Project Officer Psychosocial Support and Life Skills Activities
Support to Life (STL) is an independent humanitarian agency working in the field of disaster risk reduction, disaster preparedness, and emergency response in Turkey and the surrounding region. With an emphasis on community participation, STL works at a grassroots level to build local capacity, mitigate the risks and impact of disasters, and support those in need in meeting their basic needs and rights.
In line with its mandate STL currently has the following main activities:
Refugee Support Program: in response to the increasing number of refugees in Turkey, STL is supporting refugees living outside camps in the Turkish border area through a food security programme providing psychosocial support through the establishment of Community Centres;
Child Protection Program: STL has been providing protection services and psychosocial care for Syrian children and children affected by seasonal agricultural migration. Targeting both at-risk and working children among the refugees as well as the host community, STL has been supporting children’s education through life skills activities, awareness raising sessions and workshops.
Civil Society Disaster Platform: in collaboration with partners, STL has launched a platform that will bring together civil society actors in sharing information and coordinating projects related to disaster management in Turkey.
Position: Project Officer
Responsible to: Project Manager
Start Date: ASAP
Place of work: Narlıca Community Center (Hatay)
Main duties and responsibilities
Prepare and execute the Psychosocial Support Program in the community center.
Observe the field workers, support and guide them through the right way of communication with the beneficiaries, 3rd party persons and organizations.
Organize meetings and seminars on awreness rising both inside and outside of the Community Center.
Create a database on Psychosocial and Skills Building activities
Bring new ideas on refugee outreach strategy, make household visits once per week and join the field workers in their outreach activities.
Create weekly and monthly reports
University graduate from Psychology, Social Sciences, İnternational Relations departments.
Good level of knowledge of English and Arabic is a must,
Minimum 2 years of experience in relevant field,
Analytic thinker, able to create reports,
Being a team player, willingness to work with other cultures and having strong communication skills,
Willingness to generate high quality work results,
Able to analyse the problem and creativity in problem solving ,
Informed about the conditions of Syrian population in Turkey and is able to keep her/himself up to date.
Terms and Conditions
STL is an equal opportunities employer. STL is committed to provide and maintain a comprehensive child protection perspective in all its operational and administrative processes.
for application please submit your application on the link below until 29 July 2016