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Programme Development Advisor Psychosocial Support and Child Protection

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Programme Development Advisor Psychosocial Support and Child Protection

From14-03-2017 Locationna Hoursna Educationna

Objective of the job


The PDA-PSS CP is responsible for the development, coordination and support of PSS and CP programming within WCH Lebanon. The PDA-PSS CP ensures the quality of the WCH PSS CP Lebanon programme, methodologies and monitoring & evaluation.


Position within the organisation


The PDA-PSS CP is part of the Programme Development Department and reports directly to the Country Director. She/he works closely with other advisors and specialists within the region, the organization, with the PDA Education, PMs and PCs.


Result areas


  1. 1.      Capacity building on child protection and psychosocial programming


  • Train, coach and provide continued support to the project staff and local implementing partners in order to build their capacity on psychosocial Support and child protection in emergencies activities (Psychological First Aid, community based psychosocial support interventions, safe identification and referral, life skills DEALS methodology, community mobilization and awareness raising on child protection, case management).
  • Ensure quality implementation of WCH programs child protection and psychosocial components through continuous liaison with implementing partners on the ground.


  1. 2.      Developing PSS and CP programme, methodologies, standards and tools


  • Gathers relevant information to inform programme development
  • Rolls out standards, methods and tools relevant to the country programme, including PSS and CP M&E methods and tools
  • Leads development of PSS and CP programmes, tools and checklists
  • Defines PSS and CP programming standards
  • Ensures that WCH methods and standards for the implementation of PSS and CP programmes are developed/revised and remain up to date based on WCH programming practice and international standards and guidelines
  • Contributes to creating oversight of the quality of PSS and CP programmes in Lebanon: status, methods used and results achieved;
  • Contributes to the strategic development, annual plan, proposals, reports and evaluations



3. Child Safety

  • Coordinates all CS aspects within the country programme, including revisions, trainings and roll out of the CS policy;
  • Assures a reporting system is in place for child safety concerns identified within the organization  and implementing partners, at all levels in full confidentiality and best interest of the child;
  • Provides support to staff on identifying and reporting child safety concerns, both inside and outside the organization;
  • Assures the assignment of Child Safety focal points and regular follow up;
  • Ensures staff receives regular child safety sessions;
  • Promotes a culture of openness and transparency among staff in discussing child safety concerns through regular meetings and maintaining confidentiality;


4. Coordination and representation 


  • Liaises regularly with other PDAs
  • Ensures that PSS and CP programmes connect with other WCH areas of work
  • Ensures use of uniform methods, tools and forms in activities, training and PME.
  • Represents WCH externally, in relevant platforms/networks focused on PSS and CP themes
  • Supports the identification and packaging of PSS and CP advocacy issues


Your profile

  • Relevant academic background (Psychology, Child Protection, Social Sciences, Social Development);
  • Knowledge of psychosocial intervention and child protection programs within an humanitarian / emergency setting and well versed on Child Protection in Emergencies and Psychosocial in Emergencies interagency standards/guidelines;
  • Knowledge of youth empowerment, participation, child development and child rights;
  • Knowledge of quantitative and qualitative monitoring & evaluation tools;
  • Minimum 3 years of field experience in psychosocial intervention and child protection programs in (post) conflict situations with an international non-governmental organization is a must;
  • Working experience in the Middle East is strongly preferred;
  • Proven experience in training, coaching and supervision;
  • Strong reporting skills;
  • Able to quickly identify needs / gaps and work towards solutions;
  • Good analytical and problem solving skills;
  • Fluent in Arabic and in English.
  • Willingness to travel to other countries in the region.
  • Experience in remote capacity building is a plus.



The safety of children is essential to War Child. War Child does not tolerate or accept any form of abuse. 
This subject is addressed in our recruitment and selection procedures.

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