QUALIFICATIONS AND JOB DESCRIPTION
Position Name: Recreational Psychosocial Support Trainer (x 2)
Duty Station: Çorum, Türkiye
Duration: Date to hire- August 31, 2020 (with possible extension)
Applicaton Closing Date: September 26, 2019
RET Turkey works on bridging the gap between humanitarian and development assistance, focusing primarily on vulnerable and marginalised youth residing within country. RET envisions a world in which vulnerable young people overcome multidimensional adversities and are capacitated to lead their own journey towards rebuilding more resilient and peaceful communities. To achieve this goal, RET relies on two decades of experience bridging humanitarian and developmental approaches to act efficiently within our main areas of interventions.
Towards that end, RET has invested in designing evidence-based cross-cutting assistance interventions that aim, among other things, at:
- Countering the marginalisation of vulnerable adolescents by endorsing“a gender-balanced approach”to youth agency pillared around: (i) cultivating leadership congruent with fostering youth peace ambassadorship; (ii) designing and administering technical and vocational capacity building modules conducive to economic integration; and (iii) supporting youth resilience and socio-educational programming (including basic education), as a conduit for conflict transformation and sustainable peace building.
- Responding to the lack of conflict mitigation mechanisms by building “cross-cultural bridges” between host and displaced communities through: (i) creating platforms for inter-communal and cross-generational dialogue and confidence building; and (ii) promoting youth civic empowerment, peer-to-peer mentoring and anti- violence advocacy initiatives that encourage social cohesion and bolster community resilience; and
- Preventing violent extremism through the: (i) promotion of democratic values and practices via educational programming and learning for responsible citizenship; and (ii) provisioning of psychosocial support and counselling.
Since 2014, RET Turkey has been amongst the forefront responders to Syrian crisis, reaching out to over 200’000 beneficiaries, whilst implementing a broad range of interventions, in the fields of: (i) Education; (ii) Community-Based Protection, (iii) Child Protection; (iv) Livelihoods & Self-Reliance; (v) Social Cohesion; (vi) Youth Empowerment; and (vii) Institutional Strengthening /Capacity Building of local and public partners. RET' s mission is to alleviate suffering and catalyzes sustainable development, in crises, conflicts and fragile contexts.
Recreational PSS Trainer Duties and Responsibilities
- Facilitate recreational activity programme of RET in safe spaces.
- Plan, organize and implement psychosocially structured recreational activities such as Music and Drawing
- Follow up attendance and all other documents of the beneficiaries and submit them to the Protection Coordinator
- Plan and implement an output such as a small project, show or exhibition from each activity that will also contribute to the psychosocial wellbeing of the participants and community.
- To prepare weekly and monthly activity reports
- Develop new activities in accordance with the needs and interest of the beneficiaries in close collaboration with the Protection Coordinator
- Work in close collaboration with Psychosocial Counsellors, Protection Assistants and Legal Counsellor to ensure effective referrals
This Job Description only serves as a guide for the position available. RET reserves the right to change this document.
Does RET follow an equal opportunities policy, for example concerning gender, race, ethnic origin, age, etc?
It is the mission of RET to provide equal access and opportunities for all. In fact, RET focuses particularly on promoting the advancement of female youth in vulnerable situations and cultures that typically may steer young women into early marriages, housekeeping chores, prostitution, and trafficking. Our staff worldwide are particularly multicultural, in both HQ and in the field. We employ mostly local staff on the ground, with as few international expatriate staff as possible.
Profile & Skills
- At least a Bachelor Degree in subjects related to sports, fine arts; and/or advance training in these subjects coupled with substantial working experience
- At least 2 years of training experience, preferably experience working directly with women and girls.
- Substantial experience in Protection, both overall Protection and in Gender Based Violence, including in conflict settings and with IDPs and refugees.
- Prior experience in working with refugees is an asset.
- Strong organizational and interpersonal skills
- Good knowledge and understanding of Humanitarian Principles and Protection frameworks, tools, and minimum standards.
- Excellent spoken and written language skills in Turkish is required; knowledge of Arabic and/or Pashto/Dari is an asset.
Note: Due to the urgency to fill this post, RET reserves the right to review the CVs on a rolling basis and selected candidates may be interviewed prior to the closing dates listed, therefore early applications are encouraged. RET is not in a position to respond to every applicant individually due to the anticipated high number of applications. Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted for the first interview.