Jobs at IRC: Mental Health and Psycho-Social Support Manager in Libya and Tunisia 2020

Date limite : 16 mai 2020

Organisation à but non lucratif: International Rescue Committee

Spécialités: Lettres Sciences Humaines

Niveau d'études: Etudiant

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Jobs at IRC: Mental Health and Psycho-Social Support Manager in Libya and Tunisia 2020

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is offering a job opportunity for a Mental Health and Psycho-Social Support Manager to join the team in Tunisia or Libya for 2020. 

Essential responsibilities: 

  1. Lead the setting up of  the mental health integration program in line with WHO guidelines and IRC Outcome and Evidence Framework (OEF) together with the national psychiatrist supervisors.
  2. Assess the current programming within Libya, both for protection and health, identify gaps, duplications, challenges and best practices.
  3. In the first month, develop a 6 month feasible work plan clarifying roles and responsibilities of all relevant parties.
  4. Provide clinical mental health and psychosocial program supervision to project staff inclusive of ongoing capacity building, professional development, technical support and performance reviews. 
  5. Conduct field visits to monitor and support MHPSS activities and interventions provided, and support technical quality of programming by providing feedback and mentorship.
  6. Lead and facilitate monthly team meetings with program staff and share minutes of the meetings with the health coordinator.
  7. Facilitate trainings and workshops, including organizing logistics, collaborating with co-trainer/s, and documenting program indicators.
  8. Assist in developing budgets and proposals and ensure that proper personnel at the facilities are recruited.
  9. Track budgets, procurement plans, and work plans to ensure proper personnel, facilities, and supplies are available to meet grant deliverables.
  10. Conduct Operations training for health managers, team leaders and health leadership, develop and implementation plan to coordinate the activities at all levels.
  11. Participate in rapid needs assessments with other IRC sectors and external agencies as required 

Program Management of Mental Health and Psychosocial Support:

  1. Actively participate in coordination mechanisms, represent the IRC in the Technical-working group and ensure the implementation of guidelines where relevant.
  2. Lead the development and implementation of data collection and quality control measures for mental health services, and community-based psycho-social activities.
  3. Support the development of referral pathways to strengthen links to available services for MHPSS. 
  4. Lead the development of appropriate IEC materials on MHPSS, to build awareness of services and promote key messages.
  5. Develop a community MHPSS awareness package in coordination with integrated protection coordinator.
  6. Support with team building, performance review and professional development of staff. 
  7. Participate in the development/review of mentorship plans and other activity plans on quarterly basis.
  8. Work closely with the area team leaders and senior medical team leaders to ensure availability of WHO essential psychotropic medications at the clinics at all time.

Documentation and Reporting:

  1. Ensure disaggregated and cumulative tracking of clients/beneficiaries and documentation of all activities and outcomes.
  2. Participate in preparation of internal and external reports, including submission of weekly reports to Health Coordinator.
  3. Take responsibility for collection and reporting of mental health project data including HMIS reporting and patient outcomes.
  4. Promote the culture of learning and documentation so that lessons learned and good practices are documented and shared for institutional memory and learning.
  5. Support the development of mental health and psychosocial monitoring and evaluation tools and related activities for improving performance.
  6. Working on donors’ reporting and contribute to proposal development.
  7. Ensure proper documentation of all trainings, completion and analysis of pre and post knowledge tests and on the job supervision checklists.

Qualifications:

  1. Psychiatrist (preferably) or psychologist with minimum four years of experience working on MHPSS programs, preferably in humanitarian settings.
  2. Sound knowledge and experience on implementing IASC MHPSS guidelines in emergency settings.
  3. mhGAP training and supervision experience.
  4. Training experience on Psychological First Aid.
  5. Capacity building/ curriculum development experience in community based MHPSS approach.
  6. Fluency in English. Knowledge of Arabic will be an asset.
  7. Previous NGO experience in a conflict-affected setting in MHPSS management capacity.
  8. Management, training and supervision experience required.
  9. Strong organizational and supervisory skills and interpersonal skills with the ability to work within different cultural environment.
  10. Ability to work within a team structure or in isolation, flexible, and can cope with stressful workloads and working with limited resources.
  11. Experience in mental health and protection work with displaced persons, refugees, returnees and migrants.
  12. Excellent command of the use of Microsoft Office especially Outlook, Work, Excel and Power Point.
  13. Good communication, teamwork skills and ability to work independently.

About the IRC:

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) helps people whose lives and livelihood are shattered by conflict and disease to survive, recover and regain control of their future. It responds to the world's worst humanitarian crises, helping to restore health, safety, education, economic well-being and power to people devastated by conflict and disaster.

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