Field Coordinator (Safe Area in the RICs) – Kos, Lesvos, Samos

Position Title: Field Coordinator (Safe Area in the RICs)
Duty Station: Kos, Lesvos, Samos
Classification: Ungraded position, attractive remuneration package
Type of Appointment: Special short-term contract with possibility of extension

Established in 1951, IOM is the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration and works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners. The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is committed to the principle that humane and orderly migration benefits migrants and society. As the leading international organization for migration, IOM acts with its partners in the international community to assist in meeting the growing operational challenges of migration management; advance understanding of migration issues; encourage social and economic development through migration, and; uphold the human dignity and well-being of migrants.

In Greece, IOM is focusing on responding to the Mediterranean migrant’s crisis, in support of the Greek Government and in cooperation with all other agencies involved. IOM currently implements interventions within the areas of emergency, preparedness and response, disaster risk reduction, livelihoods, healthcare and psychosocial assistance, assisted voluntary return of migrants, migration and development, resettlement and repatriation, family reunification, counter human trafficking, assistance to vulnerable migrants.

IOM is committed to a diverse and inclusive environment. Internal and external candidates are eligible to apply to this vacancy. For the purpose of the vacancy, internal candidates are considered as first-tier candidates.


In the framework of the emergency situation regarding the migrants, asylum seekers and refugees across Greece, IOM Greece is establishing a pool of candidates interested to join the organization.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

Under the overall supervision of the Program Manager, and the direct supervision of the Project Coordinator, the successful candidate will be responsible for the safe area located inside the Reception and Identification Centers (RICs) on the islands. The Field Coordinator (Safe Areas) will be working in close cooperation with the implementing partner deployed by IOM in the safe area and will maintain close communication with the local actors, stakeholders and authorities operating inside the RICs and on the island, in order to provide support and assistance to the unaccompanied minors accommodated in the safe areas within the RICs upon arrival on the island. In particular, she/he will:

Monitors the implementation of the project in line with the guidance from the IOM Athens management team;
Coordinates closely daily work with the team deployed by the implementing partner in the safe area;
Represents IOM safe area in the RIC, and in this capacity liaises with the stakeholders and authorities, NGOs present and/or active in the RIC;
Acts as general point of contact in all matters related to the safe area;
Prepare reports, briefs, background information, narratives and statistical analysis as necessary and required
Perform such other duties that may be assigned
Perform any other duties as may be assigned.

​Required Qualifications and Experience:


University from an accredited academic institution, with two years of relevant working experience.


Experience in child protection activities
Strong organizational, facilitation, communication, writing and presentations skills;
Experience in working in a multi-cultural environment
Proficient use of commonly used IT equipment and the appropriate software solutions


Fluency in Greek and English is required.

Required Competencies:


Accountability – accepts and gives constructive criticism;
Client Orientation – identifies the immediate and peripheral clients of own work;
Continuous Learning – demonstrates interest in improving relevant skills;
Communication – listens and communicates clearly, adapting delivery to the audience;
Performance Management – provides constructive feedback to colleagues;
Planning and Organizing – sets clear and achievable goals consistent with agreed priorities for self and others;
Teamwork – contributes to a collegial team environment; works effectively with people from different cultures by adapting to relevant cultural contexts.


Delivers on set objectives in hardship situations
Effectively coordinates actions with other implementing partners
Works effectively with local authorities, stakeholders, beneficiaries, and the broader community to advance country office or regional objectives


The position is subject to funding confirmation.
Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment and verification of residency, visa and authorizations by the concerned Government, where applicable.
Appointment will be subject to the provision of the relevant to the position degree(s), professional licenses and/or criminal record certificate.

How to apply:

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications (CV and Cover Letter) in English,

[To send your CV please click here.]

quoting the vacancy notice number CFCV GR 19/102 as well as location(s) of interest
by 16th October, 2019 at the latest, referring to this advertisement.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Posting Period: 09.10.2019-16.10.2019