Psychologist

COOPI Cooperazione Internazionale

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COOPI Cooperazione Internazionale, is a humanitarian, non-confessional and independent organization founded in 1965 in Milan, Italy. For more than 50 years we have been dedicated to breaking the cycle of poverty and to supporting populations affected by wars, socio-economic crises or natural disasters in their path to recovery and sustainable development, by making use of the professionalism of local and international operators, and through our partnerships with public and private bodies and civil society organizations.

Scope of the Vacancy

  • The Psychologist supports the Project Manager in the programming, responsibility of the realization and the follow-up of the protection activities, guarantying protection services for the beneficiaries.
  • Project: Protection and Reintegration of children associated with armed groups in the northeast of Nigeria

Main Duties/Responsibilities

  • Identify the psychological problems of the beneficiaries and put in place the necessary means to answer effectively to the needs
  • Establish the psychological and psychosocial criteria of vulnerability and structure a process of detection of the main psychosocial risks
  • Create fact sheets and procedures for setting up and evaluating emotional and listening debriefing activities Set up and run the collective emotional debriefing system (training of members, setting up and running meetings, gradually capitalizing on experience)
  • Maintain a database of referrals for psychological, medical and community orientations
  • Organize and structure collective friendly spaces
  • Train the project teams and local partners on approaches, methodology and tools to understand how victims of GBV and other forms of violence are affected by their involvement in armed conflict
  • Train and / retrain teams on the proper use of situation assessment and management tools
  • Train project staff (psychosocial counselors, community animators) on the individual and collective psychological and psychosocial management of the victims;
  • Organize a technical meeting with his/her team and other stakeholders
  • Direct case management
  • Propose and supervise the psychosocial and recreational activities to set up, for children and adults.

Job Requirement:

  • Master's degree in Psychology.
  • At least 3 years of working experience with INGO on Child Protection area. Experience working with children associated with an armed group it’s an advantage
  • Good knowledge of project cycle management
  • Experience in clinical psychology and/or psychopathology (victimology, medical emergency cell)
  • Proven interest & commitment to humanitarian and development principles and a demonstrable understanding of conflict/post-conflict development contexts
  • Experience in data collection, analysis, and report writing
  • Excellent in English (oral and written)
  • Experience in designing and conducting training in INEE and Child Protection issues especially in the areas of human rights, gender, capacity building, added an advantage, SGBV
  • Ability to plan, organize work, communicate and reports effectively (both in writing and verbally)
  • Proven ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines team player, effective communicator, successful negotiator, creative and analytical thinker, active learner, able to work in a multicultural environment
  • Excellent communication skills, calm, with a good sense of humor
  • Excellent sense of confidentiality
  • Excellent listening and empathy
  • Proven commitment to accountability practices
  • Ability to function effectively under stressful conditions such as heavy workloads, and deadlines.
  • Excellent Microsoft Office applications skills (Excel, Word, Powerpoint, Emails, Skype, Web researchers)
  • Knowledge of and adherence to COOPI Code of Conduct, understand other international development guidelines.

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Summary

Company

COOPI Cooperazione Internazionale

Job Level

Experienced (Non-Manager)

Location

Abuja

Specialization

Healthcare / Pharmaceutical

Job Type

Full-Time

Minimum Qualification

Degree

Preferred Years of Experience

3 - 5 years