RSC Assistant (Recreational Space for Children Assistant)

Country: Greece
Organization: Danish Refugee Council
Closing date: 6 Aug 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

The Danish Refugee Council initiated its activities in the island of Lesvos in November 2015 due to the unprecedented influx of asylum seekers. Following new political developments and displacement dynamics in early 2016, DRC expanded its activities to the mainland to support the people living in several sites across the country. With offices in Athens, Larissa and Thessaloniki, it currently implements a wide range of activities, including Site Management Support, legal assistance, identification of individual needs and protection of highly vulnerable persons, access to services within and outside the hosting sites through cultural mediation, and non-formal education. DRC works closely with the refugee communities, the Greek authorities and other humanitarian actors to ensure a protective environment for refugees and asylum seekers in Greece.

1. Purpose

DRC Greece is looking to recruit a qualified, flexible and enthusiastic professional to work for its ILC in Trikala as RSC Assistant. Under the supervision of the Integration Learning Center Team leader and with the technical guidance from Education Coordinator, the RSC Assistant will be responsible for preparing and implementing recreational activities for children in DRC’s Integration Learning Centers

2. Duties and Responsibilities

Responsibilities will include, but not necessarily be limited, to the following:

· Define psychosocial activities to be implemented according to the children’s ages and situation and contribute to the development of a child friendly space curriculum.

· Prepare and implement recreational activities for targeted children (large events or small groups).

· Communicate with children in a protective manner ensuring the respect of their rights.

· Create a positive and trustful atmosphere while interacting with children and parents encouraging them to express their needs and ensuring their feeling of safety.

· Ensure that a child is always not alone in the Integration Learning Center.

· Identify and provide materials required for activities preferred by children, in coordination with relevant departments and procurement procedures.

3. Required Qualifications

· University degree in early childhood development, education or related filed required.

· Excellent verbal and written English and Greek skills are required.

· At least 2 years of experience in education. Prior experience with non-Greek speaking children and adolescents is an asset.

· Effective classroom management skills.

· High professional ethics.

· Computer skills

4. Desirable skills

· Previous working experience with local or international NGOs will be considered as a strong advantage.

5. Required Skills & Qualities

· Core Competencies of DRC:

o Striving for excellence

o Collaboration

o Taking the lead

o Communication

o 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, and a good sense of humor

6. Terms and 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 Trikala (Central 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 6th of August. Applications submitted after this date will not be considered.

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



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