The Danish Refugee Council assists refugees 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 8,000 employees and also 8,000 volunteers, while managing a turnover of over 400 million Euro. Based in Copenhagen (Denmark) and present in forty countries, the Danish Refugee Council is a non-profit-making, politically independent, nongovernmental and non-denominational relief organization. The Danish Refugee Council is Denmark’s largest humanitarian NGO and has been ranked the 3rd best NGO in the world in 2018 (for the six consecutive years, the organization is among the top five of the NGO Advisor Annual List).
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 November 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.
DRC Greece is looking to recruit a qualified, flexible and enthusiastic professional to work for its office in Larissa (Central Greece) as a Teacher. Under the day-to-day supervision of the Education Team Leader and with the technical guidance from Education Coordinator, the Teacher will be responsible for implementation of the Education programme for migrant and refugee children, youth and adults accommodated in emergency reception site(s) in Larissa region. The Teacher will ensure that all education activities are high quality, age appropriate, in line with children, youth and adult needs
Duties and Responsibilities
Responsibilities will include, but not necessarily be limited, to the following:
- Implement non-formal education activities (English and Greek language, basic numeracy, literacy) for school age children (6 to 15), adolescents and youth (16-18) as well as adults (18+)
- Plan and adopt various educational activities based on age, knowledge and individual needs of children, adolescents, youth and adults
- Form educational groups and develop schedule making sure it is in line with needs of site population, children, youth, adults and in agreement with the relevant authorities and site management
- Develop daily lesson plans divided by classes
- Ensure that data (attendance lists) is accurately collected on a weekly and monthly basis divided by age and gender
- Plan and coordinate distribution of teaching and learning material including stationery and school kits
- Provide information and advice beneficiaries on existing educational program
- Contributing to the reinforcement of existing communication with persons of concern throughout DRC units and promoting the right to education for all children.
- Collaboration with DRC cultural mediators and other staff members, in order to design and implement relevant education activities as well as life skills projects.
- Attend and participate in assigned meetings, activities and staff trainings
- Plan and implement effective classroom management practices to develop self-responsible/independent learners and to build students’ ability to work collaboratively with others
- Promote empathy, compassion and respect for the gender, ethnic, religious, cultural and learning diversity of students
- Maintain effective communication with other actors
- Contribute to the continuous advocacy for increased communications with persons of concern throughout DRC units and promoting the right to education for all children
- Any other duties as may be assigned by the Education Team Leader relevant to the achievement of Education objectives
- University degree in education or related filed required
- At least two years of experience in education and teaching. Prior teaching experience with non-Greek speaking children and adolescents is an asset
- Experience in teaching English and Greek will be considered an asset
- Excellent verbal and written English and Greek skills are required
- Effective classroom management skills
- Previous working experience with local or international NGOs will be considered as a strong advantage
- High professional ethics
- Computer skills
- Ability to work with children of different cultural background, different language and special needs.
- Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships in a multi-ethnic, multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary environment.
- Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills, working with different groups, partners and nationalities.
- Strong initiative and self-motivated, with a strong commitment to humanitarian principles.
- Flexible, enthusiastic and willing to learn from others.
- Ability to multitask and cope with multiple demands under tight deadlines.
- Ability to cope with high workload and stress and establish priorities.