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INTERNATIONAL RESCUE COMMITTEE HELLAS
Ημερομηνία Δημοσίευσης:
15-11-19
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MHPSS Arabic Interpreter - Vathy, Samos

Job Position Title: MHPSS Arabic Interpreter
Department: Mental Health and Psychosocial support (MHPSS)
Duty Location: Field Position, Vathy, Samos
Length of Initial Contract: 4 months, with possibility of extension

Background/IRC Summary:

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 influx of refugees in Greece, The IRC Hellas has been working in different parts of Greece since June 2015, currently providing support to refugees from different backgrounds.

Job Overview/Summary:

Under the guidance and direct supervision of the senior psychologist and the senior MHPSS Manager, the Interpreter provides support services on communication and documentation issues. The caseload that the MHPSS team will work with will consist of people with mental health concerns, including but not limited to, survivors of gender-based violence and torture.

Major Responsibilities:

  • To interpret during individual and group counselling sessions, as well as psycho-education activities
  • Assist in communication between IRC staff, other staff, beneficiaries and/ or any other relevant parties
  • Assist in documentation and referrals
  • Assist in collection of information and data and case identification
  • Assist in planning and conducting visits or outreach at sites (refugee camps, urban settings and any other place where the team is operating)
  • Support MHPSS activities wherever they take place
  • Conducting administrative duties as required

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Interpretation, social sciences, or equivalent combination of education and work experience in an English speaking context.
  • Experience working at international development programs highly desirable
  • Experience in translation/ interpretation services
  • Strong communication skills (written and spoken) in Arabic and ability to interpret into English/Greek and vice versa
  • Ability to interpret via phone
  • 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
  • Fluency in other languages, such as French, Farsi/Dari, Pashto, Urdu, Sorani, and Kurmanji is considered an asset.

Professional Standards:

  • All IRC employees are required to adhere to The IRC Way Standards for Professional Conduct and the IRC country employment policies.
  • Adhere to the Code of Conduct every day – in the site and in the community.
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • While in IRC sites, all IRC staff must wear appropriate IRC visibility.

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. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Disclaimer Clause: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skills, effort, duties and responsibilities associated with position.

Professional Standards: 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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