Psychosocial officer

Gaziantep | Ankara

Summary of Position

The Psychosocial Officer (PSSO) contributes to the achievement of DCA programme objectives through the efficient and effective follow up support of programme implementation inside Syria.

The PSSO works under the direct supervision of the Psychosocial Advisor and overall supervision of Programme Manager, as well as in close coordination with the colleagues inside Syria. The Psychosocial Officer will be supporting the implementation of Psychosocial activities in various locations inside Syria. The work could change and include new types of activities in the coming months.

Specific Areas of Responsibility

With the support of the PSS Advisor and based on the activities defined in grant agreements, the PSSO will support and monitor and evaluate the activities to be carried out by the field teams and organizational partners based inside Syria.

Project Implementation:**

Preparatory phase

  • Source programme related documents and co-create programme monitoring tools with the PSS teams and partners

  • Co-develop beneficiary selection criteria

Planning of activities

  • Coordinate and communicate workplans with and between teams and partners

  • Maintain/update detailed project workplans that support and achieve the overall PSS activities, adhering to timelines and completion dates

  • Share relevant information and liaise with PSS partners

Implementation of activities

  • Translate PSS training documents into Arabic and act as co facilitator & translator in training workshops

  • Syntheise and share weekly achievement reports between field teams and partners

Collaboration with support departments

  • Work closely and coordinate with support staff to ensure timely and compliant programme activities and expenditures, following strict adherence to budget lines

  • Any other work related activities requested by the PSS Advisor or Programme Manager

Data management

  • Collect & manage all programme data and relevant PSS information

  • Analysis of programme information and data


  • Provide weekly reports to the PSS Advisor

  • Translation of programme documentation (English/Arabic)

  • Prepare monthly activity and beneficiary reports for the Information Management Officer, in various formats

Coordination and representation:

  • Take part in project opening and closing meetings

  • Participate in cluster meetings and technical working groups

Required Qualifications and Experience:

  • Syrian nationals preferred

  • At least 2 years working with an NGO, specifically in the field of PSS

  • University degree

  • Background in facilitation/training support desireable

  • Computer literate: comfortable working in MS Word, Excel, database management

  • Good level of English essential (speaking, reading and writing)

  • Good level of Arabic essential (speaking, reading and writing)

  • Excellent communication, analytical and interpersonal skills

  • Strong interpersonal and teamwork skills; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships

  • High degree of judgment and initiative; ability to work with a high degree of independence within assigned areas.

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications to Enda Moclair, DCA Psychosocial Advisor:

Please include a CV as well as a cover letter.

Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
  • Organization: DCA - DanChurchAid
  • Location: Gaziantep | Ankara
  • Grade: Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
  • Closing Date: 2016-12-07

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