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Cultural Mediator- Bengali Speaker


  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location: Rome
  • Grade: Junior level - Junior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Culture and Sport
  • Closing Date:

Requisition ID: req51845

Job Title: Cultural Mediator- Bengali Speaker

Sector: Program Administration

Employment Category: Co-staff Italy

Employment Type: Full-Time

Open to Expatriates: No

Location: Sicily, Italy

Work Arrangement: In-person

Job Description

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in over 50 countries, the IRC aims to restore safety, dignity, and hope to millions uprooted and struggling to endure. 
In Italy and Germany, IRC focuses on protection, economic well-being, education, and empowerment, and is currently implementing an AMIF-funded project on anti-trafficking.
Context of the Assignment
The DIRECT project (Develop Coordination with migrants to Enhance inclusion of Trafficked Persons) aims at facilitating the early identification of victims of trafficking in persons and increasing prevention through collaboration with migrant-led organizations, as well as promoting the integration of third-country national victims of trafficking. The project is implemented in Italy, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain and Greece.
As part of the DIRECT project, in Italy, IRC will conduct group life skills and anti-trafficking sessions for unaccompanied minors in Sicily. The goal is to support minors in developing personal and social skills to cope positively with daily life and reduce risks.
We are looking for one Cultural Mediator (Bengali speaker) to support the Case Worker in the facilitation of the life skills sessions in Campobello di Mazara, Sicily, by providing cultural mediation in Bengali language.
Major Responsibilities:
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: 
The main responsibilities of the Cultural Mediator will include:
•- Provide Bengali cultural mediation during life skills sessions in Campobello di Mazara, Sicily.
•- Facilitate the interaction between participants and the Case Worker.
Job Requirements: 
•Fluency in spoken Bengali, English and Italian
•Previous experience in cultural mediation/interpretation.
•Predisposed to teamwork.
•Excellent communication and relational skills.
•Promote and actively participate in initiatives and efforts to build team engagement, inclusion, and cohesion in IRC Italy.
•Foster ongoing learning, honest dialogue, and reflection to strengthen safeguarding and to promote IRC values and adherence to IRC policies
•Based in Sicily.
Standard of Professional Conduct: IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in the IRC Way – our Code of Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, Accountability and Equality. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Harassment-Free Workplace, Fiscal Integrity, Anti-Retaliation, Combating Trafficking in Persons and several others.
Commitment to Gender, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: IRC is committed to creating a diverse, inclusive, respectful, and safe work environment where all persons are treated fairly, with dignity and respect. The IRC expressly prohibits and will not tolerate discrimination, harassment, retaliation, or bullying of IRC Persons in any work setting. 
Gender Equality: IRC is committed to narrowing the gender gap in leadership positions. We offer benefits that provide an enabling environment for women to participate in our workforce including parental leave, gender-sensitive security protocols, and other supportive benefits and allowances.
Equal Opportunity Employer: IRC is an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity and inclusion. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, nationality, ethnicity or tribe, gender, age, religion, caste, sexual orientation, differently abled, geographic origin, marital status, veteran status and cultural background (or any other characteristic protected by law). We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.


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