Greece: Recruitment Officer (m/w), Greece

Organization: Médecins du Monde – Belgique
Country: Greece
Closing date: 18 Sep 2016


Following the closure of borders in the Balkans, the situation of refugees in Greece has seriously deteriorated: over 55,000 refugees are stranded in Greece, in extremely complicated living conditions.

Since March 2016, DoW has launched a large project to support refugees through Greece. DoW has taken the lead in this project next to DoW Greece, with the support of the French and Spanish delegations.


Reporting to

· The job holder is under the line management of the Human Resources Coordinator of the project

· Based on a well-defined work plan validated by his/her line manager, the job holder may be allowed to directly collaborate with and technically report to HR departments of MdM delegations abroad to recruit international staff to cover some specific positions in the project

Organizational set-up and Accountabilities

· The recruitment officer works in Athens as a member of an HR team composed of four staff (including him/her) and may be deployed for short field missions in Attica region, central and northern Greece based on operational needs

· Under the coordination and supervision of his/her line manager, the job holder will be accountable for the implementation of recruitment plans together with another member of the project HR team


· In close collaboration with the line manager and possible technical supervisor of a project position to be covered, prepare and apply the recruitment process in force in the project and in the organization based on the project HR operational planning or, if a position was not planned, based on an updated identification of HR needs.

Technically speaking, for the job holder, it may imply:

  • having intake meetings with the line managers (and possible technical supervisors) of the positions to be covered to best prepare the recruitment processes

  • supporting the drafting or review of the Job Description

  • clarifying working conditions for the holder of a position to be covered (e.g. contract duration, trial period, level of gross salary, working hours, duty station, staff mobility, etc.)

  • designing the selection matrix for choosing the optimum recruitment channels and recruitment sources (based on the best profiles the project needs to recruit and on the knowledge of the labour markets)

  • reviewing criteria (e.g. generic competences) to be used to assess candidates

  • identifying specific technical competences to be used to assess candidates

  • developing technical tests to assess candidates

  • defining the roles for each recruitment stage

  • arranging agenda for the recruitment process

  • Drafting of Job Announcements

  • Ensuring the job postings (at national and/or international level)

  • Screening of applications files

  • Organising technical tests

  • Preparing and/or conducting interviews for short-listed candidates

  • Ensuring references checks

  • Preparing and sending the job offer to successful candidates

  • Preparing the hiring and induction processes for the new recruits

· Participate in building recruitment plans

· Adjust recruitment processes according to operational criteria (critical positions for project activities, deadlines, etc.)

· Apply best practices in all recruitment processes and participate in capitalizing them both in the project in particular and in the organization in general

· Build a quality relationship with the internal customers and possible external recruitment agencies (outsourcing)

· Liaise with HR department of MdM Greece regarding recruitment processes for national staff whenever it is needed (in the scope of the partnership between all MdM delegations supporting the project)

· Pay attention to and be efficient regarding the costs of the recruitment processes

· Make sure every recruitment process complies with the local labour legislation in force and implement required adjustments to keep the process compliant

· Support, advise and/or train staff who might be in charge of performing key roles in some recruitment processes

· Attend to project HR team meetings

· Report on a regular basis to his/her line manager, take initiatives and perform proper actions to close gaps to improve recruitment processes on the project



· Humanitarian experience in a similar HR position

· Technical experience in implementing recruitment plans

· MdM experience or knowledge of a humanitarian medical organization is a strong asset

· Experience in emergency project settings (e.g. refugee camps) is an asset

· Capacity to act as a team member

· Cross-cultural awareness

· Planning and organising

· Results-oriented

· Excellent listening and communication skills

· Flexibility, adaptation and able to work under pressure

· Able to work with limited resources

· Able to work in a multi-cultural context

· Very good standard of computer literacy (Microsoft Office applications)

· Languages: Fluent in English (written, spoken) is mandatory

· Languages: Knowledge in Greek, Farsi, Dari, Arabic or Kurdish is an asset


· 2 months full-time contract

· Salary package based on experience

· A voluntary and vibrant team working to improve health care. l

How to apply:


Please apply directly online (resume and cover letter) according to our electronic form below, before September, 18:

Only selected applicants will be contacted.

DoW thanks you for your interest in our organization and wishes you a successful path.

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DoW-BE can conclude a recruitment process before closing date of applications reception. Thanks for your understanding.

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