Position: Psychosocial Support Team Member (Social Worker)
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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)), the successful candidates’ primary role will be to implement MHPSS / protection activities in Katsina state, being a member of the Psychosocial Support (PSS) team.
- Conduct MHPSS & protection assessments & Knowledge Attitude Practice (KAP) survey in coordination with the Protection Assistant & the MHPSS National Program Officer.
- Map existing & available support provisions at the micro level, including but not limited to existing community structures & resources, relevant government (govt.) ministries & parastatal entities, health facilities, academic institutions, NGOs, CBOs, FBOs, as well as UN entities & design, together with the supervisor, initiatives to reinforce their capacity.
- Develop an intervention plan in coordination with the Protection Assistant & provide tailored MHPSS & protection services to the affected populations based on the needs, concerns & other risk factors identified during the MHPSS / protection assessment.
- Conduct community based activities including provision of Psychological First Aid (PFA) to the affected populations in need.
- Organize & lead community mobilization & engagement activities including dissemination of community based messages related to health, psychosocial concerns, protection, GBV, Prevention of Sexual Exploitation & Abuse (PSEA) & Trafficking In Persons (TIP).
- Provide direct assistance to the most vulnerable individuals & families of the affected populations, such as women, children, the elderly, persons living with disabilities, survivors of violence & socially marginalized or excluded persons.
- Follow up on the integration of the abductees / escapees & their families into community life & support the rejuvenation of community support safety nets.
- Organize, together with the PSS team’s Lay Counsellor, sensitization, information dissemination sessions & problem solving group sessions on identified (psycho) social problems encountered by the affected individuals & communities.
- Organize group based, socio relational activities within the community, ensuring that all members have access & meet the individual needs & interests of the different sub groups within the community (e.g., youth, elderly, people living with disabilities, men & women).
- Strengthen existing social networks & promote participatory initiatives aimed at activating protective, restorative & transformative psychosocial factors at the community level, such as mutual support, intra & inter family cooperation, public gatherings, peer to peer support & dialogue.
- Identify cases that require specialized intervention & refer them to the appropriate service providers in close coordination with the Protection Assistant & MHPSS National Program Officer & respond to cases referred by other organizations.
- Organize support & discussion groups & forums & coordinate with the team members as to the need to integrate vulnerable individuals within the psychosocial groups’ activities.
- Report daily activities.
- Undertake duty travel to very challenging areas when necessary.
- Perform such other duties as may be assigned.
- This role works 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)).
- 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.
- Working experience with NGOs or CSOs is an advantage.
- Working experience with conflict affected & / or displaced populations is a clear advantage.
- Open & positive attitude & ability to communicate with all members of the affected 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 pressure, with minimal supervision & in a culturally diverse team.
- Strong interpersonal skills & demonstrated ability to establish effective working relations with all community members, local staff & other stakeholders.
- Excellent analytical & communication skills.
- Ability to independently carry out tasks, proactivity, ability to multi task & to prioritize.
- Knowledge of social & development issues in Nigeria, particularly within the area of responsibility.
- Excellent report writing skills.
- Written & spoken English.
- Written & spoken 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.
- This role has no team management responsibillity.
- Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply for this role.
How to apply
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