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
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.
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
Planning – Analysis Support
Social Worker Degree
Social Worker Permission of Working
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
Mission working language (English) and local language (Greek) essential
Essential computer literacy (word, excel and internet)
Please send your CV and a motivation letter in English quoting reference code “Social Worker Referent” in the subject line of the email at
Closing date: 01.10.2021
All applications will be treated in strictest confidentiality
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted