CARE International seeks a world of hope, tolerance and social justice, where poverty has been overcome and all people live with dignity and security. In Jordan, CARE will be recognized for its commitment to the humanitarian protection and empowerment of communities especially women and girls, where rights are secured, and human potential fulfilled for all.
CARE in Jordan leads humanitarian protection, economic empowerment, and civic engagement interventions for women and girls from poor and vulnerable communities in the fight to overcome poverty, gender based violence, and social injustice. We nurture accountability, leadership and political will internally and among our partners to achieve this mission.
CARE values equality, integrity, transformation, excellence, diversity, and respect for the dignity and worth of every human being, where we affirm the dignity, potential, and contribution of all; communities we work with, partners, donors, and staff.
CARE International established a presence in Jordan in 1948, created in the wake of the Palestinian refugee crisis. Over 70 years later, CARE has served the needs of the Palestinian, Iraqi, Somali, Sudanese, and now Syrian refugee communities.
CARE’s scope of work has evolved from emergency response to long-term development programming, now encompassing an Urban Refugee Protection Program, the Azraq Camp Program, and the Sustainable Development Program. In late 2016, CARE created its Strategy- Business Plan 2017-2020, defining CARE’s program goals to fight poverty and inequality by 2020
The purpose of the Protection Psychologist position is to effectively implement the assigned psychosocial projects component activities. He/she oversees the proper implementation of the assigned component of the program, in collaboration with other team members of the project. He/she is also responsible for assisting the project manager in project designing, planning, budget preparation, reporting and so on. He/she also establish and maintain good relations with partners such, beneficiary communities, community leaders, Community and other Organizations and ensure their mobilization to participate in CARE projects.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND TASKS:
Job Responsibility #1 Planning, monitoring and reporting:
· Support in the costed annual work plan for the project component for which he or she is responsible with support from the Program manager; reviews and revises this plan each month with the Program manager;
· implement of the Psychosocial activities according to the work plan in line with donor and CARE requirements including proposing any necessary changes;
· Reports to the project manager on progress including contributing to donor reports.
· Ensures compliance with all donor requirements and regulations
· Together with the Program Manager, properly documents the achievements and lessons of the project activities and disseminates to partners.
· Regularly uploads beneficiaries served through psychosocial activities on CARE’s Central Database System (CDS) on a weekly basis, in line with internal standard operating procedures.
· Works as a team player providing relevant information assistance to colleagues and ensuring project components for which she or he is responsible are interlinked.
· Maintains all relevant project documents in electronic and paper files (reports, contracts, agreements, correspondence, meeting notes, training materials and so on)
· Implement Psychosocial activities aims to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 crisis such as coping mechanisms to adopt the new behavioral resulted from the strict measures taken during this crisis. In addition to provide psychological assistance with the aim to improve the social and psychological functioning of children and their families, maximizing overall community well-being.
· Conduct Support and individual sessions for children with concern and their families
· Develop/ review community media campaign material related to social and psychological topics within the COVID_19 contexts. To be used and published by all means of media channels.
30% of Time
Job Responsibility # 2 Implementation of project activities
· Plans with project partners, beneficiaries and other relevant actors, the detailed project activities for which she or he is responsible;
· Creating awareness of the project among beneficiaries and partners and facilitates participation in all stages of the project cycle from problem identifying through implementation and management;
· Develops the necessary project documentation to implement project activities including developing terms of reference for outside experts and assignments (trainers, facilitators, evaluators, success stories and experts);
· Organizes as necessary project activities, events, workshops, training sessions, information materials, and presentations and so on. This includes logistical arrangements, organizing payments and collecting, filing relevant support documentation, and report writing;
· Document all activities in a timely manner for narrative reports, statistical reports, name lists and photos.
· Implements all aspects of sub grant management in line with CARE procedures if the project requires. This includes; selection of grantees and writing up the necessary reports recording the selection process; facilitating a sub grant agreement with the procurement department of CARE; monitoring and reporting on the performance of the sub grant.
· Identifies skills gaps and provides training to project partners as required (e.g. project management, reporting, community mobilization and participation, gender mainstreaming, and so on)
30% of Time
Job Responsibility # 3 Ensuring community participation, promoting women’s empowerment and youth applying CARE standards:
· Makes sure that project activities are performed in line with CARE standards including key humanitarian standards as set out in the SPHERE and IASC guidelines.
· Ensures that gender considerations are taken into account at all stages of the project cycle from design through implementation to evaluation;
Ensures the participation of the community and partners in all stages of the project cycle
20% of Time
Job Responsibility # 4 Coordination, liaison and outreach with project partners and other interested organization:
- Maintains contacts and effective communication with key partners involved in the project (project partners, other NGOs and agencies, Government departments) including drafting correspondence and documentation for signature by the project manager and transmission to partners or donors.
- Ensures that summaries of meetings, seminars or workshops attended is written, well documented and shared with others;
· Report on all meetings and develop ways to involve lessons leant or disseminate information to CBO partners.
· Participates and if necessary organizes coordination between different donors, agencies and organizations to enhance the impact of CARE’s work through good coordination.
· Support other safe spaces in other governorate when needed.
