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Job Title: PSS Officer (SAFE & Mobile Response)
Band/ Level Grade: 8B
Department: Child Protection
The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees made to flee from war or disaster. At work today in over 40 countries, we restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. The IRC leads the way from harm to home.
The IRC Yemen began its programs in October 2012. Currently IRC Yemen is operating in eight governorates in the south and north of Yemen through direct programming and through a local partnership in Health, WASH, Nutrition, Economic Recovery Development, Education, Child Protection, Gender and Women Protection and Empowerment. These sectors are responding to food insecurity, cholera and other humanitarian needs within the displaced populations
Scope of Work:
He\She will be responsible for ensuring accurate and quality delivery of Psychosocial support interventions, integration with other IRC sectors and partners and work closely with the CBCPC to support children harmed or at risk of harm
This position will deliver the IRC’s Supporting Adolescent and their Families in Emergencies (SAFE) approach, the Now I am Stronger intervention and supervising the mobile PSS team. He\She will facilitate skill-building sessions. He\She will coordinate with the CP Assistants (Adolescents) in delivering this activity.
The PSS Officer will directly supervise two CP Assistants, work closely with the Community Based Child protection Committee and report directly to the CP Manager
- Supervise and lead the implementation of SAFE, Now I am Stronger curriculums (NIAS) and mobile PSS sites.
- With support from the CPC, CPM, Snr Officer will mentor, and coach the facilitators responsible for co-facilitating sessions.
- Conduct initial assessments to identify the risks and needs of adolescent in the program location.
- Work closely with other project staff to identify adolescent, female, and male caregivers to participate in SAFE & (NIAS) & PSS for adolescents learning activities as well as facilitate feedback meetings with adolescent, female, and male community partners, and caregivers and share feedback with a supervisor.
- Provide psychological first aid and support to adolescent who disclose experiences of violence and refer them to relevant services (i.e., case management team).
- Ensure that all activities under his/her supervision are conducted to align with the obligations of the IRC beneficiaries, staff, and other partners under his/her jurisdiction, ensuring system of quality supervision, including Child Protection in Emergencies (CPiE) minimum standard and SPHERE standards
- Provide input for weekly and staff activity reports.
- Write quarterly safety audits/ mapping reports
- Work with the CPIMS team to produce verified data for reporting.
- Regularly coordinate internal team meetings.
- Complete weekly reports on project activities, including detailed feedback from participants of the curriculum sessions and proactively, share lessons learned with the team and CP Coordinator, CP Manager, and Snr Officer Manager as well as debriefing sessions and share recommendations.
- Consistently and proactively monitor/assess the safety of field teams.
- Promptly report concerns or incidents to IRC management and coordinate with community leaders, other external parties as required to maintain/improve the security environment for IRC programs.
Requirements (Qualifications, Skills and Abilities)
- Technical diploma or degree in social work, education, human rights, or related degree desired.
- At least two years’ experience working to support children, adolescents, women, and/or parents and caregivers.
- The ability to adapt to sophisticated context.
- Basic proficiency in digital literacy and experience in capacity building.
- Previous experience supervising and coordinating a team is preferred.
- Shown understanding of working with children and particularly vulnerable children and high level of motivation to assist adolescents affected by humanitarian crises.
- Personal qualities: excellent teammate, flexible, network-builder, able to handle pressure well.
- Proficiency in Arabic.
- Written and spoken English is an advantage.
The position will be based in Aden with frequent visit to the mobile field sites
The IRC and IRC workers must make sure to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way - Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and carries out policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation
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