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  • Posted: Feb 4, 2023
    Deadline: Not specified
  • Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) is an international Catholic organisation with a mission to accompany, serve and advocate on behalf of refugees and other forcibly displaced persons. JRS undertakes services at national and regional levels with the support of an international office in Rome. Founded in November 1980 as a work of the Society of Jesus, JRS was offi...
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    Psychosocial Support Officer


    This position will provide technical oversight and implementation of comprehensive PSS-focused intervention across the sectors that JRS serves including Protection, Inclusive Education, Secondary Education and Post-Secondary Education. The incumbent will report to Protection Coordinator and will work in collaboration with the other program staff.


    • Design, plan and implement structured recreative and support programs that promotes cohesiveness among the Safe Shelter residents including women and children.
    • Works with sunshine teachers and vocational trainers to provide academic, recreational and social skills programming to the school age children/young adults and women in the shelter.
    • Creates a group environment that promotes and expects positive behavioral norms. Help create a safe-haven for children, youth and women living within the safe shelter setting.
    • Develop and implement age appropriate activities and programs.
    • Ensure that women at the safe shelter engage in meaningful activities during their stay at the shelter
    • Documents monthly participation and outcomes; analyzes results and prepares recommendations.
    • Ensures that the recreational spaces in the shelters are clean and well maintained.
    • Provide technical guidance, coaching and mentoring to parents & community leaders on child protection, parenting and other PSS supports for children with disabilities.

    Facilitate monthly parents/caregivers PSS group therapy sessions

    • Design and implement psychosocial activities, including individual and group therapy, parenting activities, etc. for new parents.
    • Conduct vulnerability assessment for children with disabilities.
    • Facilitate community conversations and awareness raising activities in collaboration with project staffs on issues related to inclusion of children with disabilities.
    • Conduct regular home to home visits together with the occupational therapist and provide some psychosocial support in the children's home environment.
    • Participate in activity reporting and lessons learning.
    • Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.


    • Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Counseling, or related field.
    • At least 4 years' experience in working in the field of social work.
    • Experience of community-based or community mobilization work in a humanitarian context is a strong advantage.
    • Demonstrated experience and commitment to working with marginalized communities.
    • Strong experience in providing recreational activities to children and youth.
    • Excellent creativity and communication skills especially with children.
    • Strong computer skills.
    • High professional ethics.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills.
    • Dynamic personality and ability to work under pressure.
    • Commitment to the values, vision, and mission of JRS, and respect of the JRS code of conduct.
    • Flexible, enthusiastic, and willing to learn from others.
    • Strong analytical, strategic thinking and planning skills.
    • Strong monitoring and evaluation skills/experience.
    • Excellent oral and writen English.
    • Ability to work in environment of relief emergency operation.

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