France, Europe


About the organisation

Help Refugees runs the biggest aid operation in northern France alongside our partners L’Auberge des Migrants, Refugee Youth Service, Ref... Read more

Job Description

Distribution Coordinator – Calais

Job description:

To oversee NFI (non-food item) operations for Help Refugees / L’Auberge des Migrants in Calais. To be responsible for coordinating distribution across surrounding areas and camps, assessing and addressing need. Leading teams of 6 people, supporting and enabling them in their activities as a distribution team working in the field. 

Responsibilities: -

  • Overseeing the organisation’s NFI operations

  • Attending weekly meetings with coordinators to feedback on operations and raise any concerns.

  • Running weekly meetings with the distribution teams.

  • Planning the distribution of aid in a rapidly changing environment.

  • Spending time in the field assessing distribution methods and getting feedback from beneficiaries.

  • Managing stock requests from other organisations

  • Maintaining data and figures of outgoing aid

  • Liaising with other organisations to avoid duplication.

  • Directing expenditure on NFI aid

  • Communicating with child safeguarding services to find appropriate methods to deliver aid to minors.

  • Working closely with the Warehouse Managers to coordinate outgoing aid with stock levels.

Essential Criteria:

  • Previous experience working in logistics and/or NFI distribution.

  • Understanding of the situation and historical context of refugees in Northern France.

  • Previous experience in volunteer coordination

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Flexibility in planning and problem solving


  • French speaker.

  • Driving license.  

Key points:

  • Minimum three-month commitment required.

  • Accommodation and daily lunch provided.

  • Volunteer finance possible (to be discussed on application)

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