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.
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.
DRC Greece is looking to recruit a qualified, flexible and enthusiastic professional to work for its Integration Learning Center in Athens as an Educator. Under the overall supervision of the Integration Learning Center Team Leader and with the technical guidance from Education Coordinator, the educator will be responsible for the implementation of the Education programme for youth and adults in Attica.
3. Duties & Responsibilities
Under the managerial supervision of the Integration Learning Center Team Leader, the educator will ensure that all education activities are of high quality, age appropriate and in line with youth and adults needs.
The main responsibilities include:
Implementation of non-formal education activities (Greek language) for youth (16-18) and adults, based on age, education background and individual needs.
Ensure that all non-formal education activities are of high quality, follow established curricula and address beneficiaries’ needs.
Ensure that relevant project data (attendance lists, lesson plans) is accurately collected and updated on a weekly and monthly basis, including breakdown of age and gender.
Evaluate objectively and regularly the beneficiaries’ attendance, performance and learning progress.
Support life-skills trainings either through direct instruction or collaboration with other educators;
Ensure that relevant project data (academic records, lesson plans etc.) are accurately collected and updated on a weekly and monthly basis.
Contribute to the reinforcement of existing communication with persons of concern throughout DRC units and promoting the right to education.
Collaborate closely with cultural mediators, so as to develop culturally appropriate activities and deliver classes in the most efficient way
In addition to the above, the Educator may be asked to carry out other duties requested by the Integration Learning Center Team Leader.
4. Required Qualifications
At least three years of experience in (adult) education and teaching. Prior teaching experience with non-Greek speaking youth and adults is an asset.
University degree in education or related filed required.
Excellent verbal and written English and Greek skills are required.
Effective classroom management skills.
Previous working experience with local or international NGOs will be considered as a strong advantage.
High professional ethics.
Strong Computer skills.
5. Required Skills & Qualities
Core Competencies of DRC:
o Striving for excellence
o Taking the lead
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
6. 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 Attica (Greece) and national terms and conditions apply
How to apply:
7. 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 1st of May 2019. 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.