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About Cesvi

Cesvi is a secular and independent association founded in Italy in 1985 that works for global solidarity and the ideal of social justice through humanitarian development actions. The very name CESVI, Cooperazione e Sviluppo (Cooperation and Development), expresses its philosophy of action, based on promoting the protagonism of its beneficiaries in favor of their own progress, so that international aid is not reduced to a temporary action. beneficial, but rather promotes authentic sustainable development of the most needy populations.

Cesvi in ​​Venezuela

Since 2019, Cesvi has been working in Venezuela with initiatives in the field of protection of children, adolescent girls and women in highly vulnerable conditions, including survivors of sexual abuse and exploitation. Starting in 2021, Cesvi began to implement projects financed by the Country Humanitarian Fund in communities in Caracas.

During 2022, Cesvi will implement the project “Multi-sector humanitarian assistance to address the urgent needs of the most vulnerable people in Venezuela” which aims to strengthen the availability of protection, primary health and humanitarian assistance services to the most vulnerable people and communities affected. because of the crisis. Cesvi will develop its activities in the State of Zulia, based in Maracaibo.

To meet these objectives, the formation of a high-level technical team capable of providing effective responses to the populations served during case management is required; To this end, Cesvi is looking for a clinical psychologist for children and adolescents to guide and implement action plans aimed at providing a timely and effective psychosocial response to children and adolescents at risk of protection.

Objective of the position: Responsible for the correct planning, execution and evaluation of individual care programs, especially with the NNA child population. Emphasis on attention to cases of human trafficking and people in vulnerable situations and/or at risk of protection. Works under the supervision of the Zulia Operations Manager and in collaboration with other team members for the correct implementation of actions framed in the project.

Description of functions:

Psychological attention

  • Design, document and implement a protocol for psychosocial care for children and adolescents at risk of protection, especially victims of VdT human trafficking.
  • Provide psychological first aid to people in emergency situations or when required, especially with emphasis on children and adolescents.
  • Provide psychosocial care services in the modality that adapts to the context (in-person or remote) to the project’s target population.
  • Support the process of design and facilitation of personal empowerment, self-care, resilience and other workshops aimed at children and adolescents.
  • Promote the mental health and psychosocial well-being of the people assisted within the framework of case management.
  • Update the databases of project beneficiaries in the formats established for this purpose with their respective monitoring (Excel and Online).
  • Maintain the confidentiality of data linked to the cases received, as well as ensure that they are stored securely.

Case Management

  • Support the children and adolescents who are beneficiaries of the project in understanding and respecting the internal regulations to be able to access the service.
  • In close collaboration with other members of the Cesvi team, develops the protocol for case management and routes that guarantee access to basic services for children and adolescents who are victims of TDP, in the PHC area.
  • Assist in the identification and planning of exit strategies and intervention plans, aimed at the beneficiary population, in the area of ​​their competence.
  • Collaborate closely with the team in collecting the information necessary for case management (intake form, referral form, individual care plans, follow-up reports and other documents useful for case management).
  • Guide, advise and accompany the beneficiary population of the project throughout the process of assistance and connection to possible support networks or territorial services.
  • Support and monitor case management in coordination with local authorities and protection networks in the PHC area.
  • Support in the articulation and activation of institutional offer routes and in the referral of cases to specialized services provided by local actors.

Support to the Cesvi team

  • Train the Cesvi team to provide emotional first aid to vulnerable children and adolescents.
  • Guide the Cesvi team and partners when required in the initial identification of cases in the field, which are the subject of psychosocial and mental health care.


  • Prepare statistical and/or management reports according to requirements.
  • Write and submit weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual reports.
  • Support in the monitoring and follow-up of care and activities to meet the program’s indicator goals.
  • Participate in team and supervision meetings either remotely or in person depending on the context.
  • Participate in the training and exchange of experiences processes to which you are invited.
  • The other functions that are assigned by your immediate superior and that are related to the nature of the position.

Essential attributes


University degree in Psychology with specialization or specific experience in clinical psychology, especially children and adolescents.

Knowledge and experience:

  • Demonstrated experience of at least three years working in activities caring for people in vulnerable situations, especially with children and adolescents.
  • Experience in psychosocial care for people who are victims of PDD.
  • Knowledge of the regulatory framework on care for victims of PDD, care routes, accessibility to services.
  • Knowledge of techniques and care tools in psychosocial first aid, brief psychotherapy, among others.


  • Capacity for synthetic and structured written expression.
  • Proactive and proactive attitude.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision in a culturally diverse team.
  • Ability to develop productive working relationships with colleagues, partners, local authorities and other stakeholders.
  • Ease of working with communities in complex social contexts.
  • Solid command of Microsoft Office Package. (Will be assessed in technical test)
  • Use of information management tools on the web and computer science domain.

Preferred Attributes

  • Work experience in the humanitarian context.
  • Experience in executing activities in territories with complex contexts and limited resources
  • Knowledge of the Venezuelan crisis, migration and displacement.
  • Knowledge of the project cycle.
  • Knowledge of the Humanitarian Structure in the country.

The position is exclusive for people who are Venezuelan or have valid documentation to work in the country.


  • Location: Venezuela Edo. Zulia, Maracaibo
  • Contract duration: Until September 19, 2024, includes one (1) month trial.
  • Expected start date: 5/27/2024
  • Availability: Immediate

How to apply

Applicants must send:

Updated CV (maximum three pages)

Cover letter, including salary expectation (maximum two pages).

To the address: [email protected], with the object “ Clinical Psychologist NNA – Zulia ”. Emails with objects or documents other than those indicated will not be taken into account.

Applications close at 12:00 pm on 05/17/2024 .

Please refrain from applying if your profile does not fit the essential attributes requested for this role. The pre-selected candidates will be called for a technical test.

For more information about Cesvi, visit our website

Cesvi has a zero-tolerance approach to any harm or exploitation of a child or vulnerable adult by any of our employees, related parties or partners.

Cesvi’s commitment to being a safe organization begins with the staff recruitment process, which includes meticulous checks, such as criminal record checks or checking the disclosure of previous convictions, to ensure the protection of children and people vulnerable and prevent abuse. Security controls are part of the performance of the selection process.