Psycho-Social Support Officer
Posted date 19th April, 2024 Last date to apply 25th April, 2024
Country Pakistan Locations kohat
Category Life, Physical, and Social Science
Type Contractual Position 1
Status Closed

Job Description- Psycho-Social Support Officer

(Project Title: Improving Equitable Access and Quality of Education for Afghan Refugees and Vulnerable Host Communities in Pakistan)

Location:  Kohat .

This position aims to reduce the distress and improve the psychological wellbeing of the concern project communities (Refugees and Host communities). S/he will utilize psychological methods and research to make positive changes to the people’s lives and offer various forms of treatment.

Core Job Responsibilities/Specifications: The Psycho-Social Support Officer’s responsibilities/specifications include but are not limited to the following:

Assessing a community needs, abilities or behavior using a variety of methods, including psychometric tests, interviews and direct observation of behavior.

  • Working as part of a multidisciplinary team alongside social workers, education officer, capacity building officer etc.
  • Devising and monitoring appropriate treatment programs, including therapy, counseling or advice, in collaboration with colleagues.
  • Offering therapy and treatments for difficulties relating to mental health problems such as anxiety, depression, addiction, social and interpersonal problems and challenging behavior.
  • Developing and evaluating service provision for the concern communities;
  • Providing consultation to other professions, encouraging a psychological approach in their work;
  • Represent organization positively and professionally both inside and outside the organization.
  • Carrying out applied research, adding to the evidence base of practice in a variety of healthcare settings,
  • Any other task assigns by the supervisor.

Required Skills:

  • Fluency in English and Pashto is required.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills required to train/ coach staff and give occasional presentations.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, Power Point, Adobe Creative Cloud Applications etc.
  • Excellent writing, verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work independently, stay ahead of schedule, and know when to escalate a problem
  • Team player, self-motivated, adaptable, and willing to learn new things. 
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills required to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Fluency in English writing and speaking is required.
  • Problem solving.

Qualifications/Experience Required:

  • Master in Psychology
  • Computer knowledge,
  • Strong command on Data analysis, SPSS, and Data Management.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong report writing skills
  • 3 years’ work experience in the same capacity


Note: Positions will be filled on rolling basis.