We are looking for experienced Psychosocial Support (PSS) Officer implements the PSS component of the Sanad Community Center program in Karak.
Who are we?
DRC is an international non-governmental organization, which promotes and supports durable solutions to the problems faced by refugees and internally displaced people all over the world. With the vision that no displaced person must be in want of help to find protection and durable solutions, DRC provides assistance and protection to conflict-affected in many of the major conflicts in Asia, Africa and Middle East. The assistance can consist of relief and other humanitarian aid, rehabilitation and support to returning home, and the promotion of durable solutions.
About the job
The PSS officer conducts support groups for adults and oversees implementation of psychosocial support activities for all ages e.g. using Child Friendly Spaces, psycho-educational activities, recreational activities, elderly club and youth empowerment activities. Particular emphasis will be placed on activities that empower both refugee and Jordanian communities to develop skills and techniques for solving problems in their daily lives.
Duties and Responsibilities
• Plan, develop and implement PSS activities in the community center in a participatory manner
• Plan and facilitate psychosocial support group activities
• Develop well-structured plans for all psychosocial activities (child friendly space, psycho-educational, youth empowerment, recreational etc.)
• Conduct intake and post-session assessments for all PSS beneficiaries
• Ensure timely referral and follow up of cases in need of further support
• Conduct group meetings and brainstorming sessions with beneficiaries for PSS related activities
• Regularly monitor activities and provide feedback to staff to ensure high quality implementation of program activities
• Build the capacities of volunteers, including trainings in PSS, to facilitate participatory and inclusive activities
• Weekly and monthly reports on progress against targets
• Contribute to data entry and analysis of gathered information.
• Prepare order requests to use funds for psychosocial support activities in line with DRC policies and procedures
• Ensure that protection is mainstreamed in all PSS activities and that activities are compliant with DRC Policies, Standard Operating Procedures (e.g. Child Safeguarding Policy and Child Friendly Space SOPs) and Accountability Principles.
• Attend trainings related to line of work.
To be successful in this role you must have:
• Tertiary qualifications in psychology, social work, social sciences, mental health, sociology or relevant equivalent experience;
• Arabic – fluent written and spoken
• English – good written and spoken
• At least 1 year proven experience in planning and facilitating psychosocial support activities for women, children, youth and vulnerable groups
• Familiarity with IASC Guidelines on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Emergency Settings
• Experience in providing training in the field of PSS
• Strong computer skills (Excel, Microsoft, PowerPoint and Outlook);
In this position, you are expected to demonstrate competencies:
Striving for excellence: You focus on reaching results while ensuring an efficient process.
Collaborating: You involve relevant parties and encourage feedback.
Taking the lead: You take ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.
Communicating: You listen and speak effectively and honestly.
Demonstrating integrity: You act in line with our vision and values.
DRC will offer the successful applicant a three months contract as probation period, renewable dependent on both funding and performance. You must be available to start work on August 2017 and be willing and able to work in Karak -Jordan.
Salary and conditions will be in accordance with Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for Nationals; please refer to www.drc.ngo under Vacancies. This position will be placed at Grade D.
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All applicants must send a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages). Both must be in the same language as this vacancy note. CV only applications will not be considered.
If you have questions or are facing problems with the online application process, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications close 18- June – 2017.
Need further information?
For further information about the Danish Refugee Council, please consult our website www.drc.ngo