Cultural Mediators Farsi/Dari – English/Greek or Arabic – English/Greek – NATIONAL CONTRACT
The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a humanitarian, non-governmental and non-profit organization, founded in 1956, that works in 40 countries around the world.
DRC’s mandate is driven by three global strategic objectives within the DRC Assistance Framework: Saving lives and alleviation of immediate suffering among people affected by conflict, Safeguarding, restoration and development of livelihoods, and, Institutional and organisational change that contributes to protection of people’s rights and peaceful handling of conflict.
DRC has been operating in Greece since December 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.
Under the overall supervision of the Site Management Support (SMS) Manager, and in support of DRC field staff, the Cultural Mediators will provide translation and interpretation services, to ensure appropriate, correct, and smooth communication between the persons of concern and DRC staff.
ABOUT THE JOB
Responsibilities will include, but not necessarily be limited, to the following:
- Provide translation and interpretation for all DRC field staff, as required
- Contribute to maintaining and strengthening DRC’s relations with the site population
- Support the promotion of a participatory approach to site management and service provision in the sites
- Contribute to the continuous advocacy for increased communications with persons of concern throughout DRC units, duty bearers and other humanitarian actors
- Other tasks as required by the SMS Manager, to support DRC’s activities implementation
University degree is preferred
Excellent verbal and written English or Greek and Farsi/Dari or Arabic skills are required. All candidates will undergo a language test with a native speaker
Previous working experience with local or international NGOs will be considered as a strong advantage
Computer skills preferred
High professional ethics
SKILLS & QUALITIES
Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills, working with different groups, partners and nationalities
Strong commitment to teamwork and humanitarian principles
Flexible, enthusiastic and willing to learn from others
Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships in a multi-ethnic, multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary environment
We encourage all qualified candidates to apply, irrespective of nationality, race, gender or age.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
The position is requested for a period of 3 months with potential to extend based on performance, DRC requirements and availability of funds.
We offer a fair compensation package depending on your qualification and experiences. 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 Athens, Greece
Interested? Then apply for this position on line: www.drc.dk/about-drc/vacancies/current-vacancies
All applicants must send a cover letter and an updated CV (not longer than four pages). Both must be in English.
Applications close on 13th of July
Due to the urgency of the position DRC reserves the right to recruit a candidate who matches the required profile before the above deadline.
- Organization: DRC - Danish Refugee Council
- Location: Athens
- Grade: P-3, International Professional
- Closing Date: 2016-08-19