Global Brigades - The Largest Movement for Global Health and Holistic Development
Global Brigades is an international non-profit that uniquely implements a holistic model to meet a community’s health and economic goals.
Our model systematically builds community ownership and collaboratively executes programs with the end goal of sustainably transitioning to a relationship of impact monitoring.
Program Associate, US / Canada / UK University volunteer preparation, Greek national preferred
Start Date : February 10, 2020
Language(s) : English
Location : Greece
The Program Associate (PA) role is a unique entry-level opportunity to develop your skills with an international development NGO expanding its work to refugee populations in Greece.
This position plays an important role as an on-the-ground team member in Greece working as a link between international volunteers and developing local programming with our operations teams.
Job Overview :
The PROGRAM ASSOCIATE (PA) is responsible for the successful preparation of our university student movement participating in brigades" to Greece.
The role description tasks can be classified under two main categories : Volunteer Preparation and Program Development.
The PA will take volunteers through the , and provides necessary information to the in-country logistics teams to support the work in our partner long term accommodation centers (refugee camps).
This requires constant communication between all parties and updating internal supporting documentation.
The PA is also responsible for working alongside local staff to maximize community impact and refine program methodologies as related to volunteer involvement.
They support the Greece team as needed with content creation, program execution, logistics and operations, follow-up, and preparation of the community for the intervention through liaising with partners and other camp actors.
The person reports directly to their designated PA Manager (who may be virtual) and the Country Director
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To empower volunteers and under-resourced communities to resolve global health and economic disparities and inspire all involved to collaboratively work towards an equal world.
To improve equality of life by igniting the largest student-led social responsibility movement on the planet.
Global Brigades Greece
Consistent with our sustainable development model, we started with Medical Brigades in Greece in 2019 to build trust and gather insight to develop a unique holistic model for asylum seekers and refugees aspiring for integration.
By invitation from the UN International Office of Migration and in partnership with the Greek Ministry of Health, Chapters work alongside local doctors to provide primary health care for asylum seekers and refugees at the many refugee camps just north of Athens.
Volunteer participation insures refugees have access to medical consults and treatment for acute illnesses. Students work in triage, shadow physicians, provide health education workshops, provide resources for medicine distribution and facilitate art therapy workshops for children.
Medical referrals are provided to specialists for needs beyond the scope of the brigade.