Employability Support Officer

Job Title: Employability Support Officer

Department: Program / HARP

Location: Epirus

Salary: L4; S1-S7

Period: 01.10.2022-31.12.2022 (probation period with possibility of extension)

Background/ASB Summary:

ASB Germany

The “Arbeiter-Samariter-Bund Deutschland (ASB)” is a German aid and welfare organization with more than 300 branches at national, regional, district and municipal level all over Germany. More than 1.2 million members provide a broad social basis for our organization and more than 20,000 employees as well as over 17,000 volunteers form part of the ASB ensuring a high level of quality in areas such as rescue services, civil protection, and social services. Since its foundation in 1888, the ASB has acted as a politically and denominationally independent association ensuring a high level of continuity and reliability.

ASB Foreign Aid

ASB Foreign Aid Department provides both direct emergency relief to people hit by man-made or natural disasters and longer-term rehabilitation measures designed to promote recovery and to rapidly help restore the livelihood of refugees, internally displaced persons, and other vulnerable people. ASB currently has a portfolio of more than 50 relief, rehabilitation, development and DRR projects in countries like Niger, Nicaragua, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Indonesia, Nepal, Haiti, Georgia, Ukraine, Iraq, and Greece.

ASB1 Greece

ASB started its activities in Greece in March 2016, focusing on the provision of Humanitarian Aid to refugees/migrants. In 2017 ASB Greece built the technical facilities and shelters for the Diavata camp. Since 2018, ASB Greece has provided support at five accommodation sites in the Epirus Region (Katsikas, Filippiada, Konitsa (closed in 2018), Doliana (closed in 2021) and Ag. Eleni). In 2019, ASB with the funding of the Directorate – General for Migration and Home Affairs of the European Union (DG HOME) and in coordination with IOM implemented the “Improving the Greek Reception System Through Site Management Support and Targeted Interventions in Long – Term Accommodation Sites” project. The project focused on Site Management Support (SMS) services and includes Protection and Non-Formal Education. In 2020/21 ASB with the funding of DG HOME and in coordination with IOM implemented the Program “Supporting the Greek Authorities in Managing the National Reception System for Asylum Seekers and Vulnerable Migrants (SMS)”. The project “Supporting the Greek Authorities in Managing the National Reception System for Asylum Seekers and Vulnerable Migrants (SMS)” came to an end on the 31st December 2021. As of January 2022, ASB with the funding of DG HOME and in coordination with IOM is implementing the Program “Harmonizing Protection Practices in Greece (HARP)”. Maintenance, security and cleaning services have been taken over by the Greek state while ASB in cooperation with IOM is making efforts to cover current gaps in service provision and will continue to do so until full handover of all services is completed. On October 2021,ASB became an implementing partner for the Non-Formal Education (NFE) project “All children in education” ACE funded by UNICEF Greece and with the cooperation of the Danish Refugee Council and continued through to the 31st of August 2022 when the project also came to an end. The ASB country office is based in Thessaloniki, while the Epirus regional office is in Ioannina

Job Overview/Summary:

Refugees and asylum seekers in particular face specific problems, such as vulnerability resulting from traumas suffered, lack of documentation regarding personal qualifications, period of inactivity prior to and during the asylum procedure, cultural and language barriers, risks and challenges in accessing the education system and the labour market.

Employment plays a central role in the integration process, finding a job is fundamental to participate to the host country’s economic and social life and to tackle the social and cultural challenges that refrain refugees and asylum seekers from accessing decent accommodation standards, living conditions and economic inclusion.

Main aim is to focus on Early Integration activities adopting an all-encompassing approach targeted to orient and support the participants through providing key knowledge and tools to effectively approach the labour market in Greece with focus on all its relevant aspects and the necessary personal developmental skills.

In support to the integrational process and with the objective to promote beneficiaries’ personal development, enhancement of skills and self-reliance, people will be supported from the Employability Support Officer of ASB. Via the Employability Support component, the participants will acquire important skills and knowledge in in order to adequately integrate to the local society and local job market.

General Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Provision of information and resources regarding pre-employment preparation and familiarize beneficiaries with the Greek labour market.
  • Advise and support on employment-related legal issues and working rights.
  • Recording of the typical and soft skills of beneficiaries and information provision regarding the possibilities of vocational training in the public sector
  • Provision of information, advice and guidance to the beneficiaries on key knowledge areas including CVs, Job Searching, Interview Skills coaching and Training/Education
  • Manage a diverse portfolio of cases to employment, providing a professional employability, job matching and career management service
  • Leading the design and implementation of job orientation and job preparedness seminars and workshops for beneficiaries on sites
  • Analysing and understanding current employment and related opportunities in the area of operation.
  • Ensuring that all activities are of high quality, address beneficiaries’ interests and needs, and promote inclusion and cultural diversity
  • Regularly evaluating the beneficiaries’ attendance, performance and learning progress, through group and/or one-to-one sessions
  • Ensuring that all relevant project data is accurately collected and reported on a timely manner
  • Communicating and co-operating with the other departments of ASB and with the community.
  • Performing any other tasks assigned by the direct supervisor


  • Any other task as required by the Senior Management Team
  • During his/her work, uphold all relevant ASB standards, codes of conduct, and humanitarian principles
  • Acts in a way that is sensitive to gender, protection, the environment, and other important cross-cutting concerns
  • Fully comply with the ASB HR procedures.

This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skills, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position. All staff of ASB is expected to be flexible and contribute constructively towards achieving the goals of ASB in Greece.

Reports to:

  • Skills Development and Employability Support Manager
  • Programme Coordinator

Staff Management:

  • Directly: None
  • Indirectly: None


  • ASB field/operation teams
  • Other field actors and authorities


  • Greek National, or legally allowed to work in Greece.
  • Completed Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or Social Sciences or any other education in relation to career development and job counselling
  • Master’s degree will be considered as an asset
  • Minimum two (2) years of professional work experience and/or at least one (1) year of experience working with NGOs and/or with minority groups or within the civil society sector, preferably working with vulnerable groups.
  • Experience in community engagement, ability to identify students’ needs.
  • Cross-cultural awareness and flexibility.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, listening and observation skills
  • Ability to create a trustworthy, supportive, respective, and interactive communication pathway with parents and children of all ages, background, and diversity.
  • Well organized and efficient, with ability to organize and prioritize workload, using initiative when appropriate.
  • Good report writing skills.


  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to deal with strict deadlines and to handle pressure
  • Strong sense of personal integrity
  • Excellent organizational and planning skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills, ability to improvise flexibility, cultural and environmental sensitivity
  • Fluency in both Greek and English is required
  • Proficient with MS Outlook, Excel, and Word business software.
  • Patience, a ‘can-do’ mentality
  • Ability to work independently and efficiently
  • Clear understanding of how to manage sensitive and confidential information
  • Openness to accept ASB’s Greece working values, such as:
    • Open, Honest and Professional Relationships
    • On time, Open and clear horizontally and vertically communication
    • Transparency
    • Integrity
    • Teamwork
    • Productive attitude to excellence
    • Recognition and rewarding
    • Pride for the Humanitarian Orientation
    • Willingness for the extra mile
    • Collaboration for professional evolution, training, and learning


  • Standard twenty-four days of paid leave per year (plus seniority legal additions);
  • Extra private life and accident insurance;
  • Relocation accommodation bonus, 7 days if applicable to the position;
  • Organizational phone, with monthly credit, if applicable to the position;

Base of Position

Epirus, Greece

  • Length of contract 3 months’ probation period with possibility of extension

How to apply

All interested parties are requested to submit their CV and Cover Letter in English to the following address: hr@asb.gr clearly stating

“Employability Support Officer” and in the subject field.

The deadline for application submission is September 21st at 23:59 hrs.

Applications submitted after this date will not be considered.

Due to urgency of the position, ASB has the right to recruit a candidate who matches the required profile before the above deadline

By applying to this Job Advertisement, the applicant concedes that ASB Greece will manage any data provided by her/ him until the end of this process and only.

If the applicant wishes for the data to be kept for a period of 6 months, in order to be included in other similar recruitment process, should be clearly stated in the application email by copying the exact following:

“I concede and allow ASB Greece to keep the documents/ files and data included in them, for a period of 6 months, starting from the date of dispatch, and in order to be used only for the purpose of further recruitment that I might be suitable. I have the right to recall this consent at any point, by sending a written application in the form of email to hr@asb.gr ”.

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