The Danish Refugee Council assists refugees and internally displaced persons across the globe : we provide emergency aid, fight for their rights, and strengthen their opportunity for a brighter future.
We work in conflict-affected areas, along the displacement routes, and in the countries where refugees settle. In cooperation with local communities, we strive for responsible and sustainable solutions.
We work toward successful integration and whenever possible for the fulfillment of the wish to return home.
The Danish Refugee Council was founded in Denmark in 1956 and has since grown to become an international humanitarian organization with more than 7,000 staff and 8,000 volunteers.
Based in Copenhagen (Denmark) and present in forty countries, the Danish Refugee Council is a non-profit-making, politically independent, non-governmental and non-denominational relief organization.
Our vision is a dignified life for all displaced. All our efforts are based on our value compass : humanity, respect, independence and neutrality, participation, and honesty and transparency.
DRC has been operating in Greece since November 2015, providing support to the Greek Ministry of Migration Policy in ensuring dignified reception conditions for refugees and migrants arriving on Lesvos island.
In March 2016, DRC expanded its operations in Athens, in response to the changing context and the build-up of refugee population on mainland Greece.
DRC Greece is looking to recruit a qualified, flexible and enthusiastic professional to work in Athens ILC as a Cultural Mediator.
Under the supervision of the Urban Manager and in close cooperation with the Integration Learning Center relevant staff, will provide Cultural Mediation services for the reception and general operation of the ILC and for the implementation of the Integration Courses
Duties & Responsibilities
Under the managerial supervision of Urban Manager, the Cultural Mediator will support the relevant ILC staff in implementing a high-quality integration program, age and culturally appropriate and in line with youth and adult needs.
The main responsibilities will include (but not be limited to) the following :
Support the ILC staff in the reception and orientation of the target population in ILC services
Support the ILC staff in the implementation of non-formal education activities for youth and adults
Support educators and CFS Facilitators in implementing culturally appropriate educational activities based on age, knowledge and individual needs of children, youth and adults
Assist with translation tasks, if required and relevant
Assist ILC staff in administrative tasks when relevant to position and skills
Assist in the facilitation of joint events with children and adults from both communities, refugees and host, for community harmonization
Contribute to the reinforcement of existing communication with persons of concern
Report any potential protection issues / risks identified in the Integration Learning Center to her / his supervisor
In addition to the above, the Cultural Mediator may be asked to carry out other duties assigned by the Urban Manager
Required Skills & Qualities
o Striving for excellence
o Demonstrating Integrity
Terms & Conditions