Title: Cultural Mediator – Farsi and or/Urdu Speaker
Location: Thessaloniki, Greece (field travel might occasionally be required)
Expected Start Date: As soon as possible
Type of Contract: Fixed term contract until 30.06.2020, renewable
Application Deadline: 29th of May 2020
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is the world's largest humanitarian organization with 190 member National Societies. Our work is guided by seven fundamental principles -humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity and universality- and by Strategy 2020, which voices our collective vision and determination to move forward in tackling the major challenges that confront humanity in the present decade. We act before, during and after disasters and health emergencies to meet the needs and improve the lives of vulnerable people.
Since May 2015 the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies along with the Hellenic Red Cross have worked with local communities on the frontline of the migration response to provide relief and assistance to people seeking safety in Europe. Assistance included primary health care, hygiene promotion, food and relief distribution, first aid, psychosocial support, Restoring Family Links and cash assistance. Since the beginning of 2018 the operation focuses on urban programming and social inclusion through cash distribution, basic health care, accompanied referrals, case management and integration activities.
As an implementing partner with UNHCR, Cash is being provided by IFRC currently in 18 sites in all Northern Greece including Central Macedonia, Epirus and Thessaly, as well as in urban self-accommodated locations. IFRC also provides support to cash assistance cardholders living in UNHCR Accommodations. The Multifunctional Centre (MFC) in Thessaloniki is where the IFRC urban cash team operates from and is a social day-centre that aims to provide a range of integration services and support to refugees and migrants, where the main objective is to help them cope with their current situation through counselling and guidance. The MFC works with a holistic approach aiming to build resilience and empower migrants to regain control over their daily lives.
The Cultural Mediator will be dedicated to assist with translation and communication in the Cash Transfer Program activities at the MFC urban location and in sites across North Greece ensuring safe delivery of cash programming, as well as providing information and guidance to the community in close coordination with other team members.
The Cultural Mediator’s main purpose is to assist with communications in all aspects of the cash program. The Cultural mediator will support IFRC CTP team in engagement with beneficiaries, providing translations for various cash program activities, including enrolment, card distribution and monthly certification. The incumbent may also provide field community information sessions and MFC orientation sessions in their own language and act as Crowd Control in various cash activities.
She/he will also facilitate sessions or helpdesk at the MFC and/or in sites under the guidance of Senior Officer, ensuring all program implementation is in accordance with IFRC standards and principles.
Job duties and responsibilities:
This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skills, duties and responsibilities associated with the position.
Duties Applicable to All Staff:
Education and Experience:
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
How to Apply:
Interested candidates should send a CV and a Cover Letter
in English by the 29th of May to the following e-mail address:
mentioning the Position Title in the subject of the e-mail.
Please note that this is a National Position.
Kindly note that applications will be processed as they come and the position maybe filled before the deadline
Only shortlisted Candidates will be contacted. All CVs will be treated with strict confidentiality.