Danish Refugee Council, one of the world’s leading humanitarian NGOs, is currently looking for a highly qualified Teacher to work in the non-formal education programme in North Greece.
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 8,000 employees and also 8,000 volunteers, while managing a turnover of over 400 million Euro. 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. The Danish Refugee Council is Denmark’s largest humanitarian NGO and has been ranked the 3rd best NGO in the world in 2018 (for the six consecutive years, the organization is among the top five of the NGO Advisor Annual List).
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.
About the job
Under the overall supervision of the Education-Integration Manager and with the technical guidance from Education Coordinator, the Teacher will be responsible for implementation of the education programme for migrant and refugee children and youth accommodated in reception site(s) in the Central Macedonia region. The Teacher will ensure that all education activities are high quality, age appropriate, and in line with students’ needs. Your main duties and responsibilities will be:
Implementation and design of non-formal education activities:
- Implement non-formal education activities for children (4 to 17) as per the populations’ needs
- Plan and implement effective classroom management practices to develop independent learners and students’ ability to work collaboratively with others
- Form class groups and develop schedules in line with the needs of site population and in agreement with the Education-Integration Manager
- Complete daily lesson plans and develop differentiated learning material based on age, educational level, and the individual needs of students
- Plan and support the distribution of teaching and learning material (e.g. stationery, homework packs and school kit
- Provide information to beneficiaries on existing education programmes and promote the right to education for all
- Contribute to the identification of student vulnerabilities and raise protection referrals to the Protection Team, Education-Integration Manager or Child Protection actor as needed
- Adhere to DRC’s Code of Conduct and help to create and maintain an environment that prevents child safeguarding violations and promotes the implementation of DRC’s child Safeguarding Policy.
Reporting and Education Information Management:
- Ensure that relevant project data and Means of Verification (e.g. attendance lists, registration forms, lesson plans) are accurately collected
- Monitor and record students’ attendance and progression, noting any areas for concern to the Senior Teacher and the Education-Integration Manager.
- Regularly monitor the progress of education activities against project plans and timelines.
- Suggest improvements to DRC programming and ways of working, through identification and communication of challenges, gaps, recommendations for improvements and lessons learnt.
- In collaboration with the Education Team, Education-Integration Manager and Education Coordinator, contribute to the development and design of DRC’s education program and activities.
- In day-to-day tasks ensure relevant accountability to internal DRC and Donor policies
- Any other duties as may be assigned by the Education-Integration Manager and/or Area Manager relevant to the achievement of NFE objectives.
- Any other tasks assigned by the line manager in line with overall response in the area of deployment.
To be successful in this role we expect you to meet the following requirements:
- Bachelor degree in Greek Primary Education Studies
- Excellent verbal and written skills in Greek language
- Advanced verbal and written skills in English language
- At least 2 years of proven professional experience in education and teaching in group/class settings
- Strong computer literacy
- Studies in Science (eg Physics, Chemistry or any other relevant field) and/or in Maths
- Training or courses in child protection/safeguarding and/or NFE
- Prior teaching experience with non-Greek speaking students
- Experience in teaching STEM
- Experience in teaching Maths to High School students
- Prior professional experience working with children
- Experience in teaching Greek as a foreign language
- Previous experience with local or international NGOs
In this position, you are expected to demonstrate DRC’ five core competencies:
Striving for excellence: You focus on reaching results while ensuring an efficient process.
Collaborating: You involve relevant parties and encourage feedback.
Taking the lead: You take ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.
Communicating: You listen and speak effectively and honestly.
Demonstrating integrity: You uphold and promote the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct in relation to our values and Code of Conduct, including safeguarding against sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment.
- Contract Length: 3 month Fixed Term Contract under Greek Labor Law (national contract) with a possibility of extension based on funding and performance.
- Designation of Duty Station: Location: The position will be based in North Greece-Thessaloniki.
- Band: H.
- 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.
All applicants must upload a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages) in English. Applications sent by email will not be considered.
Apply for this position on line: www.drc.dk/about-drc/vacancies/current-vacancies
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.
Closing date for applications: 03.01.2022
The screening process for this position is on rolling basis, so early submission of applications is encouraged. DRC reserves the right to close the vacancy once a suitable candidate is identified.
For further information about the Danish Refugee Council, please consult our website drc.ngo.