Strong psychosocial support advisor with psychosocial crisis management experience and good facilitation skills for global centre of excellence
Please note that this vacancy has expired
The purpose of the position at The International Federation Reference Centre for Psychosocial Support as Technical Adviser is to strengthen technical support to National Societies, the Zone, Regional Offices and the Federation Secretariat.
The technical advisor will:
plan and carry out trainings, mainly internationally, and facilitate capacity building activities
provide technical assistance and act as knowledge broker in the areas of psychosocial programme design, implementation and monitoring and evaluation
support, undertake and engage in relevant meetings and networks to promote knowledge building and knowledge sharing
be available for brief deployments in emergencies
participate in knowledge projects regarding crisis management and community-based psychosocial support, and the development of manuals and guidelines.
The Federation Reference Centre for Psychosocial Support (PS Centre) is part of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. The PS Centre assists National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies around the world with capacity building of psychosocial support in areas which have been affected by natural and health disasters and in areas with armed conflict. The PS Centre does not work directly with the affected population but rather assists the National Societies by training staff and volunteers.
The Centre aims to improve psychosocial well-being through operational assistance, capacity development of National Societies, competence development of staff and volunteers, knowledge generation and knowledge sharing, communication and advocacy.
Key tasks and responsibilities
Carry out and/or provide input to assessments, baseline studies and evaluations of community-based psychosocial programmes
Undertake quality control of community-based psychosocial programmes and emergency interventions, including the Psychosocial Emergency Response Unit component
Develop methodologies and data collection techniques for assessments, indicators, programme management, evaluations
Develop manuals and guidelines
Deploy a short notice for brief missions in emergencies
Participate in, lead and manage innovation, research and learning projects
Co-operate with partners to develop training materials, tools and best practices and successfully implement workshops and capacity building initiatives
Assist partners in responding to emergencies and planning psychosocial programmes, e.g. input to proposals, TOR and assessments
Liaise and interact with colleagues in Federation Secretariat, Zone and Regional Offices for continued presence and visibility of psychosocial support, e.g. relevant training, advocacy opportunities and funding opportunities
Provide input to funding opportunities identified by colleagues and undertake resource mobilizing activities
Ensure information management of research, guidelines and manuals etc.
Manage smaller budgets related to technical tasks
Ad hoc tasks necessary for the running of the Centre.
Demonstrated technical expertise in psychosocial crisis management and support in different international humanitarian contexts including psychotraumatology, disaster management, recovery, public health and social welfare
Well-developed text writing skills
Strong training and/or facilitation skills
Extensive knowledge of monitoring and evaluations systems and approaches for psychosocial support
Ability to communicate clearly, concisely and persuasively, including the ability to advocate for and explain difficult psychosocial issues
Advanced knowledge of written and spoken English required, along with another official Federation language preferred
Proficiency in a Scandinavian language required
Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office pack, especially concerning communication.
Relevant educational background in preferably psychology or anthropology, disaster management, health in emergencies or social sciences
Minimum 5 (five) years of relevant work experience
Practical field experience in crisis management, disaster or development contexts
Practical experience in training and/or facilitation of groups
Experience in programme design, implementation and M&E for psychosocial support
Experience in conducting field-based baseline assessments
Experience in international networking and knowledge management
Work experience with Red Cross and Crescent Movement, other international organisations, large NGOs and/or governmental development agencies.
Able to manage many tasks simultaneously
Excellent communication and listening skills
Good team worker
Strong writing abilities and analytical skills
Organized and structured regarding working tasks
Able to meet deadlines and prioritize workload
Proactive and have the desire to learn and build professional expertise
Able to focus on results and long-term goals
Able to work both independently and in teams
Stand for and work in accordance with the Red Cross Red Crescent principles
Willing and able to take on a heavy travel schedule (minimum 60 travel days a year).
Danish Red Cross is the legal employer and duty station will be Copenhagen. The assignment is to commence as soon as possible.
Salary level and benefits will be in accordance with the Danish Red Cross’ Staff Agreement with AC/HK. The position is classified between DKK 37.000 and 40.000 per month incl. pension, and according to qualifications and experience.
Hiring manager’s name: Nana Wiedemann, Head of International Federation Psychosocial Centre
For further information, please contact:
Nana Wiedemann email@example.com
Jon Kristiansen firstname.lastname@example.org
Only motivated applications will be accepted. Please apply online here
Deadline for submission of application: 1 April 2014 CET
Personal interviews will be conducted on 10 and 11 April 2014 in Copenhagen.