Title: Protection Specialist – Mental Health and Psychosocial Support
Location: Okugo Refugee Camp/Dimma, Gambella
Employment Category: G2
Reporting To: Protection Manager
Direct Reports: N/A
Start of Contract & Duration: 10 Months
Posting date: February 2, 2022
The Danish Refugee Council (DRC), an international non-governmental organization (NGO), has been providing relief and development services in the Horn of Africa since 1997. DRC promotes and supports solutions to the problems faced by refugees, internally displaced people (IDPs), and migrants. The organization has offices across the region, and has been operational in Ethiopia since 2009. With funding from bilateral and multilateral donors, DRC is currently implementing a range of activities across Ethiopia and Djibouti, including WASH and shelter provision, child and youth protection, gender based violence response, awareness-raising of migration risks, protection monitoring of migration routes, and livelihoods support for returning migrants or those at-risk of migration.
OVERALL PURPOSE OF THE ROLE:
Working under the direct management of Protection Manager, the Protection Specialist – MHPSS will be responsible and accountable for designing and implementation of MHPSS components of DRC’s programming, particularly in line with GBV and CP activities. Furthermore, he/she is responsible for the capacity building of DRC protection staff on IASC MHPSS Guideline and Psychological First Aid and will provide individual and group therapeutic services for persons with MHPSS needs, based on a comprehensive mental health assessment.
Experience and Technical Competencies: (include years of experience)
How to Apply
Interested candidates who meet the required qualifications and experience are invited to submit updated CV and cover letter explaining their motivation and why they are suited for the post.
We only accept applications sent via our online-application form on www.drc.ngo under Vacancies.
Please forward the application and CV, in English through the stated website no later than February 16, 2022.
For general information about the Danish Refugee Council, please consult www.drc.ngo
Gender Equality: DRC is committed to achieving gender parity in staffing at all levels. In light of this, women candidates are particularly encouraged to apply to bridge the gender gap.
Equal Opportunities: DRC is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and we are committed to creating an inclusive environment based on mutual respect for all
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