Wchan Organization for Victims of Human Rights Violations

Psychosocial Support Assistant (PSS)

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Job Overview

Position name:  Psychosocial Support Assistant

Duty station:  Qushtapa refugee camp, Erbil city and urban areas refugees living in. Protection Assistance and Reintegration Centre (PARC) in Baherka, Other stations as required.

Reporting to:  PSS team / CB MPHSS Team leader

Contract Duration: 10 Months with possibility of extension.

Advertising Date:  22 February 2024

Deadline for Applying: 28 February 2024

Note: Only male candidates can apply for this position.


Summary of Position:

The PSS assistant is responsible for implement psychosocial support (PSS) activities for individuals or communities affected by crisis or emergency situations. Work under the supervision of a PSS team leader and collaborate closely with other members of the team.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Conduct assessments: Conduct initial and ongoing assessments of the psychosocial needs of individuals or communities affected by crisis or emergency situations.
  • Plan and implement PSS activities: Develop and implement culturally appropriate PSS activities, such as group sessions, individual counselling, recreational activities, and community events, based on the identified needs and interests of the beneficiaries.
  • Monitor and evaluate: Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of PSS activities using tools such as pre-and post-tests, focus group discussions, and individual feedback, and make recommendations for improvement.
  • Maintain documentation: Maintain accurate and up-to-date documentation of PSS activities, including attendance records, session plans, and progress reports.
  • Coordinate with other stakeholders: Collaborate with other stakeholders, such as local authorities, community leaders, and other humanitarian organizations, to ensure the coordination and coherence of PSS activities.
  • Ensure the safety and well-being of beneficiaries: Ensure the safety and well-being of beneficiaries during PSS activities, including adherence to PSEA and other safeguarding policies and procedures. 


  • Bachelor’s degree in social work, psychology, or related field, with a focus on mental health and psychosocial support.
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in delivering psychosocial support services, preferably in a humanitarian or development context.
  • Strong communication, interpersonal, and team-building skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Knowledge of psychosocial support theories and best practices.
  • Familiarity with PSEA policies and procedures.
  • Fluent in Arabic and Kurdish (written and spoken); knowledge of other languages relevant to the humanitarian context is an asset.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications.

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