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Job title: Social Worker
Organisation: ABAAD – Resource Center for Gender Equality
Job type: National and local associations
Nationality: lebanese
Location: Beirut
Working area: Beirut, Mount Lebanon, North (Akkar), Bekaa (North, West and Central), and South
Job sector: Psychological Support and Counseling
Deadline: April 29, 2015
Job specifications

ABAAD – Resource Center for Gender Equality
Job  Vacancy | Eight  (8) Psychosocial Social Workers

1 year (renewable) | Immediate Recruitment (3 months probation)

JOB TITLE: Psychosocial Social Worker

ABAAD PURPOSE: ABAAD aims at achieving gender equality as an essential condition to sustainable social and economic development in the MENA region. ABAAD has a proven record in working in addressing GBV in emergency settings. “Ending Gender-Based Violence: towards standardization and strengthening quality of services and direct response” is an initiative aiming at reducing the risks of Gender-Based Violence (GBV) through women, boys and girls empowerment and improving the quality of multi-sectorial assistance for women and girls survivors or at risk of GBV among the host and Syrian refugee population.

JOB PURPOSE: The Psychosocial Social Worker is responsible for working within the Women and Girls Safe Space, tailoring the activities pertaining to psychosocial support (group activities such as info sessions, awareness session, emotional support groups, life-skills, art/drama therapy, adolescent girls targeted activities). The PSW is accountable for all the coordination with COM to ensure that selected activities answer to the local population’s needs. PSW will be based in the Women and Girls Safe Space Center to be established in Beirut, Mount Lebanon, North (Akkar), Bekaa (North, West and Central), and South.

REPORTING LINES: Post holder reports to: Prevention Officer and Safe Space Manager

Key responsabilites:


 I. Designing special programs related to psychosocial activities

- Assess the community needs for proper activities planning  in the safe spaces

- Maintain regular contact with GBV Case Manager and Community Outreach Mobilizers to asses needs

- Coordinate with Prevention Program Officer for advising on relative activities  

II. Psychosocial Activities

- Collaborate closely with other staff to organize psychosocial activities in the Women and Girls Safe Space

- Asses communities with psychosocial needs and make recommendations for the provision of psychosocial activities

- Design and roll-out weekly psycho-social activities inside the Women and Girls Safe Space

- Recommend the initiation of age appropriate and psychosocial activities for women and adolescent girls

- Liaise with consultants for organization of group psycho-social activities (such as art therapy, music therapy, mother and child activities…etc)

III. Coordination:

- Participate in weekly internal meetings with Prevention Program Officer and GBV Case Manager

- Gather feedback at the community level regarding ABAAD safe spaces program and share information with supervisor

- Coordinate with GBV Field WG on PSS activities with women and girls.

IV. Reporting to Program Prevention Officer

- Work closely with Prevention Program Officer on all issues related to psychosocial programs and activities to be conducted

- Write monthly reports pertaining to the activities being implemented.

V. Other:

- Respect for ABAAD Code of Conduct and its PSEA Policy

- Other duties as assigned by the supervisor

Key competencies:


- Degree in social work/ Psychosocial or related field

- Knowledge of GBV prevention and response

- Ability to design special programs related to Psychosocial activities

- Experience working directly with refugees and other groups

- Experience working directly with women and girls

- Strong communication and interpersonal skills

- Commitment to human rights, gender equality, non-discrimination

- Flexible pro-active attitude

- Ability to work well as an individual and in a team

- Ability to manage an unpredictable workload in a challenging environment

- Ability to work across socio-cultural and religious contexts

- Belief in ABAAD’s mission and vision

- Languages: Fluency in spoken and written Arabic, clear and concise reporting in English is strongly preferred. French is a plus

- Experience in managing  and training community volunteers

- Must be computer literate, including Microsoft Word and Excel.

Contract terms:

Interested candidates in this position should send their CV along with a cover letter, to and include the job title above in the email subject and cover letter by Wednesday, April 29th ,2015. Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


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