Job Description

POSITION DESCRIPTION TITLE: Coordinator, MHPSS JOB FAMILY: Technical JOB CATEGORY: MHPSS JOB SUMMARY: The Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Coordinator 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 To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function with or without reasonable accommodation: MAIN TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Coordinate the MHPSS programming for the country, including strategy development and monitoring of multiple projects.
  • Manage the MHPSS team, including field-based MHPSS managers, psychiatrists, and national MHPSS staff; support with team-building, performance reviews, and professional development of staff
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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, as the focal point for the MHPSS team
  • Work closely with support departments to support program Administration and the logistical implementation of activities in program sites
  • Implement the project in line with IMC and global MHPSS standards and guidelines and closely coordinate with IMC’s Technical Unit Global Mental Health Advisor for development and review of training materials and reports.
  • Coordinate regularly with other sectors’ teams 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
  • 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

As applicable to this position, an individual must promote and encourage a culture of compliance and ethics throughout the organization and maintain a clear understanding of International Medical Corps’ and donor compliance and ethics standards and adheres to those standards.

If this is a supervisory position, one must set an example of ethical behavior through one’s own conduct and oversight of the work of others; ensure that those who report to you have sufficient knowledge and resources to follow the standards outlined in the Code of Conduct & Ethics; monitor compliance of the people you supervise; enforce the Code of Conduct & Ethics and International Medical Corps’ policies, including the Safeguarding Policy and the Protection from Harassment, Bullying and Sexual Misconduct in the Workplace Policy, consistently and fairly; support employees who in good faith raise questions or concerns.

It is all staff shared responsibility and obligation to safeguard and protect populations with whom we work, including adults who may be particularly vulnerable and children. This includes safeguarding from the following conduct by our staff or partners: sexual exploitation and abuse; exploitation, neglect, or abuse of children, adults at risk, or LGBTI individuals; and any form of trafficking in persons. Staff are also responsible for preventing violations to our Code of Conduct and Ethics, which may involve Conflicts of Interest, Fraud, Corruption or Harassment. If you see, hear or are made aware of any violations to the Code of Conduct and Ethics or Safeguarding Policy, you have an obligation to report.

Equal Opportunities

International Medical Corps is proud to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or status as a veteran.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Typically, a 4-year University degree in related area. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate
  • The qualified candidate will be a mental health professional (psychologist, clinical social worker, psychiatrist, or psychiatric nurse) with experience in MHPSS program coordination
  • 7+ year of relevant and progressive experience working in mental health related field, including 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
  • Honest, hardworking and self-motivated
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work within different cultural environments
  • Strong written and communication skills
  • Ability to work within a team structure or independently, flexible, and can cope with stressful workload
  • An excellent command of verbal and written English
EDUCATION

Bachelor’s Degree
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