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Intercommunity Development Social Organization (IDS) is recruiting for contract PSS Facilitator.

Job Details

Intercommunity Development Social Organization is a voluntary non-governmental organisation with a mission to facilitate sustainable development program to improve on the living conditions of vulnerable women, youths, children and other minority groups in the society through peace building, socio-economic empowerment, Education, Health and promotion of democracy, justice and equity in Nigerian.

We are recruiting to fill in the position below:

Job Title: PSS Facilitator

Location: Damboa, Borno 
Slot: 8 Openings
Duration: 7 months

Role Purpose

  • This position is Reporting to the Case Worker, the main purpose of the position is to carry out an array of age and gender appropriate psychosocial support activities for the most vulnerable and at-risk children, adolescents and caregivers with respect to their culture and contextual sensitivities.

Position Summary

  • The PSS Facilitator has the knowledge and practical skills to carry out focused psychosocial support activities with children at high risk of vulnerability. Focused PSS activities will be carried out in line with individual organization and interagency guidelines.
  • The intention of this position is to build the resilience of Most Vulnerable children through Psychosocial Support activities.
  • The Facilitator implements the activities in a manner that leaves considerable positive impact on children.

Key Areas of Accountability

  • Ensure that CFS registration and attendance are done properly.
  • Ensure Regular CFS activities according to schedule (recreational and gender and age sensitive life skills discussions)
  • Ensure Operation of Child Help Desk (CHD) session and also facilitate CFS activities.
  • Ensure Counselling sessions to children (with register and individual files)
  • Referral of more severe cases to case workers
  • Ensure that children are not exposed to any form of harm or stress during the activity and that they feel safe and respected.
  • Work with the IDS Field Manager to ensure that all financial activities conducted in camps are properly documented in line with Donor procedures and organization policies.
  • Ensure all documentation, reports, and records are maintained per agreed procedure, and information is provided on community activities as required.
  • Maintain documentation and Child Protection Information Management System (CPIMS) at the community/state office level.
  • Facilitate mentoring and coaching of case workers on various topics, as outlined in the implementation plan.
  • Maintain documentation and Child Protection Information Management System (CPIMS) at the community/state office level.
  • Must adhere to the organization policies and reporting standards.
  • Write and submit weekly activity reports.
  • Facilitate mentoring and coaching of case workers on various topics, as outlined in the implementation plan.
  • Ensure all cases are case managed with confidentiality clause adhered to.
  • Facilitate mentoring and coaching of case workers on various topics, as outlined in the implementation plan.


    Job Requirements

    Min Required Experience:

    1 year(s)

    Min Qualification:

    Bachelor's Degree/HND

    Desired Courses:

    Not Specified

    Other Requirements:

    Job Requirements and Competency

    • Strong multi-tasking and organizational skills.
    • Ability to be flexible and adaptable to changing priorities.
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
    • Ability to analyze and solve problems
    • Ability to manage conflict and resolve complaints
    • Proficiency in using Micro-soft office package.
    • Knowledge of sexual and gender-based violence/domestic violence and sexual assault/abuse issues and solutions.
    • Understanding of challenges facing Internally Displaced Persons in the region
    • Experience working with young people, preferably most vulnerable (experience working with Internally Displaced children will be a plus).
    • Demonstrated ability to handle confidential and sensitive information.
    • Knowledge of theories of human behavior and ability to apply in assessment and planning.
    • Knowledge of risk assessments; counseling skills, child abuse standards, child welfare legislation and regulations.
    • Ability to work as an integral member of a team and work with little or no supervision as may be required.
    • Ability to follow direction and work effectively under pressure.
    • Good planning, organisation, problem-solving, decision-making and liaison skills.
    • Ability to collaborate with other resource persons and facility.
    • Ability to withstand stressful situations that may arise as a result of challenging work environment.

    Qualifications Required

    • Minimal Diploma in a Social Development related field, (Social Worker, Psychology, Sociology, Specialized Education).
    • At least 0 to 1 years' experience working with children and preferably high-risk children and/or refugee/ vulnerable population
    • Knowledge in Child Protection.
    • Strong facilitation and organizational skills;
    • Motivated-and ability to work in a team.
    • Language Requirements:Fluency in English, Hausa and Kanuri is required.

    Application Closing Date
    12th March, 2019.

    How to Apply
    Interested and qualified candidates should send their Cover Letter with a detailed Resume as one document in Word or PDF to: indicating position being applied for as the subject of the application e.g. PSS Facilitator.


    • The position must be clearly indicated on the application.
    • All applicants will be subject to IDS Safeguarding Policy and reference checking process.
    • Only candidates who meet the selection criteria will be contacted.

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