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08.02.2017

Regional Psychosocial Support Program Officer

International Medical Corps
Негосударственные организации / NGO
  • Регион:Краматорск
Английский (продвинутый)

Contract: Full-time position

 

Location: Kramatorsk/Druzhkivka/Bakhmut

 

About the organization:

International Medical Corps is a global, humanitarian, nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training and relief and development programs. Established in 1984 by volunteer doctors and nurses, International Medical Corps is a private, voluntary, nonpolitical, nonsectarian organization. Its mission is to improve the quality of life through health interventions and related activities that build local capacity in underserved communities worldwide. By offering training and health care to local populations and medical assistance to people at highest risk, and with the flexibility to respond rapidly to emergency situations, International Medical Corps rehabilitates devastated health care systems and helps bring them back to self-reliance. International Medical Corps has started its operations in Ukraine in cooperation with local partner organizations to address the immediate needs of people affected by the hostilities in Donbas region by increasing access to quality protection services, and supporting capacity-building of local actors to ensure sustained delivery of the vital services.

 

JOB SUMMARY

The Regional Psychosocial Support Program Officer will work together with Kyiv IMC team and partner organizations in Kramatorsk, Druzhkivka, and Artemivs'k to support day-to-day activities and achieve the following results:

· Efficient implementation of psychosocial support (PSS) capacity building projects with partner organizations;

· Coordination and information sharing between IMC Kyiv office and regional partner organizations;

· Advocacy and dissemination of "IASC Guidelines for Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Emergency Settings" to regional PSS service providers, including NGOs, state social service providers, state emergency service providers;

· Coordination of Referral Mapping for PSS and other services for conflict-affected populations in the relevant region.

 

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Organizational capacity building and coordination: facilitate information sharing between Kyiv-based team and partner organizations. Provide regular mentorship and organizational capacity-building activities for partner organizations to ensure that partner organizations meet IMC's their workplan objectives, beneficiary targets and reporting requirements.
  • Program training and capacity building: Engage in development of training materials in IASC Guidelines and PSS tailored to partner organization needs and PSS needs specific to the local population of the region; co-facilitate training activities in IASC Guidelines and PSS for service providers (helping professionals; volunteers) associated with selected partner organizations working with conflict affected populations. Facilitate follow-up on training and mentorship activities for partners independently (with guidance from Training Coordinator).
  • Referral Mapping: Work with local partners to map PSS service providers and other services relevant to conflict-affected populations in target region. Create document listing relevant services and resources according to the structure provided. Facilitate dissemination of information about existing services and supports to strengthen referral networks, both through written output and development of referral workshops for regional service providers. Aid in development and facilitation of trainings in assessment of beneficiary referral needs. Through all activities work to strengthen links and referral mechanisms for mental health and psychosocial support services and other humanitarian and social service activities on a regional level.
  • Regional coordination and dissemination: Attend regional humanitarian section cluster meetings (e.g., MHPSS Subcluster; Child Protection Subcluster) as possible. Engage with local NGOs, state service providers, and regional branches of international agencies and organizations engaged in MHPSS programming and services to orient them on the "IASC Guidelines for Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Emergency Settings" and associated documents. Disseminate informational materials and media messages on IASC Guidelines to regional PSS providers
  • Monitoring and Evaluation: Under guidance of Kyiv-based M&E Officer, assist in implementation of M&E procedures developed in collaboration with partner organizations. Complete organizational capacity monitoring activities. Ensure that partner organizations complete M&E activities accurately and on time.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor/Masters level (degree in social work, psychology, project management or related field is preferable)
  • Knowledge and experience related to psychosocial programming in the humanitarian context
  • Knowledge and experience facilitating trainings (training experience in PSS preferable)
  • Experience of working in international projects (preferable)
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong writing and reporting skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work with various groups of conflict - affected population: IDPs, veterans, volunteers
  • Honest, hardworking and a self-motivated person
  • Ability to work within a team structure through remote coordination
  • Ability to travel on short notice, including regular travel between target cities in Kramatirsk, Druzhkivka, Bahmut, to engage with partner organizations and to Kyiv to coordinate with Program Team
  • Excellent English, Ukrainian, and Russian verbal and written skills
  • Computer skills: word, excel

How to Apply:

· Qualified individuals should submit their applications as soon as possible; deadline for submitting applications - February 17, 2017. A complete cover letter and resume in English, copy of diploma and two references in Ukrainian, English or Russian that can confirm the required qualifications and experience should be included in the application. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

· Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for the interview.

 

IMC is an equal opportunity organization that strives for diversity and employs qualified personnel without regard to gender, race, physical disability, religion, or ethnicity.