International Medical Corps
Psychosocial Support Worker-MHPSS
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Posted date 24th May, 2023 Last date to apply 10th June, 2023
Country Pakistan Locations Nowshera
Category Development Sector
Type Full Time Position 1
Status Closed

 

Date of Announcement

May 24, 2023

Position         

Psychosocial Support Worker-MHPSS

Contract Status

Regular Contract (Limited to Project tenure)

Location

Nowshera, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Reporting Line

Sr.MHPSS Officer

Gender

Male

No. of Positions

01

Application Submission Deadline

June 10, 2023

 

International Medical Corps invites applications from candidates fulfilling the mentioned Job specifications. 

Note: International Medical Corps never asks job applicants for a fee, payment, or other monetary transaction. If you are asked for money in connection with this recruitment, please report to International Medical Corps at www.internationalmedicalcorps.ethicspoint.com

 

Main Responsibilities:

  • Implementing psychosocial activities and providing psychological consultations on regular basis.
  • Provide capacity building for the community mobilizers and Gender Support Groups on awareness raising, identification and referral of clients form the community.
  • Provide support to the curriculum development process for the workshops to ensure that components of psychosocial principles are incorporated. 
  • Develop technical reports and success stories on specific cases identified during the individual psychological support sessions along with best practices and lesson learned.
  • Regularly mentor Gender Support Groups members and conduct monthly meetings.
  • Facilitate the formation of self-help groups and technically supporting these groups in conducting meetings.
  • Provide awareness on efficacy of self-help groups to the members.
  • Arrange and conduct seminars, event, coordination meetings and other awareness related activities at targeted Field area.
  • Assist Program officers in trainings and other project related activities.
  • Conduct Bi annuals exit interviews and capacity assessment of GSGs as per project need.
  • Assist in conducting need assessments in the targeted areas as per need.
  • Compile activity reports and data entry.
  • Facilitate the community to pass their complaints to the management through CBFRM in a transparent manner.

Case Management:

  • Provide comprehensive case management including: assessment, long-term care plan, progress monitoring and referrals.
  • Provide psychosocial support to cases referred by the team in line with case plan objectives.
  • Ensure all work with clients is confidential and that ethical practices are observed. 
  • Document client data accurately in the intake forms and ensure they are under lock and key. 
  • Closely monitor and document the psychological progress of registered cases.
  • Refer cases and liaise with other stakeholders.

 

Other duties as assigned:

The duties and responsibilities listed are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all-inclusive. The fluid nature of response requires personnel to adapt to a rapidly changing landscape; duties may be reconfigured to meet operational requirements.

 

Qualifications & Experience

  • Master’s degree in Psychology.
  • Previous NGO experience will be preferred.

 

Competencies

  • Excellent communications skills, both oral and written.
  • Excellent self-motivation skills
  • Demonstrated analytical, motivational, communication, project conceptualization and planning skill
  • Extremely flexible, and have the ability to cope with stressful situations and frustrations
  • Ability to relate to and motivate staff effectively
  • Excellent decision-making skills
  • Must work independently under difficult conditions
  • Strong writing and presentation skills
  • Fluency in spoken Regional Languages. Communication in National & International Language will be an edge. 

 

Shared Responsibilities:

It is our shared responsibility and obligation to prevent matters involving sexual exploitation and abuse, trafficking in persons, child safeguarding and any suggested violation to our Code of Conduct that may involve conflicts-of-interest, fraud, corruption or harassment. If you see, hear or are made aware of any such activities, you have an obligation to report.

 

Actively promote PSEA (prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse) standards within International Medical Corps and among beneficiaries served by International Medical Corps. Adhere to the Code of Conduct, always maintain humanitarian principles and respect international humanitarian law.

 

Promotes and encourages a culture of compliance and ethics throughout International Medical Corps. As applicable to the position, maintains a clear understanding of International Medical Corps and donor compliance and ethics standards and adheres to those standards. Conducts work with the highest level of integrity. Communicates these values to the staff and to partners and requires them to adhere to these values.

Equal opportunity:

It is the policy of International Medical Corps to provide equal opportunity in employment to all national employees and applicants for employment. No person will be discriminated against in employment because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, marital status, national origin, military status, gender identity, pregnancy, genetic characteristics, or any other basis protected by local law.

Note: Keeping in view the urgency of this position we might not wait till June 10, 2023, for applications, candidates who apply and meet the required experience & qualifications for this position will be contacted for interview even before due date.

 

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