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We are always looking for the best administration and coordination team, with our projects on the ground and our administrative offices. By working with Still I Rise you can do something great. Check out our vacancies and join the team!

Administration Officer

Role: Administration Officer
Location: Remote
Department: Finance
Direct Supervisor: Finance Manager
Status: Part time
Starting date: Immediate
Compensation: € 730-790 after tax
Duration: 1 year renewable 

Role Description

Still I Rise, an international NGO, works on the development and implementation of humanitarian projects aimed at the education and support of refugee children and teenagers, is looking for an Administration Officer to join its Finance Department. The selected person will be in charge of supporting the Finance Manager in the activities of controlling and managing administrative and accounting documents, issuing and entering invoices and monitoring financial flows. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Management, control and recording of general and analytical accounts
  • Active and passive invoicing
  • Managing and recording receipts and payments
  • Keeping the first cash note
  • Preparation of basic accounting entries and related records
  • Preparation of tax obligations
  • Support in relations with banking institutions
  • Setting up material for the budget preparation
  • Recording, reconciliation and checking of accounting data and account statements
  • Preparation of periodic and budgeting situations (forecasting and budgeting)  

Essential Requirements

  • Degree in Economics or similar
  • At least 2 years of professional experience in the role, preferably within non-profit organisations
  • Excellent knowledge of general accounting
  • Accuracy, organisation, attention to detail and ability to work within deadlines
  • Excellent organisational and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • Proactivity, energy and good working attitude
  • Flexibility
  • Sensitivity and interest in development cooperation issues
  • Knowledge of the English language (written and spoken)
  • Excellent knowledge and familiarity in the use of Microsoft Excel
  • Good knowledge of Athena and Quickbooks software is preferred 

HOW TO APPLY

Candidates are invited to submit their application including their CV and a motivational letter (in which we ask you to specify the software you normally use in your work) by emailing: hr@stillirisengo.org and specifying the object “ADMINISTRATION OFFICER” 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview. 

English Teacher

SAMOS, GREECE


Role: English teacher
Area: Education
Location: Samos, Greece
Direct Supervisor: Educational Officer
Contract: Minimum 6 months

Job Description

Still I Rise, an international NGO that works on the development and implementation of humanitarian projects aimed at the education and support of refugee children and teenagers, is looking for an English Teacher to join its current staff. The selected person will join the Education Department and will be responsible for teaching a diverse population of students in a transient educational environment. This position involves working both independently and with a teaching team. The English Teacher will be an inspiring, proactive, and energetic person with strong mentoring abilities.

Still I Rise runs education programs within Mazi, our youth center, which can serve up to 130 refugee students aged 10-17 years. Currently, due to COVID-19 restrictions and earthquake damage, we are operating from a temporary location with reduced capacity. We will return to our original centre as soon as possible.   

Compensation

Shared accommodation will be provided a short distance by foot to the school. Additionally, we provide approximately 625 euros (gross) monthly to cover day-to-day expenses.

COVID-19 safety procedures

Required testing and quarantine period dependent on Greek requirements and regulations. Once the country of origin is determined we will define an appropriate travel plan upon hire.

HOW TO APPLY

Candidates are invited to submit their application including their CV, the authorisation to process personal data, and a cover letter in English by emailing: greece@stillirisengo.org and specifying within the subject line “ENGLISH TEACHER”. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.  

Main Responsibilities

  • Lesson Planning: Plan, deliver and facilitate dynamic, active, and creative language lessons for a diverse class of 10-17 year olds providing in-person instruction depending on local context.
  • Progress Monitoring: Review and monitor the progress of all students and identify their individual learning needs in collaboration with Education Officer
  • Reporting and Admin: Managing all admin tasks such as attendance and assessment reporting to the Education Officer
  • Curriculum Design: All teachers are expected to contribute to the development of the existing academic curriculum and workbooks, working independently and as a part of the team. Teachers will collaborate on Still I Rise international education projects relating to other locations.
  • Behavioural Management: Managing students with differing life experiences and adverse childhood experiences in collaboration with Educational Manager.
  • Professional Development: Attend trainings and professional development meetings  

Essential criteria

All applicants are required a fluent knowledge of the English language - written and oral -, minimum age of 23 years and availability to work and reside in Greece for a minimum of 6 months without any VISA requirements. 

  • CELTA or TEFL English Teaching Certification preferred, Bachelors in Education or equivalent language instruction experience considered
  • At least one year of teaching experience
  • Strong commitment to humanitarian support work in a refugee context
  • Adaptability and Flexibility - willingness to work in a challenging and changing environment
  • Ability to communicate effectively in an honest and direct manner
  • Ability to give and receive feedback
  • Ability to mentor students on a daily basis
  • Determined team player
  • Creative and dynamic approach to distance learning
  • Completion of CRB/background check   

Desirable criteria

  • Experience teaching children, teenagers and/or unaccompanied minors
  • Experience working with refugee populations
  • Experience providing interactive remote lessons and mentorship
  • Knowledge of any of these languages: Greek, Arabic, Farsi, Kurdi, French 

Center Officer

SAMOS, GREECE


Role: Center Officer
Area: Logistics
Location: Samos, Greece
Direct Supervisor: Program Manager
Contract: Minimum 6 months, 1 year preferred

Job Description

Still I Rise, an international NGO, works on the development and implementation of humanitarian projects aimed at the education and support of refugee children and teenagers, is looking for a Logistics Officer to join its current staff. The selected person will join the team in Samos, Greece and will be responsible for the organization and management of operations at our youth center. This position involves working both independently and within a coordination team whilst leading our volunteer team. The Logistics Officer will be a proactive and energetic person with strong organisational abilities.

