Site Management Support (SMS) Assistant
Danish Refugee Council (DRC)
- The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a private, humanitarian organisation founded in 1956. We work with all aspects of the refugee cause, with the aim of helping and promoting durable solutions for refugees and internally displaced people, on the basis of humanitarian principles and human rights. We understand "durable solutions" as any means by which the situation of refugees can be permanently and satisfactorily resolved, enabling them to live normal lives. Durable solutions can be voluntary repatriation, local integration or resettlement.
The Danish Refugee Council is based on 30 member organisations and voluntary groups cooperating with us in our work. Membership of the DRC is open to non-party-political, voluntary, nationwide humanitarian and international organisations that work on a democratic basis, and whose aims conform to those of the DRC.
We work in more than 30 countries throughout the world, and our funding comes from private and institutional donors and from selling advisory and consultancy services related to the humanitarian aid sector.
The DRC’s supreme authority is the Council, which consists of up to three representatives of each member organisation, six representatives of the voluntary groups and refugee counselling organisations cooperating with the Danish Refugee Council, and of the Executive Committee.
The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is recruiting
a Site Management Support (SMS) Assistant, to be based in Thessaloniki, Greece.
- The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a humanitarian, non-governmental and non-profit organization, founded in 1956, that works in 40 countries around the world.
DRC’s mandate is driven by three global strategic objectives within the DRC Assistance Framework: Saving lives and alleviation of immediate suffering among people affected by conflict, Safeguarding, restoration and development of livelihoods, and, Institutional and organisational change that contributes to protection of people’s rights and peaceful handling of conflict.
DRC has been operating in Greece since December 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 area, Larissa and Thessaloniki in response to the changing context and the build-up of refugee population on mainland Greece.
DRC strives to be one of the leading displacement focused INGOs in Greece in terms of relevance, impact and quality, primarily through an integrated site management approach in support to the relevant Greek authorities, comprising protection activities and the provision of services and assistance to meet the basic needs of the population hosted on the emergency reception sites.
- Under the supervision of the SMS Officer, the SMS Assistant will support the implementation of all DRC activities in the emergency reception sites in DRC’s area of responsibility and contribute to ensuring an integrated approach to site management support, including site operations, shelter interventions, NFI and food distributions, community mobilization and general protection activities.
- Day to day administrative work regarding both internal and external procedures.
- Monitoring of activities and services provision on the reception sites in DRC’s AoR, to identify existing or potential gaps and report for follow-up.
- Develop and maintain extensive contacts with the relevant local authorities as well as good working relations with other humanitarian actors.
- Promote a participatory approach to site management and service provision in the sites and support community mobilization activities.
- Contribute to the dissemination of various communications for the persons of concern, based on agreed key messages.
- Participate in needs assessments as required.
- Support data collection and drafting relevant SMS information products, e.g. site reports/profiles, 4Ws, briefing notes.
- Participate in coordination meetings and provide secretariat as required.
- Provide inputs for internal and donor reporting, as necessary.
- Any other tasks assigned by the SMS Officer to support the implementation of DRC’s SMS activities.
- Any other tasks assigned by the SMS Officer to support DRC’s response (on request perform any other additional duties assigned by the line manager to allow the DRC North programme to function optimally).
- University degree in a related technical field would be an advantage.
- Excellent verbal and written Greek or English skills.
- Working experience in a related field (especially with administrative background) would be an asset. Previous working experience with local or international NGOs will be considered also as a strong advantage.
- Strong computer skills.
- High professional ethics & Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills, working with different groups, partners and nationalities.
- Strong initiative and self-motivated, with a strong commitment to teamwork and humanitarian principle.
- Flexible, enthusiastic and willing to learn from others.
- Ability to multitask and cope with competing demands under tight deadlines.
- Ability to cope with high workload and stress and identify priority activities and assignments, and adjust priorities as required.
- Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships in a multi-ethnic, multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary environment.
- The contract will be under the Greek Labor Law, and all allowances will be provided to the employees (Christmas, Easter, Vacation bonus).
- DRC provides Private Insurance for all National staff.
- DRC provides training opportunities to develop and strengthen the quality of its services as well as its staff members’ professional and personal development.
- The position will be based in the broader area of Thessaloniki, in sites of Northern Greece and national terms and conditions apply.
- Indicate the source of the job vacancy in your application: douleuw.gr.
- We will only contact candidates that fullfill the criteria for the position.
- All applicants must send a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages). Both must be in English.
- The employee shall follow DRC instructions on safety, confidentiality and ethical guidelines, including the Code of Conduct and the Humanitarian Accountability Framework.
- Employee should not engage in any other paid activity during the DRC contract period without prior authorization.
- Employee should not engage in any activity that could harm DRC or the implementation of any project during the DRC contract period.
- Employee should not give interviews to the media or publish project-related photos or other material without prior authorization.
- Employee shall return all borrowed equipment for the project to DRC after the end of the contract period or upon request.
How to Apply
- Send your Documentation online at drc.ngo.