Educator (Greek) International Rescue Committee (IRC)

TITLE: Educator (Greek)

PROGRAM: Economic Recovery and Development (ERD)


REPORTS TO: Senior Livelihoods Officer

TYPE: Full-time

DURATION: until December 2022

Background To Irc

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in over 40 countries, the IRC aims to restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure.

In response to the arrival of refugees in Greece in 2015, the IRC has been offering SMS, WASH, Livelihoods and Protection services to children, women and people in need of mental health support. IRC Hellas currently has offices in Athens and on Lesvos and Samos.

Scope of​ ​Work

IRC Hellas supports vulnerable youth refugee and host communities in Athens to access income generation through employment and self-employment services and skills-building activities, directly and in collaboration with partners. IRC Hellas is recruiting an Educator to be responsible for delivering Greek language classes according to beneficiary needs.


Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Implementing the education program through the realization and planning of daily lessons related to Greek language
  • Design and build on the educational curriculum, targeting and addressing the needs of different age groups
  • Ensuring that all non-formal education activities are of high quality, follow established curricula and address beneficiaries needs
  • Evaluating objectively and regularly the beneficiaries’ performance and learning progress
  • Proactively working to identify issues related to beneficiaries’ attendance and report them to the Senior Livelihoods Officer if needed
  • Ensuring relevant project data (academic records, lessons’ plans etc.), are accurately collected and updated on a weekly and monthly basis

Program Coordination Responsibilities

  • Propose and develop other support services that serve the program goals and clients’ needs
  • Maintain an accurate and up-to-date management system, case notes and other electronic files
  • Work with the Senior Livelihoods Officer to develop training curricula that are up-to-date, meet training objectives and are being effectively and uniformly implemented
  • Support referral pathways from IRC to other employment, business development and vocational training providers
  • Any other task designated by the Senior Livelihoods Officer as requested

Coordination and Administration

  • Coordinate closely with the team to ensure effective implementation of the educational activities
  • Participate in regular team meetings

Key Working Relationships:

Position Reports to: Senior Livelihoods Officer

Other Internal and/or external contacts:

Internal: Senior Livelihoods Manager, Job Counselors, Microenterprise Counselor, Livelihoods Assistant, Interpreters, Finance, Supply Chain, ERD Technical Unit

External: Relevant working groups, peer and partner agencies.

Other details:

This position will be based at the IRC center in Athens, Greece, and may require occasional travel to other locations.


  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field, master’s degree a plus
  • Demonstrated experience teaching Greek as a foreign language
  • Experience in curriculum development and implementation
  • Experience delivering classes in non-traditional contexts and familiarity with new educational methods and technologies (e-learning platforms) is desirable
  • Proven ability to work with consideration and respect for cross-cultural differences
  • Excellent communication skills, with fluency in written and spoken Greek and English
  • Very strong organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Enthusiasm for helping people to learn and demonstrated professionalism
  • Desired: Experience teaching refugee/migrant population

Professional Standards:

  • All IRC employees are required to adhere to The IRC Way Standards for Professional Conduct and the IRC country employment policies.
  • Adhere to the Code of Conduct every day – in the site and in the community.
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • While in IRC sites, all IRC staff must wear appropriate IRC visibility.

Disclaimer Clause: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skills, effort, duties and responsibilities associated with position.

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.

The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way – Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.

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