Social Scientist


SolidarityNow is recruiting a Social Scientist, to be based
in Vagiochori, Greece.

Organization Profile
  • SolidarityNow was established in 2013 with the support of Open Society Foundations (OSF), a grantmaking organization founded by George Soros. Our goal is to assist and support those most affected by the economic and humanitarian crises in Greece.
  • Focal point of communication for vulnerable families or vulnerable beneficiaries.
  • Assess and address social needs of the beneficiaries, identify and follow-up cases that require special care.
  • Perform case management in cooperation with other project staff and potentially SN partners involved in services provision.
  • Cooperate with interpreters where needed for the provision of social services.
  • Closely cooperate with other team members, passing on crucial information and expressing the need of action clearly and concisely.
  • Keep social register files and statistical records of the caseload and services’ provision.
  • Manage individual protection cases, including those on SGBV and child protection, and be in-charge of drafting relevant case plans.
  • Find proper solutions to individuals, who are at most risk or victims of violence.
  • Set strategies and operational measures to effectively prevent SGBV.
  • Conduct needs/gaps and capacity assessments on SGBV response needs.
  • Perform social work duties and undertake procedures implementation when referral(s) to other services are required.
  • Directly support and coach beneficiaries through the usage of simple communication and moral uplifting techniques.
  • Regular and ad hoc reporting and data/case files keeping.
  • University degree in Humanities or Social Sciences.
  • Experience in social work within the civil society sector, preferably working with vulnerable groups and refugees/migrants.
  • Minimum one-year professional experience in case management.
  • Ability to work on own initiative and as part of a multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary team.
  • Ability to troubleshoot and ease potential tensions between the project’s beneficiaries.
  • Ability to perform fact finding tasks and clearly articulate results in a fair and balanced way.
  • Previous experience in street-work and/or a job entailing direct contact and exchange with vulnerable groups of beneficiaries is an asset.
  • Fluency in Greek and English required.
  • Proficient with MS Outlook, Excel, and Word business software.
  • Experience in community mobilization.
  • Cross-cultural awareness and flexibility.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, listening and observation skills, including ability to create trust, support, respect and interact with women and girls of all ages, background and diversity.
  • Strong team player and able to handle pressure well.
  • Well organized and efficient, with ability to organize and prioritize workload, using initiative when appropriate.
  • Good report writing skills.
  • Adhere to and promote GBV guiding principles.
  • Starting Date: ASAP.
  • Status: Full Time.
  • If you are interested in applying, please send your CV and motivation letter to mentioning in the email subject “SN Social scientist_Vagiochori”.
  • Due to the urgency of recruitment, SN reserves the right to complete the process as soon as the suitable candidate has been identified.
  • Indicate the source of the job vacancy in your application:
How to Apply
1. Documentation
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Motivation letter
2. Application
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