Psychosocial Support Team Member (Community Mobilizer) at CTG

Spectrum / Frequency Management Specialist- South Sudan at Committed To Good (CTG Global)

CTG overview:

  • CTG staff and support humanitarian projects in fragile and conflict-affected countries around the world, providing a rapid and cost-effective service for development and humanitarian missions. With past performance in 17 countries – from the Middle East, Africa, Europe, and Asia, we have placed more than 20,000 staff all over the world since operations began in 2006.
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  • Through our efficient and agile HR, logistical and operational services, CTG saves multilateral organisations time and money. We handle all our clients’ HR related issues, so they are free to focus on their core services.
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Overview of position:

  • Under the overall supervision of the MHPSS / Protection Program Manager & the direct supervision of the National Program Officer (MHPSS) & closely coordinating with the Protection Officers (Gender Based Violence (GBV), Mainstreaming & Counter Trafficking (CT)). Being a member of IOM’s Psychosocial Support (PSS) team, the successful candidates’ primary role will be to implement MHPSS / protection activities in Katsina state.

Role objectives:

  • Working with the PSS team to identify community resource persons for an MHPSS / protection assessment exercise & service mapping activities.
  • Develop community mobilization & engagement protocols based on the needs, concerns & other risk factors identified during the MHPSS / protection assessment.
  • Organize & lead culturally appropriate community mobilization & engagement activities, that include all members of the community (women / men, girls / boys, people with disabilities, elderly, children & youth, etc.).
  • Working with the team to develop culturally sensitive messages & material for MHPSS & protection awareness raising & training.
  • Disseminate community based messages related to health, psychosocial concerns, GBV, Protection from Sexual Exploitation & Abuse (PSEA) & Trafficking In Persons (TIP) for the affected population.
  • Support the establishment & / or renewal of community support safety nets.
  • Identify cases that require specialized intervention & refer them to the appropriate service providers (Counsellor / Protection Assistant) in close coordination with the Protection Assistant & MHPSS National Program Officer, & respond to cases referred by other organizations.
  • Organize support & discussion groups & forums with the community & coordinate with the PSS team members as to the need to integrate vulnerable individuals within the psychosocial groups’ activities.
  • In coordination with the Protection Assistant & MHPSS National Program Officer, mobilize participants for community based activities & capacity building training, ensuring that the program’s activities are effectively communicated & carried out in participatory & inclusive ways.
  • Report daily activities.
  • Undertake duty travel to very challenging areas when necessary.
  • Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Project reporting:

  • This role will work under the overall supervision of the MHPSS / Protection Program Manager & the direct supervision of the National Program Officer (MHPSS) & closely coordinating with the Protection Officers (Gender Based Violence (GBV), Mainstreaming & Counter Trafficking (CT)).

Key competencies:

  • University Degree from accredited institutions in Social Sciences, Social Work, Psychology, or in a related field or an equivalent combination of education, training & experience.
  • Minimum of 3 years of relevant experience, including capacity building functions within the humanitarian field.
  • Experience in working on community level, e.g. with NGOs or Civil Society Organizations (CSO’s) is an advantage.
  • Experience in working with different groups of the community (e.g., youth, elderly, people with disabilities) is an advantage.
  • Open & positive attitude & ability to communicate in a sensitive manner with all members of the community.
  • Genuine care & respect for the needs of vulnerable populations with a strong belief in empowering marginalized & disenfranchised people.
  • High integrity & willingness to conduct her / himself transparently & open to scrutiny.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality, ability to work under (time) pressure, with minimal supervision & in a culturally diverse team.
  • Strong interpersonal skills & demonstrated ability to establish effective working relations with community members, local staff & other stakeholders.
  • Excellent analytical & communication skills.
  • Ability to independently carry out tasks, proactivity, ability to multitask & to prioritize.
  • Knowledge of social & development issues in Nigeria, particularly within the area of responsibility.
  • Excellent report writing skills.
  • Written & spoken English & Hausa
  • Knowledge of Fulfulbe is an advantage.
  • Inclusion & respect for diversity respect & promote individual & cultural differences, encourage diversity & inclusion wherever possible.
  • Maintain high ethical standards & acts in a manner consistent with organizational principles / rules & standards of conduct.
  • Demonstrates the ability to work in a composed, competent & committed manner & exercises careful judgment in meeting day to day challenges.
  • Develops & promotes effective collaboration within & across units to achieve shared goals & optimize results.
  • Delivering results produces & delivers quality results in a service oriented & timely manner, is action oriented & committed to achieving agreed outcomes.
  • Managing & sharing knowledge continuously seeks to learn, share knowledge & innovate.
  • Takes ownership for achieving the organization’s priorities & assumes responsibility for own actions & delegated work.
  • Encourages & contributes to clear & open communication, explains complex matters in an informative, inspiring & motivational way.
  • Provides a clear sense of direction, leads by example & demonstrates the ability to carry out the organization’s vision, assists others to realize & develop their potential.
  • Empowering others & building trust creates an atmosphere of trust & an enabling environment where staff can contribute their best & develop their potential.
  • Work strategically to realize the organization’s goals & communicates a clear strategic direction.

Team management:

  • This role has no team management responsibillity.

Further information:

  • Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply for this role.

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