Integration Learning Center Educator

NGO Jobs / UN Jobs Vacancy



Country: Greece
Organization: Danish Refugee Council
Closing date: 12 Jan 2021

Introduction

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 7,000 staff and 8,000 volunteers. Based in Copenhagen (Denmark) and present in forty countries, the Danish Refugee Council is a non-profit-making, politically independent, non-governmental and non-denominational relief organization.

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.

Background

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.

Purpose

DRC Greece is looking to recruit a qualified, flexible and enthusiastic professional to work for its Office in Athens (Attica Greece) as an Integration Learning Center 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 program for youth and adults at the Integration Learning Center based in Athens.

Duties & Responsibilities

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 program for youth and adults at the Integration Learning Center based in Athens. The Educator will ensure that all education activities are of high quality, age - appropriate and in line with youth and adults needs.

The main responsibilities will include (but not be limited to) the following:

Implementation and design of non-formal education activities:

  • Implementation of non-formal education activities (Greek language) for youth (16-18) and adults, based on age, education background and individual needs.
  • Ensure that the Integration Courses are of high quality, follow established curricula and address beneficiaries’ needs.
  • Plan and implement effective classroom management practices to develop independent learners and students’ ability to work collaboratively with others.
  • Support life-skills trainings either through direct instruction or collaboration with other educators.
  • Collaborate closely with cultural mediators, to develop culturally appropriate activities and deliver classes effectively.
  • Contribute to the identification of student vulnerabilities and raise concerns to the ILC Team Leader as needed.
  • Promote empathy, compassion and respect for the gender, ethnic, religious, cultural, and learning diversity of students.
  • Adhere to DRC’s Code of Conduct and help to create and maintain an environment that prevents safeguarding violations and promotes the implementation of DRC’s Child Safeguarding Policy.

Reporting and Education Information Management:

  • Ensure that relevant project data and Means of Verification (e.g. attendance lists, registration forms, lesson plans, academic records) are accuratel collected on a weekly and monthly basis.
  • Objectively monitor and record students’ attendance and progression, noting any areas for concern to the ILC Team Leader.
  • Regularly monitor the progress of education activities against project plans and timelines.

Programme Development:

  • Suggest improvements to DRC programming and ways of working, through identification and communication of challenges, gaps, recommendations for

improvements and lessons learnt.

  • In collaboration with the Education Team, ILC Team Leader and Education Coordinator, contribute to the development and design of DRC’s education

program and activities.

Accountability:

  • In day-to-day tasks ensure relevant accountability to internal DRC and Donor policies.
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by the ILC Team Leader and/or Urban Manager relevant to the achievement of education objectives.

Required Qualifications

  • At least 3 years of professional experience in education and teaching (required)
  • Degree in Education (required).
  • Degree in Greek Language will be considered a strong advantage
  • Prior teaching experience teaching Greek as a foreign language to adults will be considered an asset
  • Previous working experience with local or international NGOs will be considered an asset

Required Skills & Qualities

o Core Competencies of DRC:

o Striving for excellence

o Collaboration

o Taking the lead

o Communication

o Demonstrating Integrity

  • Strong computer skills
  • Ability to work in a multinational and multicultural environment
  • Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills
  • Multi-tasking and organizational skills
  • Strong initiative and self-motivation
  • Excellent communication skills, as well as patience and politeness
  • Ability to cope with high workload and stress, identify priority activities and assignments and adjust priorities as required

Terms & Conditions

  • 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.
  • The position will be based in Attika (Greece) and national terms and conditions apply.

How to apply:

Application Process

Are you interested? Then apply for this position on line: www.drc.dk/about-drc/vacancies/current-vacancies. All applicants must send a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages). Both must be in English.

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.

Applications close on the 12th of January 2021. Applications submitted after this date will not be considered.

Due to the urgency of the position, DRC has the right to recruit a candidate who matches the required profile before the above deadline.



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