Country: Greece
Organization: Lifting Hands International
Closing date: 24 Mar 2022

Lifting Hands International is looking for an Education Manager to start as soon as possible in Greece with a minimum six month commitment.

About Us

Lifting Hands International operates a community center in Serres, a small city about an hour away from Thessaloniki in Northern Greece. We work with a population of 1000+ refugees at the local camps, providing regular aid distributions and a range of psycho-social programs.

Role Profile

Through this opportunity, you will develop your management skills and help an established NGO to sharpen and grow its services for asylum seekers and refugees. Your particular focus will be to empower refugees and foster community building through language education.

If you are organized and proactive, with a strong teaching background, we would love to hear from you.


Based: Serres (Northern Greece)

Minimum commitment: 6 Months


Teach classes if needed, for instance during handover between teacher volunteers or in the eventuality of shortage of teachers

Working in cooperation with directors and program managers, overseeing a large multicultural team of international and resident volunteers

Run inductions and provide any necessary training and support in non-formal education and PSS (psychosocial support) through education to incoming volunteers (international volunteers and resident volunteers among the camp population)

Design and adapt the curriculum for each level.

Create timetables and class groups according to the evolving needs of camp residents

Write concise weekly and monthly reports on the education program

Manage the allocated budget for necessary didactic resources

Manage the online and physical didactic resources

Prepare and coordinate the distribution of homework packs when the community center is closed (due to lockdowns, movement restrictions, etc.)

Manage the library and the activities related to the library

Coordinate with other NGOs and organizations across Greece that provide education resources, training, and advice for volunteers

Essential criterias :

Background or previous experience in formal and/or non-formal education

Experience in teaching English as second language

Knowledge of the refugee context in Greece

Cultural sensitivity, basic knowledge of PSS

Curriculum designing experience

Strong people managing skills

Ability to work on own initiative and prioritize and delegate tasks

Very good knowledge of English

International or european driver’s license

23 years old +

Desirable criterias :

Delivered trainings to volunteers with no previous teaching experience

Previous work experience and Language and teaching skills in German

Previous work experience in teaching to refugees or vulnerable people

Language skills in Farsi, Kurmanji, Arabic or Greek

We offer:

Free shared housing

Five day work week + full week break after every 6 weeks of work

Monthly stipend of 350 Euros

How to apply:

Please note that as a small NGO we are not able to offer assistance for visa applications

To apply, please fill out this application. Please send any questions you may have to our Director over HR, Roman, at To find out more about Lifting Hands International, you can visit our site at

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