Job title: Psychosocial support expert
Project: READY: Resilience, Empowerment and Advocacy for a Deeper Inclusion in Shu’afat Refugee Camp
Areas: Shu’afat Refugee camp, Ramallah
Implementing organization: EducAid in consortium with Overseas
Type and length of the contract: to be defined
Project summary: The project READY aims at implementing an integrated and participative approach to support preparedness and strengthen crisis response mechanisms of minors, families and actors (UNRWA, PC, CBOs) operating in Shu’afat refugee camp.
In order to reach this objective, the project will focus on improving the quality and the access to basic education services (both formal and non-formal) and hygiene-healthcare services for the community living in the south-east area of Shu’afat refugee camp as well as for the UNRWA Boys school; on strengthening the capacities of prevention and response to trauma of children and caregivers; on ameliorating the preparedness of schools in case of new humanitarian crisis.
Finally, the project will focus on CBOs capacity building in advocacy towards local and international stakeholders to raise awareness on the human rights violations in the refugee camp.
Duties & Responsibilities (Job Description)
Working closely with all the Team involved in the project (Project Manager, Educators, Teachers, Local partner). Under the supervision of the Project Manager, the Psychosocial support expert will be responsible for coordination, planning and management of project activities, according to the schedule defined by the project.
In particular, psychosocial support expert will be responsible for:
Mapping the relevant actors working in psychosocial support in Shu’afat refugee camp in order to create a network among those working inside the school and in the community
Supporting teachers from UNRWA schools in Shu’afat refugee camp in the development of a CHILD Monitoring Observation Form, a tool to assess the psychosocial needs of children
Supporting the teachers in the identification and referral of psychosocial needs of children in the UNRWA schools in Shu’afat Refugee camp
Supervising the extra curricula activities and remedial classes carried out with children in the UNRWA schools or in the Palestinian Child Center
Coordinating the PSS activities with care-givers (especially mothers)
A minimum of 3 years’ work experience in the field of psychosocial projects.
Previous experience in the implementation of psychosocial activities for children (aged 3-12), teachers and caregivers
A Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, Social Work or Education.
Good English writing skills and research ability
Ability to work in a team and under pressure and against deadlines
Knowledge of INGO procedures
Strong knowledge of the education field in Palestine (main stakeholders, policies etc.)
Knowledge and experience of inclusive education methodologies and approaches
Perfect knowledge of Arabic
A valid Driving license
Negotiation, and communication skills combined with high degree of patience and cultural sensitivity.
Familiar with participatory approach
Familiar with the Inclusive Education in Emergency would be an asset
Work organization skills
Highly organized and able to work respecting deadlines
Strong sense of responsibility
Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
Interested applicants must include (a) A curriculum vitae (in English) provided with three references and (b) a cover letter explaining their suitability for the position (in English).
Please submit your application by e-mail to [email protected]
Subject: Psychosocial support expert – AID11264
to the attention of Ms. Francesca Annetti, no later than September 15th 2018
Only candidates selected for further consideration or an interview will be contacted.