Greece: Greece: Field Team Leader – Communicating with Communities

Organization: Internews Europe
Country: Greece
Closing date: 31 Oct 2016

SUMMARY

News That Moves is a Humanitarian Information Service under the humanitarian framework of ‘Communicating with Communities’ (CwC), designed to provide “news you can use” for refugees and migrants in Greece. It aims to provide a comprehensive and coordinated information-based response to the crisis. The project aims to increase the quantity, reach & impact of life-saving humanitarian information to through online mobile media channels. It operates both online (newsthatmoves.org) and offline in various locations

SCOPE OF WORK:

  • Lead and manage Internews’ field operation based in Athens, working in close collaboration with other humanitarian agencies there to provide refugees with information that can help them understand and navigate their situation.
  • Work closely with the Project Director to formulate and implement project strategy in a fluid environment. Be prepared to pivot operations to respond to emergencies at short notice.
  • Manage and coordinate the daily activities of up to 20 field staff in various locations in Greece, including Humanitarian Liaison Officers, Refugee Liaison Officers, multi-media producer/s, data officer/s, finance/admin staff and visiting consultants and trainers as required.
  • Work closely with the Content Manager of the NewsThatMoves website team to ensure that the field team coordinates closely with and is responsive to the editorial/content/online needs of editorial/content staff/reporting based in Greece, the Balkans and other locations.
  • Actively manage the budget for field operations including the provision of regular budget projections for field costs.
  • Provide weekly and monthly reporting to Internews, funders and other stakeholders as required.
  • Maintain and develop excellent working relationships and strategic engagement with a wide range of senior figures within the humanitarian relief community, local government, local media, civil society, donor community, and army, when required.
  • Oversee timely and smooth coordination with other humanitarian and media development agencies, including actively supporting the Communicating with Communities National Working Group.
  • Oversee the implementation, analysis, reporting, and dissemination of information needs assessments, research initiatives, program implementation, and monitoring and evaluation efforts.
  • Lead on all fundraising efforts on the ground, including liaising directly with donors, in coordination with HQ.
  • Ensure that field operations comply with all financial, bureaucratic requirements, donor regulations, and laws, including local laws and requirements that pertain to staff or consultants that are deployed.
  • Liaise with international media and promote Internews’ work, as required.
  • Any other duties as required.
  • Understanding of and demonstrated commitment to upholding Internews’ Core Values.

QUALIFICATIONS

Required:

  • Fluency in spoken and written English, French will be an asset.
  • Extensive experience working in relief operations in challenging environments, preferably with a deep understanding of local media and the area of communicating with local populations.
  • Excellent knowledge of the mandates and modalities of the international humanitarian sector including the UN cluster system.
  • Interest in and familiarity with new media and new digital applications for citizen journalism and information access.
  • Excellent interpersonal and networking skills and the ability to liaise authoritatively with figures from the humanitarian community, local media, local government and army, and other relevant actors, when required.
  • Proven experience in the management of people and resources, particularly in deploying and managing people on the ground and remotely in humanitarian crises globally.
  • Expertise in field security planning and procedures in hostile environments/conflict zones.
  • Excellent communication and reporting skills, both written and oral.
  • Proven experience in fundraising and liaising with donors.
  • Willingness to work in demanding, stressful, and, at times, dangerous situations under difficult living conditions with respect for basic security rules.
  • Psychological resilience and a sense of humor.
  • Relevant university degree.

Preferred:

  • Fluency in at least one other language used widely in emergency situations (i.e. Arabic, Bahasa, French, Kiswahili, Pashto, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Urdu) is particularly desirable. Fluency in Farsi, Hindi or Bangla will also be a distinct advantage.
  • Knowledge of citizen journalism and familiarity with ways to leverage social media will be an asset, as will knowledge and experience of mapping and crowd-sourcing and mobile technology software.

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