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Safe Haven Coordinator

ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT

The Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) is an international non-governmental organisation with a mission to accompany, serve, and advocate for the rights of refugees and forcibly displaced people.  The organisation was founded in November 1980 and has a presence in over 50 countries. JRS undertakes services at national and regional levels with the support and guidance of an international office in Rome. The style of JRS service is human and spiritual, working in situations of greatest need, seeking the long-term wellbeing of refugees and displaced persons, while not neglecting their immediate or urgent needs. JRS offers opportunities to a wide variety of staff, local and international, while maintaining a realistic and localised scheme of salary/stipend, insurance, etc.


OPERATIONAL CONTEXT/ROLE

The Safe Haven coordinator is the overall responsible person for the JRS protection centre (Safe Haven) in Kakuma. Under the direction and supervision of the Kakuma Project Director, takes responsibility for the administration and management of the protection centre called Safe Haven for the Survivors of Gender Based Violence in Kakuma refugee camp.

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Appel d'offres
Basic Mental Health & Psychosocial Support Trainer

JRS MISSION

JRS is an organization of the Catholic Church, in particular of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) and is a collaborative venture between the laity and the religious. Jesuit Refugee Service is involved in a service to refugees, IDPs and other forcibly displaced persons, through personal presence. The service that JRS offers is direct and human, and often exposed to the sufferings and limitations of refugee life.
JRS Project located in Maban County in Upper Nile, North of South Sudan started in 2013. The project focuses on education and psychosocial support, to the most vulnerable groups who face greatest challenges and whose situation has been aggravated by displacement and war conditions.

PSYCHOSOCIAL PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Psychosocial needs of the general population and particularly of Persons with Specific Needs (PSNs) remain largely unaddressed both in the refugee camps and among the host community members. Up to date agencies present in Maban struggle to develop a strong, comprehensive, solid and effective psychosocial support program in the refugee camps, even more so in the host community. Psychosocial care is somehow a place both/neither fully under health, and/or community services, and/or protection. Consequently, there is still a weak follow up of individual cases and referral process, and most extreme cases receive no consistent support. Women Headed households are often at great risk of SGBV.

Psychosocial support for refugees and host community:

  •     Support to PSNs
  •     Community counselling, support groups
  •     Awareness raising campaigns
  •     Day care center for children with disabilities
  •     Skills training for women
  •     Youth empowerment program
  •     Formation
  •     Peace clubs
  •     Recreation and sports


JRS has identified and is visiting regularly at home more than 1,000 PSN in Doro camp and nearby host community , noting a large number of mental health cases remain unattended to due to cultural beliefs, poor knowledge among community members on mental health and fear to seek services in the health facilities.
 
JRS intends to empower its home visitors, other agencies’ staff and community members with basic knowledge on mental health and psychosocial support to allow them offer better focused peer psychosocial support to their own community members.

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