GIZ MHPSS Officer at Street Child

GIZ MHPSS Officer at Street Child

Job Features

Job FieldNGO / Non-profit
Job TypeFull-Time
EducationBA/BSc/HND
LocationAdamawa State
Experience2 - 3 years

Location: Adamawa, with travel across North East
Task manager: Child Protection Manager
Specification: Nigerian Nationals Only
Starting from: As soon as possible
Contract duration: 1 year with 3-month probation

Job Desription

  • Build the capacity of Case workers, PSS Facilitators and the community volunteers (CVs) in the identification of beneficiaries in need of specific psychological counselling
  • Assess the beneficiaries’ psychological condition by using psychological tools to detect the vulnerable cases and ensure psychological follow-up.
  • Ensuring individual or group support for identified beneficiaries are created and clear plans are made
  • Support the implementation of structured MHPSS activities for boys and girls, organised in age-appropriate groups with a clear methodology or curriculum to promote mental well-being.
  • Iidentify appropriate trainings and providing them regular trainings on Mental Health & Psych-Social Support (MHPSS)
  • Actively participate in supervision meetings.
  • Assist in development of referral networks between partners and implementation of referral pathways
  • Monitor Implementing psychosocial activities and providing psychological consultations on regular basis.
  • Work closely with implementing partners to ensure quality implementation and accurate reporting

Experience

  • A qualified psychologist; or a professional with equivalent proven experience.
  • MHPSS experience is a plus.
  • 2-3 years’ experience in mental health and psychosocial programming for IDPs.
  • Experience working in the Humanitarian context.

Behaviours:

  • Excellent interpersonal, listening and communication skills;
  • Ability to positively influence others and successfully reconcile differences;
  • A self-starter with a strong results orientation and with high levels of integrity, credibility and dependability;
  • An energetic team player who can effectively collaborate, and who can stand alone when necessary;
  • Ability to work in international settings and with various departments to implement successful approaches to Education;
  • Demonstrated ability to work and deliver under pressure and tight deadlines;
  • Willingness to work in flexible, sub-optimal, stressful and unstable environment;
  • Commitment to Street Child mission, vision and values, and the ability to convey with enthusiasm Street Child’s role in accompanying and serving forcibly displaced people and in advocating for their right to protection and a life in dignity;
  • High integrity, honesty and confidentiality; ability to deal tactfully and discreetly with situations, people and information;
  • Ability to coordinate and manage a wide range of program staff and provide solutions to arising internal and external challenges.
  • Acceptance of diversity and inclusion as a core value.

Core Values:

  • Commitment to Street Child mission, vision and values, and the ability to convey with enthusiasm Street Child’s role in accompanying and serving forcibly displaced people and in advocating for their right to protection and a life in dignity;
  • This role will involve working with vulnerable people and children, and requires relevant knowledge of safeguarding principles
  • High integrity, honesty and confidentiality; ability to deal tactfully and discreetly with situations, people and information;
  • Acceptance of diversity and inclusion as a core value.
  • Willingness to work in flexible, sub-optimal, stressful and unstable environment.

Child safeguarding:

  • Our work with children to keep them safe is the most important thing we do. We are committed to the safeguarding of children in all areas of our work.
  • Street Child incorporates appropriate job responsibilities to specific staff positions to support and ensure effective implementation of organisational strategies to prevent and respond to sexual exploitation and abuse.

Language:

  • Fluency in English and excellent writing skills.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and sensitively in Kanuri and Hausa an advantage
  • Technical skills
  • Strong analytical, reporting, strategic thinking and planning skills.
  • Strong monitoring and evaluation skills/experience
  • Knowledge of project cycle management.

Terms and Conditions

  • Contract is for 1 year and renewable according to performance review, with an initial probationary period of three months. The salary will be proportioned to the candidate experience and balanced to the Street Child salary scale.

Method of Application

Note: Interviews will be offered as applications are receivedInterested and qualified? Go to Street Child on forms.office.com to apply

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