Site Management Support (SMS) Interpreter (Farsi & Greek) - National Contract
The Danish Refugee Council assistsrefugees 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. 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.
DRC has been operating in Greece since December 2015, providing support to the Greek Ministry of Migration Policy in ensuring dignified reception conditions for refugees and migrants arriving on Lesvos island. In March 2016, DRC expanded its operations in Athens, in response to the changing context and the build-up of refugee population on mainland Greece.
Under the overall supervision of the SMS Coordinator the SMS interpreter will provide interpretation services, from Arabic AND French to Greek and retro-versa. The SMS interpreter upon prior assignment by the SMS Coordinator will primarily, but not exclusively, support Site Managers, public authorities and medical actors implement their activities. His/her role will be distinct from that of SMS Cultural Mediators, in order to safeguard confidentiality and neutrality for PoC sensitive personal data.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Responsibilities will include, but not necessarily be limited, to the following:
Skills & Qualities:
Terms and Conditions:
The contract will be under the Greek Labor Law, and all allowances will be provided to the employees (Christmas, Easter, Vacation bonus).
All work related transport costs from duty station to other work sites are refundable.
All communication costs work related are refundable.
DRC provides training opportunities to develop and strengthen the quality of its services as well as its staff members’ professional and personal development.
The position will be based in Athens (Greece) and national terms and conditions apply.
The employee shall follow DRC instructions on safety, confidentiality and ethical guidelines, including the Code of Conduct and the Humanitarian Accountability Framework.
Employee should not engage in any other paid activity during the DRC contract period without prior authorization.
Employee should not engage in any activity that could harm DRC or the implementation of any project during the DRC contract period.
Employee should not give interviews to the media or publish project-related photos or other materialwithout prior authorization.
Employee shall return all borrowed equipment for the project to DRC after the end of the contract period or upon request.
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All applicants must send acover letterand anupdated CV(no longer than four pages). Both must be in English.
Applications close on the 27th of March 2018.
Due to the urgency of the position DRC reserves the right to recruit a candidate who matches the required profile before the above deadline.