Τitle: Youth Career Counselor
Program: Economic Recovery and Development (ERD)
Base location: Athens
Reports to: Livelihoods Manager
Background to IRC
The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in over 40 countries, the IRC aims to restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure.
The IRC works in Greece from July 2015 responding and providing aid to refugees and migrants. The IRC’s programming in Greece currently focuses on Protection, Mental Health & PSS, Water and Sanitation & Economic Recovery & Development in Athens, Lesvos & Chios islands.
Scope of work:
IRC Greece together with the Network for Children’s Rights along with the theatrical group Laughter’s Guild implement the holistic project PROSVASIS with the aim to empower unaccompanied teens, young refugees and migrants between 16-24 years old. The program provides a well-rounded package of services that includes psychosocial and legal support, job counselling, access to education, educational and non-formal training opportunities. Working through employment the IRC supports access to job counseling, career guidance and job referral as well as intensive life skills trainings and registration to formal and informal vocational programs and trainings.
The IRC is recruiting a Job Counselor to be responsible for assisting clients with career counseling and training. The Job Counselor will also be responsible for delivering life skills training to unaccompanied teens, young refugees and migrants as well as vulnerable host populations while ensuring that clients are prepared to access and thrive in the Greek labor market.
Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:
Program Coordination Responsibilities:
Coordination and Administration:
Key Working Relationships:
Position Reports to: Livelihoods Manager
Other Internal and/or external contacts:
Internal: Program Coordinator, Microenterprise Counselor, Livelihoods Officer, Grants Department, ERD Technical Unit, Supply Chain, Finance, HR, Research Evaluation and Learning Technical Unit.
External: Program partner organisations, relevant working groups, local and national government entities such as OAED, Chambers of Commerce, businesses and business development entities, peer and partner agencies
This position will be based out of the IRC center and our partners offices in Athens, Greece, and may require occasional travel to other locations.
Disclaimer Clause: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skills, effort, duties and responsibilities associated with position.
IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability.
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