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Save the Children Italia Onlus

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Reggio Calabria

TITLE:  Psychosocial Officer

DUTY STATION: Reggio Calabria (mobile on Puglia)

ANNUAL SALARY GROSS: range €25.000 - €26.000


Level III: the post holder will have direct contact with children and/or young people, or access to personal data about children or young people, as part of his/her daily work; therefore specific formation and regular police checks will be mandatory for this post unless the content of the post changes, in which case the Child Safeguarding level should be reviewed.


The Psychosocial Officer works to strengthen the protection of migrant children (in family or unaccompanied) arriving by sea through the implementation and dissemination of  Psychological First Aid (PFA) and Child Safeguarding Policy (CSP) on the Southern border of Italy, under the coordination and supervision of the Psychosocial First Aid and Support Activities Coordinator.


Reports to: Psychosocial Coordinator

Staff reporting to this post: None


The  Psychosocial Officer  is part of a mobile team; he/she is responsible for achieving the project’s objectives settled by Save the Children Italy as part of the intervention implemented on the Southern border in the areas of disembarkation, hotspots, first aid centres and, in particular, to contribute to:

Project’s goals

  • Contribute to the early identification, assessment and referral of psychosocial needs (with a focus on trauma) of migrant children arriving by sea by using PFA tools and techniques;
  • Training of front line workers on PFA and CSP;
  • Contribute to the development and testing of information materials on psychosocial aid and services for the effective protection of migrant children;
  • Disseminate the information materials developed on psychosocial aid and services for the effective protection of migrant children;
  • Contribute to the development of Child Safeguarding Policies in 15 first reception centres and facilities and children’s homes.



  • Contribute to data updates and the production of weekly reports (quantitative and qualitative) on the activities carried out;
  • Responsible for the preparation of reports on the activities undertaken and the outputs achieved (quantitative and qualitative), in collaboration with the project’s team.
  • Reports on CSP case following Save the Children Italy general CSP’s procedures.



  • He/she communicates and actively collaborates with the Psychosocial Coordinator and all the components of the team;
  • He/she collaborates, when necessary, with the rest of SCIT staff to facilitate the achievement of project’s objectives.

BEHAVIOURS (Values in Practice):


  • Self accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values;
  • Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities - giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved;


  • Sets ambitious and challenging goals for his/herself and the team, takes responsibility for his/her own personal development and encourages the team to do the same;
  • Widely shares his/her personal vision of Save the Children, engages and motivates others;
  • Future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale;


  • Builds and maintains effective relationships, with the team, colleagues and partners;
  • Values diversity as a source of competitive strength;


  • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions;


  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates highest levels of integrity.


  • Psychological Degree;
  • Master or PhD in PTSD area (preferable);
  • At least 3 years of experience in the same/similar role in another organization or association;
  • Proven predisposition for the development of PFA activities;
  • Excellent communication and listening skills, capacity to build relationships with children of foreign origin;
  • Strong aptitude to teamwork and flexibility; dynamic and proactive attitude
  • Excellent and proven ability to adapt to difficult, challenging and stressful situations;
  • Good organizational skills and capacity to work independently, if necessary and/or required;
  • Integrity, professionalism and expertise in processing reports and questionnaires;
  • Driving license B;
  • Available to travel throughout the Country;
  • Good knowledge of the Children and Human Rights positively evaluated.


  • Mother tongue or excellent knowledge of at least one of the following languages: Arabic or Tigrinya or Somali or Pidgin, and other African languages;
  • Good knowledge of  written and spoken English;
  • Knowledge (even basic) of French and/or Arabic (preferable);
  • Capable with Microsoft Office.


Equal Opportunities:

The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI Equal Opportunities and Diversity policies and procedures.




Banca Popolare Etica
VIS - Volontariato Internazionale per lo Sviluppo
IBAN IT70F0501803200000000520000

Conto Corrente Postale
VIS - Volontariato Internazionale per lo Sviluppo
ccp 88182001