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Cultural Mediator/French-Lingala

Γιατροί Χωρίς Σύνορα (Médecins Sans Frontières)

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is recruiting a
Cultural Mediator/French-Lingala, to be based in Athens, Greece.

Organization Profile
  • Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international independent medical and humanitarian action-driven organization that offers assistance to populations in distress, to victims of natural or man-made disasters and to victims of armed conflict, without discrimination and irrespective of race, religion, creed or political affiliation.
    The MSF movement is built around 5 operational centers (OC) supported by 23 sections and offices worldwide. The MSF-Mission in Greece provides humanitarian and medical assistance to the refugee and migrants populations fleeing conflict in their home countries and following a migration route via Greece and the Balkans towards Northern Europe.
Job Description
  • Make the bridge between beneficiaries (people on the move, migrants and refugees communities) and care providers (MSF and/or supported services) in the host country (arrival/transit/destination), with the aim to improve fair and equal access to health care and other relevant services and their quality by addressing potential negative consequences of language barriers, socio-cultural differences, discrimination and tensions and by fostering their removal.
Duties
  • Supports the provision of quality services to beneficiaries facilitating the communication between beneficiaries and project staff and assisting with beneficiaries’ referrals and follow up.
  • Interprets and mediates between the beneficiary in his/her language into Greek or English and vice versa for the Medical Doctors, the Psychologist, the Social Worker and other project staff.
  • Accompanies beneficiaries to health and social care facilities as needed to facilitate interpretation and service provision.
  • Translates MSF internal / external documents into local language(s).
  • Supports Reception when necessary.
  • Ensures confidentiality and medical secrecy.
Requisites
  • Valid residence and work permit for Greece essential.
  • Training in interpretation or intercultural mediation.
  • Essential Lingala, French and Greek or Greek or Lingala, French and English.
  • Two years minimum in a similar job; experience with MSF or other NGOs desirable.
  • Teamwork, intercultural sensitivity, flexibility are essential.
  • Computer literacy an asset.
  • Experience working with vulnerable populations and victims of torture an asset.
Benefits
  • Full time position, 5 days a week.
  • Annual gross salary : According to MSF Salary Policy.
  • Private insurance.
Notes
  • Duration: 3 month (high possibility of extension).
  • Location: Athens.
  • All applications will be treated in strictest confidentiality.
  • Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • Indicate the source of the job vacancy in your application: douleuw.gr.
This vacancy is no longer accepting applications

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