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GBV Community Liaison Officer, Athens, deadline 15/08/2021

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Category: Job Opportunities

Position: GBV Community Liaison Officer

Location: Athens

Deadline: 15/08/2021

As part of the effort to strengthen the protection of vulnerable groups of the refugee population living in open accommodation facilities in Greece, and in particular individuals (men, boys, women and girls) who have suffered or are at risk of gender-based violence, Centre Diotima implements a UNHCR funded Project providing integrated support services, including prevention, GBV case management and legal aid in Attica, Thessaloniki, Lesvos and Samos.

Main responsibilities:

  • The GBV community liaison officer will arrange and provide information sessions on GBV on a weekly basis with groups of asylum-seekers and refugees (including male population), using the relevant material produced by Diotima
  • The GBV community liaison officer will organise groups of asylum-seekers and refugees (including male population) and will meet on a weekly basis with them and discuss issues of GBV, power dynamics and gender stereotypes, with the aim to build their capacity on prevention and on providing peer-to-peer support, using the relevant material produced by Diotima
  • The GBV community liaison officer will be in close cooperation and will mediate with different committees and community focal points. In particular, she/he will systematically participate in relevant meetings facilitating information awareness among both about GBV and the related services provided in urban Athens.
  • Cooperation with the community representatives in order to facilitate information and awareness on issues related to gender-based violence.
  • Close collaboration with the Community Engagement Coordinator in Athens
  • Close collaboration with the Male Engagement Officer in Athens
  • Provision of interpretation services in the framework of community-based activities implemented in Athens
  • Undertake any administrative work needed

 Necessary qualifications:

  •  Very good knowledge of the Greek language (oral – written)
  • Excellent knowledge of the English language
  • Excellent knowledge of Arabic or Farsi
  •  Knowledge of French/Somali/Sorani/Kurmanji is an asset
  •  Basic computer and internet skills
  •  Previous work experience with organizations or NGOs providing support to people who
    have survived GBV will be taken into account
  • Previous experience in participating or working with refugee communities will be taken into
    account

Centre Diotima operates a Safeguarding Policy and  its workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in  it. Successful applicants will be subject to a satisfactory security check through references and interviews with previous employers.

LGBTQI+ persons are encouraged to apply.

To apply, please send your CV to [email protected] by writing to UNHCR_CL. Please ensure that the attached files have the adjective and file type in the title Name_CV / Name_Cover_Letter