Terre des hommes Romania is recruiting Psychologists for the emergency response for the refugees’ crisis, in Romania. The ideal candidate has experience in psychological support interventions, child protection, emergency interventions, social protection.
If you are looking for a meaningful job that will make a lasting impact on the lives of children, we want to meet you.
Ukrainian nationals who are affected by war are encouraged to apply.
Send your application as soon as possible. The job remains open until positions are filled.
WHAT WE DO IN EUROPE AND ROMANIA
Terre des hommes (Tdh) is the leading Swiss child relief agency. Founded in 1960, we are committed to improving the lives of millions of the world's most vulnerable children. Through our innovative protection and health projects, we provide assistance to over three million children and their families in almost forty countries each year. In Europe, Tdh intervenes directly or indirectly in many countries, relying on teams based in Budapest, Albania, Greece, Kosovo, Romania, Moldova and Ukraine.
To respond to the refugee crisis, Terre des hommes (Tdh) is deploying fixed and mobile teams to transit, reception, and refugee centers in Bucharest to provide essential child protection, psychological support, information and referral services to children, youth, mothers, and other vulnerable people who have been displaced from Ukraine. Tdh will also deliver capacity-building services to local service providers and community and volunteer groups on child protection, safeguarding, trafficking risks and similar needs. In addition, Tdh is planning to distribute kits (hygiene kits, dignity kits etc.) based on necessities to address immediate and basic needs.
The Psychologist supports Tdh mental health and psychosocial support interventions (MHPSS) in all stages of case management activities for Unaccompanied Minors, assessment, planning, implementation, follow up and review, and closure of cases. They provide MHPSS technical advice, and also design and implement focused and non-focused PSS activities which respond to identified needs of the unaccompanied children that are crossing the border from Ukraine.
- Support with MHPSS needs assessments of the target population.
- Support efforts to map and identify external mental health and PSS services for referrals.
- Provides input into the design of relevant MHPSS response strategies and interventions to strengthen MHPSS service delivery.
- Keep social workers informed of relevant referral pathways for MHPSS cases.
- Support interventions to train and mentor caregivers, case workers and interpreters to run non-specialised PSS activities.
- Deliver individual and group PSS activities which address identified needs and incorporate appropriate mental health approaches for minors and adults affected by the crisis; including but not limited to psycho-education and mental health awareness.
- Ensure that activities are delivered in line with international human rights and Romanian Law.
- Ensure that activities are implemented in line Tdh’s Standard Operation Procedures and documentation requirements, adhere to the fundamental principles of Interagency Standing Committee MHPSS Guidelines (e.g. Do No Harm, Multi-layered supports, confidentiality & data protection, coordination)
- Support social workers during activities as requested (e.g. assessment, case planning, referral, follow up, case conferences, etc.).
- Accompany target population members to public services and external actors if required
- University degree in Psychology
- Minimum 2 years of experience in similar position in the field
- Previous experience in working with children
- Preferably experience of working in a large international organization; experience in NGOs or in social enterprises would be an asset
- Excellent communication skills; proficiency in spoken and written Romanian/ English or Russian /Ukrainian languages
- Flexibility, availability, and adaptability
Qualified applicants are encouraged to submit their CV and motivation in English to email@example.com
Please include “Psychologist, your name and surname” in the subject line of the application email.
Child Safeguarding Policy:
To commit to respect Tdh Risk Management Policies including: Child Safeguarding Policy, Safety and Security Policy and Anti-Fraud/Corruption Policy, Whistle Blowing Policy.
By sending your application, you agree that your personal data will be used in the recruitment process. All the documents we will request in different steps of the recruitment process will only be used for this purpose. All staff involved in recruitment and selection are aware that data protection rules apply and that personal information will be treated confidentially. According to our policy, we will keep your application documents for the period of the recruitment only.
Due to an anticipated high number of applications, Tdh is not able to respond to every applicant individually. Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted for the first interview.