Position: Cultural Mediator French / Female
Project: MSF Europe Migration/ Balkan Projects
Starting Date: Immediately
Duration: 3 Months (high possibility of extension)
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international independent medical and humanitarian action-driven organization that offers assistance to populations in distress, to victims of natural or man-made disasters and to victims of armed conflict, without discrimination and irrespective of race, religion, creed or political affiliation. The MSF movement is built around 5 operational centers (OC) supported by 23 sections and offices worldwide. The MSF-Mission in Greece provides humanitarian and medical assistance to the refugee and migrants populations fleeing conflict in their home countries and following a migration route via Greece and the Balkans towards Northern Europe.
Make the bridge between MSF beneficiaries (people on the move, migrant and refugee communities) and MSF staff and care givers at the clinic during medical/midwife consultations, by addressing potential negative consequences of language barriers, socio-cultural differences, discrimination and tensions and by fostering their removal.
Tasks and responsibilities:
Education: Essential secondary education. Degree from institution of higher education an asset. Training in interpretation or intercultural mediation would be considered a major asset.
Experience: Minimum two years’ experience in similar position, preferably in provision of medical services and/or with NGOs. Desirable previous experience in migration/ refugee contexts
Languages: Essential French and English. Other languages an asset
Competencies: Results and quality orientation, teamwork and cooperation, commitment to MSF principles, behavioral flexibility, stress management, service orientation
This is a local opening but all candidates interested in the position and willing to work on Lesvos are welcomed to apply. In that case it should be noted that MSF will not offer any relocation benefits.
Please send your CV and a cover letter in English at the following email address, quoting reference
code "Cultural Mediator-French Female” in the subject line of the e-mail:
Closing Date: 23/09/2019
All applications will be treated in strictest confidentiality
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.