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Vaga para Psychosocial Support Officer - Sofala

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JOB DESCRIPTION

Position: Psychosocial Support Officer – National Position

Contract duration: Temporary work contract until April 30th

Location: Beira, Sofala Province, Mozambique

Starting date: Immediate

SUMMARY

IsraAID is looking for Psychosocial Support officer for the organization’s Emergency Response in Mozambique post Cyclone Idai to be based in Beira, with frequent travel to various districts in Sofala Province.

This position is an exciting opportunity to get hands-on experience in a non-profit project and lead innovative grass-roots activities in the field. The ideal candidate will have a combined experience in humanitarian aid and a background in PSS in education.

CONTEXT

IsraAID is a non-profit, non-governmental and apolitical humanitarian aid agency dedicated  to supporting populations in crisis around the world, Founded in 2001.  As of 2017, the organization has responded to crises in 42 countries and has operations span across 17 countries and a wide number  of  different  sectors  of  expertise  from  both  the  humanitarian  aid  and  international development arenas.

With some 1.85 million people directly affected by Cyclone Idai’s destructive path, international organizations are calling this “massive disaster” the worst weather-related crisis to have ever hit the southern hemisphere. The cyclone ravaged Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and Malawi, beginning on

14th  March  2019.  At  least  750  are  dead  across  the  region,  although  the  number  is  feared  to  be

higher.  IsraAID’s Emergency Response Team arrived on March 23rd and began conducting a needs assessment in partnership with the Government of Mozambique, international NGOs, and local partners. At least 130,000 were living in shelters across 136 sites; schools were repurposed as shelters, with many children unable to attend classes. Today, hundreds of thousands of people are still suffering due to a paralyzing loss of crops and livestock, overwhelming damage to buildings and  key  infrastructure,  and  thousands  of  vulnerable  communities  left  without  psycho-social support.

 

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES

The PSS Officer will lead training, provide supervision to partners and beneficiaries, and support all activities in Sofala Province regarding PSS. The PSS Officer will contribute to the vision for IsraAID in  Mozambique,  in  line  with  the  organization’s  established  policies,  principles  and  operating practices, as well as good management of the political, social, cultural & economic environment.

The PSS Officer will work under the supervision of the Project Coordinator and is responsible for:

  1. 1. Train partners and beneficiaries in PSS core skills.
  1. 2. Work with our partners and government counterparts for supervision at the Province and District level.
  2. 3. Support  the  direct  and  indirect  beneficiaries  of  the  training,  and  report  to  the  PC  of  any

concerns or challenges for a coordinated response.

  1. 4. Use MEAL programmatic tools at all levels of implementation.

 

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES Training

  • Ensure  that   all   programs,   projects   and   activities   follow   the   objectives,   identifiable direct/indirect beneficiaries, and the impact-oriented implementation plan laid out by Project Coordinator and Program Manager
  • Ensure  effective  monitoring  and  evaluation  processes  and  procedures  are  followed  for  each

program for the effective and ethical implementation of programs

  • Ensure trainings and staff interaction are carried out in a responsible and professional manner

for effectiveness and quality

  • Use   TOT   methodologies   within   the   training   and   conduct   professional   supervision   to

beneficiaries

 

Program Management

  • Ensure  all  budgeting  and  administrative  tasks  in  support  of  specific  activities  are  followed  up on and executed with the expectations of the PM
  • Provide  support  to  the  Project  Coordinator  to  ensure  the  coordination  and  timely  delivery  of program activities
  • Ensure implementation of activities follow the work plan timeline, and coordinate with Project Coordinator to mitigate challenges that arise
  • Provide  progress  and  financial  reports  as  required  by  the  government  and  IsraAID  HQ,  as  well as accountability procedures as required by other organizations.

Human Resource Management 

  • Provide  coaching  and  mentoring  advice  to  trainees  when  necessary  and  lead  initiatives  to

develop beneficiaries’ capacity

ESSENTIAL SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND COMPETENCIES

  • Significant experience in an equivalent position in a development or humanitarian context
  • Experience in facilitating trainings
  • University degree in Mental Health and Psychosocial Support related areas
  • Experience working in training and program implementation
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and pro-activity
  • Proven ability to work independently in a changing environment
  • IT literate (Office package – Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
  • Able to work in a high stress environment
  • Good writing and communication
  • Ability to give trainings in an interesting and clear way.

 

 LANGUAGES

Required: Professionally fluent or native speaker in Portuguese and fluent in English.

Highly Desirable: Proficiency in a local language, such as Sena and/or Ndau.

CONDITIONS

  1. 1. Based in Beira, Mozambique with frequent travel to the districts.
  2. 2. Paid full-time position on a temporary work co
  3. 3. Position is unaccom
  4. 4. Mozambican nationals only can apply for this positio

To apply for this position, please send a resume and cover letter, no more than 2 pages, to

moz@israaid.org  until January  25th, 23h hours in Mozambique

*the cover letter should include how this position fits into your career plans, provide examples on how you meet the requirements, and describe your expectations about the position.

**in the email subject please indicate the title of the position you are applying to.

We regret to inform that only shortlisted candidates will be notified

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