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Post: Psychosocial Support Specialist

Organization: International Committee of the Red Cross

Location: New Delhi

 The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), an impartial, neutral and independent organization striving to protect and assist the victims of war and internal violence, has been working in India since 1982. The ICRC also endeavours to alleviate suffering by promoting and strengthening International Humanitarian Law (IHL) and universal humanitarian principles.

The ICRC Mission in New Delhi is looking for an enthusiastic and motivated person for the following position:

1. Position
Job title: Psychosocial Support Specialist
Location: New Delhi with frequent travel to other areas of India
Starting date: Immediately

The Psychosocial Support Specialist will be working under the direct supervision and guidance of the Co-ordinators of various projects in New Delhi.

2. Scope of Job
-Manage the implementation of project aimed at development of psychosocial programs based on the needs of the survivors of natural disasters and armed conflicts as well as the first responders in the Indian context

-Develop guidelines and tools on psychosocial support.

-Develop capacity of partners to implement psychosocial support program in the target states based on the local coping mechanisms 

-Ensure timely and appropriate coordination with national & international agencies at the regional level. Developing appropriate program plans which will include determining the strategic direction, strategies, and methods of work for psychosocial support.

-Support the implementation of the Restoring Family Links activities, including work with unaccompanied minors.


3. Professional requirements
• Academic qualifications: Bachelor of Psychology, (Masters would be an asset).

• Professional skills: Significant training in the domain of psychosocial support in disasters, work with underprivileged communities, etc, Knowledge of re-establishment of family links principles and methods is desirable.

• Work experience: At least 4 to 5 years experience in the field of psychosocial support, especially in disaster areas with direct contact with beneficiaries.

• Languages: Languages required: English, Hindi (any other major Indian languages, particularly Dravidian is an asset).

• Computer skills: Must have good computer skills – particularly MS Office, Excel and PowerPoint.

4. Personal qualities
• Strong team player
• Flexible and highly committed
• Sound sense of responsibility
• Ability to analyze independently
• Speak confidently in public and to diverse groups

Applications should specifically cover qualifications, and particulars of present and past employment. Present employment should be specified. Only short listed candidates will be invited for an interview and written test.

Please send your application including motivation letter and curriculum vitae by 10.09.2008 to the HR Department: