Location of work: Mae Hong Son Province, Thailand
Application deadline: 6 October 2017
Background/IRC Summary: The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises, helping to restore health, safety, education, economic wellbeing, and power to people devastated by conflict and disaster. Founded in 1933 at the call of Albert Einstein, the IRC is at work in over 40 countries and 26 U.S. cities helping people to survive, reclaim control of their future and strengthen their communities. The IRC has been operating in Thailand since 1975 and currently provides assistance to displaced persons in Tak, Kanchanaburi, Ratchaburi and Mae Hong Son provinces.
The IRC, together with Karenni Health Department (KnHD) re-established mental health and psychosocial program in 2010. The main goal is to ensure access to mental health and psychosocial services by camp residents who are suffering from mental health problems. The primary responsibility of the Psychosocial Program Supervisor would be to oversee case management of mental health disorders and to ensure standard psychosocial treatments and services at two temporary shelters in Mae Hong Son Province. It will require to identify/access mental health and psychosocial training needs, develop training materials, and conduct training for the psychosocial workers under Karenni Health Department (KnHD). The Psychosocial Program Supervisor performs a key liaison role in establishing linkages between refugee families and camp-based organizations/ other NGOs on psychosocial needs and approaches. He/she will also be responsible for direct and indirect assistance for clients.
Job Requirements: Candidate selection will be based on the criteria described below
Education: Degree in Psychology
Work Experience: Minimum 2 year working experience. Preferable experience working with refugees from Myanmar.
Demonstrated Skills and Competencies:
Working Environment: The position will be based in Mae Hong Son, a town in the North of Thailand, with frequent and regular travel to the two refugee camps. Both the Mae Hong Son town and the two refugee camps are in a low risk area.
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.
Contact : Thailand.HR@Rescue.org/022557025