Ended Psychologist

The Job

National Consultancy Position

Position:  Psychologist

Job site: Taiz City (1 post)

Reports to: Protection Coordinator and CC Activity Coordinator

Status:  National Consultant

Coordinates with: CP, GBV and PWSN Activities Coordinator, Case Management Supervisors and Social Workers.

About INTERSOS:

INTERSOS is an independent non-profit humanitarian organization committed to assist the victims of natural disasters and armed conflicts. Its activities are based on the principles of solidarity, justice, human dignity, equality of rights and opportunities, and respect for diversity and coexistence, paying special attention to the most vulnerable and unprotected people

Project objectives:

Project title: Emergency multi-sector response for Yemen in Ibb and Taiz Governorates

The project provides an integrated multi-sector response within Ibb and Taiz governorates, further building on previous OFDA-funded actions. The new intervention aims at enlarging the geographical coverage area in order to address specific gaps and needs, with particular attention to Taiz city, considering the high concentration of IDPs and the limited humanitarian presence in this area (especially for protection). The project provides for protection services (prevention and response), combined with nutritional care and treatment for CU5 and PLW suffering from acute malnutrition, and with WASH services for conflict affected communities. The WASH component provides targeted communities with both soft and hard services, including rehabilitation of drinking water supply and outreach through hygiene promotion.

Purpose /Objectives:

The Psychologist is responsible for the prompt provision of psychological assistance to children at risk and vulnerable woman and girls and Persons with Specific Needs (PwSN), in need of psychological counselling, following internal referrals by INTERSOS case management team.

The Psychologist also supports INTERSOS protection staff involved in case management with capacity building but also psychological support and insights on self-help techniques.

Responsibilities/duties:

Case management:

  1. Provide a clinical psychological assessment on selected cases referred by the Social Workers/Case Management Supervisors.  
  2. Provide psychological support to cases referred by the case workers (SW and CMS) in line with case plan objectives.
  3. Closely monitor and document the psychological recovery of cases referred by the case workers.
  4. If needed accompany the social workers during the home visits;
  5. Carry out and enforce self-care program for all INTERSOS case workers (SWs and CMSs);
  6. Participate in case management meetings as required.
  7. Informs the relevant Activity Coordinator and the Project Manager (PM) about any difficulty met in INTERSOS activities implementation or problems observed in team dynamics;
  8. Accomplish any other assignments given by supervisors or the PM.

Support to Community services:

  1. Support INTERSOS staff to improve the quality of specialized services provided (specialized psychological services, group therapy, individual counselling) for different target groups;
  2. Support INTERSOS staff in designing activities with psychological purpose for vulnerable children, youth, women at risk and men attending INTERSOS;
  3. Support INTERSOS social workers in organizing and conducting support groups for individual at risk;
  4. Monitor the activities (awareness and support groups), within and outside the Community Center, conducted by the volunteers and social workers;
  5. Report to the CC coordinator and the Project Manager on any problems and/or training needs identified during the activities;
  6. Produce and maintain in an accurate way a weekly report of the activities conducted;
  7. Informs the Project Manager about any difficulty met in INTERSOS activities implementation or problems observed in team dynamics;
  8. Be available to train on psychological support and first aid INTERSOS staff when requested;

Reporting:

  1. Produce and maintain accurate clinical records of the beneficiaries.
  2. Write technical reports on specific cases identified during the individual psychological support sessions.
  3. Case files and technical reports must be archived in locked and secure location; access to them should be restricted only to relevant, authorized protection program staff.
  4. Set up a monitoring system to evaluate the effectiveness and the impact of the planned individual and group psychological support intervention programs on the beneficiaries.
  5. Send a weekly and monthly report on the activities conducted.

Meeting:

  1. Participate in set team meetings for case management
  2. Meet with other program staff as required.

Commit to participate in any other task in order to achieve the project’s overall objectives;

Always ensure confidentiality and conduct all activities respectfully and sensitively to beneficiaries and staff.

Qualification/level requirements

Minimum requirements

  • Degree in psychology is mandatory;
  • Three years’ experience as psychological counsellor for children at risk and vulnerable woman and girls and Persons with Specific Needs (PwSN);
  • Experience as a psychologist (with required license) with a range of psychotherapeutic methods/approaches such as systemic, cognitive-behavioural, psycho-dynamic, client centred.
  • Stress-resilient to be able to cope with deadlines and complex problems;
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal and communications skills;
  • Preferred previous experience in working with children at risk and vulnerable woman and girls and Persons with Specific Needs (PwSN) and coordinating with International and national organizations operating in protection in emergencies;
  • Flexibility in working hours;
  • Ability to maintain accurate, clear and updated records;
  • Adhere to strict confidentiality and information management standards and protocols, sharing information only in compliance with these standards;
  • Comply with all relevant INTERSOS policies and procedures.

Other requirements:

  • Native Arabic - Excellent written and spoken English
  • Strong team spirit, comfortable in a multi-cultural environment
  • Excellent analytical skills, observation and analysis capacity
  • Very strong interpersonal skills: strong communication and diplomatic skills
  • Practical and problem-solver
  • Ability to deal with heavy work pressure
How to Apply
  • Deadline for submission of application: 18 October 2020;
  • Documents to be submitted: CV and Motivation Letter (incomplete applications will be not considered), in addition to contact details for minimum 2 reference persons (include position and relation)
  • How to send the application: by e-mail to jobs.recruitment.yemen@intersos.org (applications delivered by hand will be not considered)
  • Employer: INTERSOS
  • Category: Development/Non-Profit
  • Location: Taiz
  • Posted on: 11 October 2020
  • Deadline: 18 October 2020
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