Danish Refugee Council (DRC)
The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is recruiting an ILC Educator,
to be based in various locations, Greece.
- 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.
- DRC Greece is looking to recruit a qualified, flexible and enthusiastic professional to work for its Integration Learning Center in Central Greece as an Educator. Under the overall supervision of the Integration Learning Center Team Leader and with the technical guidance from Education Coordinator, the educator will be responsible for the implementation of the Education programme for youth and adults in Larissa, Central Greece.
- Under the managerial supervision of the Integration Learning Center Team Leader, the educator will ensure that all education activities are of high quality, age appropriate and in line with youth and adults needs.
- Implementation of non-formal education activities (Greek language) for youth (16-18) and adults, based on age, education background and individual needs.
- Ensure that all non-formal education activities are of high quality, follow established curricula and address beneficiaries’ needs.
- Ensure 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.
- Evaluate objectively and regularly the beneficiaries’ attendance, performance and learning progress.
- Support life-skills trainings either through direct instruction or collaboration with other educators.
- Ensure that relevant project data (academic records, lesson plans etc.) are accurately collected and updated on a weekly and monthly basis.
- Contribute to the reinforcement of existing communication with persons of concern throughout DRC units and promoting the right to education.
- Collaborate closely with cultural mediators, so as to develop culturally appropriate activities and deliver classes in the most efficient way.
- In addition to the above, the Educator may be asked to carry out other duties requested by the Integration Learning Center Team Leader.
- At least three years of experience in (adult) education and teaching. Prior teaching experience with non-Greek speaking youth and adults is an asset.
- University degree in education or related filed required.
- 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.
- Strong Computer skills.
- 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 must.
- The contract will be under the Greek Labor Law (this is a national position).
- 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.
- There are several positions.
- The positions will be based in Larissa/ Karditsa / Trikala in Central Greece and national terms and conditions apply.
- All applicants must send a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages). Both must be in English.
- Indicate the source of the job position in your application: douleuw.gr.
- Due to the urgency of the position DRC reserves the right to recruit a candidate who matches the required profile before the above deadline.
- 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.