Fenix’s vision is that every person who has been forced to flee has real and dignified access to the right to asylum. Our mission consists of three interconnected Programs, aimed at positively impacting the cases of people who seek safety, other actors providing support to asylum seekers, and the Greek and European asylum systems at large. All our work is underpinned by our holistic philosophy, providing tools for empowerment with an integrated, trauma-informed and person-centred approach that considers the general well-being, needs, skills and hopes of individuals in their search for safety.
Many people who arrive on Lesvos in search of refuge do not have proper access to information about their asylum procedures. Based on our conviction that knowledge is the most important tool for empowerment, Fenix works to fill this gap by providing legal information sessions and consultations. Moreover, we train teams of other NGOs to ensure their understanding of the legal procedure and their role in it. Finally, we use our experience on the ground to raise awareness of the situation for asylum seekers on the island in pursuit of structural change. Working under the supervision of our International Legal Expert, the Legal Officer will support all three aspects of our legal work on Lesvos by;
Fenix prides itself for always adapting to the changing context and needs, and responsibilities may change during the time of the agreement.
We are committed to ensuring a diverse and inclusive workplace, and encourage people from diverse backgrounds to apply.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
Fenix is committed to conducting our work with a high level of professionalism and ethical standards. We are committed to preventing any type of unwanted behavior at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct. Protecting the communities we work with and our staff from any deliberate or accidental harm is our highest priority. Fenix expects all staff, including volunteers, to share this commitment by following our Code of Conduct and Policies and attending our internal training.
We place a high priority on ensuring that only those who share and demonstrate our values are recruited to work for us. For this reason, this post is subject to a range of vetting checks including satisfactory references and a criminal records disclosure. Staff might also be requested to complete a self declaration on PSEA.
Please submit your CV and motivation letter by clicking on 'Apply' below, and select ‘Legal Officer’. We review and accept applications on a rolling basis, and will get back to you as soon as possible.
In line with our safeguarding commitment, all offers are conditional on positive reference and background checks.