Work with Fenix
Development Officer, Volunteer
Open until Apr 17, 2023

About Fenix

Fenix – Humanitarian Legal Aid is a US non-profit organization and Greek MKO, federally registered with Greece’s Ministry of Migration and Asylum.

Our multidisciplinary team of lawyers, protection officers, legal assistants, translators, psychologists and experts from different academic backgrounds, provides legal aid, protection and psychosocial services to refugees and asylum seekers on Lesvos, while advocating for a more just and equitable asylum system.

About the role

Fenix’s Development Officer helps to secure funding, collaborations and individual donations to ensure the sustainability of and support for the organisation's mission and vision. This crucial role allows Fenix to continue the work we are doing. The responsibilities of the Development Officer include;

  • Analysing trends and data about donors and audience
  • Maintaining and updating our Customer Relationship Management system
  • Researching and identifying prospective new donors
  • Think of innovative ways to diversity funding sources
  • Support the drafting of funding applications and letters of enquiry, and setting up fundraising campaigns,
  • Help the creation partnerships with relevant educational institutions, companies, law-firms and other organisations

Fenix prides itself for always adapting to the changing context and needs, and tasks may change during the time of the agreement.

What we are looking for

  • An independent, creative and proactive person
  • Excellent writing skills
  • A degree in a relevant field
  • Experience in fundraising strategies and grant writing and reporting
  • Experience in CRM
  • Strong professional ethics
  • Fluency in written and spoken English. Good spoken command of French, Farsi/Dari, Arabic, Somali or Greek are a strong asset
  • Good computer skills (excel, Canva, Google analytics, Webflow, AirTable)
  • Ability to self-sponsor

We are committed to ensuring a diverse and inclusive workplace, and encourage people from diverse backgrounds to apply.

What we offer

  • Being part of a team of professionals committed to justice
  • Working directly with our Head of Programs
  • Training and development opportunities
  • Access to mental health resources
  • Three months agreement
  • Based on Lesvos
  • Fenix is able to submit the required documentation for people who join our team as part of an internship scheme with universities, bar associations or Erasmus sponsorship

Safeguarding Commitment

Fenix is committed to conducting our work with a high level of professionalism and ethical standards. Protecting the communities we work with and our staff from any deliberate or accidental harm is our highest priority. Fenix expects all staff to share this safeguarding commitment by following our Code of Conduct and Policies and attending safeguarding training.

3+ months, full-time
3 months, full-time
Lesvos, Greece
Start date: Immediately
Start date: Jun 06, 2023

Please submit your CV and motivation letter through the application procedure on our website, and select ‘Development Officer’. We will be reviewing applications after the closing date.

In line with our safeguarding commitment, all offers are conditional on positive reference and background checks.

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