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Vaga de Emprego - Psychosocial Support Officer - IsraAID


Position: Psychosocial Support Officer - National Position
Contract duration: Temporary work contract until April 30th
Location: Beira, Sofala Province, Mozambique
Starting date: Immediate



Summary

IsraAID is looking for Psychosocial Support officer for the organization’s Emergency Response in
Mozambique post Cyclone Idai to be based in Beira, with frequent travel to various districts in
Sofala Province.
This position is an exciting opportunity to get hands-on experience in a non-profit project and lead
innovative grass-roots activities in the field. The ideal candidate will have a combined experience in
humanitarian aid and a background in PSS in education.


CONTEXT
IsraAID is a non-profit, non-governmental and apolitical humanitarian aid agency dedicated to
supporting populations in crisis around the world, Founded in 2001. As of 2017, the organization
has responded to crises in 42 countries and has operations span across 17 countries and a wide
number of different sectors of expertise from both the humanitarian aid and international
development arenas.
With some 1.85 million people directly affected by Cyclone Idai’s destructive path, international
organizations are calling this “massive disaster” the worst weather-related crisis to have ever hit
the southern hemisphere. The cyclone ravaged Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and Malawi, beginning on
14th March 2019. At least 750 are dead across the region, although the number is feared to be
higher. IsraAID’s Emergency Response Team arrived on March 23rd and began conducting a needs
assessment in partnership with the Government of Mozambique, international NGOs, and local
partners. At least 130,000 were living in shelters across 136 sites; schools were repurposed as
shelters, with many children unable to attend classes. Today, hundreds of thousands of people are
still suffering due to a paralyzing loss of crops and livestock, overwhelming damage to buildings
and key infrastructure, and thousands of vulnerable communities left without psycho-social
support.

General Responsibilities

The PSS Officer will lead training, provide supervision to partners and beneficiaries, and support all
activities in Sofala Province regarding PSS. The PSS Officer will contribute to the vision for IsraAID
in Mozambique, in line with the organization’s established policies, principles and operating
practices, as well as good management of the political, social, cultural & economic environment.
The PSS Officer will work under the supervision of the Project Coordinator and is responsible for:

  • Train partners and beneficiaries in PSS core skills.
  • Work with our partners and government counterparts for supervision at the Province and
    District level.
  • Support the direct and indirect beneficiaries of the training, and report to the PC of any
    concerns or challenges for a coordinated response.
Use MEAL programmatic tools at all levels of implementation.

Specific Responsibilities

Training
 Ensure that all programs, projects and activities follow the objectives, identifiable
direct/indirect beneficiaries, and the impact-oriented implementation plan laid out by Project
Coordinator and Program Manager
 Ensure effective monitoring and evaluation processes and procedures are followed for each
program for the effective and ethical implementation of programs
 Ensure trainings and staff interaction are carried out in a responsible and professional manner
for effectiveness and quality
 Use TOT methodologies within the training and conduct professional supervision to
beneficiaries
Program Management
 Ensure all budgeting and administrative tasks in support of specific activities are followed up
on and executed with the expectations of the PM
 Provide support to the Project Coordinator to ensure the coordination and timely delivery of
program activities
 Ensure implementation of activities follow the work plan timeline, and coordinate with Project
Coordinator to mitigate challenges that arise
 Provide progress and financial reports as required by the government and IsraAID HQ, as well

As Accountability Procedures As Required By Other Organizations.

Human Resource Management
 Provide coaching and mentoring advice to trainees when necessary and lead initiatives to
develop beneficiaries’ capacity

Essential Skills, Knowledge And Competencies

 Significant experience in an equivalent position in a development or humanitarian context
 Experience in facilitating trainings
 University degree in Mental Health and Psychosocial Support related areas
 Experience working in training and program implementation
 Excellent communication skills
 Demonstrated leadership skills and pro-activity
 Proven ability to work independently in a changing environment
 IT literate (Office package – Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
 Able to work in a high stress environment
 Good writing and communication
 Ability to give trainings in an interesting and clear way

LANGUAGES
Required: Professionally fluent or native speaker in Portuguese and fluent in English.
Highly Desirable: Proficiency in a local language, such as Sena and/or Ndau.

CONDITIONS
  • Based in Beira, Mozambique with frequent travel to the districts.
  • Paid full-time position on a temporary work contract.
  • Position is unaccompanied.
  • Mozambican nationals only to apply for this position.
  • To apply for this position, please send a resume and cover letter, no more than 2 pages, to moz@israaid.org until January 25th
  • the cover letter should include how this position fits into your career plans, provide
examples on how you meet the requirements, and describe your expectations about the
position.
  • in the email subject please indicate the title of the position you are applying for.
We regret to inform that only shortlisted candidates will be notified

moz@israaid.org

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