Community Mobilization Assistant @ Danish Refugee Council

 

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-profitmaking, 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.

 

  1. 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.

 

  1. Purpose

DRC Greece is looking to recruit a qualified, flexible and enthusiastic professional to work for its Site in Schisto as a Community Mobilization Assistant. Under the supervision of SMS Team Leader and with the support of the Community Mobilization Officer and in close collaboration with other DRC field units, the Community Mobilization Assistant will support implementation of community activities in the emergency reception sites under DRC’s area of responsibility.

 

  1. Duties & Responsibilities
  • Support the implementation of recreational activities for adults on the site.
  • Follow up on planned activities (prepare list of participants, prepare research for items needed).
  • Monitor established communal spaces, identify community focal points and communicate with other field teams.
  • Support the implementation of activities aimed at improving collaboration and relations between persons of concern and the host community.
  • Support daily SMS/Site Ops activities, announcements, data collection, informing PoC of upcoming works, activities etc.
  • Provide translation/interpretation as necessary
  • 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 and activities available to them
  • Monitoring of activities and services provision on the reception sites in DRC’s AoR, to identify existing or potential gaps and report for follow-up
  • Develop and maintain extensive contacts with the relevant local authorities as well as good working relations with other humanitarian actors
  • Contribute to the dissemination of various communications for the persons of concern, based on agreed key messages
  • Support with reporting and activity briefs
  • Support everyday operation of the Help Desk
  • Along with other SMS staff, conduct site monitoring and verification exercises
  • Develop and edit information material, culturally appropriate and relevant to PoCs’ interests and needs
  • Perform other duties as required

 

  1. Required Qualifications
  • Verbal and written Farsi language skills is essential; Good knowledge of verbal and written English is essential.
  • Knowledge of additional languages (e.g. Greek) is highly appreciated.
  • Previous work or experience in the humanitarian sector will be considered a strong advantage
  • Strong computer skills

 

  1. 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

 

  1. 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 Attika (Greece) and national terms and conditions apply

 

  1. 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 25th of November 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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