Psychosocial Coordinator at Jesuit Refugee Service


Psychosocial Coordinator Responsibilities & Activities

JRS Project Senior Management Team Leadership

• Serving as a member of the JRS Maban Senior Management Team (SMT) and providing support to Project Director as necessary

• Contributing to personal and professional development opportunities for the JRS team

• Fostering the JRS ethos in all team members

• Ensuring JRS Policies, including Child Safeguarding, are upheld to the highest standard across the entire JRS community

• Representing JRS at Camp Coordination and other partners’ meetings

• Collaborate with Program Manager on strategic program development and vision

Psychosocial Department Staff Supervision

• Providing ongoing professional and technical support and supervision to 15-20 staff on the Psychosocial team and oversight of 50-60 community-based incentive workers in the field

• Facilitating capacity-building opportunities for JRS staff team in service of project sustainability and building professional skills of South Sudanese

 

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Project Management

•Ensuring that budget and funded targets for PS department are achieved, and the work plan is successfully carried out in a timely manner.

• Managing data collected by the team and using it to inform program decisions

• Serving as JRS focal point for all referrals to Psychosocial services and coordinating effectively with other humanitarian actors to deliver services to clients

• Completing accurate and timely reports for JRS and donors

• Monitoring budgets and resources allocated to the project

• Assuring high-quality service provision

Language:

· Strong command over written and verbal communication in English/Arabic is most preferable. **

Qualifications and experience

· Master’s degree in social work, counselling, psychology, human services, or other related field

· Minimum 3 years’ professional experience in project management of moderately complex projects, preferably with an international NGO.

· Working and updated knowledge of MHPSS best practices and techniques, including: Psychological First Aid (PFA), Mental Health Global Action Programme (mhGAP), IASC Guidelines on MHPSS in Emergency Settings, Problem Management Plus (PM+), theories of community-based services.

· Experience with service delivery to multicultural and diverse populations, particularly in international and emergency humanitarian settings.

· Experience in program design, quality assurance, and monitoring/evaluation.

· Demonstrated success supervising and leading teams.

· Experience using Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook), Web conferencing applications, information management systems.

· Strong critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills with ability to make sound judgments in resource-scarce environments.

· Demonstrated ability to work and live in a stressful environment with only basic amenities.

· Commitment to working with marginalized and vulnerable communities.

· Excellent skills in English (required); skills in oral Arabic desirable.

· Proactive, results-based decision maker.

Reports to: Program Manager

Supervises: Assistant Coordinator for Counselling, Physiotherapists**

Working Relationships

Internal: Project Director, Education Coordinator, Assistant Education Coordinators

External: UNHCR Protection Unit, Protection focal points with partner agencies, local government officials, JRS USA

How to apply

Please send your CV and a cover letter that indicates what skills and experience you have that meets the criteria and your availability. The CV (maximum 3 pages) should include contacts (phone and email) for three professional referees. Please note that only official email addresses for referees will be accepted. Kindly send the application to sds.recruit@jrs.net by 5pm South Sudan local time closing date 22nd July 2021 or hand delivery to JRS-Juba, South Sudan office in Tomping next to Indian Embassy**.**

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