Protection Coordinator is a role which includes completing organizational and management tasks to support the efforts of the protection team and Fenix as a whole. This role involves coordinating the services and structures of other protection actors and sub-working groups included in protection and disseminating this information to the protection team to ensure they are able to complete their roles, alongside supervision and oversight case management of the protection team on a regular basis. For more complex cases the coordinator may be involved in helping with casework.
Responsibilities will include, but not necessarily be limited to, the following:
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.
All Fenix team members must comply with the values and principles outlined in Fenix's Code of Conduct and Policies.
We are currently seeking a Protection Coordinator to immediately join our field team on Lesvos. Our team of international and Greek lawyers, protection officers, mental health professionals and cultural mediators provide legal aid and protection services to refugees and asylum seekers on Lesvos and in Athens. We are looking for an independent, adaptable and responsible individual who is willing to work in a very demanding and dynamic work environment. Our clients need great advocates who demonstrate compassion, patience, hard work and empathy in extremely trying circumstances. As we work towards our vision of ‘a just and equitable European asylum system, which treats individuals with respect and upholds their dignity’, we are committed to doing so while ensuring the highest ethical standards of conduct and creating a safe working environment free of harassment and discrimination. The successful candidate must be an excellent communicator, a cooperative, respectful team player, and have the ability to multitask and prioritize in a constantly shifting context.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and references and background checks will be requested before extending an offer.