Concern Worldwide is a non-governmental, international, humanitarian organization dedicated to the reduction of suffering and working towards the ultimate elimination of extreme poverty in the world’s poorest countries. Concern has been working in Turkey since August 2013 and currently looking for a potential candidate for the Psychosocial Support Facilitator position.
Job Title: Psychosocial Support Facilitator
Location: Akcakale, Ceylanpinar, Haliliye, Siverek & Suruc
Reporting Line: Education Officer
Job Status: 10 months with possible extension
Job Grade: E1
The Psychosocial Support (PSS) Facilitator will be responsible for facilitating PSS activities for children and youth, preparing PSS materials suitable for the targeted age group and implementing awareness sessions for caregivers in Concern’s Protection Hubs. The PSS Facilitators need to have knowledge and practical skills to carry out focused psychosocial support activities with children at high risk of vulnerability. The Protection Hubs will provide PSS programming for children as well as provide protection services for the surrounding community.
Psychosocial Support Facilitators are managed by Education Officers and will work in a specific Protection Hub. Psychosocial Support Facilitators will be responsible for ensuring the children are receiving services in a safe environment, have regular attendance and their psychosocial wellbeing is prioritized.
It should be noted that this is a relatively new programme and as such will require significant resourcefulness and flexibility.
This is a national post and candidates should have the right to work in Turkey at the time of application.
Main Duties and Responsibilities:
- Prepare daily plans prior to every PSS session aligned with the agreed PSS program
- Deliver PSS sessions, prepare PSS materials and visual aids suitable for the targeted age group
- Ensure the use of good facilitation skills that make the children feel comfortable and enhance their participation and personal development
- Ensure that children are not exposed to any form of harm or stress during the activity and that they feel safe and respected
- Positively interact with children and encourage them to express their needs and ensure their safety
- Ensure participation of children in the focused program in a non-discriminatory as well as age and gender sensitive and appropriate approach
- Follow up on the students’ wellbeing, their attendance and their specific needs
- Report on the number of students, achievements, the supplies needed and new registration requests
- Make sure the centre is providing a creative safe environment by monitoring the PSS sessions and highlighting the existing gaps
- Liaise with managers of educational institutions (TECs, TPS, PECs) to facilitate student enrolment
- Facilitate seminars for parents and caregivers
- Refer children and families to Concern’s Protection Team when necessary
- Implement monitoring and evaluation activities
- Contribute to organisational accountability initiatives, including overseeing the roll out of commitments of Concern under the HAP (Humanitarian Accountability Partnership).
- Support and promote the standards outlined in the Programme Participant Protection Policy and Concern Code of Conduct to their team, beneficiaries, and be committed to providing a safe working environment.
- Support emergency response programming for Concern as and when requested.
Skills, Qualifications, Experience and Attitude Required
- Fluent Turkish and/or Arabic (Both Turkish and Arabic as well as English are highly preferable)
- At least one year of experience facilitating PSS activities for children and youth affected by crisis
- Excellent communication, facilitation and diplomacy skills with children and adults
- Basic understanding of child development and child protection
- Strong facilitation and organizational skills
- Ability to facilitate creative art and music activities with children
- Motivated and ability to work in a cross-cultural team
- Excellent communication skills (including active listening)
- Ability to work independently and take initiative
- Flexibility in working hours
- Commitment to humanitarian principles and values
- Commitment to Concern equal opportunity and gender practices
- Bachelor’s degree in education, psychology or related area
Responsibilities of all staff to be included in all job descriptions
- To adhere to the standards of conduct outlined in the Programme Participant Protection Policy and Concern Code of Conduct.
CONCERN STAFF CODE OF CONDUCT AND PROGRAMME PARTICIPANT PROTECTION POLICY
Concern has a Programme Participant Protection Policy and Concern Code of Conduct which has been developed to ensure the maximum protection of programme participants, especially beneficiaries, from abuse and exploitation, and to clarify the responsibilities of Concern staff, partner organisations, and anyone engaged by Concern or visiting our programmes, and the standards of behaviour expected of them. In this context all Concern staff have a responsibility to the organisation to strive for, and maintain, the highest standards in the day-to-day conduct of their work in accordance with Concern’s core values and mission.
Any candidate offered a job with Concern will be expected to sign the Programme Participant Protection Policy and the Concern Code of Conduct as an appendix to their contract of employment and conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions in this document.
Any breach of Concern Staff Code of Conduct or the Programme Participant Protection Policy by employees of Concern Worldwide during the course of their employment will result in disciplinary action up to, and including dismissal.
If you feel that your qualification and experience match our requirements, and you share a commitment to Concern’s values, please send an up-to-date CV to: email@example.com
Equal opportunities: Concern values diversity in the workplace and is a committed equal opportunity employer. We encourage applications from all suitable candidates regardless of gender, race, family or marital status, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, disability, class, caste or religion.
Concern has a Code of Conduct and a Programme Participant Protection Policy to ensure the maximum protection of Programme participants from abuse and exploitation.
- Please clearly note the position applied for in the email subject line.
- Please note that candidates may be interviewed prior to the closing date for applications
Application Closing Date: 22th of July 2018
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