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PSS Officer – Kismayo, Somalia

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JOB VACANCY

Title: PSS Officer

Location: Kismayo, Somalia

Employee Category: Full Time

Sector: Psychosocial Support

Duration: 7 months (with 1 month probation)

Start of Contract: February 2022

BACKGROUND

Since its foundation in 1968, GRT (Group for Transcultural Relations) has been working with socially marginalized groups and individuals by setting up protection mechanisms in ordr to promote social inclusion.

GRT is active in Somalia/Kenya since 1996, where the main fields of intervention are: Community Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS), Protection (GBV and Street Children) and (forced) Migrations, being expression of GRT’s core areas of expertise.

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION

The PSS officer will be responsible for the design, planning and implementation of all psychosocial activities of the project, as well as for the supervision of other project staff.

With technical and managerial support from Project Manager, GRT Psychosocial specialists and GRT Somalia Field Coordinator, the PSS officer will ensure that programme’s goals and objectives are met in a timely and effective manner.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Design, planning and implementation of PSS Activities
  • Design and provision of PSS training to local stakeholders and beneficiaries
  • Coordination of other project staff in PSS activities
  • Ensuring proper care of GRT’s properties.
  • Undertaking any other task as indicated by GRT Regional and Field Management.
  • Maintaining principle of confidentiality at all times
  • Coordinate with other staff for the referral of vulnerable individuals in need of specialised counselling;
  • Timely provision of inputs for internal and donor reporting to Project Manager.

REPORTING PROCEDURE

  • Briefing on a daily basis to Project Manager on his/her activities.
  • Monthly reporting to relevant GRT staff and Psychosocial Specialist.

ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor/Master’s Degree in Psychology or related field.
  • Professional trainings in psychosocial support and counselling.
  • Minimum 3-year experience in working in MHPSS/protection programmes;
  • Fluent spoken and written English.
  • Able to write accurate reports, minutes and databases.
  • Good understanding of humanitarian practices and emergency activities.
  • Honesty and truthfulness.
  • Capable of working pro-actively and independently, while being an excellent team worker.
  • Demonstrated experience in capacity building and training.
  • Excellent computer literacy.
  • Experience in working with local stakeholders such as health clinics and NGOs.
  • Strong negotiation skills, preferably in conflict resolution settings.

HOW TO APPLY

Please send motivation letter (max ½ pages) and CV with at least 3 references to the following email addresses:

To: recruitment@grtitalia.org

Cc: operation.nairobi@grtitalia.org; admin.nairobi@grtitalia.org

The email subject line should be marked as: “Application for PSS Officer Kismayo

Application Deadline: 20th January 2022

Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Successful candidate will be expected to comply with GRT Code of Conduct and GRT Child Protection Policy.

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