Psychosocial Counsellor
CARE Bangladesh

Career Opportunity


Position: Psychosocial Counsellor

                            This position is open only for Female candidates

 

Position Title: Psychosocial Counsellor under Collective Impact on Future of Work in Bangladesh Project

Number of Positions: 01

Location: Based at Gazipur

Duration: Duration of the contract will be up to March 31, 2022 with high possibility of extension.

I.             Job Summary:  

CARE is one of the world's leading international humanitarian and development organizations, committed to helping people in poor communities improve their lives and alleviate poverty. Founded in 1945, CARE is working across 94 countries to fight global poverty and marginalization. CARE has been active in Bangladesh since 1949, being one of the largest country offices of CARE. CARE works to help people achieve social and economic well-being, while being among the best in their fields. In CARE, we put women and girls at the center of our work because we know that we cannot overcome poverty until all people have equal rights and opportunities. CARE Bangladesh is currently shifting towards a program approach, where it has developed longer-term impact visions to have more sustainable changes in the lives of the extreme poor and marginalized.

The Collective Impact on Future of Work in Bangladesh Project will support women working in the Readymade Garment (RMG) sector to strengthen their resilience capacities to cope with the negative effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. It is a continuation of the ongoing project “Future of Work for female garment workers in Bangladesh: Action for resilient and secured pathways”. The current phase will provide the foundation for the forthcoming scenario planning for upcoming phase of collective impact initiative. The previous intervention was served a greater number of RMG women workers, children, men and women, supporting them to absorb and recover from the shocks and loses due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The overall goal of the project is to increase resilience of female workers to respond to changing contexts within the workplace and communities. We intended around 11,000 women will have greater capacity to respond to and recover from future and current adverse impact on livelihood. This program is implemented under the program on dignified work which aims to create dignified work for all women. This thematic program implements mutiple projects on capacity building of workers and the entire eco system with in the RMG sector.

Currently CARE is looking for a Psychosocial Counselor for its Collective Impact on Future of Work in Bangladesh Project in Gazipur with assistance targeted at Readymade Garments Workers (RMG). She will be supporting the implementation projects on collective impact project in RMG women worker through Women Friendly Space of CARE Bangladesh. She will be responsible for helping RMG women workers more quickly through supporting quality implementation of project closely GBV and health services providers and other relevant sectors. The candidate is expected to have demonstrated knowledge and experience in managing Gender, GBV and protection projects in responding, recovering and mitigating impacts of COVID19 in RMG sector. Psychosocial Counselor will be responsible for helping RMG women workers to recover more quickly through supporting quality implementation of GBV referral, linkage and MHPSS activities of projects of CARE. The candidate is expected to have demonstrated knowledge and experience of providing PSS services in collective impact projects for RMG workers. 

II.  Responsibilities and Tasks:  

% of Time

Responsibility # 1: Counselling

40%

  • Actively promotes the availability of counselling services.
  • Work closely with GBV service and local providers for stranger GBV referral, linkage and para legal counseling.
  • Conducts individual and group counselling for Women Garments Factory workers and their family members
  • Work with the team for assessing need of PSS service in the community
  • Conducting Group Awareness Session.
  • Conducting Psychological First Aid session
  • Contributes to the quality, timely and effective implementation of PSS  services in projects on Gender, GBV and protection;
  • Contributes to ensuring that projects are of quality and at par with IASC, CARE policy and other international humanitarian standards;

 

Responsibility # 2: Documentation, Monitoring and Reporting & Coordination, Representation & Network Development.

30%

  • Documents PSS activities, coordination meetings and other activities related to the project;
  • Keeps systematic records of work and maintains confidentiality
  • Support the monitoring and collecting feedback from beneficiaries/stakeholders on the project to inform project implementation;
  • In coordination with project officer for monitoring targets and indicators
  • Develops work plans and reports of activities;
  • Provides weekly, monthly and periodic counselling reports to the Team Leader.

 

Responsibility # 3: continuing education & Support Capacity Building Actions

20%

  • Takes active part in community and center-based trainings, session and campaign
  • Discusses difficulties and problems in counselling with project officer.
  • Organize and support the conduct of capacity building activities with WFS facilitators & project officer and team leader;
  • Support the facilitation workshops, trainings on gender, GBV and protection; 
  • Feedback any identified capacity building needs of  field staff on  PFA,  gender, GBV and protection;

 

Responsibility # 4: Other Activities

10%

  • Participate in the meetings and activities in community level as assigned
  • Perform any other duties as and when required.   

