Psychosocial Coordinator At Jesuit Refugee Service

Psychosocial Coordinator Responsibilities & Activities

JRS Project Senior Management Team Leadership

• Serving as a member of the JRS Maban Senior Management Team (SMT) and providing support to Project Director as necessary

• Contributing to personal and professional development opportunities for the JRS team

• Fostering the JRS ethos in all team members

• Ensuring JRS Policies, including Child Safeguarding, are upheld to the highest standard across the entire JRS community

• Representing JRS at Camp Coordination and other partners’ meetings

• Collaborate with Program Manager on strategic program development and vision

Psychosocial Department Staff Supervision

• Providing ongoing professional and technical support and supervision to 15-20 staff on the Psychosocial team and oversight of 50-60 community-based incentive workers in the field

• Facilitating capacity-building opportunities for JRS staff team in service of project sustainability and building professional skills of South Sudanese

Project Management

•Ensuring that budget and funded targets for PS department are achieved, and the work plan is successfully carried out in a timely manner.

• Managing data collected by the team and using it to inform program decisions

• Serving as JRS focal point for all referrals to Psychosocial services and coordinating effectively with other humanitarian actors to deliver services to clients

• Completing accurate and timely reports for JRS and donors

• Monitoring budgets and resources allocated to the project

• Assuring high-quality service provision


· Strong command over written and verbal communication in English/Arabic is most preferable. **

Qualifications and experience

· Master’s degree in social work, counselling, psychology, human services, or other related field

· Minimum 3 years’ professional experience in project management of moderately complex projects, preferably with an international NGO.

· Working and updated knowledge of MHPSS best practices and techniques, including: Psychological First Aid (PFA), Mental Health Global Action Programme (mhGAP), IASC Guidelines on MHPSS in Emergency Settings, Problem Management Plus (PM+), theories of community-based services.

· Experience with service delivery to multicultural and diverse populations, particularly in international and emergency humanitarian settings.

· Experience in program design, quality assurance, and monitoring/evaluation.

· Demonstrated success supervising and leading teams.

· Experience using Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook), Web conferencing applications, information management systems.

· Strong critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills with ability to make sound judgments in resource-scarce environments.

· Demonstrated ability to work and live in a stressful environment with only basic amenities.

· Commitment to working with marginalized and vulnerable communities.

· Excellent skills in English (required); skills in oral Arabic desirable.

· Proactive, results-based decision maker.

Reports to: Program Manager

Supervises: Assistant Coordinator for Counselling, Physiotherapists**

Working Relationships

Internal: Project Director, Education Coordinator, Assistant Education Coordinators

External: UNHCR Protection Unit, Protection focal points with partner agencies, local government officials, JRS USA

How to apply

Please send your CV and a cover letter that indicates what skills and experience you have that meets the criteria and your availability. The CV (maximum 3 pages) should include contacts (phone and email) for three professional referees. Please note that only official email addresses for referees will be accepted. Kindly send the application to by 5pm South Sudan local time closing date 22nd July 2021 or hand delivery to JRS-Juba, South Sudan office in Tomping next to Indian Embassy**.**

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