Teacher – Thessaloniki – Danish Refugee Council ως και 4 Ιουλίου

DRC Greece is looking to recruit a qualified, flexible and enthusiastic professional to work as Teacher.

About the job

DRC Greece is looking to recruit a qualified, flexible and enthusiastic education professional to work in the non-formal education programme in North Greece as a Teacher. Under the overall supervision of the Education-Integration Manager and with the technical guidance from the Education Coordinator, the Teacher will be responsible for implementation of the education programme for migrant and refugee children, youth and adults accommodated in Open Accommodation site(s) in Northern Greece. The Teacher will ensure that all education activities are high quality, age appropriate, and in line with students’ needs.

The main responsibilities include:

  • Implement non-formal education activities and homework support for school-aged children (6 to 15) and youth (16-17)
  • Conduct Greek and English language courses, cultural orientation and other soft skills development activities for adults
  • Plan and implement effective classroom management techniques to develop independent learners and students’ ability to work collaboratively with others
  • Collaborate with DRC cultural mediators and other staff members to design and implement relevant education and life skills activities
  • Form class groups and develop schedules in line with the needs of site population and in agreement with the Senior Teacher and the Education/Integration Manager
  • Complete daily lesson plans and develop differentiated learning material based on age, educational level, and the individual needs of students
  • Plan and support the distribution of teaching and learning material (e.g. stationery, homework packs and school kits)
  • Create a safe classroom environment and promote holistic student well-being
  • Promote empathy, compassion and respect for the gender, ethnic, religious, cultural, and learning diversity of students
  • Organise and deliver on-site parents’ meetings in collaboration with the Education Social Scientist and the Senior Teacher
  • Provide information to beneficiaries on existing education programmes and promote the right to education for all
  • Contribute to the identification of student vulnerabilities and support the Education Social Scientist to raise protection referrals to the Child Protection actor as needed
  • Adhere to DRC’s Code of Conduct and help to create and maintain an environment that prevents child safeguarding violations and promotes the implementation of DRC’s child Safeguarding Policy


Reporting and Education Information Management

  • Ensure that relevant project data and Means of Verification (e.g. attendance lists, registration forms, lesson plans) are accurately collected
  • Monitor and record students’ attendance and progression, noting any areas for concern to the Senior Teacher and the Education/Integration Manager
  • Regularly monitor the progress of education activities against project plans and timelines

Programme Development

  • Suggest improvements to DRC programming and ways of working, through identification and communication of challenges, gaps, recommendations for improvements and lessons learnt
  • In collaboration with the NFE Team, Education/Integration Manager and Education Officer, contribute to the development and design of DRC’s education program and activities


  • In day-to-day tasks ensure relevant accountability to internal DRC Greece and Donor policies
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by the Education-Integration Manager and/or Area Manager relevant to the achievement of NFE objectives

Any other tasks assigned by the line manager in line with overall response in the area of deployment

About you:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Education or in a related field is required
  • At least 2 years of professional experience in education and teaching in group/class settings is required
  • Excellent verbal and written skills in English language are required
  • Excellent verbal and written skills in Greek language are required
  • Strong computer literacy is required
  • Bachelor’s degree in Greek Language will be considered an asset
  • Training or courses in child protection/safeguarding will be considered an asset.
  • Prior teaching experience with non-Greek speaking students will be considered an asset
  • Prior professional experience working with children will be considered an asset
  • Experience in teaching Greek or English as a foreign language will be considered an asset
  • Experience in teaching ICT will be considered an asset.
  • Previous experience with local or international NGOs will be considered an asset
  • Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships in a multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary environment
  • Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills
  • Strong sense of 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 competing demands under tight deadlines


In this position, you are expected to demonstrate DRC’ five core competencies:
Striving for excellence: You focus on reaching results while ensuring an efficient process.
Collaborating: You involve relevant parties and encourage feedback.
Taking the lead: You take ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.
Communicating: You listen and speak effectively and honestly.
Demonstrating integrity: You uphold and promote the highest standards of ethical and
professional conduct in relation to our values and Code of Conduct, including safeguarding
against sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment.

We offer:

  • Designation of Duty Station: Central Macedonia-North Greece (Thessaloniki Sub-Office)
  • Band H
  • All allowances will be provided to the employees (Christmas, Easter, Vacation bonus)
  • DRC provides training opportunities to develop and strengthen the quality of its services as well as its staff members’ professional and personal development.

Application Process

Are you interested? Then apply for this position on line: www.drc.dk/about-drc/vacancies/current-vacancies. All applicants must send a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages). Both must be in English.

DRC provides equal opportunity in employment and prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability. DRC encourages all applicants to apply and does not practice any discrimination in any recruitment process. However, applicants must be aware that DRC cannot systemically sponsor non-EU citizen or non-Greek resident for all the steps of legal process to get a work permit and/or a residency permit in Greece.

Applications close on the 4th of July 2022. Applications submitted after this date will not be considered.

Due to the urgency of the position DRC reserves the right to recruit a candidate who matches the required profile before the above deadline.

DRC as an employer
By working in DRC, you will be joining a global workforce of around 8000 employees in 40 countries. We pride ourselves on our:

  • Professionalism, impact & expertise
  • Humanitarian approach & the work we do
  • Purpose, meaningfulness & own contribution
  • Culture, values & strong leadership
  • Fair compensation & continuous development

Providing equal opportunities
We are committed to creating an inclusive and positive work environment based on mutual respect for all employees. All applicants are considered for employment without attention to race, age, ability, ethnicity, nationality, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, or any other factor. At DRC we celebrate diversity and appreciate our employees for the people they are and their unique skills, backgrounds, and perspectives. We encourage all interested candidates to apply.

Promoting high standards
DRC’s capacity to ensure the protection of and assistance to refugees, IDP’s and other persons of concern depends on the ability of our staff to uphold and promote the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct in relation DRC’s values and Code of Conduct, including safeguarding against sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment. DRC conducts thorough and comprehensive background checks as part of the recruitment process.

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