Community Mobiliser-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 supervision of the Community Mobiliser Officer and in close coordination with other DRC field units, the Community Mobiliser will contribute to the implementation of activities intended to improve relations between refugees and host communities, and implement campaigns to work with refugees on improving living conditions in the camp.
Furthermore, the Community Mobiliser will develop and maintain good relations with the persons of concern, relevant stakeholders and other humanitarian actors, to support adequate implementation and coordination of DRC’s activities.
Duties and Responsibilities
Responsibilities will include, but not necessarily be limited, to the following:
- Support the implementation of recreational activities for adults on the site.
- Support the implementation of activities aimed at improving collaboration and relations between persons of concern and the host community.
- Participate in awareness raising sessions and information campaigns for activities to improve camp sanitation and organization.
- Continuously monitor and document the needs of the persons of concern
- Participate in (joint) assessments, identifying protection & other related concerns and reporting for follow-up
- Identify vulnerable individuals and facilitate appropriate action, including referrals to specialized services and protective accompaniment as necessary
- Provide appropriate and relevant information to refugees and migrants regarding relevant information and services available to them
- Provide translation/interpretation as necessary
- Any other duties as may be assigned by the Community Mobilisation Officer or SMS Manager, relevant to the achievement of Protection objectives
- University degree in a relevant field
- Strong verbal and written English skills
- Working knowledge of Arabic or Farsi is an added advantage
- 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 mobilisation work in a humanitarian context is a strong advantage
- Strong computer skills
- High professional ethics
Skills & Qualities
- Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills, working with different groups, partners and nationalities
- Strong initiative and self-motivated, with a strong commitment to teamwork and humanitarian principle
- Flexible, enthusiastic and willing to learn from others
- Ability to multitask and cope with competing demands under tight deadlines
- Ability to cope with high workload and stress and identify priority activities and assignments, and adjust priorities as required
- 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.
The employee shall follow DRC instructions on safety, confidentiality and ethical guidelines, including the Code of Conduct and the Humanitarian Accountability Framework.
Employee should not engage in any other paid activity during the DRC contract period without prior authorization.
Employee should not engage in any activity that could harm DRC or the implementation of any project during the DRC contract period.
Employee should not give interviews to the media or publish project-related photos or other material without prior authorization.
Employee shall return all borrowed equipment for the project to DRC after the end of the contract period or upon request.
Terms and Conditions
The contract will be under the Greek Labor Law, and all allowances will be provided to the employees (Christmas, Easter, Vacation bonus).
All work related transport costs from duty station to other work sites are refundable.
All communication costs work related are refundable.
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 Thessaloniki (Greece) and national terms and conditions apply.
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 (no longer than four pages). Both must be in English.
Applications close on the 11th of December.
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: Thessaloníki
- Grade: USG, Under-Secretary-General
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- Closing Date: 2016-12-11