10% of Time
Responsibility #5: Emergency Response / Staff Security
· Take a lead role in facilitating timely, quality administrative support function delivery in the time of emergency response
· Guides and supports management on staff security concerns.
· Ensure security operational guidelines well established for the CO and field offices following CARE USA Security Guidelines, and all staff are aware (in coordination with the CD).
· Promote a safe and secure work environment; foster a safety and security culture; and ensure consistent application of, and compliance with, CARE Jordan safety and security policies and procedures
5% of Time
Job Responsibility #5 Other duties and Responsibilities assigned by the supervisor.
5 % of Time
A. Education / Training
· BA/BSc Degree in Psychology or Counseling, and equivalent combination of education and work experience
· MA degree in Psychology, Sociology, and Counseling.
B. Managerial Know How
Involves integrating and harmonizing requirements of diverse functions in operating, support, and administrative situations. It may be exercised through consultation as well as direct action; Management requires a combination of planning, organizing, controlling, and reviewing along with direct and indirect execution. Choose one of the following: Task; Minimal; Related; Diverse; Broad.
This position requires (Minimal) managerial know-how.
C. Experience Required:
· Minimum 3 years in psychosocial and humanitarian field and coordination related experience preferably from UN/INGOs sector
· Actual grassroots experience, working with communities and CSOs.
D. Skills Required
· Basic project management skills
· Excellent communication skills in dealing effectively with interlocutors
· Technical knowledge in psychosocial issues.
· Good spoken and written English
· Firm belief in teamwork, gender equality and participatory approach and sustainable development.
· Ability to deal with all means of media channels (TV, Radios, Social media and others)
· Training and facilitation skills.
E. Human relations skills
Consists of active practicing skills in the area of human relationships. In the work context Human Relations Skills include all capabilities that are needed to interact on a direct person-to-person basis, and through varied approaches build understanding of, acceptance of, or commitment to, courses of action that are important for the organization. These skills may be applied in relation to peers, subordinates or peers within the organization, or to people outside the organization. Human relations skills could be Basic, Important (Influencing) or Critical (See Guidelines for definitions).
The Human Relations Skills for this position are designated as Basic.
CARE Core Competencies:
· Respect – Behaving in a manner that reflects a true belief in and appreciation for the dignity and potential of all human beings. Gaining other people’s confidence and setting an environment of trust and openness.
· Integrity – Maintaining social, ethical, and organizational norms; firmly adhering to codes of conduct and ethical principles inherent to CARE.
· Commitment to Service – this competency is woven throughout all aspects of the employee’s performance.
· Excellence – Setting high standards of performance for self and/or others; assuming responsibility and accountability for successfully completing assignments or tasks; self-imposing standards of excellence rather than having standards imposed; ensuring interactions and transactions are ethical and convey integrity.
· Diversity – Promoting, valuing, respecting and fully benefiting from each individual’s unique qualities, background, race, culture, age, gender, disability, values, lifestyle, perspectives or interests; creating and maintaining a work environment that promotes diversity.
Other desired Competencies:
- building partnership,
- stress tolerance,
- problem solving,
- managing performance for success,
- communicating with impact,
· Planning and monitoring.
Thinking Environment: Standardized
Thinking Challenge: Patterned.
Is the answerability for actions and for their consequences. It is the measured effect of the job or position on end results. It has three dimensions in the following order of importance:Freedom to Act; Impact on End Results; and Magnitude.
A) Freedom to Act is the degree to which personal or procedural control and guidance for work (or lack thereof) exists. This is a function of the organizational framework, the personnel and policy direction, and the flows, processes, and systems that are established in the organization. Choose one of the following: Limited; Prescribed; Controlled; Standardized; Regulated; Clearly Directed; Generally Directed; Guided; or Strategically Guided. (See Guidelines for definitions).
· This position would be designated as Standardized
B) Impact on End Results considers the principal nature of the job’s influence on end results, which ranges from very direct control to very indirect support. Choose the Impact category that reflects the basic purpose of the job most clearly. Ancillary; Contributory; Shared; Primary (See Guidelines for definitions).
· This position would be Contributory
C) Magnitude: Financial: What parts of CARE’s revenue and/or expenses are impacted by the job’s primary goals? Use current fiscal year amounts. e.g. project budget, fundraising or contract goal, budget managed or monitored, donations processed, purchases made, contracts negotiated/signed, benefits costs.
· What is the $/EUR amount related to job’s primary goals? 00000
· What is the $/EUR amount of signing authority for this position? 0000000
List the primary external and internal relationships, which the employee is expected to maintain. State the purpose of these interactions.
Amman area manager
Psycho-social Program Manager
CBOs & Partners
- Travel: This position will be based in Amman and may require travelling to CAREs’ Offices or Suppliers when there is a need.
- Safety and Security: CARE’s Safety and Security Officer is available for advice and guidance.
How to apply
To apply, please send your CV to [email protected] and write the position name in the subject.
CARE International in Jordan places human dignity at the center of its relief and development work. At the heart of CARE’s efforts to impact poverty and social justice is its engagement with marginalized
communities, and vulnerable adults and children.
CARE International in Jordan is an Equal Opportunity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or disability.
CARE is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will do everything possible to ensure that only those that are suitable to work within our values are recruited to work for us.