Organization : International Rescue Committee
Type : Nonprofits / องค์กรไม่แสวงหาผลกำไร
Date : 17 Oct 2014
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Location: Chat Pa Wai, Ratchaburi
The Psychosocial Program supervisor oversees an integrated, multi-phased psychosocial component within the IRC Health Program that aims to improve the community’s ability to detect and deal with the psychosocial needs of refugees living in the Tham Hin Temporary Shelter.
- Establish and supervise the Psychosocial Program in the Tham Hin Temporary Shelter, including recruiting camp-based refugee staff.
- Assist Australian Volunteers International (AVI) member to identify the psychosocial and mental health needs of the community and work with camp-based assistant and the IRC health team to align technical support that facilitates training to improve knowledge, skills and capacity.
- Ensure that all internal (IRC) and external (donor, partner, government) reporting requirements are met and that reports are of a high quality and submitted on time.
- Participate in strategic planning to ensure the sustainable integration of psychosocial program (PSP) activities.
- Compile data and prepare report on psychosocial health for weekly Health Information Systems (HIS), monthly progress, PSP report and donor reports.
- Develop and collect quantitative and qualitative data to monitor and evaluate program progress.
- Document work plan progress.
- Provide ongoing technical support and guidance to PSP camp-based assistant and other partners to ensure the program meets best practices standards.
- Develop and implement staff training on psychosocial health in accordance with needs assessment to build knowledge, skills and capacity for sustainability and stability of PSP and to improve and monitor PSP case management and delivery of psychosocial health services to the refugee community.
- Promote a safe environment, free of exploitation, discrimination and harassment for PSP staff, ensuring all professional standards as described in The IRC Way.
- Oversee program activities and provide advice, support and assistance in the development of training materials, community awareness raising materials and others as necessary to achieve program goals.
- Ensure that the PSP is under continuous monitoring and evaluation to measure impact and success of program activities.
- Monitor the program work plan and notify senior management of any delay or barrier to achieve program goals.
- Assist in developing program proposals as necessary.
- Develop data collection and analysis system for ongoing case monitoring and regular sharing of the collected data and information with stakeholders.
- Develop training materials and manuals on psychosocial health for camp-based staffs to improve their knowledge, skill and capacity.
- Develop tools for evaluating long term impact of program intervention and training.
- Design, produce and field-test a range of IEC materials on psychosocial issues for camp community.
Collaboration and Coordination
- Ensure psychosocial support services are well integrated and coordinate with the current IRC programs and the Thai Health system.
- Collaborate with other IRC programs, community-based organizations (CBO) and camp community to ensure appropriate care and counseling services are available as part of integrated response and establish proper referral mechanisms aiming to provide the required services to those in need.
- Attending regular coordination meetings with camp committee, CBOs and international NGOs to advocate psychosocial issues in the camp.
- Maintain effective working relationships with all stakeholders, including community and religious leaders, CBOs, NGOs, government authorities, UN agencies, other IRC programs to enhance multi-agency and multi-sector cooperation and coordination.
- Attend and participate in the IRC trainings and external training as necessary.
- Focus on vulnerable groups including mental health clinical patients, youth, vulnerable children, substance users, clients with chronic diseases and survivors of gender-based violence.
University degree in Psychology, Counseling, Mental Health or related; advanced degree preferred
- Minimum 1 years experience in psychosocial or mental health projects in a developing country, preferably in a refugee setting.
- Minimum 1 years experience in supervising staff.
- Language and other skills: good command of English (written and verbal); understanding Burmese, Karen or Thai languages is strongly desirable.
- Computer literate with strong Microsoft Office skill.
- Demonstrated abilities in training, facilitating and counseling.
- Excellent communication skill in both written and verbal.
- Team building and leadership.
- Critical thinking, analytical and task prioritization skills.
How to apply:
Application letter and most recent CV in English stating qualifications and experience should be submitted to the IRC Human Resources Department at: Thailand.HR@Rescue.org
All applications will be treated confidentially and not returned. The IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, national origin, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, age, marital status or physical or mental disability.
The IRC is an equal opportunity employer.