- Job posted on: 17th Feb 2021
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DanChurchAid (DCA) established its first office in Cambodia in 1997 after having supported partners since its inception in 1979. DCA’s global strategies focuses on two sectors: ‘Fight Extreme Inequality’ supporting active citizenship and human rights work, and ‘Build Resilient Communities’ boosting right to food, sustainable livelihoods and climate change preparedness and response.
Enhancing the psychosocial health of Human Rights Defenders (HRDs) and their supporting organisations is essential to protecting and strengthening those championing rights in Cambodia. DCA is working with 9 partners on advancing rights in Cambodia. As part of the support provided to these partners and the HRDs they work with DCA is looking to provide psychosocial support and services to respond to their trauma and build their resilience.
To achieve this DCA will engage a two-pronged approach to enhancing the expertise and services of a minimum of two local organisations currently providing psychosocial care while also building the capacity of partners to incorporate psychosocial care and support into their organisation. The aim is to boost the availability of holistic wellbeing and psychotherapy in Cambodia whilst also addressing the issues of stress, burnout and their triggers for HRDs and the organisations who support them.
Given the needs outlined above, DCA Cambodia is recruiting a consultant with expertise in mental health and psychosocial support, trauma responses, stress management and wellness activities. The specific results are:
To improve the availability and provision of psychosocial and wellness services to HRDs and their supporting organizations in Cambodia
To build local capacity in service providers to meet the needs of HRDs, whilst providing those supports directly in the intervening period.
Regarding languages, the consultant must possess good written and verbal communication skills in English, with Khmer language skills highly regarded.
Tel: +61 4 7473 7806
E-mail: email@example.com, using the subject line: Consultant - Psychosocial Support enquiry via EthicalJobs.
A Request for Proposal is attached.