community Volunteers, including through team meetings and feedback sessions, surveys and one-on-one meetings;
Understanding the other services available to Community Volunteers and making referrals as appropriate, for example external educational or medical services
Overseeing Community Volunteer exits, planning farewell events, writing recommendation letters and passing on helpful information for their next step
Supporting general camp operations together with the rest of the team, including scheduled supervision of activities
You will need to

Be extremely open, compassionate and empathetic – ready to interact with a highly vulnerable community with sensitivity and care
Be organised – able to design and implement work plans, compile reports and financial summaries relating to the programme
Be a team player – working within a small team of 6 coordinators, being friendly, helpful and flexible
Be resilient and comfortable working in extremely stressful, distressing, and fast-paced situations
Be willing to go above and beyond to support the community we serve – working evenings or weekends if the situation demands

Languages

Advanced English speaking, reading and writing is required
Knowledge of Greek, Arabic, Somali or Farsi is a bonus

Experience

At least 1 years’ experience working or volunteering in a refugee setting – preferably in Greece

Experience in an educational setting, for example a school or adult college, or NGO education programme is a bonus

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