Psychosocial – Social Emotional Learning Specialist

Psychosocial – Social Emotional Learning Specialist

Creative Associates International

Istanbul, Turkey

Project Summary:

The Department of State’s Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs (NEA) one-year Supporting Moderate Education in Syria will focus on increasing equitable access to educational opportunities; assist youth in overcoming fear and personal security concerns through psychosocial support; strengthen the capacity of education directorates and other education actors (including teachers) to deliver education services; promote a unified education system in Syria; support moderate, secular, inclusive and safe education; and provide safe and adequate school structures for children.

Position Summary:

The Psychosocial – Social Emotional Learning Specialist provides overall technical oversight and guidance to the project’s support to school communities (students grades 1-12, teachers, parents and other community members).

Reporting & Supervision:

This position reports to the Deputy Chief of Party.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Leads the review and contextualization PSS materials currently in use in Syria.
  • Leads the design of SEL materials for both training and classroom use.
  • Liaises with relevant Education Directorates and local community-based organizations to support PSS-SEL teaching and learning activities in schools.

Required Skills & Qualifications:

  • A minimum of a Master’s in Education or a related field (Doctorate or PhD preferred) with an emphasis on measuring PSS/SEL interventions, and a minimum of 4 years of experience working in education.
  • In depth knowledge of addressing trauma and developing referral pathways.
  • Understanding of the development and education issues in Syria.
  • Fluency in spoken and written English and Modern Standard Arabic.

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