Danish Refugee Council (DRC)

Integration Learning Center Assistant

Danish Refugee Council (DRC)

Job Description

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 The Danish Refugee Council initiated its activities in the island of Lesvos in November 2015 due to the unprecedented influx of Asylum Seekers. Following new political developments and displacement dynamics in early 2016, DRC expanded its activities to the mainland to support the people living in several sites across the country. With offices in Athens, Larissa and Thessaloniki, it currently implements a wide range of activities, including Site Management Support, legal assistance, identification of individual needs and protection of highly vulnerable persons, Access to Services within and outside the hosting sites through cultural mediation, and non-formal education. DRC works closely with the refugee communities, the Greek authorities and other humanitarian actors to ensure a protective environment for refugees and asylum seekers in Greece Purpose DRC Greece is looking to recruit a qualified, flexible and enthusiastic professional to work for its Office in Larissa, Central Greece as an Integration Learning Center Assistant. Under the overall supervision of the Integration Learning Center Team leader, the Integration Learning Center Assistant will be responsible for supporting in planning, organizing, developing, scheduling and overseeing day-to-day operations of the ILC. Duties & Responsibilities Under the managerial supervision of Integration Learning Center Team leader, the Integration Learning Center Assistant will be working directly with teams to ensure all services are available to beneficiaries enrolled in the activities of the ILC. The main responsibilities include:
  • Ensure the timely opening and closing of ILCs, as per the need of the project;

  • Under the guidance of the team leader, provision of information and advice to beneficiaries on the integration programs;

  • Responsible for the administrative support of the project, including support to team leaders, educators, CFS facilitators and interpreters within the integration program;

  • Support in the proper monitoring and evaluation, so that the relevant project data is accurately collected and updated on a weekly and monthly basis;

  • Keep track of supplies and stationary, initiating procurement as needed;

  • Support meetings, events and workshop arrangements, including organization of venues, as necessary;

  • Support in the preparation of project reports and support with Data Collection and reporting, so that these are performed in a timely and accurate manner;

  • Responsible to ensure all administrative and filing requirements are in place in the ILC;

  • Report any potential protection issues/risks identified in the integration facilities to her/his supervisor;

In addition to the above, the Integration Learning Center Assistant may be asked to carry out other duties requested by the Integration Learning Center Team leader. Required Qualifications
  • University degree in a relevant field

  • 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

  • Excellent verbal and written English and Greek skills are required.

  • Experience of community-based or Community Mobilization work in a humanitarian context is a strong advantage

  • Experience in providing recreational activities to children (drama, play, games, circus, sport, storytelling, drawing/painting, artistic activities, music, dancing) will be highly appreciated

  • Strong computer skills

  • High professional ethics

Required Skills & Qualities
  • Core Competencies of DRC:
    • Striving for excellence

    • Collaboration

    • Taking the lead

    • Communication

    • 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 Larissa, Central Greece and national terms and conditions apply

Application Process Are you 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. DRC provides equal opportunity in employment and prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability. DRC encourages all applicants to apply and does not practice any discrimination in any recruitment process. However, applicants must be aware that DRC cannot systemically sponsor non-EU citizen or non-Greek resident for all the steps of legal process to get a work permit and/or a residency permit in Greece. Applications close on the 17th of January 2020. Applications submitted after this date will not be considered. Due to the urgency of the position, DRC has the right to recruit a candidate who matches the required profile before the above deadline.       
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