Project Officer

at European Lawyers in Lesvos
Published March 24, 2022
Location Lesvos, Greece
Category Management  
Job Type Full Time  


«European Lawyers in Lesvos – ELIL» has been present in Greece since 2016, aiming to provide legal assistance to applicants of international protection. The NGO is registered in Greece and in Germany and was founded in 2016 by the Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE) and the German Bar Association (DAV) and is now also supported by the French Bar Association (CNB). These organisations represent the bars and law societies of 45 European member, associate and observer countries, and through them more than 1 million European lawyers.


ELIL was inspired by belief in the fundamental importance of upholding the rule of law, protecting human rights and ensuring meaningful access to legal assistance.


Our team of Greek asylum lawyers and volunteer asylum lawyers from other European countries, provides free, independent legal assistance to asylum seekers on Lesvos (since 2016), Samos (since 2020) and Athens (since 2021).


Our main activity is the provision of one-on-one legal consultations to prepare asylum seekers for their asylum interview. We also help reunite families by assisting with family reunification applications under the Dublin Regulation and assist unaccompanied minors (interview preparation, family reunification and age assessment).




The position is Lesvos based and the start date is April 2022. We offer a competitive salary, details of which are available on request.


The role reports to the Project Manager.


Role responsibilities


  • Supporting with the day to day running of the program


  • Assisting with planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluating of the program


  • Scheduling of volunteers and organising the work of the team


  • Representing European Lawyers in Lesvos in coordination meetings, as relevant


  • Developing and maintaining good relations with refugees, team members and relevant stakeholders


  • Identifying emerging issues and trends in order to improve the implementation of the program and respond to changing needs


  • Contribute to reporting, including preparing monthly operational reports


Skills and experience required


  • Undergraduate or graduate degree in a relevant field (e.g. law, international law, human rights, refugee law, international development, international relations) desirable


  • Excellent verbal and written English skills (essential)


  • Fluency in Greek (desirable)


  • Excellent drafting, analytical and communication skills


  • At least one year’s experience of project management, preferably with experience of working for an international organisation or INGO/NGO


  • Experience of working in a humanitarian/emergency context


  • Ability to adapt to a changing legal, humanitarian/emergency-response environment


  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, multicultural environment and to cope with competing demands under tight deadlines


  • Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills and experience of establishing good working relationships with a variety of people of different nationalities


  • Excellent organisational skills and the ability to manage efficiently multiple priorities, deadlines and tasks


  • Good time-management skills, resourcefulness and attention to detail


  • Capable of being proactive and working independently


  • Passionate about supporting the rights of refugees and migrants


  • Knowledge of international refugee law and human rights law desirable


  • Culturally sensitive


  • High professional ethics and integrity


How to apply


To apply for this role, please send a CV and cover letter in English by email to the Project Manager, Tereza Mimikou (

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