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Psychosocial Support Experts to Support Staff-Facing Counseling and Training Program

Multiple locations (Multiple locations)

  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location: Multiple locations (Multiple locations)
  • Grade: Mid level - Internationally recruited position
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Public Health and Health Service
    • Education, Learning and Training
    • Social Affairs
  • Closing Date:

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Requisition ID: req6704

Job Title: Psychosocial Support Experts to Support Staff-Facing Counseling and Training Program

Sector: Health

Employment Category: Consultant

Employment Type: Full-Time

Location: IRC Global

Job Description

Background:

The IRC is seeking qualified candidates to join a diverse roster of psychosocial experts, who would be called upon as external consultants in support of IRC’s staff care initiative. Candidates would be called upon to provide psychosocial support to IRC staff members who had experienced a critical incident (individually and in group sessions) and to provide group training activities for staff in topics like self-care and grief processing. IRC is seeking candidates to work with staff members locally and also regionally in the US and International field sites. Interested professionals with relevant expertise would be added to the roster and contacted on a case by case basis when work opportunities match their profile.

The IRC is interested in candidates that could offer any of the following:

  • Individual face to face counseling sessions with IRC staff that need /request psychosocial support and attention.
  • Group sessions with staff to facilitate dialogue around the challenges associated with humanitarian contexts. Topics required could include coping with grief; coping following a critical incident; secondary trauma; staying resilient while living in a crisis situation; supporting others who are affected by crisis; other related topics.
  • When needed, provide training for staff and leadership in psychosocial topics including stress and stress management; self-care skills; psychological first aid, and related topics. 

Minimum Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in Psychology or related field
  • Previous experience working in a clinical setting (individual case management and group work preferred)
  • Professional training in trauma and stress management
  • Cultural sensitivity and sound understanding of the regional context
  • Ability to respect confidentiality and adherence to the professional ethics of the work              

Assets

  • Previous experience working with humanitarian sector organizations
  • Experience working in emergency contexts

Candidates, please indicate the following:

  • Current geographical base and any additional areas where you may be interested in/capable of responding
  • Languages in which you are able to provide professional counseling services

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