Psychosocial Support Coordinator – Capacity Building & Training

  • 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 strategic direction of the PSS programme at UNRWA schools;
  • Provide direct technical support to the School Counsellors (SC) in the provision of PSS activities and interventions for children between 6-18;
  • Develop awareness session materials for caregivers, children, and youth based on Annual Plan;
  • Work on developing a training platform on child protection/PSS related issues and response mechanisms, building on existing tools and materials;
  • Support School Counsellors in developing their technical capacity and understanding of PSS through advancing their skills in developing individual and group counselling sessions, as well as working with young people on developing safety/care plans;
  • Monitor the implementation and quality of awareness sessions to caregivers, children/youth, community members and provide coaching and support to SC’s;
  • Support in the training of education staff and school administration to build their capacity and understanding of PSS and CP strategies to streamline it into curriculum;
  • Build the capacity of school staff, particularly SC’s, on how to identify child protection and PSS related issues;
  • Support UNRWA schools to develop strategies and plans to support vulnerable adolescents and children that may require additional psychosocial support and referrals;
  • Conduct training sessions and work with School Counsellor 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 actors to obtain support in building the capacity of School Counsellors and UNRWA staff and teachers;

· Offer coaching and mentoring to PSS Focal Points and selected School Counselors, who will be part of the Training Team, particularly in the delivery of individual and group counseling sessions;

  • Support School Counsellors 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;
  • Supports the professional development of school counsellors and participate in the development of capacity building materials to enhance the psychosocial support and wellbeing of UNRWA students;

  • 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, as well as 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 http://jobs.unrwa.org by creating a personal profile, cover letter and completing UNRWA Personal History Form. Only applications received through http://jobs.unrwa.org 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.