ANNEX 1: Scope of Work
SCOPE OF WORK FOR THE PROVISION OF PSYCHOSOCIAL SUPPORT SERVICES FOR RELIEF INTERNATIONAL STAFF IN North and East Darfur, Blue Nile and Khartoum states
ABOUT RELIEF INTERNATIONAL: WHO WE ARE
Relief International specializes in relief and development programs that benefit people in acute distress. A registered non-profit in the US, UK, France and Belgium, our work targets those fragile countries or communities that suffer fromrecurrent man-made or natural crises that impede human development. The people we serve live in seventeen countries across the Middle East, Africa, and Asia where the debilitating effects of political instability, forced displacement, and natural disasters are pervasive. Often, RI is the only organization providing healthcare, education, logistics, energy, capacity building, economic development, sanitation, and many other forms of assistance to these highly vulnerable communities.
RI’s Head Office:
Our head office is referred to as a Global Support Office (GSO) and comprises a team which operates out of five office locations: Los Angeles, Washington D.C, London, France and Belgium. This geographical mix fosters collaborationand maximizes the resources we are able to deploy for the delivery of services inthe countries where we operate.
We operate in the following countries: Kenya, Somalia, Sudan, and South Sudan. Due to the complexities of the countries we work in, these changefromtime to time – please visit ourwebsite
Since 2004, RI has been providing relief and humanitarian services in Sudan. All programming is designed with the aim of building long-term local capacity to endure services and care continue beyond the lifetime of the project. Past and present projects have focused on emergency relief and early recovery in vulnerable internally displaced persons (IDP) camps and neighboring host communities.
STAFF CARE IN RELIEF INTERNATIONAL
Following an assessment of RI practice in 2018, a Staff Care Policy was launched in 2019 and a global Staff Care team was formed. This team was charged with: developing and implementing a 2 year Staff Care Plan to deliver on the commitments set out in the Policy; and delivering foundational Stress Management/Self Care workshops to staff across all our programming countries.The main gap in our current Staff Care approach is that, while GSO staff and international staff can access psychological support services via an external EAP (Employee Assistance Program) no such resource is available to local national staff. We need to address this, since one of the commitments in the Staff Care Policy is to provide staff in all of our programming countries with access to professional psychosocial support and counselling when needed.