Psychosocial Support Associate (Community Engagement & Outreach)

  • Support in the implementation of the Psychosocial support (PSS) Programme in education in UNRWA schools in Lebanon, including planning, implementing, training, monitoring, evaluating, and reporting;
  • Under the overall supervision of the Chief of Education, the direct supervision of the Education & Relief and Social Services Coordinator, and the technical guidance and support of the MHPSS Coordinator, develop the community engagement strategic direction of the PSS and CP activities at UNRWA schools;
  • Support in the development of awareness session materials for caregivers, children, and youth based on Annual Plan;
  • Support UNRWA schools to develop strategies and plans to support vulnerable adolescents and children that may require additional psychosocial support;
  • Support the implementation of training sessions and work with SC Focal Points, and selected Training Team, to establish and/or enhance UNRWA’s engagement in community based protection networks in the areas;
  • Work with the Education programme to streamline PSS into education and recreational activities for various age-groups;
  • Consult with other education and PSS/CP actors to obtain support in building the capacity of SC’s and UNRWA staff and teachers;
  • Monitor and track the implementation of awareness sessions according to the Annual Plan to ensure deliverables are being met in a timely fashion;
  • Support SC’s with the implementation of Open Day activities;
  • Work with Sports Focal Points to ensure PSS is streamlined in recreational and sports activities to nurture and foster the well-being of children and adolescents;
  • Ensure quality implementation of awareness sessions to contribute to the psychosocial wellbeing of children/youth and caregivers;
  • Advocates for programmes and services that lead to student’s better well-being and success within the school and to teachers empowerment;
  • Network with education and other UNRWA programmes and PSS/CP actors to coordinate the implementation of PSS and CP activities and services for students at UNRWA schools;
  • Support in the procurement requests, to be presented on a timely basis to facilitate timely implementation of field activities related to PSS. Support in reporting and data analysis, as well as contribute to reporting.
How to apply:

To start the application process, applicants are required to register at by creating a personal profile, cover letter and completing UNRWA Personal History Form. Only applications received through will be considered. Due to the large number of applications received for UNRWA vacancies, only applicants short-listed for interview will be contacted. Please ensure that the e-mail address that you will indicate in your Personal History Profile is accurate, candidates shortlisted for test or/and interview will only be contacted by e-mail. No follow up phone calls will be made.