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Job Vacancy: Phycologists (Community Based) - Deadline Extended

Job Vacancy: Phycologists (Community Based) - Deadline Extended

The YWCA of Palestine will be implementing the “Enabled and inclusive community-based MHPSS and GBV services in East Jerusalem and Area C in Ramallah and Tubas” project in partnership with Terre des Hommes Lausanne (TDH). The project aims at strengthening community-based protection mechanisms, by building the capacities of community-based organizations’ service providers and community volunteers to provide qualitative and inclusive Child Protection (CP) Mental Health and Phycological Support (MHPSS) and Gender-Based Violence (GBV) responses.

Accordingly, the YWCA of Palestine would like to recruit two Psychologists.

Duty Station: Ramallah (1), Tubas (1)

Duration of Contract: Employment Duration from June the 1st 2022 until March the 31st 2023

Closing Date for Applications:  14 May 2022

 Main Responsibilities:

The Psychologist will be responsible for:

Capacity Building:
  • Conduct training for the project Coordinators & volunteers on MHPSS
  • Conduct training for the project coordinators and volunteers on Psychosocial first aid interventions
  • Conduct training for CBOs’ assigned staff related to the project interventions

Awareness Raising:
  • Conduct awareness-raising sessions to groups of adults in the targeted communities on MHPSS available services that aim to decrease stigmas
  • Provide awareness-raising sessions for persons at risk of GBV and more broadly awareness on women's right

Direct Intervention:
  • Provision of Psychosocial Support Sessions (PSS) to children and adolescents
  • Conduct structured Mental Health Psychosocial (MHPSS) sessions for children aged (12-18) including children with disability
  • Provide structured support group sessions for GBV survivors (mainly women and girls) or at risk of GBV.
  • Conduct joint child-parent activities for families including at least children with disabilities.

Case Management:
  • Provide specialized individual case management (CM) for children affected by conflict-related violence. The CM processes will be conducted in alignment with national and global standards
  • Identify the critical GBV cases during the structured support group and provision of case management for identified GBV survivors, and refer the critical cases to the specialized organization.

Planning& Reporting:
  • Prepare the intervention plan for the targeted communities
  • Develop methodologies for the case management and individual interventions
  • Prepare individual case management reports
  • Prepare progress reports on the planned interventions

Job Requirements

  • BA in Psychology, a Master's degree in the same field is a plus
  • At least 4 years of experience working with child protection or GBV programming
  • Familiarity with the humanitarian context in the targeted localities, especially the national referral system
  • Proven experience in working directly with children and families
  • Experience in supervising and coaching volunteers
  • Knowledge of Interagency Emergency Standard Operational Procedures for Prevention of and Response to Gender-Based Violence and Child Protection is a plus

Interested candidates should apply by sending their CV and a cover letter no later than 30th  April 2022 to the email address jobs@ywca.ps. Please mention the job title in the subject of the email.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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