IsraAID is looking for a PSS Specialist for in the Psycho-social support program in Mozambique to be based in Beira, Sofala Province with frequent travel to the affected districts and to Maputo. This position is an exciting opportunity to get hands-on experience in a non-profit project consultancy and lead innovative grass-roots activities in the field. The ideal candidate will combine experience in humanitarian aid with experience in training national staff in core PSS principals and a background in working in education.
IsraAID is a non-profit, non-governmental and apolitical humanitarian aid agency dedicated to supporting populations in crisis around the world, Founded in 2001. As of 2017, the organization has responded to crises in 42 countries and has operations span across 17 countries and a wide number of different sectors of expertise from both the humanitarian aid and international development arenas. With some 1.85 million people directly affected by Cyclone Idai’s destructive path, International Organizations are calling this “massive disaster” the worst weather-related crisis to have ever hit the southern hemisphere. The cyclone ravaged Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and Malawi, beginning on 14th March 2019. At least 750 are dead across the region, although the number is feared to be higher. IsraAID’s Emergency Response Team arrived on March 23rd and began conducting a needs assessment in partnership with the Government of Mozambique, International NGOs, and local partners. At least 130,000 were living in shelters across 136 sites; schools were repurposed as shelters, with many children unable to attend classes. Today, hundreds of thousands of people are still suffering due to a paralyzing loss of crops and livestock, overwhelming damage to buildings and key infrastructure, and thousands of vulnerable communities are in need for physical as well as psychological support.
The PSS Specialist will lead assessments, training sessions, and supervise the technical aspects of the program in Mozambique.
The PSS Specialist will manage, lead, develop content and continue to shape a vision for IsraAID in Mozambique, in line with the organization’s established policies, principles and operating practices.
The PSS Specialist works under the supervision of the Country Director and IsraAID management, and is responsible for:
LANGUAGES Required: Professionally fluent or native speaker in English and Portuguese.
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