CESVI is an Italian NGO working for global solidarity. CESVI operates worldwide to support the most vulnerable populations in promoting human rights and achieving their ambitions, for sustainable development.
CESVI has been working in Iraq since 2018, focusing on the sectors of livelihoods, multi-purpose cash transfer, agriculture, and food security. More recently, CESVI has started a new program in the protection sector, in particular GBV.
The Psychologist in Duhok works under the supervision of the SGBV Specialist. S\he is responsible for providing specialized services and individual psychological support for GBV survivors of severe mental or emotional disorders in the different areas of intervention. In addition, the psychologist provides technical support to GBV project staff to implement sound psychosocial support (PSS) activities.
The Psychologist will coordinate with the mobile team in order to identify and refer cases.
S/He will carry out related tasks foreseen under Project Result 1 in Duhok Governorate.
Brief project profile
The project Strengthening community response and protection services for survivor women and girls in Halabja and Halabja Governorates promotes access to quality integrated protection services, at the same time strengthening the community network of civil society organizations engaged in gender-based violence response, with the ultimate goal of strengthening the resilience of vulnerable women and girls.
One of the target areas of the above-mentioned project is Halabja and Halabja Governorates, in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq.
MAIN TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Objective 1: Contribute quality individual or group MHPSS to vulnerable women and girls
- Conducts psychological First aid for GBV survivors and deals closely with the GBV project team for any special cases in need of PSS sessions;
- Conducts case-by-case needs assessments for the diagnosis of psychological disorders and identification of treatment and therapy;
- Develops individual assistance plans and conducts psychological counseling, by the means of identified tools and techniques.
- Provides group and individual counseling sessions, according to identified needs;
- Support GBV project teams in strengthening self-care and positive wellness and positive coping tools for front-line workers and act as a point of support for staff in need of self-care support;
- Strengthens community-based psychosocial support and peer support group activities;
- Collaborates with other psychologists, to form high-performing quality work.
- Utilizes a patient-centered approach to empower beneficiaries in the mental health and wellness decision-making and provision of mental health care support process.
- Ensure the Do No Harm approach is applied in all activities conducted in work with GBV survivors and other Cesvi beneficiaries.
- Works with the specialized parties to improve, enforce, and supervise follow-up of referrals to facilitate beneficiaries’ access in a timely manner
- Follows the guidelines of GBV with regard to confidentiality, respect, and integrity.
- Ensure a qualitative close follow-up of the beneficiaries in identifying the improvement done and the barriers faced by the individuals.
- Refer all the cases with psychosocial and mental health issues identified to the SGBV Specialist, in order to decide on a relevant therapeutic action plan
- Provides weekly case updates to SGBV Specialist
- Contributes to the preparation of a weekly report on activities including key achievements, challenges, lessons learned, and follow-up support;
- Ensure the principles of safety and confidentiality of beneficiaries’ data and data protection mechanism is in accordance with S/GBV SOP.
- Performs any other duty assigned as needed.
Objective 2: Implementation of Safeguarding policies –Adult at-risk/Child Safeguarding/PSEA
- Ensures compliance with CESVI Safeguarding Policies and full implementation of safeguarding measures within his/her area of responsibility throughout the project's activities;
BA in Psychology or related relevant fields ( Social Science, Human Rights);
- Minimum of 2 years of relevant working experience in protection-related sectors with an INGO/NNGO;
- Good technical knowledge of the GBV issue;
- Past experience in developing and delivering training in GBV;
- Good reporting skills;
- Good communication skills;
- Good time management skills;
- Ability to manage a team and teamwork skills;
- Capacity to work under stress and manage priorities;
- Fluency in English, Kurdish, and Arabic
Applications must be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, submitting an updated CV and motivational letter in English. CVs must be 3 pages maximum.
The subject of the email must be: Psychologist_Duhok_Name_Surname
Closing date for applications: Thursday, 14 July 2022
Note: Due to the urgency of this position, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
For further information about CESVI, please consult our website https://www.cesvi.eu/
Following the first screening of CVs, eligible candidates will be contacted for an interview and a written test.