JOB TITLE: Interpreter/cultural mediator (Farsi)
LOCATION: Lesvos island
FULLTIME/PARTIME: Full Time
DURATION: till the end of March, starting date as soon as possible
Background: 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:
In response to the recent fire and destruction of the Μoria RIC on Lesvos island, the IRC will start the implementation of a child protection program, aiming to assess the needs on the ground, identify vulnerable children and families and offer child protection case management and/or other child protection activities that will be identified as needs, following the needs assessment. For this reason, multidisciplinary mobile units will be set up. Under the guidance and direct supervision of the Child Protection Senior Officer, the Interpreter/ Cultural Mediator will provide support services in communication, interpretation and translation, during outreach, individual and group sessions.
Reporting lines: The Interpreter reports to the Child Protection Senior Officer and works closely with social workers, child psychologists and other IRC colleagues.
Disclaimer Clause: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skills, effort, duties and responsibilities associated with the position.
Travel and other requirements: The position requires constant local travel on Lesvos to/from various locations, including official and unofficial camps, sites and other areas of program operation.
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.