Integration Learning Center Cultural Mediator (Farsi-Greek)
DRC
Athens, Greece
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Introduction

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.

Background

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.

Purpose

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 :

  • Provide cultural mediation / interpretation when necessary
  • 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 Qualifications

  • Strong verbal and written Farsi and Greek. Command of Kurdish or any other relevant language would be a strong advantage.
  • Good verbal and written English could be an asset.
  • At least one year working experience in a related field; previous working experience with local or international NGOs will be considered as a strong advantage;
  • Experience of community-based or community mobilization work in a humanitarian context is a strong advantage;
  • Computer skills;
  • High professional ethics.
  • Required Skills & Qualities

  • Core Competencies of DRC :
  • o Striving for excellence

    o Communication

    o Demonstrating Integrity

  • Ability to work in a multinational and multicultural environment
  • Proactivity, with a sound commitment to teamwork and with a spirit of genuine collaboration
  • Strong initiative and self-motivated, with a strong commitment to humanitarian principle and high sense of ethics
  • Excellent communication skills, as well as patience and politeness, are needed
  • Ability to cope with high workload and stress and identify priority activities and assignments, and adjust priorities as required
  • Multi-tasking and organizational skills is a must, and a good sense of humor
  • Terms & Conditions

  • The contract will be under the Greek Labor Law (this is a national position)
  • All allowances will be provided to the employees (Christmas, Easter, Vacation bonus)
  • DRC provides training opportunities to develop and strengthen the quality of its services as well as its staff members’ professional and personal development.
  • The position will be based in Attika (Greece) and national terms and conditions apply
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