Psychosocial Services Coordinator at Médecins du Monde

Médecins du Monde or Doctors - For more than 30 years, Médecins du Monde, a campaigning medical organisation committed to international solidarity, has been caring for the most vulnerable populations at home and abroad. It has continued to highlight obstacles that exist in accessing health care and has secured sustainable improvements in health-for-all policies.
Those working for this independent organisation do not solely dispense care and treatment but condemn violations of human dignity and rights and fight to improve matters for populations living in precarious situations.

Job Title: Mental Health and Psychosocial Services Coordinator (M/F) 

Responsibilities

  • Under the supervision of the general coordinator, you will be responsible for coordinating the main activities in order to ensure the quality of MHPSS in the field.
  • Effectively manage daily program, including planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluating, and reporting. Conduct routine project needs assessments and program reviews to ensure successful implementation and donor compliance.
  • Manage MHPSS Dept. and subsequent team ensuring there is adequate coverage during periods of absence, training needs are met and performance evaluated.
  • Provide direct technical support and capacity building to MDM MHPSS national staff, in training development, in program implementation, and developing strategic direction of our programs in Nigeria, with support from MDM Medical advisor.
  • Develop the strategy and mechanisms to integrate a mental health and psychosocial support into MDM programs in keeping with IASC guidelines of mental health and psychosocial support in emergencies.
  • Establish systematic data collection for reports.
  • Take a lead in writing MHPSS section of all donor reports.
  • Manage the MHPSS team, including their recruitment, evaluation and training.

Skills 

  • Clinical Psychology Degree
  • Significant experience on a similar position
  • Experience working in inter-cultural context
  • Knowledge of public health issues
  • Training and supervision experience required
  • Strong organizational and supervisory skills
  • Capacity to create relationships with the communities
  • Ability to create tools and monitoring process
  • Honest, hard-working and a self-motivated person
  • Proven pedagogical and psychological technical expertise
  • Patience and stress management
  • Ability to work with minimum support
  • Reactivity, anticipation, adaptability and capacity to take initiatives to changing requirements
  • Good communication skills
  • Team spirit
  • English: fluent written and spoken
  • French is an asset
Conditions of Employment
  • Status: Employee
  • Contract: Fixed-term contract
  • Duration: 6 months
  • Starting date: ASAP

Location: Maiduguri, Borno

Closing Date
10th April, 2017.

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