Still I Rise runs education programs within Mazi, our youth center, which can serve up to 130 refugee students aged 10-17 years. Currently, due to COVID-19 restrictions and earthquake damage, we are operating from a temporary location with reduced capacity. We will return to our original centre as soon as possible.   

Compensation

Shared accommodation will be provided a short distance by foot to the school. Additionally, we provide approximately €687,50 (gross) euros monthly to cover day-to-day costs.

COVID-19 safety procedures

Required testing and quarantine period dependent on Greek requirements and regulations. Once the country of origin is determined we will define an appropriate travel plan upon hire. 

HOW TO APPLY

Candidates are invited to submit their application including their CV, the authorisation to process personal data, and a cover letter in english by emailing greece@stillirisengo.org. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

Main Responsibilities

  • Responsibility for the smooth running of all center operations.
  • Responsibility for all the renovations and maintenance of the center, including formation of insurance policies, fire and earthquake plans and safety protocols.
  • Assisting the Program Manager to periodically review, update and create modified risk assessments and security plans
  • Procurement, purchasing and management of all goods and supplies including school equipment and materials
  • Managing all expenses including rental agreements, utilities and related expenses of the school plus all associated buildings rented by Still I Rise
  • Bookkeeping all expenses and timely submission of internal expense reports
  • Ensuring budget control and establishing quarterly budgets and forecasts
  • Inventory management; tracking and reporting of movement of all items.
  • Management of distributions: plan, organize and run distribution for up to 130 students, involving NFIs and food packs.
  • Communicating with donors, handling all donations and communicating needs.
  • Leading the center training, including first aid and emergency workshops during onboarding of new team members and also running workshops, in these specific areas, for the entire team in an ongoing basis
  • Hiring, training and coordinating the general volunteers   

Essential skills

  • Fluent knowledge of the English language - written and oral
  • Minimum age of 23 years
  • Ability to adapt to a changing environment and handle multiple priorities.
  • Commitment and willingness to work in a challenging environment
  • Passion, drive and dedication to our cause
  • Experience in accounting and financial management and planning.
  • High level of accountability over work.
  • Provision of creative solutions and ways of seeing
  • Ability to advise and mentor team members
  • Competent in negotiation and problem solving
  • Experience in team management.
  • Excellent communication and organisational skills, both written and spoken
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Strong IT skills including use of MS Office, Google Drive and Slack.
  • Experience working in a non-profit environment
  • International drivers license
  • Completion of CRB/background check   

Desirable skills

  • Previous experience in project coordination, administration or working in the humanitarian field
  • Experience in the education sector
  • Experience working with a refugee population
  • Experience working with teenagers
  • Fluency in Arabic, Farsi, French or Greek language
  • Greek residency or ability to reside in Greece for an extended period 

DISCLAIMER REGARDING SAFETY & SECURITY FOR ALL INTERNATIONAL REPRESENTATIVES

We operate in complex and volatile contexts. Assuring the safety and sustainability of all of our programs, together with the security of all representatives, is a top priority for us.
We operate around the world by applying international standards and protocols when it comes to risks assessment, management and security, in order to assure the safety of our team and of the children we serve every day.

 

 

RISK ASSESMENT AND RISK MANAGEMENT POLICIES: We have developed detailed plans to assess the risks of the contexts where we operate, taking into consideration both common and exceptional emergency situations. Through an analysis, we prepared the codes of conduct that every representative is asked to follow carefully, both inside and outside our facilities.
We offer training courses and each month we update our guidelines in normal situations. During emergencies, we escalate, review and modify according to the risks that are noted.

INTEGRATION WITH THE LOCAL COMMUNITY: Building strong relationships with the local community is a top investment. We work hard to involve the hosting local community. We communicate with the local authorities and we hire local staff. These relationships are the basis of our operations and create a safe and protected space to run our activities, even during emergency or critical situations.

WE TAKE PART IN INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION: Our operations on the ground are always communicated and updated to the embassies and consulates of the State where we implement our programs. We follow through official channels the evolution of critical situations and we activate protocols of protection and/or evacuation according to their indications. Every international representative is trained on the applied guidelines. They are always supported in keeping in touch with their embassies, to collect information and guidelines regarding emergency situations.

CAREER GROWTH: We offer our representatives refresher training from universities and institutions. Remote courses covering humanitarian aid, emergency management, legal context and education have been offered from educational institutions such as Harvard University, Michigan University, Amnesty International, Catholic University of Louvain and Iceland University. We strive to offer top quality training to achieve the highest level of professionalism.


If you have other questions before sending your application or if you are interested in sending us a general application, email us! 

We are an international organization: therefore, we ask that you to write to us in English. Texts written in other languages will not be considered.