Assistant Project Officer - Psychosocial Support (PSS)

Job Description

Title: Assistant Project Officer - Psychosocial Support (PSS)

Company Name: RDRS Bangladesh

Vacancy: 1

Location: Cox's Bazar

Maximum Salary: Tk. 45000 (Monthly)

Experience:
∎ At least 2 years
∎ The applicants should have experience in the following business area(s):NGO

Published: 27 Feb 2024

Education:
∎ Masters

Requirements:

Additional Requirements:
∎ Masters in Psychology, Social Science or any other relevant subject.
∎ Having an understanding of all RDRS policies and Manuals.
∎ Knowledge in rights-based community development, Education, Income Generation/ Livelihood, Market Linkage, WASH, Protection, DRR/Tree plantation and other related areas, or willingness to learn;
∎ Experience in community mobilization, linkage and liaison;
∎ Influencing skills, Polite & Reasonable.
∎ Masters in Psychology, Social Science or any other relevant subject.
∎ The applicants should have experience in the following area(s):
∎ - Experience in the Rohingya Crisis Response and development field, Mental Health and Psychosocial support, GBV prevention and response, Protection principles, and disability inclusion.
∎ Having an understanding of all RDRS policies and Manuals.
∎ Knowledge in rights-based community development, Education, Income Generation/ Livelihood, Market Linkage, WASH, Protection, DRR/Tree plantation and other related areas, or willingness to learn;
∎ Experience in community mobilization, linkage and liaison;
∎ Influencing skills, Polite & Reasonable.
∎ Language proficiency:
∎ • Fluent in speaking English Bangla and Chittagonian
∎ • Excellent writing skills in English and Bangla
∎ Gender Sensibility
∎ Have a good understanding of Gender and organizational Gender Policy and act accordingly.
∎ Safeguarding Awareness
∎ Aware and abide by the organizational Child Safeguarding and PSEAH Policy and practices.
∎ Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing
∎ Abide by organizational Money Laundering Policy. S/he should be abstained from money laundering activities and any kind of terrorist financing.
∎ Abide by the Code of Conduct and other policies
∎ The incumbent will abide by the Code of Conduct along with all policies and practices of RDRS.


Responsibilities & Context:
∎ Provide psychosocial support through addressing the unique needs of the camps and host communities.
∎ Assist in implementing activities that promote mental health, resilience, and community well-being
∎ Facilitate community engagement sessions to raise awareness about psychosocial well-being and the importance of mental health
∎ Work closely with community leaders and volunteers to ensure active participation in psychosocial support initiatives, aligning with the social cohesion approach.
∎ Assist in organizing and conducting individual and group counselling sessions
∎ Collaborate with mental health professionals and organizations to enhance the quality and effectiveness of counselling services.
∎ Conduct training sessions for community leaders, volunteers, and other stakeholders.
∎ Collect and analyze data to measure the impact of interventions, contributing to regular reports for the overall project.
∎ Prepare reports, case studies and relevant documents.
∎ Assist in protection situation assessment to identify risks, vulnerabilities, and gaps.
∎ Conduct capacity-building activities, project staff and community people.
∎ Represent RDRS in coordination meetings with stakeholders.
∎ Ensure effective communication and coordination with external partners to enhance the synergy of efforts in the field.
∎ Any other responsibilities assigned by the Team Leader.
∎ Summary of Project
∎ RDRS Bangladesh, in partnership with Lutheran World Federation (LWF), Geneva has been implementing an emergency response programme titled “LWF-RDRS Emergency Programme (LREP)” in Rohingya camps and nearby host communities in Cox’s Bazar district since 2019. The LREP contributes to international efforts to meet the humanitarian and protection needs and increase self-reliance and resilience of the Forcibly Displaced Myanmar Nationals (FDMNs) and host communities through Income Generating Activities (IGAs), tree plantation, life-skills with livelihoods and leadership development training. LREP also works on capacity building of youth and creates market linkage to improve their living standard. This programme also aims at cultivating social cohesion, ensuring social inclusion, promoting reforestation and providing humanitarian support (i.e., foods and non-food items, WASH, health, protection, etc.) to the FDMNs as well as the nearby host communities.
∎ Summary of Position
∎ Under the overall responsibility and control of the Team Leader (LREP), The Assistant Project Officer -Psychosocial Support (PSS) will be responsible for the implementation of psychosocial support activities within the Rohingya refugee camps and host communities. This role requires an understanding of the specific psychosocial needs of the population, including women, children, persons with disabilities, and youth. The Assistant Project Officer will work closely with community leaders, volunteers, and other stakeholders to contribute to the mental well-being and resilience of the community.
∎ Description of Responsibilities
∎ The major responsibilities of this position are as follows:
∎ She/he will -
∎ Provide psychosocial support through addressing the unique needs of the camps and host communities.
∎ Assist in implementing activities that promote mental health, resilience, and community well-being
∎ Facilitate community engagement sessions to raise awareness about psychosocial well-being and the importance of mental health
∎ Work closely with community leaders and volunteers to ensure active participation in psychosocial support initiatives, aligning with the social cohesion approach.
∎ Assist in organizing and conducting individual and group counselling sessions
∎ Collaborate with mental health professionals and organizations to enhance the quality and effectiveness of counselling services.
∎ Conduct training sessions for community leaders, volunteers, and other stakeholders.
∎ Collect and analyze data to measure the impact of interventions, contributing to regular reports for the overall project.
∎ Prepare reports, case studies and relevant documents.
∎ Assist in protection situation assessment to identify risks, vulnerabilities, and gaps.
∎ Conduct capacity-building activities, project staff and community people.
∎ Represent RDRS in coordination meetings with stakeholders.
∎ Ensure effective communication and coordination with external partners to enhance the synergy of efforts in the field.
∎ Any other responsibilities assigned by the Team Leader.


Compensation & Other Benefits:
∎ As per RDRS Bangladesh Policy and Project Budget.

Employment Status: Full Time

Job Location: Cox's Bazar

Company Information:
∎ RDRS Bangladesh
∎ RDRS Bangladesh, House no.43, Road no. 10, Sector 6, Uttara, Dhaka

Address::
∎ RDRS Bangladesh, House no.43, Road no. 10, Sector 6, Uttara, Dhaka

Read Before Apply: Please apply only who are fulfilling all the requirements of this job

Application Deadline: 9 Mar 2024

Category: NGO/Development

Source: bdjobs.com

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