Psychosocial Support Worker  
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Job Title:   Psychosocial Support Worker
Total Positions:   3
Job Location:   Hyderabad, Karachi, Quetta
Gender:   No Preference
Minimum Education:   Masters
Degree Title:   Master’s degree in Psychology with minimum 02 years of experience working on MHPSS programs, preferably in humanitarian settings
Career Level:   Experienced Professional
Minimum Experience:   2 Years
Apply By:   Oct 24, 2021
     
     
 
Job Description:

International Medical Corps invites applications from candidates fulfilling the mentioned Job specifications.

  • Note: International Medical Corps never asks job applicants for a fee, payment, or other monetary transaction.
  • If you are asked for money in connection with this recruitment, please report to International Medical Corps at the website provided at the end of this document.

Background

Job Purpose

  • The Psychosocial Support Worker is responsible for the implementation of project as per agreed indicators.
  • The role has responsibilities for tele counseling/ Psychosocial Support, reporting and coordination.

Main Responsibilities

  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function with or without reasonable accommodation.
  • The tasks listed are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all-inclusive.

Program Management

  • Provide Case Management and psychosocial support to individuals, families, and communities.
  • Provide outreach services, and home visits, where required and feasible.
  •  Assist with the integration of MHPSS services into Primary Health Care.
  • Lead on the identification and mapping of community services in the area and ensure an up to date.
  • 4Ws service mapping exists for each area where services are offered.
  •  Identify, establish, and strengthen referral pathways for clients to ensure they are linked to needed services.
  • Provide trainings on referrals to MHPSS services in the supported centers.
  • Provide awareness sessions on services available and facilitate referrals.
  • Prepare, and deliver trainings for the purposes of capacity-building on psychosocial support, including PFA and case management trainings, where appropriate.
  •   Adhere to all IMC protocols and procedures surrounding case documentation, confidentiality, and security.
  • Liaise with general practitioners, psychiatrists, psychologists, and other healthcare professionals to support clients in need of MHPSS through the referral, diagnosis, and treatment process.
  • Participate in capacity building trainings.
  • Represent IMC at all key stakeholder meetings.
  • Conduct other MHPSS-related activities as requested.
  • The duties and responsibilities listed above are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all inclusive.

Policy Adherence

  • Actively promote PSEA (prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse) standards within International Medical Corps and among beneficiaries served by International Medical Corps.
  • Adhere to the Code of Conduct, maintain humanitarian principles and respect international humanitarian law at all times.

Other duties as assigned

  • The duties and responsibilities listed are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all-inclusive.
  • The fluid nature of response requires personnel to adapt to a rapidly changing landscape; duties may be reconfigured to meet operational requirements.

Compliance and Ethics

  • Promote and encourage a culture of compliance and ethics throughout International Medical Corps.
  • As applicable to the position, maintains a clear understanding of International Medical Corps’ and donor compliance and ethics standards and adheres to those standards. 
  • Conduct work with the highest level of integrity.
  • Communicate these values to staff and to partners and require them to adhere to these values. 

Code of Conduct

  • It is our shared responsibility and obligation to prevent matters involving sexual exploitation and abuse, trafficking in persons, child safeguarding and any suggested violation to our Code of Conduct that may involve conflicts-of-interest, fraud, corruption or harassment.
  • If you see, hear or are made aware of any such activities, you have an obligation to report.

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Psychology with minimum 02 years of experience working on MHPSS programs, preferably in humanitarian settings.
  •  Trained on Psychological First Aid, familiar with mhGAP manual and community-based MH training material as well as previous training experience to multi-cultural groups.
  • Experience in training & capacity building.
  • Familiarity with IASC Guidelines and MHPSS in Emergency Settings.

Experience

  • At least two (02)  years of experience in similar level.  
  • Experience in effectively dealing with such projects as well as donor agencies, government officials, and other NGOs; the ability to work with a broad spectrum of people

Competencies

  • Excellent communications skills, both oral and written.
  •  Excellent self-motivation skills
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment and make medical decisions affecting the standard of care independently.
  • Demonstrated analytical, motivational, communication, project conceptualization and planning skill
  •  Demonstrated experience of working closely with support functions (finance and logistics) on activity and procurement planning
  • Ability to relate to and motivate staff effectively
  • Creativity and the ability to work with limited resources
  •   Must work independently under difficult conditions
  • Able to take on non-medical responsibilities from time to time to cover for other team members
  •  Skills and knowledge in program sustainability and capacity building, public-private partnerships and project monitoring and evaluation (both quantitative and qualitative methods)
  • Strong writing and presentation skills
  •  Proven capabilities in leadership required
  • Strong negotiation, interpersonal and organization skills
  • Fluency in spoken Regional Languages. Communication in National & International Language will be an edge. 

Equal Opportunities

  • International Medical Corps is proud to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or status as a veteran.

To Apply       

  • For immediate consideration, please apply through Rozee.pk.
  • The last date for submission of applications is October 24, 2021.
  • Note: Keeping in view the urgency of this position we might not wait till October 24, 2021 for applications, candidates who apply and meet the required experience & qualifications for this position will be contacted for interview even before due date.

Company Information
 
Company Name:  International Medical Corps
Company Description:
International Medical Corps (IMC) is a global, humanitarian, nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training and relief and development programs.

Established in 1984 by volunteer doctors and nurses, International Medical Corps is a private, voluntary, nonpolitical, nonsectarian organization. Its mission is to improve the quality of life through health interventions and related activities that build local capacity in underserved communities worldwide.

International Medical Corps mission is to improve the quality of life through health interventions and related activities that build local capacity in areas worldwide. By offering training and health care to local populations and medical assistance to people at highest risk, and with the flexibility to respond rapidly to emergency situations, IMC rehabilitates devastated health care systems and helps bring them back to self-reliance.

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