CARE International is a global leader within a worldwide movement dedicated to saving lives and ending poverty. We work in over 94 countries around the world to provide over 1000 poverty-fighting development and humanitarian aid projects.
Psychosocial Assistant Officer
Locations: Bama & Ngala, Borno
Position Type: Regular/Full term
Reporting Line: Report to Project Manager (ECHO)
Slot: 1 per location
- The Psychosocial Assistant Officer will be responsible for the provision of quality survivor-centered case management/psychosocial support services to GBV survivors in Borno.
- She/he will be based in Bama/Ngala.
- The position reports to the Project Manager and works with a team of workers.
Case management/Psychosocial support:
- Provide professional psychosocial and confidential services to survivors of GBV, grounded in the CARE’s holistic, survivor-centered case management approach.
- Facilitate access sexual assault survivors access to clinical care at the support centres
- Ethically and confidentially document client information through accurate filling of CARE provided intake forms and ensure confidential and safe storage
- Support the maintenance of the CARE’s case management system by maintaining client confidentiality
- Regularly update the GBVIMS data base with information collected in the intake forms during case assessment and action plan.
Monitoring and evaluation:
- Participate in interpretation of the analyzed data on GBV reporting trends to inform intervention areas.
- Participate in the development of case management monitoring systems and ensure consistent use and application.
- Participate in preparation of relevant reports regarding the CARE’s psychosocial activities.
Trainings and capacity building:
- Provide ongoing couching and mentorship to refugee para-counsellors supporting case management services.
- Identify and build the capacity of community based groups to provide ongoing psychosocial support to GBV survivors to facilitate their long term recovery.
- Participate in capacity building of other service providers and community based structures to ensure that survivors receive compassionate support
Coordination and Advocacy:
- Make timely consent based interagency referrals for survivors in need of other services.
- Participate in the interagency case review meetings as need be.
- Follow-up with service providers, community based support groups and the survivors themselves to ensure GBV survivors receive timely support.
- Coordinate discrete home visits by the refugee para-counsellors that minimize potential risks to survivors and the involved staff.
- Strengthen and maintain networks with community leaders, women leaders, service providers and camp management to ensure that survivors receive compassionate support from the community.
- Participate in psychosocial assessment of women registering for women center activities and support the women empowerment supervisor to run group therapy and psycho education activities at the women center.
- Coordinate other support services for individual survivors with other team members such as the legal officer for those in need of legal aid.
- Maintain transparent and accountable records of beneficiaries issued with non-food items
- Identify material needs of GBV survivors and initiate purchase requests to respond to the needs in line with approved budgets.
- Support the lead counselor in managing assets/inventory assigned to the support centers
Required Qualifications & Competence
- Degree in Counseling and/or Psychology Social Sciences. Diploma holders with extensive work experience will be considered.
- Minimum 2 years of direct psychosocial/counseling experience with a reputable agency; experience working with survivors of violence preferred.
- Clear understanding of gender, abuse of power, and issues surrounding violence against women
- Able to maintain confidentiality, counseling ethics and uphold the rights of GBV survivors at all times.
- Positive, highly motivated, innovative, with strong organizational and inter-personal skills.
- Able to work as part of a team.
- Strong knowledge of computer applications, including MS Word and Excel.
- Willing to work in a remote location.
- Ability to speak in Hausa, Kanuri and Shuwa is strongly required.
By submitting your Application for this position you agreed to CARE’s ZERO Tolerance to:
- Sexual Harassment, Exploitation, Abuse and Child Abuse
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