Site Management Support Assistant

DRC, Thessaloniki, Greece

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
1 to 3 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
20th July, 2020

Job Description


The Danish Refugee Council initiated its activities in the island of Lesvos in November 2015 due to the unprecedented influx of asylum seekers. Following new political developments and displacement dynamics in early 2016, DRC expanded its activities to the mainland to support the people living in several sites across the country. With offices in Athens, Larissa and Thessaloniki, it currently implements a wide range of activities, including Site Management Support, legal assistance, identification of individual needs and protection of highly vulnerable persons, access to services within and outside the hosting sites through cultural mediation, and non-formal education. DRC works closely with the refugee communities, the Greek authorities and other humanitarian actors to ensure a protective environment for refugees and asylum seekers in Greece.


Under the supervision of the SMS Officer, the SMS Assistant will support the implementation of all DRC activities in the emergency reception sites in DRC’s area of responsibility and contribute to ensuring an integrated approach to site management support, including site operations, shelter interventions, NFI and food distributions, community mobilization and general protection activities.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Day to day administrative work regarding both internal and external procedures
  • Monitoring of activities and services provision on the reception sites in DRC’s AoR, to identify existing or potential gaps and report for follow-up
  • Develop and maintain extensive contacts with the relevant local authorities as well as good working relations with other humanitarian actors
  • Promote a participatory approach to site management and service provision in the sites and support community mobilization activities
  • Contribute to the dissemination of various communications for the persons of concern, based on agreed key messages
  • Participate in needs assessments as required
  • Support data collection and drafting relevant SMS information products, e.g. site reports/profiles, 4Ws, briefing notes
  • Participate in coordination meetings and provide secretariat as required
  • Provide inputs for internal and donor reporting, as necessary
  • Any other tasks assigned by the SMS Officer to support the implementation of DRC’s SMS activities
  • Any other tasks assigned by the SMS Officer to support DRC’s response (on request perform any other additional duties assigned by the line manager to allow the DRC North programme to function optimally)

Required Qualifications

  • University degree in social studies, political science, international relations, administration or any other similar field would be an advantage
  • Excellent verbal and written Greek or English skills
  • Working experience in a related field (especially with administrative background) would be an asset. Previous working experience with local or international NGOs will be considered also as a strong advantage
  • Strong computer skills

Required Skills & Qualities

  • Core Competencies of DRC:
  • Striving for excellence
  • Collaboration
  • Taking the lead
  • Communication
  • Demonstrating Integrity
  • Ability to cope with high workload and stress and identify priority activities and assignments, and adjust priorities and tight deadlines as required
  • Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships in a multi-ethnic, multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary environment
  • Proactivity, with a sound commitment to teamwork and with a spirit of genuine collaboration
  • Strong initiative and self-motivated, with a strong commitment to humanitarian principle and high sense of ethics
  • Excellent communication skills, as well as patience and politeness, are needed
  • Ability to multi-tasking and organizational skills are must, and a good sense of humor
  • Strong initiative with a strong commitment to humanitarian principle
  • Flexible, enthusiastic and willing to learn from others
  • High professional ethics

Terms and Conditions

  • The contract will be under the Greek Labor Law (this is a national position)
  • All allowances will be provided to the employees (Christmas, Easter, Vacation bonus)
  • DRC provides training opportunities to develop and strengthen the quality of its services as well as its staff members’ professional and personal development.
  • The position will be based in Northern Greece and national terms and conditions apply


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