 

Responsibility #5: Security

 

As part of this role, the job holder will be expected to adhere to and support CARE Bangladesh’s Safety and Security policy and systems as part of their day to day duties, and comply, at all times, to safety & security protocols and directives, including reporting. Staff must maintain situational and self – awareness and be aware of the safety – security related consequences of their actions upon themselves, their team and the organization as a whole.

 

Responsibility # 6: Safeguarding

 

CARE Bangladesh is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behavior at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct and expects staff to promote the welfare of children, young people and adults at all times.  CARE Bangladesh expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment through our Code of Conduct.  We place a high priority on ensuring that only those who share and demonstrate this commitment are recruited to work with us.

 

 

III.           Reporting:  

Psychosocial Counsellor will directly report to Team Leader and keep close contact with other team members of the project. 

 

IV.          Working Condition:  

Based in Gazipur with extensive visit in Savar and Ashulia   

 

Qualifications:  

Education/training:

Bachelor’s degree preferably in Clinical Psychology, Counseling Psychology, Psychology, social sciences, development and humanitarian studies, social work other relevant subject area or a combination of significant management and provision of Gender, GBV and Protection in humanitarian and development contexts.

Experience & Technical Skills:

  • Minimum 2 years of relevant work experience in providing PSS services of emergency projects, especially in Gender, GBV and Protection prevention and response programming;
  • Practical field experience in GBV in emergencies, women and girl’s protection, psychosocial programming in emergency or development contexts
  • Strong knowledge of Gender, GBV and Protection in humanitarian contexts.
  • Has experience designing and delivering training to a number of different stakeholders.
  • Practical experience in training and/or facilitation of groups
  • Well-developed text writing skills and demonstrated skills in developing training curriculums and manuals that are adapted to local contexts and target audiences.
  • Strong participatory training and/or facilitation skills
  • Ability to communicate clearly, concisely and persuasively, including the ability to advocate for and explain difficult psychosocial issues
  • Advanced knowledge of written English is required Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office package.           

 

VI.          Core Competencies:  

  • Commitment to and understanding of CARE core values and principles.
  • Demonstrated competency to work independently with minimum supervision.
  • Commitment and energy to work across multiple sectors and with a variety of actors.
  • Ability to work effectively in a culturally diverse organization.
  • Ability to communicate ideas in a culturally-sensitive manner.
  •  Willingness to live and work in difficult and rapidly changing/ COVID19 conditions.
  • Ability and willingness to be based in the field.
  • Able to inspire and show empathy to beneficiaries
  • Resilient, flexible and gender sensitive
  •  Experience of procedures and best practice in emergency operational management
  • Ability and willingness to travel and stay in the field.
  • Able to manage many tasks simultaneously
  • Excellent communication and listening skills
  • Proactive and have the desire to learn and build professional expertise
  • Ensure and Promote GEDI and be GEDI sensitive, creating an enabling environment where diversity can flourish and all staff and stakeholders experience inclusion and appreciation.

Candidates need to be highly motivated and committed to CARE Bangladesh’s vision, mission, and long-term development work to significantly improve the lives of the most vulnerable and marginalized. Candidates must be capable of displaying great learning agility, support and encourage knowledge sharing across projects, for the ultimate benefit of all of CARE’s mission wide initiatives.

Compensation

Attractive remuneration package will be offered to the really deserving candidate. In addition, CARE offers Provident Fund, Gratuity, Festival Bonus, Leave Encashment, Life and Health Insurance, Working Mother Benefits etc.

Interested candidates meeting the above requirements should apply through CARE Bangladesh’s e-recruitment

 site: https://career.carebangladesh.org/ on or before December 04, 2021. 

Note:

  • CARE Bangladesh aims to attract and select a diverse workforce ensuring equal opportunity to everyone, irrespective of race, age, gender, HIV status, class, ethnicity, disability, location and religion.
  • Women are particularly encouraged to apply.
  • Any personal persuasion/phone-call will result in disqualification of candidature. We guarantee an interview to disabled candidates who meet the essential criteria.
  • CARE Bangladesh has a non-negotiable policy of ZERO TOLERANCE towards discrimination, harassment and abuse.
  • All Employees are expected to abide by the Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse & Child Protection Policy of CARE Bangladesh.
  • Internal and external applicants shall be treated equally in the entire selection process.
  • To ensure transparent processes during recruitment, internal candidates should discuss potential applications with their Line Managers to ensure endorsement of their applications by respective Line Managers.
  • There is no cost involved with applying for positions with CARE Bangladesh. Any solicitation of job application costs should be regarded as fraudulent.

 

 
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