About Aid Gate Organization "AGO"
Aid Gate Organization (AGO) is an independent, nonpartisan, national organization whose history goes back to 2014 with the beginning of ISIL’s occupation in Iraq. Since 2014, AGO has been working untiringly to help Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), refugees, asylum seekers, returnees, and vulnerable host communities for the implementation of whole-of-community resilience-building measures in Iraq.
AGO’s is starting a project to enhance the capacity, resilience, and talents of children and youth affected by conflict art-based initiatives and protection services. The project will focus on children/youth in detention and in the community.
AGO is looking for Psychosocial support facilitators who facilitate social skills sessions with the youth with elements of forum theatre.
AGO expects its personnel to behavior in accordance with local culture and traditions. The incumbent assures the moral protection of the name of AGO and upholds in all circumstances the interests of the organization.
AGO intervenes without any affiliation to politics, religion, or financial profit. The incumbent will direct his or her activities and engagements without preoccupation of political, racial or religious affiliation.
- Implementation of activities
- Facilitate social competencies for peace sessions in detention and in the community, with elements of forum theatre.
- Facilitate an adolescent and youth committee at the reformatory school
- Evaluating performance and providing suitable feedback, balancing criticism with positivity and motivation;
- Assessing strengths and weaknesses in a participant's performance and identifying areas for further development;
- Adapting to the needs and interests of group or individual participants;
- Communicating instructions and commands using clear, simple language;
- Encouraging participants to gain and develop skills, knowledge and techniques;
- Regularly arrange assessment and ask the feedback
- Lead and support outreach activities including awareness-raising, focus group discussions, community gatherings, etc. Actively seek the participation of community members and encourage community-led and community-supported activities.
- Proactively promote the participation of all groups of population, including adolescents girls, children with disabilities, marginalized children in project activities.
- Resource Management, Reporting and data collection
- Ensure that the material and equipment are safe and appropriate. Communicate with line manager of any damage or disservice to AGO material.
- Ensure meticulous data collection on children’s/community membres’ attendance in the project, as required by the project rules, including the daily collection of registration froms at activities and the management of data.
- Effectively use community event planning and the community event report tools. Ensure appropriate storage and communication of relevant information.
- Community Mobilisation
- Regularly liaise with children and youth, parents and the community in order to promote understanding and acceptance of activities.
- Promotes awareness of peace and reintegration issues within the community
- Networking and Coordination
- Work collavoriatively with other staff.
- Under the supervision of the PM, network with local authorities and with the community. Represents AGO professionally and in accordance with his/her competencies.
- Participates in identifying new partnerships and collaboration opportunities to broaden the impact of activities (in agreement with and with support from his/her line manager).
- Child Safeguarding
- Support the PM in the identification of child protection issues and trends, and communicate these in a timely manner, and with utmost respect for confidentiality and dignity concerns.
- Ensure that timely and appropriate action is taken to mitigate child protection risks.
- Monitor the functionality and adequateness of feedback and complaint mechanisms, their safety and accessibility.
- Make sure that child safeguarding considerations are systematically taken into account in activity planning and implementation. Raises through appropriate channels of communication any child protection and child safeguarding concern that arises during the project period.
- Identify problem and bottlenecks associated with the delivery of the programme and timely inform the line manager, proactively participating to suggest solutions.
Required Competencies: This function requires the Personal, Social and Leadership Competencies (PSLC), Technical and Methodological Competencies (TMC) and Management and Strategic Competencies.
- Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field (social work, psychology, education, social sciences, etc.).
- Experience in theatre is an advantage.
- The ability to communicate effectively with children and adults, local authorities, and other partners, and express oneself in a clear and concise way.
- Good command of Arabic is required; English preferable
- Superior organizational skills, ability to prioritize, and to take initiative, with a result-oriented approach and positive attitude.
- Previous NGO experience, and especially Psyschosocial support or peace education experience, is a distinct advantage.
- Proficient capacity building skills and previous capacity building experience.
- Working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite (Outlook, Word, and Excel).
- Reliable to handle confidential and sensitive information.
- Excellent written and verbal communications skills, effective in representation and liaison with external parties.
- Ability to work in unstable, uncertain or potentially dangerous environments, independently and in a team.
- Strong cross-cultural communication and resilience skills.
- Excellent skills in organization, attention to detail, and time management.
- Ability to cope with stress, including working under pressure to meet deadlines.
- Ability to take initiative and adapt to changing circumstances and priorities.
- Commitment to and understanding of AGO’s vision, mission, values, and principles.
- Must be culturally and gender-sensitive both in personal interactions and communication.
- Understanding of the development and humanitarian contexts in Iraq. Knowledge of Iraqi’s regions would be an advantage.
Interested applicants must send their most recent:
- Cover Letter
To [email protected] , Subject line must read: Psychosocial Support Facilitator - Mosul | x1
- Applications not meeting the specified minimum requirements may not be considered
- The CVs received after the closing date may not be considered.
- Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview that may include a written test of communication and writing skills.
Due to the nature of AGO's work activities, AGO demand its employee to have the highest discretion and flexibility qualities. AGO can anytime according to the needs of his mission, and change the work location of his employee. AGO can at any time update tasks on this Job Description according to the evolution of the program or strategy changes. The above-listed tasks are not exhaustive, the employee can be asked to undertake other tasks by the employer according to the competencies, to work over settings time.
- Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
- Candidates are encouraged to apply early, as applications may be screened prior to the vacancy deadline.