Title: Livelihoods Interpreter _ Farsi Speaker
Program: Economic Recovery and Development (ERD)
Base location: Athens
Reports to: Livelihoods Manager
Duration: fixed term, until January 31st, 2020
Type of employment: Part-time, 28 hours per week
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.
The IRC works in Greece from July 2015 responding and providing aid to refugees and migrants. The IRC’s programming in Greece currently focuses on Protection, Mental Health & PSS, Water and Sanitation & Economic Recovery & Development and in Athens, and Lesvos & Chios islands.
Scope of work:
IRC Greece supports vulnerable refugee and host communities in Athens to access income generation through employment and self-employment. Working through employment and business development service providers the IRC supports access to job counseling, legal counseling, job referral, life skills, vocational training, on the job training and microenterprise – directly and in collaboration with partners. Under the guidance and direct supervision of the Livelihoods Manager, the interpreter provides support interpretation services for career 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 and the translation of relevant curriculum and outreach material.
Key Working Relationships:
Position Reports to: Livelihoods Manager
Other Internal and/or external contacts:
Internal: Job Counselor, Microenterprise Counselor, Livelihoods Officer, Head of Programs
External: Partner staff
This position will be based out of the IRC center in Athens, Greece, and may require occasional travel to other locations.
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.