As a Psychosocial Officer, you are responsible as a part of a mobile protection team, to provide specific support for conflict affected children and families through case management services and psychosocial and recreational activities in the targeted areas. This position mayinclude other tasks and directives as needed.
- Being part of a mobile child protection unit to support conflict affected children and their families in Ninewa providing daily social and recreational activities (indoor and outdoor)
- Participate in the identification using a psychosocial assessment questionnaire,selection, registration of beneficiaries, and counsel their parents or guardians according to the conditions and potential trauma cases of the children and family’s needs.
- Conduct follow-up and monitor family visits. Provide psychosocial first aid or other support, depending on the child and family’s needs.
- Ensure that urgent and challenging cases are immediately discussed with direct supervisors.
- Advice the parents and raise their awareness on children’s rights and children’s wellbeing.
- Participate in evaluation and impact assessments.
- Complete and update all the tools given for the functioning of the case management activities: weekly planning’s, forms, database, etc.
- Participate in and contribute to weekly project team meetings.
- Prepare daily/weekly activity plan and reports.
Qualifications & Preferred Skills
- Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Mental Health or other related field
- Proven experience of working with children and accountability to beneficiaries, showing dignity and respect
- Knowledge on Child Protection, Psycho Social Support (PSS), Psychosocial First Aid (PFA), Case Management (CM), Gender Based Violence (GBV) an others.
- Knowledge on Department of Labor and Social Affairs (DOLSA) official guidelines, Standard Operating Procedures for Child Protection Case.
- Fluency in written and spoken Arabic, good communication skills in English. Kurdish will be considered as an asset
- Ability to prioritize tasks and to be flexible
- Strong organizational skills and proven record or report writing skills as well as conduction and evaluation of assessments
- Ability to conduct outreach at the community level
- Strongly motivated by humanitarian work and proven ability to work as part of a team.