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Teacher (non-formal education)


  • Organization: DRC - Danish Refugee Council
  • Location: Athens
  • Grade: Mid level - Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Education, Learning and Training
  • Closing Date: Closed

Danish Refugee Council, one of the world’s leading humanitarian NGOs, is currently looking for a highly qualified Teacher (Non Formal Education)

About the job

Under the overall supervision of the Education Team Leader and with the technical guidance from the Education Officer, the Teacher will be responsible for implementation of the education programme for migrant and refugee children and youth in the DRC Homework and Creative Activities Centers (HCAC) in an open accommodation site in Attica and in urban Athens. 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 Team Leader and the Senior Teachers
  • 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 kits)
  • Create a safe classroom environment and promote holistic student well-being
  • Promote empathy, compassion and respect for the gender, ethnic, religious, cultural, and learning diversity of students
  • Organize and deliver on-site parents’ meetings in collaboration with the Senior Teacher, the Education Social Scientist and the Education Team Leader
  • Provide information to beneficiaries on existing education programmes and promote the right to education for all

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 Team Leader
  • Regularly monitor the progress of education activities against project plans and timelines.

Programme Development:

  • In collaboration with the Education Team and the Education Officer, contribute to the development and design of DRC’s education program and activities. 

About you

To be successful in this role we expect the following:


  • At least 2 years of professional experience in education and teaching in group/class settings
  • Experience in teaching English as a foreign language
  • Experience in teaching young children of school age (4 to 12 years old)  
  • University degree in Education or in a related field
  • English (excellent verbal and written skills)
  • Greek (excellent verbal and written skills)


  • Prior teaching experience with non-Greek speaking students will be considered an asset
  • Prior professional experience working with children will be considered an asset
  • Previous experience with local or international NGOs will be considered an asset
  • Strong computer literacy
  • Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships in a multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary environment
  • Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills
  • Strong sense of 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 competing demands under tight deadlines
  • University degree in English Language will be considered an asset
  • University degree in Early Childhood Education will be considered an asset
  • Training or courses in child protection/safeguarding and/or NFE will be considered an asset

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.

We offer

  • Contract Length: Fixed Term Contract under Greek Labor Law (national contract).
  • Designation of Duty Station: Location: The position will be based in Athens
  • Band: (H)
  • Private Health Insurance
  • 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.

Application process

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.

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: 09/02/2023

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

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