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Group Counselling and Family Therapy Trainer

ORGANISATIONAL CONTEXT

The Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) is an international non-governmental organisation with a mission to accompany, serve, and advocate for the rights of refugees and forcibly displaced people.  The organisation was founded in November 1980 and has a presence in over 50 countries. JRS undertakes services at national and regional levels with the support and guidance of an international office in Rome. The style of JRS service is human and spiritual, working in situations of greatest need, seeking the long-term wellbeing of refugees and displaced persons, while not neglecting their immediate or urgent needs. JRS offers opportunities to a wide variety of staff, local and international, while maintaining a realistic and localised scheme of salary/stipend, insurance, etc.

OPERATIONAL CONTEXT

JRS Maban Psychosocial Department is looking for a consultant to train its staff in Group Counselling and Family Therapy. The overall goal of the training is to enable JRS Maban to provide access to effective group therapy and family counselling services to adults and children in Doro refugee camp and nearby host community.



Location
Doro Refugee Camp, Maban - South Sudan

Report to
Psychosocial Coordinator

Responsibilities

GOALS AND OBJECTIVES

Overall Goal:
JRS in Maban County to provide access to effective group therapy and family counselling services to adults and children in Doro    refugee camp and nearby host community.

Objective 1:
To build the capacity of Jesuit Refugee Service staff, and other selected community volunteers to deliver quality and comprehensive group and family peer counselling sessions through transfer of group therapy techniques and family counselling skills to 90 staff and volunteers.
Objective 2:
To equip JRS staff and other selected community volunteers with skills in identifying couples, families and clients who require family counselling and group therapy sessions in Doro refugee camp and nearby host community.
Objective 3:
To support JRS psychosocial team (coordinator, assistant coordinators, home visitors and day care center staff) to strengthen their skills in handling cases that require group therapy and family counselling.

Outcome:

  • Ninety number of JRS staff and community volunteers equipped with skills on basic group therapy and family peer counselling and able to      deliver the same as evidenced by post training competency assessment.
  • All participants in the training to gain basic knowledge on basic group therapy and family counselling techniques.
  • JRS psychosocial team (coordinator, assistant coordinators, home visitors and day care center staff) improve their group therapy, family counselling and related skills.

Results:
Couples, families and individual clients with family and general psychosocial problems seeking services at JRS in Doro refugee camp and nearby host community live improved quality of life following access to group therapy and family counselling services.



Qualifications

QUALIFICATIONS

The person to apply should meet the following qualifications:
•    Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology (related degree with relevant experience may be considered)
•    Extensive experience (at least 5-10 years) in group therapy and family counselling
•    Extensive experience (at least 3 years) in delivery of group and family counselling trainings
•    Work experience in emergency refugee operations and early recovery phases
•    Computer skills
•    Languages: Excellent communication skills in English written and oral (required) and Classic Arabic (advantage)
•    Should be responsible, active and willing to work without close supervision
•    Should be able to work in a multicultural team,
•    Flexibility, resilience to stress and ability to adapt
•    Previous experience with JRS (advantage)

Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply



Conditions

REPORTING
The Trainer reports to the Psychosocial Coordinator and keeps her and the Project Director informed on the activities of the project by providing relevant correspondence, reports and meeting minutes as well as making regular updates.

LENGTH, LOCATIONS, SESSIONS, BENEFICIARIES
The sessions will include practicum, home visits and other hands on relevant techniques.
Total Beneficiaries: 90
Location: Doro refugee camp and other locations within Maban County (South Sudan) as deemed appropriate.
Dates: from 31st May to 28th July, 2018



Contact information

How to apply:
Interested parties can send a written application to: sds07.psychosocial@jrs.net and sds07.directorassist@jrs.net.
The application should include curriculum vitae (with 2 references at least), cover letter, a tentative workplan detailing objectives-activities-outputs as well as a tentative training schedule.
Training should be tailored following the international standards, such as:
•    Inter-Agency Standing Committee (2007). Guidelines on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Emergency Settings
•    UNHCR (2013). Operational Guidance for Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Programming in Refugee Operations
•    UNHCR (2014). Child Protection Issue Brief: Mental Health and Psychosocial Well-being of Children. Geneva: UNHCR.
•    Sphere, Essential health services – mental health standard 1: Mental health, 2011. o UNHRC (2017). Community Based protection & Mental Health & Psychosocial Support


All interested parties should submit their applications by 22 May 2018.

N.B.: A sample of the Contract of Service will be send to those candidates pre-selected.



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