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Community Coordinator

Posted about 1 month ago by SEED Foundation
Location Duhok Job Type Contract
Sector NGO
Type of position:         Employment contract, full time or part time
Length of Contract:     12 months
 
Role of the Community Coordinator:
We are seeking to hire a Community Coordinator to work in our new program dedicated to improving access to and quality of MHPSS services for vulnerable and conflict-affected Iraqis, including survivors of torture, trafficking, GBV, those who are at risk of honor killing and LGBT individuals, people of minority religious and ethnic groups. Under this program, the Community Coordinator will conduct outreach and facilitate PSS activities in various locations throughout Dohuk governorate. The Community Coordinator will also coordinate a team of community mobilizers and other service providers conducting PSS activities, and may be asked to contribute to developing PSS interventions and associated materials, and providing training and supervision to staff in the implementation of PSS activities. The successful candidates must be compassionate, confident, diligent, trustworthy, and resourceful; experience working with internally displaced people, refugees, and/or survivors of SGBV is a plus. The Community Coordinator must be willing and interested to work with people of different religious, ethnic, cultural, educational, and socio-economic backgrounds.
We are seeking a full or part-time candidate to start immediately in Duhok, KRI. This position reports directly to the Program Manager.

 
Responsibilities:
  • Work as part of a mobile team alongside Case Managers and Psychologists serving  IDPs in camp and non-camp settings, primarily in Dohuk governorate.
  • Coordinate with community leaders and camp management to ensure access to target communities.
  • Provide outreach to community members and identify families and individuals in need of psychosocial support services that fit within SEED's target population.
  • Mobilize clients and community members into groups for PSS activities, as assigned by supervisor.
  • Facilitate PSS activities, including awareness-raising/education sessions and support groups focused on topics such as mental health, GBV prevention, parenting, life-skills, etc.
  • Coordinate a team of community mobilizers and other service providers conducting PSS activities.
  • As requested by SEED’s technical unit, contribute to development of PSS intervention curricula and associated materials.
  • As requested, provide training and supervision to staff in the implementation of PSS activities.
  • Collect monitoring and evaluation (M&E) data associated with PSS activities; compile and report on M&E data collected by other service providers. This includes ensuring taking attendance of participants and keeping hard/ soft copies of attendance sheets.
  • Maintain confidentiality and privacy of clients at all times.
  • Perform other duties as necessary, as assigned by supervisor.
 
Essential Requirements
  • Minimum 3 years of professional experience as a community coordinator, mobilizer, social worker, or case manager, preferably with IDPs or refugees, in an NGO.
  • Knowledge of psychosocial support activities, community outreach and mobilization, case management, and referral pathways.
  • Experience working with survivors of SGBV and other populations experiencing a lack of social protection and social inequalities.
  • University degree in social work, psychology or related field, a plus.
  • Counseling experience and/or experience providing psychological first aid a plus.
  • Strong belief in human rights and gender equality.
  • Good interpersonal skills including ability to gain trust and build relationships.
  • High standard of spoken and written Kurdish, Arabic, and English.
  • Good computer skills.
  • Ability to work in a stressful setting and adapt quickly to changing environment.
 
Key Values
  • Serve as a positive role model and SEED representative at all times.
  • Treat all people with respect regardless of age, gender, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, disability status, marital status  and ethnicity.
  • Work collaboratively with all colleagues.
  • Maintain a positive, cooperative attitude.

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About SEED Foundation: SEED Foundation (SEED) is a registered charity in Erbil, Iraq, whose mission is to promote Kurdistan Region’s (KRI) social, educational and economic development, Kurdish cult...

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