Educator @ IOM / Athens – Greece
IOM Greece CALL FOR APPLICATIONS
Reference Number: GRCFA21-004
Position Title: Educator
Duty Station: Athens, Greece
Type of Appointment: Special Short-Term Ungraded Contract
Closing Date: 20 January 2021
Established in 1951, IOM is the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration and works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners. The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is committed to the principle that humane and orderly migration benefits migrants and society. As the leading international organization for migration, IOM acts with its partners in the international community to: assist in meeting the growing operational challenges of migration management; advance understanding of migration issues; encourage social and economic development through migration, and; uphold the human dignity and well-being of migrants.
In Greece, IOM is focusing on responding to the Mediterranean migrant’s crisis, in support of the Greek Government and in cooperation with all other agencies involved. IOM currently implements interventions within the areas of emergency, preparedness and response, disaster risk reduction, livelihoods, healthcare and psychosocial assistance, assisted voluntary return of migrants, migration and development, resettlement and repatriation, family reunification, counter human trafficking, assistance to vulnerable migrants.
IOM is committed to a diverse and inclusive environment. Internal and external candidates are eligible to apply to this vacancy. For the purpose of the vacancy, internal candidates are considered as first-tier candidates.
Context: IOM through the Project “Operation of 6 Shelters for Unaccompanied Minors in Greece” operates 6 Shelters for unaccompanied children in Athens, Patra and Thessaloniki. Shelters operate on a 24/7 basis by multidisciplinary teams ensuring the provision of food and non-food items, specialized psychosocial support and legal assistance, non-formal educational and recreational activities, community engagement and interpretation.
Under the overall supervision of the Project Coordinator and the direct supervision of the Shelter Coordinator, the successful candidate will be assigned the following:
Core Functions / Responsibilities:
- Design and implement non formal educational programs and enhancing educational activities.
- Design educational and entertainment programs for productive spirit cultivation based on the age, interests, skills and needs of each child.
- Provide daily support to unaccompanied children with their vocational skills and their psychosocial development.
- Observe and monitor children during recreational activities providing feedback to psychosocial team and to the focal point of each child.
- Keep individual records, including daily observations and information about activities.
- Map all existing activities organized in local level and establish synergies with private or local actors in order to enroll children.
- Develop vocational plans in collaboration of Social Workers, Psychologists, Caregivers and Interpreters based on the needs and skills of each child.
- Register children to school and follow up attendance and performance.
- Cooperate with other actors operating in the community for any daily activities that could be offered to the children.
- Assist and/or instruct children in health/hygiene and personal habits.
- Perform other related duties that may be assigned.
Required Qualifications and Experience
• University degree in Education, Pedagogy or a related field from an accredited academic institution with minimum two years of work experience.
• Certificate of vocational counselling an advantage.
Experience and Skills
• At least two years of work experience in child protection;
• Experience in developing and delivering life skills, educational, skills training programmes to children;
• Experience in working in a multi-cultural environment preferred;
• Computer literacy in standard software applications (MS Office, etc);
• Strong work ethics and commitment to humanitarian principles;
• Willingness to work in day/ night shifts, during holidays and weekends;
• Valid driver’s license with at least five years driving experience an advantage.
Fluency in English and Greek is required.
IOM’s competency framework can befound at this link.
• Inclusion and respect for diversity: respects and promotes individual and cultural differences; encourages diversity and inclusion wherever possible.
• Integrity and transparency: maintains high ethical standards and actsin a manner consistent with organizational principles/rules and standards of conduct.
• Professionalism: demonstrates ability to work in a composed, competent and committed manner and exercises careful judgment in meeting day-to-day challenges.
Core Competencies –behavioural indicators
• Teamwork: develops and promotes effective collaboration within and across units to achieve shared goals and optimize results.
• Delivering results: produces and delivers quality results in a service-oriented and timely manner; is action oriented and committed to achieving agreed outcomes.
• Managing and sharing knowledge: continuously seeks to learn, share knowledge and innovate.
• Accountability: takes ownership for achieving the Organization’s priorities and assumes responsibility for own action and delegated work.
• Communication: encourages and contributes to clear and open communication; explains complex matters in an informative, inspiring and motivational way.
Other: IOM is committed to a diverse and inclusive environment.
Any offer made to the candidate in relation to this vacancy notice is subject to funding confirmation.
Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment and verification of residency, visa and authorizations by the concerned Government, where applicable.
Appointment will be subject to the provision of requirements relevant to theposition including academic degree(s), professional licenses, criminal record certificate and declaration of relatives in the Organization.
This post is subject to local recruitment. Only those holding a valid residence and work permit for Greece will be eligible for consideration.
How to apply:
Interested candidates are invited to submit their application including a cover letter, CV and a completed Personal History Form in English by email to: GRHRAPPLY@iom.int , specifying the vacancy reference number GRCFA21-004 and full name in the subject line.
Please click this link to access the Personal History Form (four pages).
Due to the volume of applications received, IOM Greece Human Resources will not be able to respond to all inquiries about the application status and will only contact shortlisted candidates.
Posting period: From 07 January 2021 to 20 January 2021