Job Title: WPE Arabic Interpreter/ Cultural Mediator
Location: Athens, Greece
Type of Contract: fixed term from 1/2/2020 – 31/5/2020
Type of Employment: Part-time, 18 hours per week, working on different working hours, based on program needs
The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is one of the largest humanitarian agencies in the world, providing relief, rehabilitation and post-conflict reconstruction support to victims of oppression and violent conflict. IRC has worked for over seven decades and today is involved in over 42 countries worldwide. We address both the immediate, lifesaving needs of conflict affected people in an emergency and the reconstruction needs in post conflict societies. IRC is committed to a culture of bold leadership, innovation in all aspects of our work, creative partnerships and thorough accountability to those we serve.
IRC Hellas seeks to restore the dignity of refugees and to enhance their physical and psychological safety through the provision of tailored and targeted response services. At the core of our approach is the IRC’s Women’s Protection and Empowerment (WPE) programming in Greece. After delivering direct WPE services from 2015 to 2017 in camps across Greece, in 2018, the IRC focused on building the capacity of government institutions, municipalities and local organisations, by delivering interdisciplinary Gender –Based Violence (GBV) trainings that focused on case management and enhancing coordination among service providers.
In September 2018, the launch of the SURVIVOR project for engaging services for refugee and migrant women survivors of GBV, brought together key state institutions, namely the General Secretariat for Family Policy and Gender Equality and ‘KETHI’ (National Research Centre for Gender Equality) with the civil society actors CRWI Diotima and IRC, Hellas to implement a joint project. They were joined by EU consortium partners in Bulgaria, in France, Italy and Germany aimed at enhancing the quality of and access to services for refugee and migrant GBV survivors in Greece, including communication with refugee and migrants communities in Greece for protection referrals to existing services and at strengthening GBV programming through transnational dialogue and sharing of GBV best practices, resources and tools in Greece and Europe.
SCOPE OF WORK: Under the guidance and supervision of the WPE Community Engagement Officer, the Interpreter/Cultural Mediator will provide interpretation & translation support services on individual and group activities and communications, internal and external appointments, translation of documents etc. S/he will be working closely with the WPE officer, including the GBV Specialist.
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.
Disclaimer Clause: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skills, effort, duties and responsibilities associated with position.
Due to the expected high number of applications, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
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