Psychosocial Support Coordinator at International Alert – TDPel Jobs
International Alert is one of the world’s leading peacebuilding organisations, with over 30 years of experience supporting communities, advising governments, organisations and companies on how to build peace. Alert works with people in conflict-affected and threatened areas to make a positive difference for peace; to improve the substance and implementation of international policies relevant to peacebuilding; and to strengthen the peacebuilding sector.
We are recruiting to fill the position of:
Job Title: Psychosocial Support Coordinator
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Employment Type: Full Time
The Psychosocial Support Adviser (PSA) is responsible for technical design, monitoring and quality control of Alert’s programme to support the reintegration of vulnerable groups, including children affected by conflict, survivors of SGBV, and people held in captivity by Boko Haram. The PSA ensures capacity-building for staff and partners, adherence of Alert activities to international protection standards, the relevance of programming to the local culture, and that robust monitoring tools are developed to adapt and improve programming.
Duties and Responsibilities
Conduct needs assessments in programme implementation sites, identifying existing structures for psychosocial support (PSS) and gaps
Design curriculum for PSS activities tailored to each project, ensuring conflict and gender-sensitivity
Support the development of referral pathways in projects for vulnerable project beneficiaries and maintain relationships with other protection actors in implementation sites
Develop tools for monitoring and evaluating the impact and relevance of PSS activities. Conduct monitoring visits and ensure learning, reflection, and adaptation with staff and implementing partners
Ensure lessons learned and impact from PSS activities captured in program reports
Design and deliver training modules on PSS to Alert staff, implementing partners, and project beneficiaries
Ensure that all PSS material and methodologies adhere to international protection standards
Represent Alert in relevant forums (such as Protection Cluster meetings)
This position is based in Maiduguri, with sporadic travel across the northeast States
University degree in psychology, social work, or other related fields.
Certificates or other training may be accepted in place of a relevant degree if compensated with exceptional work experience in the field.
At least 5 years of work experience in the field of community-based psychosocial support
At least 2 years of experience working with an international organization (NGO, UN or other) in development, humanitarian or conflict context
Excellent communication skills and ability to understand and develop programmatic strategies on psychosocial support
Fluency in Hausa
Good computer literacy and knowledge of Microsoft Office applications
Experience in building the capacity of staff and implementing partners in psychosocial support, GBV, mental health, etc.
Willingness to travel to insecure locations
Technical knowledge of peacebuilding and conflict sensitivity approaches
Knowledge of languages of northeast Nigeria (such as Kanuri, Shuwa, etc.)
Application Closing Date
5th July, 2021.
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