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Psychosocial (PS) Field Officer
Sudanese Red Crescent Society White Nile Branch
 Responsible for: SRCS PS volunteers
 Supervisor: SRCS White Nile Branch Director line manager and Psychosocial Project Officer WNS
 No. of Post: 1
 Duty Station: White Nile State, Kosti and Refugee camps
 Duration: One year (renewable depending on funding)
 Closing Date: 08 August 2020



The Psychosocial (PS) Field Officer with technical support of the SRCS White Nile State PS Project officer and the DRC PS delegate WNS will implement PS activities of the SRCS-DRC PSS project funded by ECHO in the reception centres/entry points and two refugee camps. All PS activities are to be carried out through the established SRCS structures and have to follow SRCS standards for PSS. The PS Field Officer will implement PS and protection activities and supervise the PS volunteers.


 Duties and responsibilities:

Capacity development and technical support:

  • With technical support of the DRC PS delegate and the WNS PS Project Officer, enhance the capacity of volunteers to deliver quality and safe PSS


Representation and liaison:

  • With technical support of the DRC PS delegate and the WNS PS Project Officer, establish partnerships and enhance coordination with relevant stakeholders at the entry points and the refugee camps level
  • Engage in advocacy and HD activities promoting the SRCS PS services available as and when advised by the PS Project Officer and the Branch Director


Programme implementation, monitoring, evaluation and reporting:

  • In close cooperation with the DRC PS Delegate and the PS Project Officer, ensure effective implementation of the PS and protection activities with refugees in the target entry points and refugee camps
  • Provide safe, dignifying and quality PS and protection services to refugees in the entry points and two selected refugee camps, including direct PS support to individuals, families and communities
  • Coordinate and supervise PS volunteers in the target locations
  • Contribute to the PMER of SRCS/DRC PS activities in White Nile State
  • Maintain records by writing and/or contributing to daily, monthly, quarterly and annual reports to the Branch Director, DRC PS delegate and SRCS PS ProgramOfficer
  • Contribute to rolling out the Caring for Volunteer (CfV) strategy/activities in the White Nile


Management and strategy development:

  • Makefield based recommendations to the PS Project Officer and DRC PS Delegate on the best course of action for the PS services
  • Contribute to the development of LFA and PoA forSRCS PS/CfVinitiatives and activities in white Nile State

 Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:


  • Background in Social Sciences such as a BA in Psychology, Social Work, CommunityDevelopment, Sociology, Anthropology


Experience and Knowledge:

  • More than 3 years’ experience in a similar position in a humanitarian organization or NGO, with more than 2 years’ experience in the area of MHPSSand/or protection
  • Good organizational, communication and advocacy skills
  • Strong interpersonal and cross-cultural skills for building synergies and collaboration with partners and beneficiaries
  • Ability to cooperate and network with other institutions and organisations working in the entry points and the camps
  • Ability to assess needs and design psychosocial activities for vulnerable persons among the refugees
  • Strong facilitation skills
  • Experience in supervision and/or management of volunteers
  • Self-supporting in computers (Windows, spreadsheets, word processing



  • Fluency in Arabic - spoken and written.
  • Fluency in English-spoken and written.


Core Competencies:

  • Willing to work according to the Red Cross/RedCrescent fundamental principles
  • Very good communication and technical skills (PFAand supportive communication)
  • Able, willing and committed to work with peoplewith different backgrounds and experiences, includingsurvivors of abuse and SGBV
  • Abilityto guide volunteers and affected population in a respectfulmanner
  • Sensitiveto the feelings expressed and behaviours displayed by the volunteers andaffected population
  • Committedto take responsibility for good communication amongst volunteers
  • Mature, flexible and able to work under pressureassuming a range of unanticipated assignments
  • Willingness to be based in the field in the refugeecamps and to travel regularly between the target locations
  • Ability to assume various roles and assignments asdirected by the immediate supervisor within the scope of the SRCS mandate






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  • only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

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