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Εταιρία:
INTERNATIONAL RESCUE COMMITTEE HELLAS
Ημερομηνία Δημοσίευσης:
27-07-21
Τύπος απασχόλησης:
Πλήρης
Κωδικός θέσης εργασίας:
Κατηγορία εργασίας:
Εκπαίδευση
Περιοχή εργασίας:
Νομός Αττικής

Farsi Interpreter / Cultural Mediator - Athens

TITLE: Farsi Interpreter / Cultural Mediator

PROGRAM: Economic Recovery and Development (ERD)

BASE LOCATION: Athens

REPORTS TO: Senior Livelihoods Officer

DURATION: 6 months with possibility of extension (start date: September 1st, 2021)

TYPE OF EMPLOYMENT Full-time

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. In response to the arrival of refugees in Greece in 2015, the IRC has been offering SMS, WASH, Livelihoods and Protection services to children, women and people in need of mental health support. IRC Hellas currently has offices in Athens and on Lesvos, Chios and Samos.

SCOPE OF WORK

IRC Greece supports vulnerable refugee and host communities in Athens to access income generation through employment and self-employment services, directly and in collaboration with partners. The IRC is recruiting an interpreter/cultural mediator to provide interpretation services for career and entrepreneurship counselling sessions held with Farsi speakers who are clients of the Livelihoods program of the IRC. The Interpreter will also be responsible for interpretation in business, soft skills and job readiness training group trainings in collaboration with partners and the translation of relevant material.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Major Responsibilities

  • Assist with interpretation and when applicable, cultural mediation in communication with IRC staff, national staff, beneficiaries and/or any other relevant parties;
  • Assist in collection of information and data and case identification;
  • Provide interpretation during intake assessments, career and entrepreneurship counseling sessions;
  • Provide interpretation for group trainings in job readiness, business and softs skills;
  • Translate communication from English/Greek to Farsi including relevant curriculum or outreach material;
  • Support IRC in ensuring activities are accepted by the community members;
  • Support Livelihoods activities wherever they take place;
  • Complete the monthly report and any other reporting and monitoring tool, as required;
  • Conduct other duties as the needs arise.

Professional Standards:

  • All IRC staff are required to adhere to THE IRC WAY Standards for Professional Conduct and the IRC country employment policies.

Key Working Relationships:

Position Reports to: Sr Livelihoods Officer

Other details:

This position will be based out of the IRC center in Athens, Greece, and may require occasional travel to other locations.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Translations, social sciences, or equivalent combination of education and work in interpretation;
  • Experience in translation/ interpretation services, especially in group settings;
  • Strong communication skills (written and spoken) in Farsi and ability to translate into English and/or Greek and vice versa;
  • Understanding and sensitivity to the needs of people from a variety of backgrounds and cultures;
  • Ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure;
  • Responsiveness to queries and referrals as and when needed and able to manage a varying workload;
  • Cultural awareness and ability to build relationships quickly with a wide variety of people;
  • Flexibility, openness to others, humanitarian motivation;
  • Training in interpretation or intercultural mediation is an asset;
  • Experience of working with refugees and vulnerable groups of people is an asset.

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.

The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way - Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.

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