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Head of Psychosocial Support Unit

Ukrainian Red Cross Society (URCS) opens position of Head of psychosocial support unit.

Qualification requirements

  • University degree, preferably in the field of social science, psychology, public health, project management, humanitarian faculty
  • At least three years of professional experience in a humanitarian organization is required
  • Previous work experience in psychosocial support and development of strategy, policies and tools
  • Work experience in international context is an asset

Personal qualities

  • Good time management and organisational skills
  • Integrity and honesty in dealing with confidential information
  • Ability to work independently and execute tasks in a reliable and competent manner
  • Strong ability to communicate with people and colleagues at different levels
  • Management skills and being a team worker
  • Ability to organize team work and work with volunteers
  • Flexibility

Must know:

  • Humanitarian, development and social fields
  • Social work, psychology, protection
  • Pedagogy and training frameworks
  • Project management cycle, methodologies and tools
  • Excellent level of written and spoken English, with the ability to translate
  • Excellent level of computer skills MS Office, Word and Excel
  • Knowledge of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and humanitarian operations is a strong asset.

Tasks and responsibilities:

  • Develop and guarantee the implementation of a National psychosocial strategy
  • Develop and monitor the implementation of a National action plan on psychosocial development
  • Elaborate a planning, monitoring, evaluation and reporting framework for psychosocial support (hereinafter – PSS)
  • Coordinate and manage all staff, activities and functioning of the PSS Unit
  • Coordinate with Red Cross partners in Country and at International level on all PSS related aspects
  • Participate in International events and forums related to mental health, psychosocial support and protection
  • Coordinate with relevant Ministries, Authorities and CSOs involved in psychosocial support in the country
  • Mobilize partnerships and resources for PSS activities development
  • Participate in writing and developing projects and provide inputs on psychosocial support
  • When needed, support/ and or manage the project implementation

Please submit your CV in English, with the desired salary level, along with your motivation letter in English by 15.07.2019 at vacancy@redcross.org.ua.

Only candidates meeting the abovementioned criteria will be considered and contacted for tests and interviews.