Middle East Region Psycho-Social (PSS) Advisor

‘Result oriented, service minded with proven skills and experience in PSS competency-building and technical support’
22 mei 2017

Your challenge

As the Middle East Regional PSS Advisor (RPSSA), you will be responsible for strengthening Psycho-Social competencies and capacity in the WCH ME countries. This includes a focus on War Child’s core intervention programming (including DEALs but not limited to), through technical support, contributing to the development of regional and country strategies and programs, competency building (structured learning, coaching), and surge capacity for emergencies. The RPSSA will be responsible for ensuring quality and evidence-based programming, in line with War Child’s care system and international and global standards.

Proactively leading the identification of strategic partnerships with institutional and other donors and development/fundraising opportunities in the Middle East region; build and maintain regional partnerships with those that have the most potential for collaboration on achieving shared goals and objectives and joint resource mobilisation/fund-raising plus enhancing program implementation and scaling up.

Contribute to coordination initiatives for PSS in the region, and to the development of regional initiatives focused on PSS. Represent War Child in relevant regional PSS technical fora, including relevant regional PSS donor meetings as required.

Position within the organisation

The RPSSA is part of Middle East Regional team and reports to the Regional Representative. The RPSSA works in close coordination with the PSS staff in the countries and is a shared resource for the War Child Middle East Region Country teams. The RPSSA has functional links with the R&D and IP Departments in the HO and with the other regional advisors for the Middle East region. There is no management responsibility required for this position.

Your profile

  • At least 4 years of field experience in humanitarian or development work;
  • Higher Education in Social Sciences, International Development or related fields
  • Extensive experience in working on PSS programming in the Middle East
  • Understanding of humanitarian principles and established international standards on PSS for children in humanitarian settings.
  • Experience of preparing concept notes for fundraising
  • Excellent understanding of M&E processes and methodologies relevant for PSS
  • Extensive experience of competency and capacity development, including facilitating, coaching and supporting learning across multiple stakeholders
  • Excellent communication and writing skills in Arabic and English; proficiency in French is desirable;
  • Excellent relation building skills, diplomatic skills and capacity in building and maintaining networks;
  • Strategic thinking and ability to think out of the box in a challenging and ever changing context;
  • Excellent organizational skills and an eye for detail;
  • Ability to work under pressure and to meet deadlines;
  • Result-oriented and determined;
  • Proactive and able to work independently with minimal supervision;
  • Willing and able to travel in various countries in the Middle East up 50% of the time.
  • Available at short notice for deployment at the onset of any humanitarian crisis to support PSS/CP and other needs.

The organisation

WCH has been working in the Middle East since 2008 on psychosocial support, child protection and education programmes for vulnerable children. WCH is currently working in Lebanon and oPt, this position will be based in one of the two Country Offices or in Jordan. Frequent travel within the region is essential.

How to apply

Interested and qualified candidates are invited to apply before the 5th of June 2017.  Make sure to upload your English CV and cover letter by using following hyperlink: http://warchild.onlinevacatures.nl/en/Vacancy/Apply/81660

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