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Education Manager

SAMOS, GREECE


Role: Education Manager
Area: Education
Location: Samos, Greece
Direct Supervisor: Program Manager, Education Director
Contract: Minimum 6 months, 1 year preferred
Start date: June

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 an Education Manager to join the team in Samos, Greece. This individual will be responsible for managing the educational development of the program on Samos. It involves supervising a team of teachers, and collaborating as part of a coordination team. The candidate for the Education Manager should ideally be someone with a strong passion for education and children’s development, a skilled leader, an assertive team player, and geared towards creative problem solving.

On Samos Still I Rise operates as an emergency school providing educational support to students between the ages of 12-17 years. Currently, due to COVID-19 restrictions we are providing distance learning through remote classes and homework distribution. We aim to return to in-house programming as soon as it's possible.  

Compensation

Shared accommodation will be provided. Additionally, we provide €687,50 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 and cover letter in English by emailing: greece@stillirisengo.org and specifying within the subject line “Program Officer”. Please apply before 26th of April. Also indicate the authorisation to process personal data in the body of the email. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. 

Main Responsibilities

  • Oversee the educational development of the program on Samos and report to the Program Manager and the Education Director Manage and supervise a team of approximately four teachers, by observing classes, keeping track of performance and deliverables, providing feedback and assessments to teachers, and steer lesson planning
  • Develop and provide regular trainings to the team of teachers, and periodically to the coordination team
  • Develop and regularly update curricula for all classes in coordination with the Education Director Monitoring curriculum progress and student attendance, and report patterns, concerns, successes and other findings
  • Lead at least one English class at a given grade level, which involves lesson planning and all other duties of teaching
  • Collaborate closely with the Child Safeguarding & Protection Officer to oversee student concern, implement behaviour plans, and streamline with extracurricular psychosocial activities
  • Run frequent needs assessments of our students and collaborate with the coordination team to respond
  • Communicate regularly with other educational actors on Samos, and provide contextual reports to Program Manager to update on developments in education for asylum seeking children 

Essential skills

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.

  • A degree in Education, or any other relevant field
  • Proven experience as a (lead) teacher in a diverse educational setting
  • Proven experience in team management
  • Excellent interpersonal skills - outstanding and effective written and verbal communication, assertive, socially aware and geared towards creative problem solving
  • Strong communication and leadership skills
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills- ability to handle multiple priorities and meet deadlines
  • High level of accountability over work - ability to maintain confidentiality and discretion
  • Commitment and willingness to work in a challenging environment
  • Passion, drive and dedication to our cause
  • Excellent IT skills including use of MS Office, Google Drive and Slack  

Desirable skills

  • Proven (voluntary or otherwise) field experience in the humanitarian/non-profit sector, preferably in Greece
  • A TEFL/CELTA teaching certificate
  • Knowledge of any of these languages: Greek, Arabic, Farsi, Kurdi, French, Italian  

English teacher

SAMOS, GREECE


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

Description

We are looking for an English Teacher to join our current staff. The selected person will join the Education Department and will be responsible for teaching a diverse population of eager students in a transient educational environment. Due to Covid restrictions, our center is currently closed. For this reason we are providing remote education through a variety of methods including video lessons and homework packs. We aim to return to a classroom setting as soon as restrictions lift and we consider it safe. 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. The student population lives in the hotspot refugee camp on the island of Samos in Greece. We run education programs within Mazi, our youth center, which serves up to 150 refugee students aged 12-17 years.

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.

Main Responsibilities

  • Lesson Planning. Plan, deliver and facilitate dynamic, active, and creative language lessons for a diverse class of 12-17 year olds providing remote and 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 Educational Manager
  • Reporting and Admin. Managing all admin tasks such as attendance and assessment reporting to the Educational Manager
  • 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

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, specifying within the subject line “ENGLISH TEACHER”. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

Child Safeguarding and Protection Manager

Role: Child Safeguarding and Protection (CSP) Manager- All Programs
Report to: Education Director / Board of Directors
Location: Remote
Status: Full Time
Starting date: immediate
Contract:1 year
Compensation: € 1300-1500

Job Description

The CSP Manager- All Programs is a full time position that oversees Child Safeguarding and Protection (CSP) officers on all Still I Rise’s programs locations (currently, Greece, Turkey, North West Syria and Kenya).

