WPE Psychosocial Support Facilitator

  • Contract
  • Odessa
  • Posted 2 months ago

IRC - International Rescue Committee

Requisition ID: req51954

Job Title: WPE Psychosocial Support Facilitator

Sector: Women Protection & Empowerment

Employment Category: Fixed Term

Employment Type: Full-Time

Open to Expatriates: No

Location: Odesa, Ukraine

Work Arrangement:

Job Description

Duty station: Odesa

Key working relationships:
Position Reports to: WPE Manager, Ukraine
Position directly supervises: N/A
Internal collaborations within IRC: Women’s Protection and Empowerment team; Protection team; Economic Recovery and Development team; Health team.
External collaborations to IRC: WPE actors, organizations and agencies 

Under the supervision of the Team Leader, the PSS Facilitator will implement interventions to respond to the psychosocial needs of vulnerable women and girls, as well as facilitate community-based activities and outreach to prevent, mitigate and respond to psychosocial needs to ensure the safety and well-being of the affected population. The PSS facilitator has the knowledge and practical skills to conduct targeted psychosocial support activities for women at high risk of vulnerability. Targeted PSS activities will be implemented in accordance with individual organizational and interagency guidelines. Practical knowledge and skills of working with survivors of gender-based violence is a mandatory component. 
The purpose of this position is to increase the resilience of women and girls from the most vulnerable groups through psychosocial support measures.
The Facilitator implements activities in such a way that they have a significant positive impact on women and girls.

Tasks and main responsibilities:
 – Provides continuous psychosocial support through regular group and individual support sessions to beneficiaries. Establishes relationships built on trust and adherence to confidentiality protocols;
– Supports capacity building trainings on psychosocial support and other safety measures for community volunteers;
– Coordinates with the Community Mobilizer to ensure quality and timely distribution of NFI to beneficiaries;
– Collaborates with protection programs on referrals to meet the diverse needs of the affected population;
– Strengthens existing community-based MHPSS and self-help groups where they exist and helps develop them where they do not, and helps develop them where they do not yet exist. 

Professional requirements
– University degree in a relevant field (e.g. psychology, social work, etc.);
– Minimum 3 years of relevant work experience in psychology, social work, counseling, etc.
– Minimum 1 year of relevant experience working with INGOs, NGOs and/or local authorities.
– Experience working with survivors of gender-based violence. 
Personal requirements*.
– Basic level of computer literacy 
– Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
– Ability to work both independently and in a team;
– Knowledge of Ukrainian and Russian languages, English will be an advantage.


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