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Activation Date: 28 May, 2021   Announced Date: 29 Jun, 2021   Expire Date: 05 Jun, 2021

Job Location: Badghis, Ghowr, Herat
Nationality: National
Category: Program
Employment Type: Full Time
Salary: As per organization salary scale
Vacancy Number: WCUK/163
No. Of Jobs: 3
City: Herat, Ghor and Badghis
Organization: War Child UK
Years of Experience: 3 years’ experience in psychosocial program is ess
Contract Duration: 6 Months
Gender: Male/Female
Education: University Degree in Psychology or social science is essential.
Close date: 05 Jun, 2021

About War Child UK:

War Child was established in 1993 as a response to the brutal effects of conflict on children during the Balkans war. We are currently operational in Iraq, Afghanistan, Jordan, Uganda, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Central African Republic. War Child UK started its operation in the Western Region of Afghanistan in 2003 working in three (3) thematic areas namely Education, Protection and Livelihood. War Child UK’s main office is located in Kabul and a sub-office in Herat and Badghis.

Job Description:

Job Purpose

The purpose of this position is to implement Psychosocial activities of the PSS, PFA, and Case Management programs for the affected children in the project sites. S/he will mainly provide technical support to CFSs and Mobile CFS facilitators and Case Workers to deliver the services and when needed, deliver direct support to the children and families. S/He will report to the project manager.

Job Description

The Duties and responsibilities may include but not limited to:

In coordination with the project manager, identify locations for Child-Friendly Spaces and support the establishment.
Lead Mobile and Static PSS team and ensure delivery of quality services
Lead the Psychosocial component of the project in planning and implementing high-quality services to beneficiaries;
Provide training and on-job coaching to the CFSs facilitators, Mobile CFS facilitators to deliver proper and quality recreational activities, PSS and PFA.
Providing on-time specialized psychosocial support to the required cases referred to the project;
Develop and improve the PSS & and other relevant packages based on the target groups;
Developing monthly and weekly PSS & PFA plan responding to the needs of targeted beneficiaries.
 
Maintain good coordination between the child protection actors in the target province.  
Monitor the database, keep it updated and track the status of the PSS team activities;
In consultation with the M&E officer develop a monitoring plan and provide reports on the PSS component.
Conduct regular meeting with the team and report the outcome of the meetings to the Project manager;

Other duties assigned by the line manager

Job Requirements:

University Degree in Psychology or social science is essential.
3 years’ experience in psychosocial program is essential
1-2 experience in working with Children and Women preferably with the INGOs
Good Computer Skill
Good English Language Skills
Ability to explain and train the topics in a simple and systematic way
Excellent Communication, coordination, Negotiation skills
Good report writing and presentation skills

Submission Guideline:

Please send a motivation letter, CV to [email protected] before the closing date.
Applications after the closing date will not be accepted.
Please Indicate the position title, Vacancy Number in the Subject Line (  Psychosocial Officer WCUK VA#163  ) otherwise your application will not be considered.
Please note that there is no telephonic inquiry and only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for written tests and interviews.
The successful applicant will be expected to undergo a Police check, vetting check, be compliant and sign up to War Child’s Child Safeguarding Policy, anti-bribery policy, code of conduct, and other War Child’s policies prior to a final offer being made.
WCUK is an equal opportunity employer and females are highly encouraged to apply.

Submission Email:

[email protected]

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