Teacher (Thessaloniki)|DRC

Danish Refugee Council, one of the world’s leading humanitarian NGOs, is currently looking for a highly qualified to work in the non-formal education programme in Northern Greece as a Teacher.

About the job

Under the overall supervision of the Education/Integration Manager and with the technical guidance from the Education Officer, the Teacher will be responsible for implementation of the education programme for migrant and refugee children and youth in the DRC Homework and Creative Activities Centers (HCAC) in refugee accommodation sites in Northern Greece. The Teacher will ensure that all education activities are high quality, age appropriate, and in line with students’ needs.


Implementation and design of non-formal education activities:

Implementation and design of non-formal education activities:

  • Implement non-formal education activities for children (4 to 17) as per the populations’ needs
  • Plan and implement effective classroom management practices 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
  • Collaborate with the Skills Development and Employability team to support the design and implementation of skills development, lifelong learning, and employability activities for adult beneficiaries on site.  
  • Form class groups and develop schedules in line with the needs of site population and in agreement with the Education/Integration Manager and the Senior Teachers
  • 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
  • Organize and deliver on-site parents’ meetings in collaboration with the Senior Teacher, the Education Social Scientist and the Education/Integration Manager
  • Provide information to beneficiaries on existing education programmes and promote the right to education for all
  • Contribute to the identification of student vulnerabilities and raise protection concerns to the Education Social Scientist and the Education/Integration Manager
  • 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 progress, 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 Education 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 and Donor policies
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by the Education/Integration Manager and/or the 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

  • At least 2 years of professional experience in education and teaching   is required
  • University degree in education or related field is required
  • Excellent verbal and written skills of English and Greek language are required
  • Strong computer literacy is required
  • Experience in teaching Greek as a foreign language is required
  • Experience in implementing early-childhood education activities 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 English as a foreign language will be considered an asset
  • Experience in delivering STEM activities will be considered an asset
  • Previous experience with local or international NGOs will be considered an asset
  • Training or courses in child protection/safeguarding will be considered an asset

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- Location: North Greece-Τhessaloniki -Roving among open accommodation sites of operation DRC Greece North
  • 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:https://job.drc.ngo/

All applicants must upload a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages) in English. Applications sent by email will not be considered.

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.

Closing date for applications: 05.12.2022

DRC reserves the right to close the vacancy once a suitable candidate is identified.
For further information about the Danish Refugee Council, please consult our website drc.ngo.
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

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.

If you have questions or are facing problems with the online application process, please visit drc.ngo/about-us/job-and-career/support-for-job-seekers.

Danish Refugee Council is an equal opportunity employer. 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!

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Closing date for applications: 05.12.2022