Refugee Youth Programme Coordinator in Greece

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Role Description: 

Second Tree is a community-led, volunteer-run, grassroots NGO that supports, teaches and learns with refugees across Northern Greece. 

We are looking for a new Youth Program Coordinator for our Scouts Program based in Ioannina.

In this role, you’ll be coordinating the daily planning and delivery of activities for young refugees  in two refugee camps: Katsikas and Agia Eleni. 

The program consists of English language classes, educational workshops and excursions outside of the camp. It aims to develop the core values of teamwork, responsibility, kindness and focus in its participants, through structured, participatory activities. The program engages around 50 children at each site, between the ages of 8 and 17, the majority of whom are from Iraq, Afghanistan and Syria.


Role description

You will…

Coordinate, delegate, and manage a team of 4-5 volunteers in the daily operations of the Scouts Program

Develop current programming in coordination with the Programs Manager and project team member

Assess impact and effectiveness of the program in line with its objectives 

Plan and deliver effective educational and outdoor activities, within a theme-based, modular curriculum

Ensure a high quality of program implementation, with the ability to provide behaviour management and safeguarding training to new volunteers

Directly supervise and support project team to ensure effective inductions and transfer of key skills/knowledge take place between short term team members

Liaise and collaborate with relevant local and national authorities and stakeholders

Represent Second Tree in relevant external meetings with international actors (UNHCR, IOM, ASB, Intersos, TDH) or local authorities (municipality, army, police, etc)

Capture and compile relevant M&E on the program

Conduct interviews with volunteer candidates 

Desired skills & experience: 


You are able to. . .

Oversee the delivery of program activities and the completion of vital administrative and logistical tasks

Be accountable and efficient, making sure that tasks that you take up are completed in the agreed timeframe

Be honest and transparent, being able to give and receive feedback in the most straightforward way

Have a strong sense of humor, being able to make fun of yourself is key

Care for people, the interests of the people we work with should always be your first concern

Instil the values above in the people that work with you 

Prioritise and delegate tasks effectively, ensuring all deadlines are met

Manage individuals effectively to create a positive team environment in which shared problem solving is encouraged

Communicate in English, both written and orally

Learn quickly, managing a wide-ranging and intense workload



You understand…

What is required to work and effectively communicate in complex and volatile contexts

Essential background of the refugee crisis and its impact

Essential behaviour management techniques which can be employed effectively with children and young people

Your own personal leadership skills/profile and how to effectively manage a team

Organisation Description: 

Second Tree  (, is a Greek non-profit and non-governmental organization based in Ioannina, Epirus. Second Tree was founded in January 2017 by a group of volunteers that had worked together in the Katsikas refugee camp. Since our inception we have worked with and supported refugee communities across the Epirus region and we continue to grow in our three key areas.


Integration – through workshops and activities that develop connections with the local community and economy; fostering an avenue for cohesion and unity.

Education – through non-formal English and Greek language classes for teenagers and adults delivered by qualified teachers

Community-Building – through a Scouts program designed to develop teamwork and life-skills in young people in the region

Second Tree
19 May 2020
29 August 2020
Second Tree
Full Time
This starts as a voluntary role, but upon a longer stay there is a small wage/re-reimbursement paid each month. This increases the longer one stays with the charity.

Please send the following to Giovanni Fontana at:

1) Your CV

2) Your cover letter

3) Copy of your teaching qualifications (If applicable)

In your mail, please:

4) Put “Youth Program Coordinator Candidate” as the subject line

5) Specify the dates you would be available to volunteer (starting date and length)

6) At the end of the email, copy-paste the link of the ad you are responding to

If the application includes all of these we will get back to you in a maximum of 48hs.

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