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 Office in Larissa/Central Greece as a Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Assistant. Under supervision of the MEAL Manager and MEL Officer and in close coordination with other DRC field units, the MEL Assistant will support the implementation of all MEL objectives under DRC projects in Central Greece.
Duties & Responsibilities
Under the management of the Area Manager and technical supervision of MEAL Manager and MEAL Officer, the MEL Assistant 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.
The main responsibilities include:
- Regularly undertake field monitoring visits to collect and document information on implementation progress and success of all programs.
- In coordination with the MEAL Manager, carry out quantitative and qualitative data collection and data analysis activities (e.g. Focus Group Discussion, in-depth interviews, observation checklists, etc.).
- Ensure the safe storage and archiving of the databases under his/her responsibility.
- Support the design and piloting of monitoring tools to be used during MEAL activities.
- During monitoring activities ensure beneficiaries are treated with respect, confidentiality, and informed consent.
- Regularly compile success stories and case studies from the field using appropriate guidelines.
- Support CwC Specialist and MEAL Manager in monitoring CwC activities Area level.
- Support MEAL team in capturing and sharing lessons learned and best practices from the field or during regular review meetings.
- Contribute to organizational learning through regular contribution to the MEAL Roundup and other learning outputs, such as studies and After Action Reviews, Internal Site Monitoring.
- Perform any other relevant tasks as requested by Line Manager.
- At least one year of work experience in the NGO and/or humanitarian sector or a research institution.
- Fluency in English and Farsi/Dari.
- Excellent skills in Microsoft Office.
- Academic background in Social Sciences, International Development, Statistics will be considered an advantage.
- Previous working experience in MEAL will be considered an advantage.
- Working knowledge of Greek and/or French and/or Arabic will be considered an advantage.
- Knowledge of PowerBi, SPSS, R and STATA will be considered an advantage.
- Experience with reporting and synthesizing data will be considered an advantage.
Required Skills & Qualities
- Core Competencies of DRC:
- Striving for excellence
- Taking the lead
- 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 (Greece) and national terms and conditions apply
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 22nd of April 2021. 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.