Terms of Reference

Job Title Labour Market Research Counselor
Country Greece
Duty Station Ioannina
Reports to Project Manager
Job Type Full Time
Duration 1 month (with the possibility of extension)
Starting Date Immediate recruitment

Objective of the employability project

The aim of the project is to support the integration into the labor market of beneficiaries of international protection, temporary protection status holders, and asylum seekers (hereafter “the beneficiaries”) residing in Epirus, specifically in the areas of Katsikas, Agia Eleni, Filippiada and apartments within the broader urban center of Ioannina.

The main objectives of the project activities are to support beneficiaries obtain the tools and relevant resources needed for setting specific work goals; target professional occupations of personal interest and match them according to their profile; help beneficiaries acquire independence and self-reliance  to look for an ideal professional occupation; support them to identify vocational training opportunities; support them to access national social solidarity schemes and financial inclusion projects.

Main responsibilities and Program representation tasks:

The main task of the job liaison officer is to connect the beneficiaries with the labor market. In this context, he/she will be in constant contact with the labor market and key stakeholders in order to search for available jobs and support them in related issues. In particular, she/he will perform the following:

  • Advise and support on employment-related legal issues;
  • Provision of guidance services and ensure access to basic vocational training opportunities directed from the very beginning with specific job matching and job creation opportunities;
  • Searching, Interview Skills coaching and Training/Education, to enhance current and future employment
  • Provide guidance services to the beneficiaries on how to have access to labour market opportunities of employability. Group Workshops targeted to specific skills development
  • Analyze and understand current employment and related opportunities;
  • Maintain a management system, case notes and other electronic files and records to a high standard to ensure is documented in accordance with quality standards;
  • Provide professional ethics guidance and resume preparation of seminars;
  • Fulfill administrative formalities required for the beneficiaries to access formal employment, such as issuance of AMA, submission of tax declarations, opening Bank Accounts and addressing bureaucratic obstacles with government agencies;
  • Participation in the organization of events related to the labor market and contact with employers;
  • Develop synergies with the private sector from the wider area of Ioannina, aiming to increase the employment opportunities available for its beneficiaries
  • Perform info sessions on various issues, such as: procedural specificities entailed when refugees and asylum seekers, employers’ awareness of refugee-specific issues and skills, discrimination, xenophobia, conscious and unconscious stereotyping
  • Support the employability component of the project
  • Organize / support the organization of events, job fairs and any other activity related to the project implementation


Monitoring and Reporting

  • Provide regular progress reports to Project Manager.
  • Provide necessary data as requested so as to facilitate external reporting in relation to the attendants and daily informative sessions
  • Compile requested reports for internal and donor use


Past Experience and Skills Required

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Humanitarian, Social, Legal studies required or other relevant degree
  • At least 1-year experience in job counseling would be considered an asset
  • Past experience with vulnerable population or in the refugee context will be considered an asset
  • A relevant Master’s Degree would be considered an asset.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Very good knowledge of the labour market
  • Good knowledge of labour law
  • Fluent in Greek and English both written and verbal
  • Ability to deal with heavy work pressure
  • Computer skills: knowledge of MS Office and competence with data management and data inputs in IT platforms


If you wish to apply for the above position, please submit your CV along with a Cover Letter in English quoting reference code “Job Liaison Counselor” in the subject line of the e-mail at: jobs@intersos.gr. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview appointment. Order or priority will be held and the identification of candidates could take place before the vacancy’s ending date.

To help us with our recruitment effort, please indicate in your email & motivation letter where you saw this job posting.

Closing date: 12/04/2024


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