• Assist in setting up the mental health program in line with WHO mhGAP and International Medical Corps guidelines.
• Conduct field visits to monitor and support MHPSS activities and interventions provide and support technical quality of programming by providing feedback and mentorship.
• Provide training to International Medical Corps staff and other stakeholders in line with WHO mhGAP Humanitarian Intervention Guidelines in coordination with project staff.
• Provide training in other MHPSS topics as appropriate, depending on identified needs (e.g. key aspects of Psychological First Aid and relevant aspects of IASC guidelines) to International Medical Corps and other stakeholders.
• Provide on the job mentorship and supervision of staff and volunteers.
• Develop a system for follow up with local hospitals to monitor the quality of services delivered.
• Provide guidance and technical support for adapting mhGAP guidelines to the local context and on developing specific activities and/or interventions for communities.
• Assist in developing and implementing data collection, M&E and quality control measures (e.g. on the job supervision checklists, client satisfaction measures mhGAP training reports) for mental health services.
• Support communication and coordination with relevant stakeholders and relevant partners as needed.
• Prepare regular and timely updates and reports in coordination with the Program Director.
• Ensure that program activities developed are implemented in line with International Medical Corps mandate, policies, procedures and country strategy, including donor’s requirements, national and international rules and guidelines and MHPSS Quality Standards.
• Submit a report before the end of assignment which includes activities undertaken, documents training and supervision activities (including training materials, pre post tests and training evaluation results) and provides recommendations.
• Perform other duties as assigned. The duties and responsibilities listed in this document are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and not necessarily all inclusive.
Code of Conduct
• It is our shared responsibility and obligation to prevent matters involving Sexual Exploitation & Abuse, Trafficking in Persons, Child Safeguarding and any suggested violation to our Code of Conduct, which may involve Conflicts of Interest, Fraud, Corruption or Harassment. If you see, hear or are made aware of any suggested activities then you have an obligation to report.
• Desirable: A qualified Psychiatrist or Master’s degree in Psychology with minimum four years of experience working on MHPSS programs, preferably in humanitarian settings.
• Trained on Psychological First Aid, familiar with mhGAP manual and community based MH training material as well as previous training experience to multi-cultural groups.
• Experience in training & capacity building.
• Familiarity with IASC Guidelines and MHPSS in Emergency Settings.
• Strong writing and communication skills,
• Flexibility and ability to work under pressure, manage time and prioritize work to deadlines,
• Well-developed organization skills,
• Able to work independently, with minimal supervision and under pressure.
• Fluency in English and other regional languages, particularly Pashto.
• Maintain flexibility to take on added responsibilities as and when needed.
Candidates who meet the required experience & qualifications for this position will be contacted.
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