PSS Animator / Facilitator

February 14, 2024
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Job Description

About World Vision International (WVI):

Embark on a rewarding journey with World Vision Afghanistan, a humanitarian organization committed to addressing the urgent needs of children and families since 2001. World Vision Afghanistan’s programs span health, nutrition, WASH, child protection, and education, empowering women through interfaith partnerships. Join us in building a better future for Afghan children and their communities.

Job Description: PSS Animator/Facilitator

Implementation of Project Activities:

  • Lead recreational and PSS activities in the CFS regularly.
  • Engage positively with children daily, ensuring their well-being.
  • Take attendance for each session and prepare weekly activity plans.
  • Integrate children with special needs into activities and refer them to relevant services if needed.
  • Respond to community members’ and parents’ inquiries about CFS/PSS activities.
  • Adhere to the Code of Conduct daily, both in CFS/PSS centers and the community.
  • Attend special information sessions for community members and parents.
  • Develop daily/weekly activity schedules for children or youth.
  • Ensure the safety of all children and youth.
  • Report supply/material needs to the child protection officer.
  • Establish good working relationships with community shuras and key project actors.
  • Facilitate safe and confidential referrals to other service providers.
  • Support information dissemination on protection, safeguarding, service access, and psychosocial support through home visits or service points.
  • Collaborate closely with staff and project teams, ensuring coordination, information sharing, and referrals.
  • Maintain confidentiality standards and report safeguarding concerns.

PSS and Recreational Activities:

  • Attend and actively participate in all WVI training sessions.
  • Maintain a minimum of 90% attendance in CFS sessions.
  • Keep accurate attendance records for each session.
  • Complete observations or weekly reports as requested.
  • Remain open to feedback from CFS Leaders and WVI staff.

Reporting and Administration:

  • Appraise staff performance in line with WV HR policy (Community Mobilizers).
  • Provide daily supervision of Community Mobilizers.
  • Prepare weekly and monthly reports for management.
  • Ensure timely reporting of activity reports to the child protection officer.
  • Prepare and implement weekly and daily plans.

Networking & Coordination:

Maintain strong working relationships with partner agencies and service providers.

Collaborate with protection/project teams, ensuring links between case management and other sectoral activities.

Participate in internal meetings and coordinate with other program/sector teams.


Adhere to WV Child and Adult Safeguarding policy and standards.

Follow WV accountability standards.

Be prepared to implement WV Afghanistan Humanitarian and Emergency Affairs plan in fragile contexts.

Job Requirements:

Required Professional Experience:

Minimum 1 year of experience in implementing protection or child protection programs in humanitarian settings.

Required Education, Training, License, Registration, and Certification:

12th Grade or Diploma in community development, psychology, social work, sociology, or other relevant social sciences.

Certification or courses in Protection, Child Protection, Gender-based Violence, International Humanitarian Law, PSS, and education.

Preferred Knowledge and Qualifications:

  • Prior experience in working with INGO is preferred.
  • Prefer male and female couples for this position.
  • Experience in fragile contexts and humanitarian response.
  • Experience in community mobilization and conducting outreach activities.
  • Experience in implementing programs with case management and psychosocial support components is desirable.
  • Basic knowledge of child protection principles and programming approaches.
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, and negotiation skills.
  • Knowledge of inter-agency Child Protection in Humanitarian Action tools, guidelines, and resources is an asset.
  • Fluent in local language (Dari); English skills desirable.
Submission Guideline:

The application closing date is 19-Feb-2024. Qualified applicants can apply through the online application form in the WV Career portal. Attach your CV and cover letter in the online system. Note that only applications through the online portal will be considered.

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