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  • Posted: May 17, 2021
    Deadline: May 31, 2021
  • WHO ARE WE ? Emergency First International is an international NGO, non-profit, apolitical and secular. Emergency First International was born from the merger between two French NGO Première Urgence and Aide Médicale Internationale. First International Emergency assists civilian victims, marginalized or excluded by the effects ...
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    Psychosocial (PSS) Deputy Project Manager

    Location: Maiduguri, Borno
    Contract Start Date: 1st August, 2021
    Contract End Date: 31st July, 2022 (renewable base on availability of funding)

    General Objective 

    • Under the technical supervision of the PSS Deputy Coordinator and direct supervision of Protection Project Manager, the Deputy PSS Project Manager will support the PSS team in implementing activities in Maiduguri. Additionally, he/she will manage data records of activities, and work on capacity building of staff under his / her supervision.

    Responsibilities and Tasks
    Support Supervision and Team Management:

    • Support in the good implementation and monitoring of the PSS project in collaboration with the Protection Project Manager and Deputy PSS Coordinator
    • Ensure that agreed activities and procedures are regularly and timely performed by PSS Supervisor, Psychosocial Workers (PSW) and Psychosocial Awareness Volunteers (PAV)
    • Participate actively in the supervision of PSS activities and reports to the Protection Manager
    • Supervise monthly planning, staff schedules, and annual leave and attendance sheets in accordance with HR procedures
    • Manage the recruitment of new staff in collaboration with Protection Project Manager
    • Support drawing up Job Descriptions for PSSSupervisor and PSWs as needed, in collaboration with the Protection Project Manager
    • Participate in the regular performance evaluation of PSS team
    • Assess training needs, develop training plans, facilitate and perform training and follow up the impact aftertraining
    • Ensure that the team is following MHPSS intervention framework and applying it in the routine implementation of PSS activities
    • Collaborate with other departments (Health, Nutrition, Food Security and Livelihood) as needed to ensure smooth implementation and integration of services
    • Conduct routine project needs assessments (at PHCC and safe spaces) and program reviews to ensure successful implementation
    • Follow up the performance indicators defined, report on progress to his/her immediate supervisor, indicate difficulties encountered in project implementation, and propose improvements or reorganization.

    Monitoring and Reporting:

    • Monitor the routine implementation of PSS activities on field level and report accordingly
    • Supervise data collection and ensure that the data collected weekly on PSS activities are entered correctly on the Kobo
    • Ensure accurate and qualitative compilation of monthly reports and PMTs
    • Ensure archiving of documents, tools and training materials in the context of project and ensure availability of verification sources mentioned in the project proposal documents
    • Follow up referred cases with partner organizations or MoH
    • Participate in the budget follow-ups with the Protection Project Manager and make sure budget lines are spent properly

    Internal and External Representation:

    • When delegated by the Protection Project Manager and/or Deputy MHPSS Coordinator, facilitate to build a sound, good and close relation with parties involved in the implementation of PSS activities at local level: clusters, NGOs, communities
    • Work with partner agencies in the provision and referral of services

    Logistics and Administrative Support:

    • Ensure proper needs analysis from the project
    • Ensure, in coordination with the logistics department, appropriate storage of PSS equipment when necessary
    • Communicate to the Logistics Manager on a weekly basis the needs related to vehicles and equipment for the implementation of PSS project
    • Ensure that HR documents (attendance sheet, leave request, etc.) are communicated to the HR Manager on time, with validation of Protection Project Manager
    • Follow relevant procurement processes to ensure project logistical needs are met
    • The tasks and responsibilities defined in this vacancy announcement are non-exhaustive and can evolve depending on the project’s needs.

    Priorities of the Department:

    • Ensure proper planning,implementation and monitoring of daily activities in health facilities and safe spaces
    • Ensure proper implementation of the newly-developed MHPSS intervention framework
    • Follow up with MEAL on the new MHPSS information management system.

    Qualifications and Required Skills
    Mandatory Requirements :

    • Language skills: Fluent in English and Hausa, Kanuri is an asset
    • Education degree: Minimum of bachelor’s degree in psychiatry or psychology
    • Work Experience: Minimum of 3 years of experience in management of MHPSS activities. Work experience with international organizations and/or NGO in the field of MHPSS.

    Knowledge and Skills:

    • Good knowledge of IASC MHPSS guidelines
    • Good knowledge of integrationof mental health and psycho-social support services in primary health care settings
    • Good knowledge of community based pss interventions
    • Knowledge of gbv interventions
    • Ability to train, mentor, supervise and build capacity of psycho-social workers.

    Computer skills:

    • Excellent knowledge of the ms office software including word, excel, outlook.


    • Accurate analytical skills
    • Good reporting skills

    Transversals skills:

    • Excellent communication, conflict solving and diplomacy skills to manage relationship in potentially tense situations
    • Strong motivation to help people in need
    • Ability to make decisions and to exercise authority when required
    • Understanding of the political situation in the area-ability to analyze and suggest improvements of the activities
    • Ability to adapt or change priorities according to the changing situation within a mission or the organization itself
    • Well organized and hard worker
    • Able to manage stress and pressure
    • Able to check validity of information, logical thinking
    • Neutrality
    • Reliability
    • Team management

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Premiere Urgence Internationale (PUI) on to apply

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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