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, nongovernmental 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
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 supervision of the Site Operations field Team and in close collaboration with other DRC field units, the Plumber or Handyman has responsibility for supporting the development and implementation of all DRC plumbing care and maintenance activities, as well as small-scale repairs in appointed sites under DRC’s area of responsibility and providing liaison with local authorities and other humanitarian actors to ensure a meaningful and coordinated intervention. The Handyman or Plumber will ensure a high quality, integrated approach to site management support, including oversight of site operations, shelter interventions, NFI and food distributions, community mobilization and general protection activities.
Duties and Responsibilities
Responsibilities will include, but not necessarily be limited to, the following:
- Being able to perform physical tasks regarding the site care and maintenance issues
- In charge of maintenance tools and tool kit
- Oversight and maintenance of water supply and sewerage network
- Check water adequacy and any possible leaks
- Inspection and repair of plumbing, toilets, showers, solar water heaters
- Recognize damages and inform the relevant SMS/Site Ops supervisor
- Other work such as piping maintenance, using joints, clamps, bolts, cement, plastic solvents and generally the tools and components required for normal plumbing work
- Locate and replace damaged fragments of pipelines
- Perform maintenance and light-duty repairs
- Paint and fill small gaps and cracks on walls, ceilings, sidewalks
- Repair plumbing equipment
- Replace any damaged parts, assemble or dismantle any plumbing related construction materials, fittings, by using connectors, clamps, screws, bolts, tools and other parts needed for maintenance works
- Assist tradespeople with plumbing or HVAC repairs
- As necessary, overseeing activity of contractors to ensure smooth, reliable and effective implementation of any maintenance works
- Interventions reports requiring specialized tools and machinery
- Track of sewerage system and the relevant subcontractors works
- Monitor and maintain existing site infrastructure, identify any repair needs and inform the Site Operation team accordingly
- Actively contributing to the implementation of measures to minimize negative environmental impact
- Ensure the observance of the DRC Code of Conduct throughout activity implementation
- Provide support in both DRC site of Central Greece (Volos and Koutsochero) according to the needs and the workload
- Keep records of work and produce detailed job report.
- Any other tasks assigned by the SMS/Site Operations Team to support DRC’s emergency response
- 2 years of previous working experience in a related field.
- Plumber certification
- Experience with hardware tools and electrical hand-equipment.
- Basic understanding of electrical, plumbing or HVAC systems.
- High professional ethics.
- Experience in the NGO sector would be an advantage.
- Driving license would be an advantage.
- technical school diploma (or higher) in a relevant field would be an advantage.
- Good verbal and written Greek skills (required)
- Working knowledge of English or Arabic or Farsi or Kurmanji/ Sorani or French would be 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 are a must, and a good sense of humor.
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 30th July 2020. Applications submitted after this date will not be considered.
Due to the urgency of the position DRC reserves the right to recruit a candidate who matches the required profile before the above deadline.