MDM – Mediatore culturale, Reggio Calabria
Luogo di lavoro: Italia
Scadenza: 10 maggio 2016
Disponibilità: 1 maggio 2016
La ONG internazionale Médecins du Monde sta selezionando un/a Mediatore culturale di lingua tigrina o somala per la sua missione in Italia. Durata 8 mesi. Candidature entro il 10 maggio 2016
CULTURAL MEDIATOR – ITALY
NGO: MEDECINS DU MONDE
Position: Cultural Mediator – TYGRINYA OR SOMALI
Open position up: 10 may 2016
Starting date: 01/05/2016
Availability: 8 months
Country : Italy
Base: Reggio Calabria
I.Context of the mission
Médecins du Monde (MdM) is an international humanitarian organisation whose mission is to provide medical care for the most vulnerable populations, the world over, including France. It seeks to stimulate voluntary commitment from doctors, other health care providers, and from those whose expertise in other fields is needed for its activities, to enlist all competent support required for the achievement of its projects, and to seek at all times to encourage close working relationships with populations in its care. The goal of MdM F is to intervene in the Mediterranean Sea throughout a humanitarian action including a “ground” and “sea” intervention as well as an advocacy dimension.
The crossing of the Mediterranean Sea by migrants is a phenomenon that has existed for over 20 years. It has increased a lot since the Arab Spring; where over 50 000 people have “landed” on the island of Lampedusa. Since then, the escalation of conflicts, in particular in the Middle East and the hardening of home and protection policies in European countries exacerbate this phenomenon.
In 2015, UNHCR estimated at nearly 1,000,000 the number of migrants who crossed the Mediterranean Sea. Among them, more than 150 000 landed in Italy. In that year, the number of people dead or missing in the Mediterranean is estimated at over 3 750 making it the deadliest sea in the world. Number that we can assume widely underestimated. Migrants come mainly from the Middle East (Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Egypt), the Horn of Africa (Eritrea, Somalia) and, to a lesser extent, North Africa (Tunisia and Egypt) and Saharan.
MdM has open a mission in Italy end of 2015 and is developing activity for migrants on the ground (South of Italy) and at sea (Search and rescue project).
II.Human Resources of the mission
The team is composed by:
A general coordination based in Rome
A team to implement the project for access to health for migrants in the south of Italy (13 staff)
A team to implement the search and rescue project with our partner SOS Méditerranée (on the boat: a medical field coordinator, a medical team, a welcome team and a communication officer)
III.Duties and responsibility
As Cultural mediator, you are in charge of:
welcome to patients and / or users of health and social services;
linguistic and cultural mediation during welcoming, orientation and information activities.
linguistic and cultural mediation during the medical examination and psychosocial activities;
if needed accompaniment of patients requiring treatment in hospital (SSN) and facilitation of admission procedures and possible hospitalization;
after specific training, will support other organizations staff during disembarkments.
cooperate with the medical and logistical staff in the organization of any health and hygiene education;
cooperate to the organization and the development of orientation activities in social health: creation of individual paths that aim to integrate the territory, advice on rules and rights to protect public health or to stay,
support the relations with local services public and private social services (health registry, registry office, services dedicated to migrants, police stations, prefectures …);
collect the datas of the project in a proper manner and present internal reports;
if necessary, contributing to the management of some aspects of administration or logistics of the project (cash flow, budget control, purchasing, transport …);
at the request of the Coordinator, participated in site visits evaluation in other sites of possible intervention.
Degree preferably in social sciences or economic or diploma of professional qualification;
Minimum 3 years of professional experience in social health or organizations (public or private) that deal with migrants or destitute;
Tigrinya or Somali, Italian and English and/or French is a plus.
Ability to classify and to manage priorities
Excellent knowledge of Windows environment (Acces,Word, Excel, Outlook, Power Point…)
good attitudes to work in multidisciplinary teams;
habit to work and solve problems in contexts with high levels of stress;
great ability to adapt to the community life of the team, even in situations of comfort reduced;
You are committed to MdM’s values as an organization and motivated by its non-statutory, NFP model.
Send you CV and motivation letter to: firstname.lastname@example.org