Position Title: Health Assistance Coordinator/ Psychosocial Counselor
Activation Date: 26 July, 2021 Announced Date: 26 July, 2021 Expire Date: 08 August, 2021
About Conflict Mitigation Assistance for Civilians (COMAC):
Blumont’s Conflict Mitigation Assistance for Civilians (COMAC) program provides comprehensive victims’ assistance (VA) to Afghan families suffering from military operations by delivering direct and indirect assistance, building the capacity of the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan (GoIRA), advocacy, and outreach.
To build a sustainable base for VA in Afghanistan, COMAC focuses on building the capacity of GoIRA, especially it’s Ministry of Martyrs and Disabled Affairs (MoMDA), as the main governmental entity for VA services while also addressing the broader challenges of collecting and managing data, national- and provincial-level stakeholder coordination, resource mobilization, enacting rights-based legislation and policies, and the systemic inclusion of victims and mainstreaming VA across sectors and programs. Capacity building efforts include participatory capacity assessments and workshops, reinforcing knowledge transfer for sustainability, coordinating with relevant service providers, and institutionalizing capacity building for the future. Together, these efforts touch on individual, organizational, and institutional levels.
The Health Assistance Coordinator/Psychosocial Counselor will provide psychosocial support services (PSS) to conflict and disaster-affected Afghan civilians in support of the Conflict Mitigation Assistance for Civilians (COMAC) project. The position will help to ensure COMAC psychosocial and healthcare assistance services are tailored to address the needs of eligible civilians, with special attention to vulnerable populations, including women, youth, and Persons with Disabilities (PwD).
Essential Job Functions
- Management and coordinate the psychosocial support services with attention to special needs of COMAC program component of health assistance.
- Conduct screening and assessment of beneficiaries affected by war and develop referral plan for individualized and group counseling in a nearby PSS center.
- Provide effective daily management and coordination to ensure implementation of psychosocial activities of COMAC project.
- Develop and implement record-keeping mechanisms for all beneficiaries and activities carried out.
- Develop and maintain referral mechanisms and collaboration with all stakeholders in the area of psychosocial well-being.
- Ensure that the confidentiality of beneficiaries is always protected.
- Make sure that the quality assessments and case management is ensured.
- Conduct workshops and training on psychosocial issues affecting victims to CM and AM.
- Establish effective coordination and communication with counseling centers.
- Liaise with MOPH, MMD, and MWOA, and other implementing partners to provide the appropriate provision of psychosocial services to war victims.
- Represent COMAC at meetings with implementing partners and government bodies.
- Submit weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual activity reports including all psychosocial statistics.
- Conduct home visits to provide further psycho-social support when needed
- Be able to work in an information management system (IMS)
- Provide weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual figures through effective use of IMS and share it with Health Specialist
- Any other business assigned by supervisor.
Required Skills & Qualifications:
- Graduate degree or equivalent in Social Work, Psychology or related field.
- MOPH Certified Diploma in Psychology and or Medical.
- Experience of at least 4 years, working experience delivery of psychosocial services, referral, coordination and/or counselling provision for affected individuals.
- Experience and knowledge of community-based delivery of psychosocial services.
- Demonstrated experience and commitment to working with conflicted affected communities.
- Experience in gender, human rights, GBV is desirable.
Working knowledge of English (written) and excellent writing skills.
- Fluency in Pashto and Dari.
- Good planning and prioritization skills.
- Strong monitoring and evaluation skills/experience.
- Good knowledge of MS word, Excel/Office.
- Experience in monitoring of the referrals and establishing connections with PSS providers.
- Excellent Communications Skills.
- Experience with digital data collection a plus (e.g., intake questions recorded on tablet or smartphone using digital forms).
- This position will require traveling to the districts or neighboring provinces.
Interested applicant are highly encouraged to apply for this position by filling the online application form and upload their cover letters and CVs through the following link:
Please note that applications received after the closing date will not be given consideration. Only short-listed candidates whose applications respond to the above criteria will be contacted for interview.
Note: Female candidates and People with Disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply