Organization: Lighthouse Relief
Lighthouse Relief (LHR)
LHR initiated the ECO Relief project in 2016. After more than one year of work, the ECO team successfully cleaned the north shore of Lesvos of refuse. This project had the dual effect of protecting the local environment and ensuring that the local population did not have to live surrounded by the constant physical reminder of a humanitarian disaster. Items collected from dinghies and life jackets were brought to the Lighthouse base and used as material for an Upcycling project.
A direct byproduct of this humanitarian crisis is an environmental disaster caused by the refuse of boats crossing being left on the coastline: dinghies and life jackets strewn on the island’s beaches are detrimental both to the local environment and to the local economy.
Lighthouse is committed to maintaining a healthy relationship with the local community, which we see as essential to the sustainability of our work. The north of Lesvos is crisscrossed with many picturesque and unspoilt tourist trails. Lighthouse volunteers cleared these trails of rubbish and made them more accessible, boosting local tourism.
Lighthouse is now in partnership to restart the ECO Relief Project for the Summer of 2018. The goal of the project is to use the summer months to continue working with teams of dedicated volunteers to clear the beaches and shores of refuse left by new arrivals since 2016 to Lesvos Island, Greece.
The ECO Relief Manager will be based in Skala Sikamineas, Lesvos. The Project Manager oversees the entire ECO Relief project for a 4 month period including project start-up and project exit. The Manager is responsible for all aspects of the project, including but not limited to coordinating the daily operations, supervising and leading volunteers, initiating partnerships, completing administrative and financial duties.
Reports to: Country Coordinator
- Oversee the ECO Relief project and manage the daily coordination of operations
- Create partnerships with various stakeholders and cooperate closely with the local community
- Provide leadership, guidance and direction to volunteers
- Work alongside the Emergency Response Team for the smooth running of complementary operations
- Create work schedules and ensure each shift is fully covered with adequate volunteers, able to lead an efficient and responsible clean-up operation
- Manage the procurement of supplies and ensure good care and use of all equipment
- Clearly communicate relevant information between supervisors and volunteers
- Complete detailed administrative, financial and reporting tasks in a timely manner on a regular basis for efficient monitoring and evaluation
- Responsible for tracking data and deliverables for clear and transparent donor reporting.
- Excellent project management skills
- Project administration, including budgeting, administration and communication
- Experienced team leader with strong communication and coordination skills
- Ability to work under pressure, and within a rapidly changing situation
- Physically fit & comfortable in and out of water. Able to swim and experienced in outdoor activities as the local terrain can be very challenging to work in at times.
- Basic First Aid & CPR Qualification
- Drivers license (4×4, manual transmission)
- Fluent in English
- Proficient in Word, Excel, Office
- Previous work experience in the humanitarian sector
- Previous experience volunteering or working internationally
- Experience in a maritime or emergency response profession
- Experience in volunteer recruitment
- Boat license or skipper license
- Languages: Greek, Farsi, Arabic or French an advantage
- Own computer
To apply, please send a CV and cover letter in English to email@example.com, titled “ECO Relief Manager Application” in the subject line.
The start date for the position is ASAP – 1/07/18 – please be sure to mention the date you would be available to start and the length of your availability. This posting will remain open until filled. Only applicants invited for an interview will be contacted.