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Εταιρία:
ΓΙΑΤΡΟΙ ΧΩΡΙΣ ΣΥΝΟΡΑ
Ημερομηνία Δημοσίευσης:
10-09-21
Τύπος απασχόλησης:
Πλήρης,Μερική
Κωδικός θέσης εργασίας:
Social Worker Referent
Κατηγορία εργασίας:
Επιστήμες
Περιοχή εργασίας:
Νομός Αττικής

Social Worker Referent - Athens

Job Title: Social Worker Referent
Reports to: General Director
Department: Health and Protection Unit
Location: Athens with frequent field visits
Post conditions: Full time – 1 year contract

MSF MISSION

Médecins Sans Frontières is an international independent medical-humanitarian organization, which offers assistance to populations in distress, to victims of natural or human-made disasters and to victims of armed conflict, without discrimination and irrespective of ethnicity, religion, creed or political affiliation. MSF is a civil society initiative that brings together individuals committed to the assistance of other human beings in crisis. As such MSF is by choice an association. Each individual working with MSF does it out of conviction and is ready to uphold the values and principles of the organization. We are a non-profit, self-governed, member-based organization.

CONTEXT

MSF Greece was founded in 1990 and supports MSF’s global field operations as well as activities in Greece, Cyprus and Balkans region. The office consists of four big departments 1. Fundraising and Communications, 2. Human Resources, 3. Finances and Resources and 4. Health and Protection Unit, the MSF GR association and a number of independent projects supporting the organization’s social mission.

At Médecins sans Frontières (MSF), we are committed to an inclusive culture that encourages and supports the diverse voices of our employees. Our diversity fuels our innovation and connects us closer to our beneficiaries and the communities in which we work. We welcome applications from individuals of all genders, ages, sexual orientations, nationalities, ethnicities, religions, beliefs, and ability status and all other diversity characteristics

PLACEMENT WITHIN THE ORGANISATION

The position will be accountable hierarchically to the General Director of MSF Greece.
Across various interventions of MSF in Migration (Italy, Greece, Mexico etc) and especially within contexts where an organized welfare system is around MSF Interventions (like EU-Latin America etc) the added value of Social Worker’s Input in the medical services is fundamental both as a service (Complementing pure medical and liaising with welfare system) but also ensuring protection and capitalizing on the existing network of Aid.

MSF had systematically used Social Workers as service providers within the projects and given the increased need for specialized technical guidance /referent for such profiles, this position has been created.
The current position aims to fill this gab and allow the Field team having a technical referent able to provide advice, guidance and interconnect the accumulated institutional knowledge around this function – which is currently sporadic across the Field Projects.

TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Social Services Support

  • Act as referent for social and case workers
  • Provide Case Management advise and technical guidance for issues of social work / social welfare services to the Field Projects and Coordination teams of MSF within Greece and elsewhere
  • Support highlighted cases by the medical teams and liaise with relevant Authorities (as to find practical solutions)
  • Capitalization of the acquired MSF Experience in the Social Services Provision
  • Guide and ensure the keeping of institutional memory around social work induction in the medical services provision (particularly on migration projects or elsewhere as needed): Forms, data collection, tools, processes, SoPs, Studies
  • Ensure a regular intersectional interaction of the Social Workers Managers /Supervisors in the country through regular meetings (chairing them)

Planning – Analysis Support

  • Contribute to the analysis of the welfare system capacities around MSF deployed operations
  • Contribute in the Planning , deployment of medical operations introducing the angle of Social Work / Social Services and provide support in the planning / monitoring of the relevant deployment services to the HoMs/ Medical Coordinators/ Fieldco s and PMR
  • Support Advocacy Analysis, once relevant (e.g Highlighting Protection issues, gathering and feeding with welfare environment analysis )
  • Social Worker’s referent is additionally and ad hoc tasked to:
  • Participate in meetings relevant to his/er portfolio with Greek Authorities and other international and national NGOs regarding topics of his/her domain
  • Highlight issues of major interest concerning Social Services in Greece and inform adequately his/her department and LM.
  • Upon Request participate as consultant for the Midyear review / Annual Planning of Operations

REQUIREMENTS

Education 

Social Worker Degree
Social Worker Permission of Working

Experience

Social Worker Experience in particular with refugees and migrant population in Greece.
Having worked in MSF Operations in Europe or in similar context over the last 5 years in a frontline service provision post

Languages

Mission working language (English) and local language (Greek) essential

Knowledge

Essential computer literacy (word, excel and internet)

Competencies

  • Results and Quality Orientation
  • Teamwork and Cooperation
  • Behavioural Flexibility
  • Commitment to MSF Principles
  • Stress Management

DESIRABLE

  • Project Cycle Management Knowledge and Social Service or relevant Master Degree
  • Experience in MSF Missions as a Coordinator

COMPETENCIES

  • Commitment to MSF’s Principles
  • Cross-cultural Awareness
  • Behavioural Flexibility
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Strategic Vision
  • Results and Quality Orientation
  • Service Orientation
  • Initiative and Innovation
  • Teamwork and Cooperation

POST CONDITIONS

  • Contributing to a social mission in a stimulating, professional working environment in an international organization.
  • Annual gross salary: According to MSF Salary Policy
  • Private Insurance
  • 1 year full time contract

TO APPLY

Please send your CV and a motivation letter in English quoting reference code “Social Worker Referent” in the subject line of the email at 

[To send your CV please click here.]

Closing date: 01.10.2021

All applications will be treated in strictest confidentiality

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

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