Position Title Legal Aid Interpreter
Supervised by Legal Aid Team Leader
Reporting to Legal Aid Team Leader
Duty Station Larisa
Area of Operation Central Greece
Employment Period 3 months
Type of Contract (Expat/National/Trainee) National
Salary & Benefits L1
The Danish Refugee Council assists refugees and internally displaced persons across the globe: we provide emergency aid, fight for their rights, and strengthen their opportunity for a brighter future. We work in conflict-affected areas, along the displacement routes, and in the countries where refugees settle. In cooperation with local communities, we strive for responsible and sustainable solutions. We work toward successful integration and – whenever possible – for the fulfillment of the wish to return home.
The Danish Refugee Council was founded in Denmark in 1956 and has since grown to become an international humanitarian organization with more than 7,000 staff and 8,000 volunteers. Based in Copenhagen (Denmark) and present in forty countries, the Danish Refugee Council is a non-profit-making, politically independent, non-governmental and non-denominational relief organization.
Our vision is a dignified life for all displaced. All our efforts are based on our value compass: humanity, respect, independence and neutrality, participation, and honesty and transparency.
The Danish Refugee Council initiated its activities in the island of Lesvos in November 2015 due to the unprecedented influx of asylum seekers. Following new political developments and displacement dynamics in early 2016, DRC expanded its activities to the mainland to support the people living in several sites across the country. With offices in Athens, Larissa and Thessaloniki, it currently implements a wide range of activities, including Site Management Support, legal assistance, identification of individual needs and protection of highly vulnerable persons, access to services within and outside the hosting sites through cultural mediation, and non-formal education. DRC works closely with the refugee communities, the Greek authorities and other humanitarian actors to ensure a protective environment for refugees and asylum seekers in Greece.
DRC Greece is looking to recruit a qualified, flexible and enthusiastic professional to work for its Office in Larisa as Legal Aid Interpreter. Under the overall supervision of the Legal Aid Team Leader and in cooperation with the legal aid team and the DRC protection staff, the Legal Aid Interpreter will mainly provide interpretation services for the Legal Aid Officers, from Kurdish to Greek/English and retro-versa. The interpreter mainly will facilitate the implementation of DRC’s legal assistance programme.
2. Duties and Responsibilities
Responsibilities will include, but not necessarily be limited, to the following:
3. Required Qualifications
4. Required Skills & Qualities
Core Competencies of DRC:
5. Terms and Conditions
6. Application Process
Are you interested? Then apply for this position on line: [To send your CV please click here]. All applicants must send a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages). Both must be in English.
DRC provides equal opportunity in employment and prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability. DRC encourages all applicants to apply and does not practice any discrimination in any recruitment process. However, applicants must be aware that DRC cannot systemically sponsor non-EU citizen or non-Greek resident for all the steps of legal process to get a work permit and/or a residency permit in Greece.
Applications close on the 15th of December.
Applications submitted after this date will not be considered.
Due to the urgency of the position DRC reserves the right to recruit a candidate who matches the required profile before the above deadline.