Job Title: Psychosocial Officer
Duration: Initially until 31 December 2021, with possibility of extension depending on fund availability and staff performance.
Date of Issue: 17 January 2021
Closing Date for Applications: 22 January 2021
Jeel Albena Association for Humanitarian Development known as (JAAHD) is a National and Non-Governmental Association emerged in wake of the humanitarian crisis to help communities affected by conflict in Yemen. It provides emergency relief and direct assistance for the conflict-affected populations, IDPs, host communities, vulnerable groups and those people caught up in extraordinary life-threatening situations. JAAHD has a presence in Al Hudaydah, Hajjah, Almahweet & Raymah with the aim of building up protection capacities for people in displacement and finding durable solutions for them upon return.
Currently JAAHD in partnership with UNHCR is implementing a protection project in Alhodeidah governorate. The objective of the project is to offer protection assistance for IDPs and hosting community through the community center in the city.
The community center will offer multi protection assistance including PSS activities, legal assistance and referral cases. Thus, the association announces the need to hire a Psychosocial Officer to achieve the following tasks and responsibilities:
- Provide counseling and psychological support to the IDPs and vulnerable people from the host community.
- Identify and verify all the referred cases that need psychosocial support according to the vulnerability criteria.
- Provide psychological assessment and support for cases referred by the case workers in line with case plan objectives.
- Provide Psychosocial assessment for GBV survivors: interviews shall include an assessment of environmental, emotional, behavioral, and social factors as well as resources and strengths that impact the individual well-being.
- Open a file and record the data at the center.
- Closely monitor and document the psychological recovery of cases.
- If needed accompany the case workers during the home visits.
- Participate in case management meetings as required.
- Perform regular counselling in order to determine and address the psychosocial needs of the individual.
- On-going monitoring of the cases, interviewed and counselled through regular follow up.
- When needed, conduct an accurate referral to other services available according to the map of services agreed with protection coordinator or community center manager.
- Respect deadline for the delivering of reports.
- And any other relevant duties as required.
Qualifications and Requirements:
- University degree in Psychology, social work, counseling or closely related field.
- Demonstrated familiarity with case management principles, standards and procedures, include relevant roll-out of SOPs for different protection typologies.
- Ability to provide technical support, trainings and supervision to staff.
- Strong written and oral communication skills, effective in representation and liaison with external parties.
- Familiar with all terms related to the protection of IDPs.
- Initiative and ability to follow up on issues.
- Readiness to commit and adhere to the values, mission and vision of JAAHD.
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
- Excellent analytical skills, observation and analysis capacity.
- Very strong interpersonal skills: strong communication and diplomatic skills.
- Ability to deal with heavy work pressure.
- Excellent written and spoken English.
- Excellent knowledge of MS applications particularly Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
- Attention to details, accuracy and structured way of approaching task.