The Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Officer will oversee all MHPSS programming for the country’s response and will manage the MHPSS team as well as monitor IMC’s partnership with local partners for the implementation of various MHPSS projects.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function with or without reasonable accommodation. The duties and responsibilities listed are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all inclusive.
Coordinate the MHPSS programming for the country, including strategy development and monitoring of multiple projects.
Field team will receive regular clinical/counseling supervision in case by case.
Manage the MHPSS team in field and support with team building
Closely coordinate with MHPSS coordinator and contribute for the MHPSS programming including strategy development and monitoring of the project
Closely work with local NGO partner(s) and relevant government focal points for the implementation and monitoring of MHPSS projects
Provide continual technical guidance and support for MHPSS-related trainings and supervision as needed under the guidance of MHPSS Coordinator
Prepare and implement a Training of Trainers (ToT) program on PFA and other relevant topics and support national trainers to roll out trainings
Support the development of MHPSS referral pathways with partner NGO(s) and external service providers to strengthen links to available MHPSS- and Protection-related services
In collaboration with local partners, engage community leaders, community-based organizations, and other service providers in supporting beneficiaries to access MHPSS services as well as ensuring their feedback for quality monitoring and accountability
Lead the development of MHPSS-related IEC materials Including translation in dari
Oversee monitoring and evaluation of MHPSS programming, and development of M&E tools and collection and analysis of program data
Prepare MHPSS reporting on a regular basis.
Work closely with support departments to support program administration and the logistical implementation of activities in program sites
Coordinate regularly with other teams, including Medical and Nutrition, for integrated approach to activities and trainings
Mainstream MHPSS within IMC across sectors, and with partners and service providers
Participate in MHPSS coordination meetings for information sharing, collaboration with partners, referral mechanisms, and advocacy for best practices and IASC MHPSS guidelines.
The duties and responsibilities listed are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all inclusive.
International Medical Corps (IMC) is a global humanitarian nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training and relief programs. IMC is carrying out medical relief services in several provinces of Afghanistan.
The qualified candidate will be a mental health professional (clinical, counseling psychologist, clinical social worker with experience in MHPSS program coordination
Minimum of 4 years of professional experience coordinating MHPSS projects in humanitarian settings
Knowledgeable in and experience following IASC Guidelines on MHPSS in Emergencies and international best practices on the integration of MHPSS into primary health care settings
Demonstrable technical expertise in the assessment, design, and delivery of responses to pre-existing and emergency induced MHPSS needs
Training experience required; capacity and proven track record in national staff and partner training and capacity-building
Strong organizational and supervisory skills
Ability to work within a team structure or independently, flexible, and can cope with stressful workload
Honest, hardworking, and self-motivated
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work within different cultural environments
Women encourage to apply
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