Psychosocial Counselor Vacancy-STC/Feb242020/01037

  • Full Time
  • Nairobi

Save the Children

Psychosocial Counselor Vacancy-STC/Feb242020/01037

Save the Children is the world’s leading independent organisation for children. We work in 120 countries. We save children’s lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfil their potential.

We work together, with our partners, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

We have over two million supporters worldwide and raised 1.9 billion dollars last year to reach more children than ever before, through programmes in health, nutrition, education, protection and child rights, also in times of humanitarian crises.

Following a major transition, our international programmes are now delivered through a merged operation with 15,000 staff, managed through seven regional hubs and reporting to a relatively small, central office. We’re changing to become more efficient, more aligned, a better partner, a stronger advocate, a magnet for world-class people and relevant for the 21st century.

Role Purpose: The psychosocial counselor is responsible for field level implementation, inter-camp coordination and monitoring and evaluation of psychosocial support activities as well as providing leadership and guidance to Child Protection community workers at the CEWC and lay counselors. Provides direct counseling services to children identified or referred by SC sectors, community structures and other partners, deliver capacity building training for programme staffs, community structures and staff from partner agencies.

In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly.

Contract Duration: 6 months Location: Dadaab, Kenya Qualifications and Experience
Graduate degree in counseling or Psychology, with 3 years’ experience working with children is desirable
Registered with the Kenya Counsellors and Psychologist’s Association (KCPA)
Knowledge of community based child protection approaches, preferably including experience in participatory approaches (PRA/PLA) and child participation methodologies.
Ability to use a wide range of child counseling methodologies
Good managerial and IT skills including the use of Word and database software
Demonstrable ability to adapt to changing programme priorities and emergency priorities that may arise
Strong self-starter, able to take initiative and adapt to changing circumstances and priorities
Positive attitude towards community work with emphasis on the ability to learn from communities and support innovative approaches to problem solving
Commitment to Save the Children’s Child Protection Policy.
Ability and willingness to dramatically change work practices and hours, and work with incoming surge teams, in the event of emergencies.
Fluency in English and Kiswahili, both verbal and written, required.
Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children International’s aims, values and principles.
Ability to adapt to different cultures
Experience and skills in management of staff
Experience in designing and facilitating training sessions and activities for children
Understanding of the dynamics of the conflict within the East African region.
Experience of working in an insecure environment.
Experience in refugee setting and/ or understanding of local language would be an added advantage.

Please apply in English saving your CV and covering letter as a single document, including your salary expectations for this role.

We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse. Employment is subject to our Child protection standards including background checks and adherence to our Child Safeguarding Policy.

Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best qualified talent.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted Female candidates are encouraged to apply
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