About the project
As part of the Socio-Economic Justice Initiative- MAAN’s strategy to ensure justice and accountability, MAAN is going to produce a documentation book in the memory of the Beirut Port explosion victims. The memorial book will include testimonials from various individuals who were affected by the explosion: those who lost peers, those who were injured, and those who were displaced. The main objective behind this documentary is to keep the memory of the victims alive in order to seek justice and accountability and holding the authorities responsible. Justice and accountability are the core of this Project.
Using MAAN’s extensive local and international experience in human rights and transitional justice, we will be documenting victims' stories objectively and accurately based on qualitative and quantitative data. Memorialization projects contribute to broader truth-telling and justice seeking processes. To seek justice is to demand accountability for those who are responsible towards the victims. It is imperative to keep pushing for accountability, in order not to let the spilled blood go to waste.
Duties and responsibilities
MAAN is looking for a psycho-social expert to meet with the family members of the Beirut port explosion victims and to collect their testimonials. The psycho-social expert is mainly tasked with conducting face-to-face interviews with members of the families of the Beirut explosion victims. The Psycho-Social Expert will be required to perform the following tasks:
●Support the mapping effort undertaken by the team
●Conduct field visits to the families of the victims
●Document case stories and collect photos and supporting documents
●Work in accordance to the highest ethical standards (informed consent, confidentiality of data, security of data, etc.).
●Provide psycho-social support to the families of the victims
●Conduct PSS sessions and one to one psychosocial support sessions when needed
●Identify cases needed psycho-social support and refer them to specialists.
●Follow up on their situation accordingly
●Build a good and strong relation with victims family
●Promote of the accountability component
●Identify with the family one representative for the families coalition
●Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, journalism or any related field. Master’s degree is a plus
●Minimum 3 years of experience in providing case management and case reporting
●Great communication skills
●Fluency in Arabic, good knowledge of English is required.
October 4, 2020
Expected start date:
October 12, 2020