RNVDO is a national Iraqi non-governmental organization (NGO) supporting displaced, returning, host community, and refugee populations in Iraq. RNVDO staff includes over 150 local employees and 200 volunteers, as well as international staff supporting the national team to enhance program quality and build capacity to meet global standards of response and accountability. RNVDO’s head office is in Erbil, with field offices in Mosul, Baghdad, Qayyarah, Jad’ah, Hamam Al-Alil, and international offices in Sweden and France. RNVDO mission is meeting the needs of conflict-affected communities while integrating them into the community and fostering peaceful coexistence through protection and development.

Position : PSS Officer

• Ensure the implementation of the project in the areas of Protection and Child Protection, with plan and following the project’s schedule, follow-up on the project indicators, report on the activities, and interact with local authorities, the community and other institutional actors;
• Ensure that the project is delivered according to the curriculum that was designed, and that the team follows the instructions received during the initial training. Activities will be conducted with in accordance with the RNVDO developed activities for boys and girls beneficiaries, as well as caregivers thereof, in which the social worker will be trained and supervised;
• Participate in or co-lead weekly / monthly reporting and planning meetings to ensure adherence to standards of care, quality PSS provision and reporting requirements are followed;
• Ensure liaise with appropriate RNVDO units to ensure the purchase of all PSS material needed for the provision of the PSS sessions.
• Oversee the creation of case plans for each case where children beneficiaries who are participating in psychosocial activities are identified as being in need of additional case management support, supporting the social workers in assessing protection issues, developing and, if needed, implementing case management directly.
• Using facilitation skills provide field staff with on-the-job trainings and coaching as well as provide induction in Child Protection to newly recruited staff under your supervision;
• Expected to work alongside the Protection Manager to promote the value of the services provided under the project with the local authorities and other partners, including peer NGOs and INGOs, community leaders, local business owners, etc., supporting RNVDO’s community-based activities that promote shared resilience, self-help and peer support, including capacity building workshops and support groups;
• Contribute to the maintenance of an up-to-date service mapping of the service providers operating in the area and take proactive steps to remain informed about the available services;
• Encourage two-way referral pathways (receiving referrals from other agencies) and support at the community level for common mental health issues by working.
• With teachers and religious leaders, and by facilitating regular coordination/case discussion meetings with these stakeholders and their corresponding health facilities.
• Advocate on behalf of individuals and families to access services and support individuals and families to effectively represent their views, needs and capacities in all meetings affecting them.

Skills and Qualifications

1. College or university level education in psychology, sociology, social work or mental health;
2. Experience of at least 1 year in a similar post documented with professional references;
3. Goal oriented, with very good leadership, time management and communication skills;
4. Experience in training and coaching staff;
5. Experience in providing written inputs to reports and at least a basic understanding of project life cycle and project management;
6. Excellent work flexibility and proven ability to work in stressful and rapidly changing environments;
7. English and Arabic required.
8. Proven word processing skills and literacy in MS Office package (Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook.

How to apply:

Interested and qualified candidates please apply on hr@rnvdo.org be indicating the position applied for in the subject line

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