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PSS Project Assistant
The PSS Project Assistant will assist in implementation and monitoring of non-formal education activities in SC’s Education in Emergency (EiE) project, in addition to supporting the identification of vulnerable, at-risk children in line with set criteria and inter-agency approaches. With the support of the PSS Project Officer be one of the champions of pyscho-social support through the HEART (Healing and Education through ARTs) approach.
SCOPE OF ROLE:
Reports to: PSS technical Officer
Staff directly reporting to this Post: N/A
Budget responsibility: N/A
KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:
Needs Analysis and Program Design:
- Participate in required psychosocial support assessments.
- Contribute to situation analysis and participate actively in developing a psychosocial support strategy for USAID EiE Project in Aden and Lahj.
Coordination and Representation:
- Build and maintain strong partnerships with key counterparts in the community (children, caregivers, community leaders, service providers such as government authorities and NGOs) and with SCI colleagues.
- Coordinate inclusivity services delivery processes with partners and support on the general screening of the children with needs within the project areas with the help of the technical people.
- Adhere to and promote SCI Code of Conduct, Child Safeguarding Policy and values, both inside and outside of the workplace.
- Assist the PSS Project Officer in planning and implementation of PSS activities ensuring that delays and constraints are documented and solutions identified.
- With support from the PSS Project Officer, prepare progress reports including statistical and narrative information on activities implemented, ensuring that reports are timely, of high quality and serve to inform management decisions.
- For specific events/trainings falling within the scope of responsibilities, ensure that a separate event/training report is submitted.
- Assist the PSS Officer in the planning, development and implementation of activities in the impact areas in close coordination with the relevant people in the community as outlined in the detailed implementation plan, especially the specialists or referral centres for support for children with disabilities.
- Identify vulnerable, at-risk children; work with different stakeholders to obtain referrals and work with relevant specialists to ensure the referred children get the technical support required.
- Provide technical support to Ministry of Education staff/schools management for the improvement of utilization of PSS services in target areas.
- Coordinate with care givers, community leaders, school and NFE centres teachers, school and NFE centres management staff and partners organizations to implement PSS/ /educational activities and work closely with them to improve quality of the project services.
- In consultation with the PSS Project Officer, conduct ongoing service mapping and update the service directory accordingly.
- In coordination with the PSS Project Officer, implement disability case referrals to service providers where needs cannot be met by SCI
- Supervised by the PSS Project Officer, train and monitor the implementation of PSS/educational activities.
- Collect and support analysis of project related data and keep up to date the filing system in collaboration with the data and information officer/assistant.
- Provide technical assistance to other programs when requested by the supervisor.
- Assist in identification and participate in assessments of PSS/educational activities.
- In coordination with the PSS Project Officer, conduct child protection, child rights and Safeguarding trainings and code of conduct for teachers and volunteers.
- Facilitate implementation of awareness raising sessions with community members on identification and referral of children with protection concerns.
- Provide information to community members referring to the services providers on how to better protect their children.
- Prepare reports for the supervisor with statistical and narrative information on the progress of the project in the target communities
- Work in close collaboration with other SCI staff (Wash, Health, etc.) in the target areas – develop joint work plans.
- Support SC trained volunteers, teachers and children in the implementation of project activities
- Support administrative tasks such as preparing Purchase Requests.
- Work with MEAL team and the Project’s data management staff when required in data collection, entry, processing and analysis.
- Do field visits as required, reporting their implementation and results according the templates available.
- Collaborate with child safeguarding staff in checklists and reporting safeguarding issues identified.
- Coordinate with Child Protection staff in field visits and their reporting.
- Any other duties as required
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
- College degree preferable in related field.
- At least 2 years’ experience in a humanitarian work context.
- Experience in working with NGOs.
- Training experience
- Good Communication and interpersonal skills.
- Ability to deal with children.
- Good computer skills.
- Good monitoring and reporting skills.
- A very good understanding of at least of key technical areas of Psychosocial support and educational programming and a working knowledge of the other sectors that include Child protection, livelihoods and health.
- Willingness and ability to dramatically change work practices and hours in the event of emergencies.
- Ability to analyse information, evaluate options, and follow the strategic directions as guided
- Previous experience of working with a multi-cultural team and the adaptability to varied team dynamics.
- Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills
- Fluency in written & spoken Arabic.
- Commitment to Save the Children Code of Conduct, Child Safeguarding Policy and values.
We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.
We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:
- No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
- All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
- Violence against children is no longer tolerated
We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.
We are looking for people with enthusiasm and commitment to improve the protection and promotion of the rights of all children and to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.
Save the Children International seeks to always be a child safe organization through fulfilling its obligations to the community and through programme implementation carried out by the organization for safeguarding children and to improve the living standards of the child.”
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