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Psych-Social Support Focal Person, World Vision Ethiopia

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Psych-Social Support Focal Person, World Vision Ethiopia, July 11 2022
Organization: World Vision Ethiopia
Position: Psych-Social Support Focal Person
Deadline: 07.13.2022
Employment: Full time
Location: Amhara

Job Description:

Place of Work: Mersa and Werebabo

Number of Employees Needed: 2

Contract Duration: Until 30 September 2022


Psychosocial Risk Management:

  • Through consultation with women and girls, and other relevant community members/MHPSS providers she/he will identify PSS risk; he/she (eg. suicide; sleeping problems, somatic manifestations for distress) will contextualizes and adapt group activities focusing on these signs with the support of the MHPSS supervisor and UNFPA MHPSS technical staff.  He/she will also support awareness raising activities on these identified risks at a wider community level. Also the PSS Focal point can support WGFSS Facilitators and Case workers on providing crisis support, supervision when  PSS needs are identified within the safe space

Treatment of Psychosocial distress:

  • Women and girls including GBV survivors presenting more specific PSS needs would receive PSS individual or Group counselling within Safe spaces at confidential and safe space.
  • The PSS focal point/ counsellor will work in close coordination with Case Worker, Nurse, midwifes to ensure women and girls accessing these services have access to specialized MHPSS services if required.
  • PSS focal points will ensure referral to specialized services and will referred survivors identified on her work to case Management services.
  • Finally, PSS focal points/counsellors will be responsible for M & E of their activities with the support of the MHPSS supervisor and updated MHPSS services mapping on their coverage area.
  • Compile weekly and monthly reports and actively involved in MHPSS coordination meetings
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Job Requirements:

1. BA in Psychology, Psychiatric nurse, social work, sociology or other relevant fields.

2. At least two years relevant experience  in delivering individual and group counseling services, and able to provide trainings.MHPSS and related areas

3. Knowledge and experience on IASC guideline in MHPSS humanitarian response programming is an asset.

4. Knowledge of and ability to implement integrated emergency responses including MHPSS, CP and GBV.

5. Good knowledge of Women friendly space facilitation

Demonstrated flexibility and creativity in planning and problem solving.

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How To Apply:

Interested applicants must require to apply before the closing date of this announcement Only to the link

World Vision Ethiopia is a child focused Organization and is striving to keep children safe and is committed to ensuring that only those who are suitable to work with children are considered for this position.

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