Vacancy Announcement - Full Time Social Advisor


Refugee Rights Association (RRA) is interested to hire a Full-Time Social Advisor  for the Strengthening Asylum in Cyprus project implemented in partnership with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Country Office in Cyprus.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide counselling and assistance to refugees and asylum-seekers in order to ensure that they have access to their rights as these are envisaged in local and international law
  • Provide information, advice, and guidance to persons of concern both in group sessions and one-on-one meetings
  • Assist individuals, both asylum seekers and refugees in accessing services conducive to their well-being and integration, including access to medical services, education, vocational training, language classes, employment, and welfare support
  • Monitor access to the aforementioned rights and prepare detailed reports for evidence-based advocacy interventions, including through house visits and community outreach activities
  • Analyse the cultural, political, and economic capacities of communities of concern and based on the information gathered, implement activities that enhances their communal capacities and resilience
  • Assess vulnerabilities and needs during individual meetings and in conditions of emergency arrivals
  • Identify individuals with specific needs, including other persons, persons with disabilities, unaccompanied and separated children, single parents, survivors of torture, trafficking and sexual and gender-based violence, and assist them including through advocacy with local bodies for their prompt identification and access to special support
  • Ensure that men, women, girls, boys of all ages, nationalities, background,s and abilities participate inn the assessment, planning and implementation of protection, social and educational activities
  • Assist the project coordinator with networking and advocacy

Minimum Qualifications and Professional Experience and Required:

  • University degree in Social Work, Counselling, Psychology or other related field
  • Additional training in counselling, crisis intervention, conflict management or related fields will be considered an asset
  • Experience in social support, case management and counselling for at least 2 years
  • Experience in, working with vulnerable groups, working in a multi-cultural and multi-national context will be considered an asset

Language requirements: Excellent command of English and Turkish

Other mandatory requirements

  • Ability to reside and work in the northern part of Cyprus at the time of application
  • Ability to cross the Green Line at the time of application
  • Car and driving license

Competencies required:

  • Ability to work effectively with people from different backgrounds and cultures
  • Excellent listening, writing and drafting skill
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Good computer skills, including excellent use of word processing and spreadsheet software

Applications MUST include a CV and a cover letter in the English language.

Please confirm in your application, that you have never been subject to sanctions (disciplinary, administrative, or criminal) arising from an investigation in relation to SEA, or left employment pending investigation and refused to cooperate in such an investigation.

Closing date:  20 July 2023. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. *

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