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 December 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 overall supervision of the Education Team Leader and with the technical guidance from Education Coordinator, the Maths Teacher will be responsible for the implementation of the Education programme for migrant and refugee children, youth and adults accommodated in emergency reception site(s) in Attica. Furthermore, the teacher will ensure that all education activities are of high quality, age appropriate and in line with children, youth and adults needs.
3. Duties and Responsibilities
Responsibilities will include, but not necessarily be limited, to the following:
- Implementation of non-formal education activities (mathematics and related subjects) for school age children (6 to 15), adolescents and youth (16-18) and adults (basic numeracy only).
- Planning and realization of educational activities based on age, education background and individual needs of children, adolescents and adults.
- Formation of educational groups and development of a schedule that is in line with needs of site population, i.e. children, adolescents as well as adults and in agreement with the relevant authorities and site management.
- Ensuring that relevant project data (attendance lists, lesson plans) is accurately collected and updated on a weekly and monthly basis, including breakdown of age and gender.
- Planning and coordinating distribution of teaching and learning material, including stationery and school kits.
- Provision of information and advice to beneficiaries on existing education programs.
- Contributing to the reinforcement of existing communication with persons of concern throughout DRC units and promoting the right to education for all children.
- Collaboration with DRC cultural mediators and other staff members, in order to design and implement relevant education activities as well as life skills projects.
Other tasks as required by the Education Team Leader to support implementation of DRC’s education program.
4. Required Qualifications
- At least three years of experience in education and teaching. Prior teaching experience with non-Greek speaking children and adolescents is an asset.
- University degree in Mathematics or related field required.
- Experience in teaching Greek will be considered an asset.
- Excellent verbal and written English and Greek skills are required.
- Effective classroom management skills.
- Previous working experience with local or international NGOs will be considered as a strong advantage.
- High professional ethics.
- Computer skills.
5. Required Skills & Qualities
- Ability to work with children of different cultural background, different language and special needs.
- Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships in a multi-ethnic, multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary environment.
- Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills, working with different groups, partners and nationalities.
- Strong initiative and self-motivated, with a strong commitment to humanitarian principles.
- Flexible, enthusiastic and willing to learn from others.
- Ability to multitask and cope with multiple demands under tight deadlines.
- Ability to cope with high workload and stress and establish priorities.
6. 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 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 Athens (Greece) and national terms and conditions apply.
7. Application Process
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 20th of January 2020, but due to the urgency of the position, DRC reserves the right to recruit a suitable candidate earlier.
Due to the urgency of the position DRC reserves the right to recruit a candidate who matches the required profile before the above deadline