Site Management Support-Community Mobilisation Assistant
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. 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.
Under the line management of the SMS Team Leader and in close coordination with other DRC field units, the Community Mobilization Assistant will contribute to the implementation of activities intended to improve relations between refugees and host communities, and implement campaigns to work with refugees on improving living conditions in the camp.
Furthermore, the Community Mobilization 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.
Duties and 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, prepare PR).
• 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.
• 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
• Provide translation/interpretation as necessary
• Any other duties as may be assigned by the SMS Officer, relevant to the achievement of DRC objectives
• University degree in a relevant field
• Very good verbal and written Greek or English skills
• Working knowledge of Kurmanji is prerequisite
• Working knowledge of Sorani, Arabic, Farsi will be an advantage
• At least one year working experience in a related field; previous working experience with local or international NGOs will be considered as a strong advantage
• Experience of community-based or community mobilisation work in a humanitarian context is a strong advantage
• Strong computer skills
• High professional ethics
• Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills, working with different groups, partners and nationalities
• Strong initiative and self-motivated, with a strong commitment to teamwork and humanitarian principle
• Flexible, enthusiastic and willing to learn from others
• Ability to multitask and cope with competing demands under tight deadlines
• Ability to cope with high workload and stress and identify priority activities and assignments, and adjust priorities as required
• Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships in a multi-ethnic, multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary environment
Terms and Conditions
The contract will be under the Greek Labor Law, and all allowances will be provided to the employees (Christmas, Easter, Vacation bonus).
DRC provides Private Insurance for all National staff.
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 the broader area of Thessaloniki, in sites of Northern Greece and national terms and conditions apply.
The employee shall follow DRC instructions on safety, confidentiality and ethical guidelines, including the Code of Conduct and the Humanitarian Accountability Framework.
Employee should not engage in any other paid activity during the DRC contract period without prior authorization.
Employee should not engage in any activity that could harm DRC or the implementation of any project during the DRC contract period.
Employee should not give interviews to the media or publish project-related photos or other material without prior authorization.
Employee shall return all borrowed equipment for the project to DRC after the end of the contract period or upon request.
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.
Applications close on the 13th of August 2018
Due to the urgency of the position DRC reserves the right to recruit a candidate who matches the required profile before the above deadline.
- Organization: DRC - Danish Refugee Council
- Location: Thessaloníki (Greece)
- Grade: Level not specified
- Social Affairs
- Civil Society and Local governance
- Administrative support
- Human Settlements (Shelter, Housing, Land, Property)
- Closing Date: 2018-08-13