HelpAge International Jobs Vacancies 2018 for Psycho Social Officer – Jobs in Ethiopia

HelpAge International Jobs Vacancies 2018 for Psycho Social Officer – Jobs in Ethiopia

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Applications are invited from suitably qualified applicants for the HelpAge International Jobs Vacancies 2018. Interested applicant(s) ought to follow the details and procedures on this page to secure this opportunity.

HelpAge International Jobs Vacancies 2018

HelpAge International is a global network of more than 113 organizations in 75 countries. As the world’s leading organization dedicated to promoting the wellbeing of older women and men and inclusion of their needs as well as reducing poverty and discrimination in later life; HelpAge envisions a world in which all older people can lead dignified, healthy and secure lives.

HelpAge International is responding to the protection needs of conflict and drought affected internally displaced persons (IDPs) in four Woredas of Oromia region through facilitating protection monitoring and capacity building support by mobile protection teams, establishing children and women spaces in IDP sites, and providing capacity building support on gender, age and disability mainstreaming for agencies granted under EHF scheme.

Summary of the Role:

Psychosocial officer will ensure quality of GBV and child protection case management service and psychosocial support to survivors of GBV, adhere GBV guiding principle and follow survivor’s centered-approach. The Psychosocial Officer will work to promote multi-sectoral service; health, safety, psychosocial support and justice (where feasible) by support referral networks that enhance a survivor’s ability to receive confidential, safe, and timely services that meets their needs and their best interest in IDPs in Borana zone, including supervision and capacity building of Social Workers, support program coordinator with other partners, and oversee the empowerment activities with women and girls.

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Specific Responsibilities:

  • Supervise and capacitate social and community workers formally and informally to provide quality case management services; including age-appropriate specialized support and care for adult women, adolescent and girl child survivors through training, daily mentor, weekly meeting, applying quarterly case workers knowledge and skills assessment tools.
  • Ensure proper and safe documentation of reported GBV incidences through utilization of consent, case intake, action plan, follow up plan, client satisfaction tool and other case management forms accurately and appropriately, strictly follow data protection protocol and confidentiality.
  • Build a relationship with relevant GBV program stakeholders and conduct mentoring sessions to service providers (health, legal, protection, psychosocial) in the IDP locations and in the local community to encourage greater communication, collaboration and coordination among partners from protection, health, legal, and psychosocial support
  • Work with stakeholders to implement GBV standard operating procedures, and monitor referral pathway to ensure survivor’s ability to receive confidential, safe, and timely services that meets their needs.
  • Coordinate meeting only with service provider involved in its case assistance; actively participate in coordination meetings
  • Enhance participation of Women and Girls in the safety centers and conduct regular review meetings with women and girls
  • Prepare and produce IEC and BCC materials, in collaboration with GBV team, ensuring messages are appropriate for the community and conduct pre-testing before dissemination
  • Provide prevention and response related trainings for social workers, community leaders, etc.
  • Develop monthly and weekly activity plans for social workers
  • Develop reports and submit to project coordinator
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Vacancy  Ref No:     HAI/Prog/017/18

Department:          Humanitarian and Resilience Building, Ethiopia

Responsible to:      Project coordinator

Length of Contract: one year

Position:                     one

Job Requirements

Minimum Requirements:

  • First Degree in gender studies, social work, sociology, psychology, law and related fields of study
  • Relevant work experience of minimum 5 years in humanitarian response projects focusing on child protection, GBV and gender mainstreaming
  • Interpersonal skills and effective communication and cultural sensitivity and social respect for differences in beliefs, values and perceptions of the refugees,
  • Direct working experience with persons with special needs,
  • Experience in NGO setting is an advantage,
  • Commendable facilitation and negotiation  skills,
  • Excellent analytical, documentation,  report writing skills
  • Preferably Knowledge of Oromifa Language.
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How to Apply

Application procedure:

First Download the summary format and fill out the required information carefully.

Indicate the vacancy reference No. and the post you are applying in subject line.

Then attach the following;

Summary format

Current CV (not more than 4 pages) including three (3) professional referees

One page – cover letter highlighting job knowledge, qualification and experience.

Female meeting the minimum qualification and experience are encouraged to apply.

NB: Non-compliance to the above procedures will lead to instant rejection.

We are interested in how your skills, knowledge and experience indicate your ability to carry out the duties and responsibilities of the position.

Closing date: 3/9/2018

Interested applicants who meet the minimum requirements are required to submit their non-returnable application together with the summary format to: HelpAge International, P.O.Box 3384, Addis Ababa OR by email address:


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