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Are you a qualified medic with humanitarian work experience and do you have leadership skills? Do you want to ensure that people on the move receive proper health care? Do you want to represent our medical programme and respond to evolving healthcare needs together with our team? Then we are looking for you!

*Important: this position can only be filled by someone who has the legal right to live and work in Greece (EU nationals or Visa holders). You will be hired on a freelance contract with a compensation of 2.722,75 gross per month, based on a full time 40-hour work week.


Boat Refugee Foundation provides medical and psychosocial support and stands up for the rights of people seeking refuge. We take action where systems become inhumane and compassion is lost. Since 2015, we have been working in various locations at the borders of Europe. There our teams, which largely rely on volunteers, provide medical and psychosocial support.

Currently, we are active in the Mavrovouni camp on Lesvos, where 5,000people are living under undignified conditions. With our medical programme, we provide primary care and acute medical assistance. As the only organization operating inside the camp in the evenings and during  the weekends, our emergency assistance is responding toan urgent need. 


As Medical Coordinator you ensure that people on the move receive high quality medical assistance. You do not do this alone, but together with a medical team of volunteer doctors, nurses,psychologists and interpreters who work from our medical clinic. You will work closely with the MHPSS Coordinator and the Volunteer Coordinator. You will be supervised by the Area Manager. 

These are your responsibilities:
  • You monitor the medical activities and ensure the quality of our care;
  • You do this by monitoring the follow-up of patients, keeping our medical protocols up to date and ensuring a regular and adequate supply of medicines;
  • You are responsible for referring patients to other actors when necessary;
  • You are the contact point for the medical volunteers; you guide and train them;
  • You represent the medical programme in internal and external matters and coordinate the cooperation with other medical actors. We find it important that you propagate our vision and values here as well and thus contribute to the positive image of our foundation;
  • You register and collect data for various (internal) purposes and are able to further develop our current data collection tools;
  • You coordinate quality evaluations and present the results;
  • And last but not least, based on everything you see, hear and measure, you write plans to improve our medical programme and the overall healthcare in the camp.
  • You have a medical degree, preferably a Master in Public Health;
  • You have at least 2 years of relevant clinical work experience, of which 1 to 2 years in a developing country or underdeveloped area with an NGO;
  • You have experience as a manager in a foreign programme, for example in primary health care or maternal and child health;
  • You have natural leadership skills and a good sense of what your team needs;
  • You have knowledge of people and a good view on qualities and pitfalls. You are able to empower people. You can work together with a broad spectrum of people;
  • You are decisive and energetic and therefore able to make independent medical decisions;
  • You are extremely flexible and stress-resistant, you know how to get things done, always see opportunities and act in a solution-oriented manner;
  • You want to contribute to the sustainability and continuity of our programme;
  • You have experience in developing tools to monitor and evaluate the effects of a programme or activity;
  • You have a good command of the English language, both verbally and in writing, and you are an excellent writer and presenter. In addition, speaking Greek, Farsi, Arabic and/or French is a plus;
  • Having previously worked in Boat Refugee Foundations programme as a medical volunteer professional is strongly preferred.
  • You are available for at least nine months, starting June 2024;
  • You are in possession of an EU driving license B.
  • A temporary full time contract for nine months. Your contract will be a freelance agreement/self employment contract. The monthly remuneration for this position is € 2.722,75 gross per month (based on a 40-hour workweek);
  • An allowance for cost of living;
  • An allowance for your flight to and from Lesvos at the start and end of your contract;
  • (Shared) rental car + fuel.

Do you fit the profile above and are you able to go to Lesvos as of May 2024? Please send us your CV and motivation letter and/or video (in English) through the form below.

We will recruit on a rolling basis and hire as soon as the right candidate is found.  An assignment and reference checks will form part of the recruitment process. 

For more information about this vacancy, please send an e-mail to vacature@bootvluchteling.nl.

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