At Still I Rise we believe that every child deserves high quality education, and that it is never too late for any student to thrive and build a successful future. With a safe and welcoming environment in our schools, constant support, tailored learning and behavioral plans, our staff on locations makes sure children are supported in their learning. In this position, you will develop and implement a child safeguarding system, protection policies and PSS strategies across all programs mentoring and supporting our country based CSP officers in order to adapt individual behavioural and learning plans for different children to local contexts. Moreover,you will work closely with our HQ's office departments (advocacy, fundraising, HR).

The position is from remote with travel to our programs if needed. We may consider applications from candidates who are resident in (and willing to work from) one of the countries where our international offices are situated, if they are eligible to work there.

Prerequisites

  • Degree in a specialist technical or professional field relevant to role (e.g. Child Protection, Child Rights, Psychology)
  • Minimum 2 years experience in child safeguarding and protection.
  • Skills in designing and facilitating child safeguarding learning in different cultural and organisational contexts
  • Strong analytical skills and experience in improving policies and practices
  • Native-like fluency in English.
  • Experience working on the ground with displaced/refugee children.
  • Familiarity with PFA capacity building for emergency preparedness and response.
  • Experience working with vulnerable teenagers . 
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills. 
  • Strong admin and reporting skills.
  • Good IT skills including use of MS Office, Google Drive, Trello and Slack. 
  • Experience working in a non-profit is a plus. 
  • Completion of CRB/background check.
  • Ability to travel, with reasonable notice given, to the supported locations

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. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

Key Responsibilities

  • Developing and implementing a child safeguarding system for all programs (strategies, policies, procedures etc.)
  • Tailor, improve and monitor implementation of all relevant training and support regarding child protection and safeguarding ensuring high quality standards are always met.
  • Supervise, manage and mentor CSP officers in all programs, ensuring they are all oriented to program outcomes and their roles and responsibilities are clear.
  • Manage weekly meetings with each CSP officer to provide a space for debrief, feedback and support.
  • Ensure all CSP officers on location are trained on their core responsibilities in a timely manner.
  • Ensure CSP officers on location liaise appropriately and timely with the relevant authorities/other actors when addressing CSP concerns.
  • Undertake regular scheduled remote monitoring to assess progress and identify issues and ensure all monitoring activities are recorded correctly.
  • Support CSP officers across all locations in developing and adapting individual behavioural support strategies for students.
  • Receiving incident reports and providing support to CSP officers in handling reported cases and maintaining incident and training trackers based on inputs from CSP officers.
  • Managing, conducting, or providing support to investigation of reported cases, as appropriate
  • Develop and implement strategies (together with the CSP officer on the ground) on supporting children who’ve experienced and continue to experience trauma, using evidence-based and up-to-date trauma informed interventions. 
  • Work with the HR department to recruit possible vacant positions of CSP officers on all programs.
  • Prepare weekly and monthly progress reports to be shared with the Education Director/Board of Directors and general updates including for accountability to donors.
  • Support Still I Rise in advocacy work.
  • Contribute to the strategic planning and growth of Still I Rise both locally and internationally. 
  • Implement project management processes to assign responsibilities, set milestones, and keep track of performance and deliverables.
  • Attend and participate in scheduled meetings within SIR.

Essential skills

  • Ability to adapt to the needs of fast paced  environments and handle multiple priorities.
  • Commitment and willingness to work in a challenging environment.
  • High level of accountability over work.
  • Provision of creative solutions and ways of seeing.
  • Strong coordination and proactive leadership skills, and the ability to mentor and support staff
  • Experience in team management.
  • Excellent communication skills, both writing and speaking. 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability and interest in working in a multicultural environment.
  • EU citizen/resident or eligible to work in EU.

Desirable Skills

  • Fluency in any of the following languages: Italian, Arabic, Swahili, Turkish, Greek, Kurmanji, Sorani.
  • Experience in the education sector or working within a school setting.
  • Experience or knowledge of working and living in relevant regions/contexts.

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.