About us

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, fascism, 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

Somali Interpreter

Project / Department MHPSS and Housing Projects
Contract Type 1 month with high possibility of extension
Hours p/w

Part Time, 15 hrs per week

Ability to respond to urgencies. Possibility of on call duty interchangeably with other team members

Overview of Position

The target of this project is to provide translation to social and medical matters for cases of either refugees or locals with increased social and health needs in Lesvos island. Social inclusion and access to social rights are among the scopes of this project. 

The role is considered to be part of an interdisciplinary team that will provide support for cases of refugees, including accommodation, social and medical services

Key objectives / Responsibilities
  • Provide interpretation services
  • Participate in community-based workshops, social, health, recreational, integration activities 
  • Whenever needed participate in formulation of case plan reviews, case plans and case consultations 
  • Follow the recording/reporting system to provide input in respect to participation and progress in activities 
  • Accompany cases to external activities/visits, whenever interpretation is necessary 
  • Ensure and respect confidentiality 
  • Attend team, supervision and training meetings and workshops
Required degree/experience
  • Very good Somali and English speaker. Greek language knowledge is an asset 
  • Experience in working as interpreter/cultural mediator
  • Experience in working with refugee population
  • Familiar with direct assistance to refugees
  • Experience in working in a multicultural environment 
  • Experience in shelters or housing/accommodation projects is an asset
Required qualities
  • Understanding and enhancing the concepts of community-based projects
  • Understanding and sensitivity to the needs of people from a variety of backgrounds and cultures
  • Ability to work in an unstable and changing environment
  • Personal qualities: Team player, responsive, flexible, able to handle stress and high-pressure work environments effectively and work in culturally and linguistically diverse work settings, organisational and coordinating skills

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

The organization works collaboratively across departments and LeSol praises a culture where team members help each other and collaborate. The team members are welcome to actively participate in events, seminars, workshops, and discussions related to both their role and the work of the organization.

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 toThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before 10/05/2023 12:00 pm

Please note: As we are looking to fill this position ASAP, we may complete the recruitment process before the application deadline and therefore urge interested candidates to apply as soon as possible. By applying for this vacancy applicants provide their consent to Lesvos Solidarity to process the data provided for recruitment purposes.





Sapfous 9, Mytilene
81100, Lesvos, Greece






Panselina Agioritou 1, Mytilene
81100, Lesvos, Greece  
Tel: (+30) 22510 62000