This Competency Framework is developed by the IFRC Reference Centre for Psychosocial Support (PS Centre) and the ERU Technical Working Group and is in line with IFRC Humanitarian Health Competency Matrix Tools and Guidance (HHCF).

The PSiE Competency Framework identifies the competencies, tasks and responsibilities for four distinct different types of deployments for psychosocial support in emergencies (PSSiE). These are: Surge/FACT PSS delegate, PSS delegate on first rotations, Community outreach PSS delegate, and ERU health facility delegate.

The PSSiE Competency Framework clarifies the needed competencies of PSSiE delegates in an effort to aid recruitment of psychosocial delegates and roster members with the right profiles. The PSSiE Competency Framework assists all involved parties in defining PSSiE delegates’ competencies, tasks and responsibilities.

The Competency Framework describes the core, generic and technical competencies for all PSSiE delegates, and outlines tasks and responsibilities pertaining to the different types of deployments: Surge/FACT PSS delegate, PSS delegate on first rotations, Community outreach PSS delegate, and ERU health facility delegate. The described levels delegates need to possess correspond to the tiers in HHCF and is clearly stated under each type of deployments.

An optimal sequence for progression and knowledge acquisition for PSSiE delegates is proposed. A set of indicators based on the PS Centre’s Monitoring and Evaluation framework (2016) to be used by the PSSiE delegates to create a logframe/plan of action for their work ) is to be found as annex B.