We are looking for Communications Coordinator

We are looking for Communications Coordinator

Lesvos Solidarity is an AMKE (Non- Profit Civil Partnership) registered with the Ministry of Asylum and Migration and is ISO 2001:2015 certified.

Lesvos Solidarity (LeSol) is a grassroots organisation based on Lesvos Island, Greece. LeSol has been operating since 2012. LeSol’s community believes in an open society free of racism and discrimination. LeSol is an assembly-run organisation and the participation of refugees in shaping knowledge and skills is vital for integration and social inclusion.
LeSol’s mission is to provide community-based solidarity spaces and its vision is to inspire society and to expand its solidarity model, which promotes equality, trust, and respect for each other and for the environment, creativity, empowerment, and active participation.

Job Vacancy

Communications Coordinator

Project / Department Communications
Contract Type 1 month, with a high possibility of renewal
Hours p/w

Full Time, 40 hrs per week

Overview of Position

The communications Coordinator is responsible for overviewing internal
and external matters of the department and is responsible for developing
the Media and Communications strategy for Lesvos Solidarity, as well as its
timely and effective implementation. The incumbent coordinates LeSol
communications and relevant workflow and supervises the Comms
department (including advocacy), working closely with the fundraising and
other LeSol units.

Key objectives / Responsibilities
  • Develop and implement organization-wide media and communications strategy/plan to promote LeSol vision and mission.
  • Develop and implement a social media strategy across Lesvos Solidarity departments. Create engaging social media content, and strategically expand the organization’s social media engagement.
  • Coordinate, design, produce, edit and review high-quality content for a variety of communications outputs of the organization (e.g. website, newsletter, reports, presentations)
  • Coordinate, design, produce, edit and review LeSol media output including print, radio, and TV, acting as a spokesperson where relevant.
  • Lead on design and development of a new website for LeSol.
  • Develop and maintain a network of journalists and influencers.
  • Oversee LeSol media relations and maintain a media kit about LeSol.
  • Proactively engage with the media to grow the organization’s visibility as well as reactively respond to media inquiries including crisis scenarios. (Local - National - EU and International)
  • Develop and execute an internal communications plan, ensuring everyone is aware of important updates and is brought together under a united vision and mission.
  • Facilitate regular organization-wide status update meetings.
  • Coordinate media/comms team members including managing workflow and staff.
  • Represent the department internally in cross-departmental bodies and meetings.
  • Support Lesvos Solidarity departments with communications work as needed.
  • Regularly evaluate communication activities and make recommendations for continuous improvement.
  • Create and share media plans with AMKE representatives.
  • Investigate-Propose and discuss campaigns to promote the mission of LeSol.
  • Prepare Flyers, posters, and business cards as required and to promote the work of the organization.
  • Stay updated with local, national, EU and international news related to the mission of the organisation.
  • Participate in events related to the vision of LeSol as a representative.
  • Monitor analytics and create reports detailing the successes and failures of communication campaigns and strategies.
  • Follow ISO procedures.
  • Plan press conferences and other promotional events to help keep the organisation top of mind.
  • Coordinate volunteers, vendors and more to support promotions events.
  • Perform outreach to press outlets, magazines, influencers and build strategic partnerships to grow the image and network of the organisation.
  • Speak to visitors of the organisation and attend meetings with them during their stay and coordinate visit when necessary.
  • Coordinate events related to different programs (e.g Erasmus+)
  • Ensure that social media material, website, and other requirements from proposals are met, according to Agreements.
  • Contribute to Grant writing when required.
  • Report qualitative and quantitative data and information.
Required degree/experience
  • At least three (3) years of professional experience in media a/o communications, including strategy development and planning.
  • Proven professional experience in social media strategy and growing organizational visibility across platforms.
  • In-depth knowledge of the Lesvos context essential with professional experience is a huge asset.
  • Experience in coordination including leading a team.
  • Experience working in NGOs as well as with a vulnerable population including safeguarding.
  • Experience working in the humanitarian and/or human rights field is preferable.
  • Fluency in Greek and English.
Required qualities
  • Strong team player with an ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team including prioritizing workload and deadlines and delegating accordingly.
  • Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills including networking and public speaking.
  • Exceptional organizational skills, strong attention to detail and ability to multitask while working in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to navigate complex information and reduce and brief concisely.
  • Ability to work independently, effectively prioritizing workload and deadlines.
  • Ability to create a respectful work environment where an atmosphere of trust and integrity prevails, and everyone is accountable for one’s conduct and performance.
  • Desire to work in a solidarity organization.

The employee, following training organised by Lesvos Solidarity, will assess whether the beneficiers have experienced racist violence and will proceed with their consent to record the incident for the Network for Recording Racist Incidents, of which Lesvos Solidarity is a member.
Lesvos Solidarity is an organisation registered with the Ministry of Asylum and Migration and has ISO quality management procedures. This requires comprehensive reporting of quantitative and qualitative data and information.
In addition, the organisation works collaboratively across departments. This requires team members to support each other in their tasks to meet additional needs from time to time. All team members are also asked to actively participate in events, seminars, workshops, and discussions related to both their role and the work of the organisation.

Success Factors
LeSol team members are expected to support all efforts towards accountability and transparency to its beneficiaries and their team. The successful everyday operation of the Projects and the smooth coordination with other units constitutes the major success factor.

To apply
If you share our vision and feel you have the skills, experience and motivation required for this role,
send your CV and a one-page motivation letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before 30/04/2024.




Sapfous 9, Mytilene
81100, Lesvos, Greece






Panselina Agioritou 1, Mytilene
81100, Lesvos, Greece  
Email: info@lesvossolidarity.org
Tel: (+30) 22510 62000