Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian non-profit organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood, and enable children to prepare for – and respond to – crises and adversity. We believe in the power and potential of every child, but know this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination.
Working together with children, young people, supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges girls and vulnerable children face. We have been building powerful partnerships for children for over 80 years and are now active in more than 70 countries, driving changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledge. Plan International is registered in Nigeria with the Corporate Affairs Commission.
Deadline for application submission: 4th September, 2019
- The Psychologist will provide a range of therapeutic counselling services to children, Adults, adolescents and their families in Tampul communities of Askira Uba LGA Areas.
- He/She will promote access to specialized protection services in Schools, community and health facilities within the community.
- He/she will protect support to caseworkers for proper management of the safe spaces
Under the direct supervision of the Protection officer, he/she:
- Provide individual, group and family counselling services to the beneficiaries as necessary
- Carry out awareness sessions on child rights in the IDPs and Host community areas, schools, Child Friendly Spaces, Youth Clubs, safe spaces etc
- Provide one on one emotional support to traumatized clients through Case Management and Case Evaluation to Closure process.
- Ensure all cases of children, adults and adolescents at risk are addressed on all levels and ensure that local communities are aware of all existing CP and other Psycho Social support services available.
- Identify capacity building needs and gaps in CP and PSS support in the target areas.
- Ensure rights violations are monitored, recorded and reported
- Map all specialized care services available within the community or in its proximity for referral.
- Actively attend MHPSS working groups and task forces in the areas of intervention.
- Develop and update MHPSS referral pathway after every 3 months and or on need basis.
- Identify the cases that can be responded through community mechanisms.
- Facilitate parenting or caregivers support groups
- Develop creative interventions based on needs presented by the community
- Organizes recreational activities and community events to promote resiliency and promote access to education and child’s rights.
- Any other related duties as assigned by his / her supervisor.
Technical expertise, skills and knowledge
- University Degree Psychology, Social Work, Clinical Psychology strongly desired
- Minimum of 2 years relevant working experience in GBV and child protection prevention and response programming, humanitarian affairs or human rights.
- Minimum of 1 years implementing community based mental health and psychosocial support activities
- Experience working in emergency settings
- Experience working with unaccompanied and separated children and children formerly associated with armed forces and armed groups
- Experience working in a mobile team or a rapid response team
- Experience working with refugees and other vulnerable populations (ideal)
- Experience in Community Based programming and safe Spaces
- Previous experience directly providing services to women at risk and survivors of abuse, exploitation and violence and developing/implementing referral pathways and case management systems.
- Previous training on case management and/or bio-psychosocial approach is an asset
- Strong experience providing counselling services that are gender-sensitive and child friendly
- Strong skills in monitoring, evaluation, research and conducting participatory, community-led assessments. Experience working with case files and databases and providing regular documentation.
- Excellent community mobilization skills
- Ability to work individually and within a team with limited supervision. A self-starter.
- Good analytical, problem solving and project planning skills
- Able to communicate clearly and strategically with internal and external stakeholders as a representative of Plan. This includes effective negotiation and representation skills.
- Strong capacity building/training/coaching/mentoring skills with communities and internal and external staff
- Community oriented and respect for local culture
- Computer knowledge – Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook
- Strong command of both written and spoken English
- Knowledge of the local language and Hausa a must
- Job City Adamawa