Program Officer, Asia Programs

Country: United States of America Organization: Freedom House Closing date: 14 Jul 2021 Freedom House is a non-partisan non-governmental organization that monitors, strengthens, and defends human rights and democracy worldwide through programs that support civic activists, research, and advocacy. Freedom House is seeking to add a new Program Officer to our Asia Programs team. This is an opportunity for a rising professional in international program management to further develop their expertise in designing and implementing programs in the Asia region. The Program Officer will provide critical support to several projects, including tracking and managing diverse tasks and deliverables, responding to the needs of field-based staff, drafting reports and other communications, drafting language for subgrants and contracts, and tracking and managing project finances. The PO serves as the key liaison between field staff and the leadership of the Asia team as well as FH’s finance team. The

Intercultural mediator (Search And Rescue)

Organization: MSF - Holland
Closing date: 31 May 2021

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international, independent medical humanitarian organisation. We provide medical assistance to people affected by conflict, epidemics, disasters, or exclusion from healthcare. We are a non-profit, self-governed, member-based organisation. MSF was founded in 1971 in Paris by a group of journalists and doctors. Today, we are a worldwide movement of more than 67,000 people.

MSF coordinates operations through collaborations between global offices. The 'MSF Operational Centre Amsterdam' (OCA) is a partnership that is composed of the partners MSF-Canada, MSF-Germany, MSF-SARA, MSF-Sweden, MSF-Holland and MSF-United Kingdom. MSF-OCA operates medical humanitarian interventions in about 25 countries with more than 11,000 staff.

At MSF, we are committed to an inclusive culture that encourages and supports the diverse voices of our employees. Our diversity fuels our innovation and connects us closer to our beneficiaries and the communities in which we work. We welcome applications from individuals of all genders, ages, sexual orientations, nationalities, races, religions, beliefs, ability status, and all other diversity characteristics.

MSF OCA is looking for:

INTERCULTURAL MEDIATORS

For its Search And Rescue operations

The MSF intercultural mediator supports the communication and interaction between supported populations (migrants and refugees) and care providers, through addressing consequences of language barriers, socio-cultural differences and discrimination, following MSF protocols and procedures, to improve access to quality health care and other relevant services and providing MSF with an understanding of local socio-cultural determinants.

In the frame of its Search And Rescue operations in the Central Mediterranean Sea, MSF OCA is actively looking for experienced intercultural mediators, with proven experience in supporting migrant and refugee persons.

Your job

As an Intercultural Mediator (ICM), you will make the link between MSF and the persons of different cultural and linguistic background we assist. Your main responsibility is to guarantee clarity and precision in the communication between all actors.

Communication is your first role, between the MSF teams and the rescued persons as well with external stakeholders at sea. Supporting intercultural awareness, sensitiveness and clear communication between the parties, providing quality and culturally sensitive interpretation between the parties.

In close collaboration with the logistics staff on board, you play a key role to deliver messages related to security and in order to safeguard effective operations, by providing information related to the life on board is disseminated and ensure that safety is ensured for all.

You will facilitate the relation between rescued persons and the MSF team. In particular, you will collaborate with the Humanitarian Officer to collect and transcribe testimonies and collect data. You will also support the medical team by referring people with medical complaints to the medical team and support with intercultural mediation and liguistic interpretation.

Finally, you will work and live on a ship with limited privacy and take part in the daily tasks that are required on a ship (e.g. preparation of the rescue material, training, cleaning, painting, deck-work, etc.).

REQUIREMENTS

· Essential secondary education. Desirable degree in social sciences, social communication or teaching

· Minimum two years’ experience in similar position, preferably in provision of medical services and/or with NGOs, with refugee organizations or immigration such as advocacy, campaign and public engagement

· Optimal verbal and written communications skills

· Mother tongue/C2 level in Arabic

· Proficiency in English (minimum C1)

· Ability to cope with stressful situations

· High flexibility and ability to work under stress

· Work experience within a medical organization is a strong asset

ASSETS

· Training in intercultural mediation or interpretation, in particular with NGOs and health care services

· In addition to the above mandatory languages, desirable proficiency one of the following languages: French, Tigrinya, Amharic, Bengla

· STWC certification

· Experience at sea / sailing

· Experience of crowd control, psychological first aid, distribution

WE OFFER:

Contract for duration of our mission

See conditions on MSF's website

How to apply:

Application process

At Médecins sans Frontières (MSF) / Artsen zonder Grenzen, we are committed to an inclusive culture that encourages and supports the diverse voices of our employees. Our diversity fuels our innovation and connects us closer to our beneficiaries and the communities in which we work. We welcome applications from individuals of all genders, ages, sexual orientations, nationalities, races, religions, beliefs, ability status, and all other diversity characteristics.

PLEASE NOTE THAT WE ONLY TAKE UP APPLICATIONS THAT MEET ALL OF THE ABOVE REQUIREMENTS

The following documents will be requested in the application process:

· Your most recent English CV not exceeding 3 pages

· A cover letter explaining your motivation to work with MSF

· A clear scan of your relevant diploma’s and certificates

In MSF we are strongly committed to professionalism and responsible behaviour and therefore the final phase of the application process is a background screening. Such screening can consist out of an identity check, check of employment history, reference check and declaration on behaviour.

If you are interested and would like to have additional information, please contact Recruitment office: recruitment@amsterdam.msf.org



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