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Psycho-Social Facilitator

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Activation Date: 02 Jun, 2021   Announced Date: 02 Jun, 2021   Expire Date: 08 Jul, 2021

Job Location: Kabul
Nationality: Afghan
Category: Education
Employment Type: Full Time
Salary: As per the Organization Policy
Vacancy Number: W-U-PSS-001
No. Of Jobs: 1
City: Kabul
Organization: WADAN
Years of Experience: 4 Years Experience
Contract Duration: Project Base
Gender: Male/Female
Education: University degree in Psychology, Counselling, Clinical psychology, or related field
Close date: 08 Jul, 2021

About WADAN:

Established in August 2002, WADAN is an indigenous, government-registered NGO. We undertake community and institutional development, civic education, education, drug control, human rights, anti-corruption, and child protection initiatives. WADAN is headquartered in the capital, Kabul, has offices in the provinces that provide national coverage. We have worked in all 34 provinces.

For details please visit our website at www.wadan.org.

UNICEF child protection supports to strengthen child protection system in Afghanistan closely working with government sectors and non-government partners on system building, justice for children, birth registration, elimination of harmful practices, and child protection in emergencies. Closely working with Kabul Juvenile Rehabilitation Center (KJRC), UNICEF supports strengthening psycho-social support services to better respond to the needs of children abused or at risk of abuse and violence. The technical facilitator is required to closely work with the team and relevant stakeholders to achieve the goals and objectives designed for this program. S/he is also required to manage and oversee the effective implementation of the activities.

Job Description:

  • In close coordination with KJRC, the psychosocial support facilitators register children and provide psychosocial support to the children and their families
  • The psychosocial support facilitators conduct an initial assessment of registered children and observe children’s situation and their needs and provide PSS to support children through individual and group sessions. In the case of severe cases, the PSS facilitator refers children with special needs to available services in the province.
  • The psychosocial support facilitators conduct support sessions to provide required support to children and families of the children.
  • Improve mental wellbeing and attitude of the children
  • Use new counseling methods to improve the child welfare
  • The psychosocial support facilitators meet with the families of the children, and/or their guardians and elders to better understand the children’s situation, address any issues they find with the caregivers, and focus on flourishing the environment for the reintegration of children to their families/communities after their release.
  • the psychosocial support facilitators conduct individual and group sessions as well as seminars to improve the emotional situation of children and enable and empower children on positive coping mechanisms
  • In case, a child needs special care and services, the psychosocial support facilitators refer his/her case to the specialized services.
  • The psychosocial support facilitators sensitize children, family members, and caregivers on issues of children and provide support in terms of positive coping mechanisms as well as safe re-integration of children into their families.
  • The PSS officer provides awareness on child rights, education, and promotion of positive parenting to family member and children. 
  •  The psychosocial support facilitators try to improve the relationship of children with their families/caregivers if they find children have issues with their families.
  • The psychosocial support facilitators work with the families to consider the special needs of their children
  • Closely work and coordinate activities with JRC, families and communities, and other partners to avoid duplication and improve quality of work and fill gaps for better implementation.

Job Requirements:

  • University degree in Psychology, Counselling, Clinical psychology, or related field
  • Four years of work experience in psychosocial support, counseling, and child protection programs in Afghanistan;
  • Experience of working with children in conflict with the law, children with mental health disorders, and children without parental care
  • Experience in supervising a multi-cultural team
  • Experience in working with government departments and provincial stakeholders  
  • Understanding of PSS, social work, and protection needs of vulnerable children in Afghanistan.
  • Strong level of expertise in communication with children and families, representation, facilitation, mobilization, and negotiation with children and community
  • Fluency in Pashto is a must
  • Proficiency in Dari & English desirable (both written and verbal)

Submission Guideline:

Qualified and interested candidates can submit their CV by  email to:  [email protected]

Please Mention the Vacancy Number, application without a vacancy number will not be considered. 

Submission Email:

[email protected]

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