Job Vacancy | Farsi Cultural Mediator

Job Vacancy | Farsi Cultural Mediator

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About us

Lesvos Solidarity (LeSol) is a grassroots organisation based on Lesvos Island, Greece. LeSol has been operating since 2012.

LeSol’s community believes in an open society free of racism, fascism, and discrimination. LeSol is an assembly-run organisation and the participation of refugees in shaping knowledge and skills is vital for integration and social inclusion.

LeSol’s mission is to provide community-based solidarity spaces and its vision is to inspire society and to expand its solidarity model, which promotes equality, trust, and respect for each other and for the environment, creativity, empowerment, and active participation.

Job Vacancy

Farsi speaker, Cultural Mediator

Project / Department MHPSS and Housing Projects
Contract Type Open
Hours p/w

Full time, 40 hours p/w

Ability to respond to urgencies. Possibility of on call duty interchangeably with other team members

Overview of Project and Position

The target of this project is to provide mental health support for cases of either refugees or locals with increased mental health needs in Lesvos island. Social inclusion and access to social rights are among the scopes of this project.

The role is considered to be part of an interdisciplinary team that will provide support for cases of refugees, including accommodation, social services and psychosocial activities.

Key objectives / responsibilities of the role
  • Provide interpretation services
  • Participate in community-based workshops, social, health, recreational, integration activities
  • Whenever needed participate in formulation of case plan reviews, case plans and case consultations
  • Follow the recording/reporting system to provide input in respect to participation and progress in activities
  • Accompany cases to external activities/visits, whenever interpretation is necessary
  • Provide training to the team on culturally sensitive issues
  • Ensure and respect confidentiality
  • Attend team, supervision and training meetings and workshops
Required degree/experience
  • Very good Farsi and English speaker. Greek, French or Arabic language knowledge is an asset
  • Experience in working as interpreter/cultural mediator
  • Experience in working with refugee population
  • Familiar with direct assistance to refugees
  • Experience in working in a multi-cultural environment
  • Experience in shelters or housing/accommodation projects is an asset
Required qualities
  • Understanding and enhancing the concepts of community-based projects
  • Understanding and sensitivity to the needs of people from a variety of backgrounds and cultures
  • Ability to work in an unstable and changing environment
  • Personal qualities: Team player, responsive, flexible, able to handle stress and high-pressure work environments effectively and work in culturally and linguistically diverse work settings, organizational and coordinating skills


To apply

If you share our vision and feel you have the skills, experience and motivation required for this role, send your CV and a one-page motivation letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before 17:00 pm 31 March 2021.

Please note: As Lesvos Solidarity is looking to fill this position ASAP, the recruitment process may initiate before the application deadline. We therefore urge interested candidates to apply as soon as possible.