Mental Health and Care Practices Regional Coordinator at Action Against Hunger | ACF-International

Action Against Hunger | ACF-International works to save lives by combating hunger and diseases that threaten the lives of vulnerable communities, through nutrition, food security, water and sanitation, health and advocacy.

Job Title: Mental Health and Care Practices Regional Coordinator

You'll contribute to ending world hunger by:

  • Coordinating the programmes and defining strategy for mental health and care practices in Nigeria.
  • Support the setup of the MHCP Department and activities in North East Nigeria and provide technical support to project staff, organize assessments, supervise the situation of programmes and represent ACF.

Key activities of your role will include:

  • Ensure the evolution of the humanitarian situation as regards mental health and care practices and contribute to defining a programme strategy
  • Provide technical support to the mental health programmes.
  • Supervise the creation of a Mental Health Care Practices(MHCP) capacity on the mission
  • Represent the organization when liaising with partners
  • Guarantee and ensure the confidentiality of data collected during the MHCP activities of the mission


  • You have Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology, preferably combined with a Public Health Diploma.
  • You have at least 2 years of professional experience and 1 year of field experience with humanitarian NGO in volatile security context.
  • You have the knowledge and experience in applying international guidelines for mental health care integration into primary care (e.g. mhGap, WHO’s integration checklist, PRIME, etc.)
  • You have Strong training and supervisory skills, including clinical supervision.
  • You have Substantial knowledge regarding programme management in the field.
  • You have excellent inter and intrapersonal skills to ensure consistent positive relations with MoH.
  • You have the knowledge of standard logistics, financial and HR procedures and practices
  • You have Planning and analysis capacity.
  • You have excellent interpersonal, organizational, prioritizing and communication skills.
  • You have Ability to work under pressure.

Action Against Hunger values its employees and offers a comprehensive remuneration and benefits package. These include but are not limited to:

  • Health Insurance
  • R&R Breaks
  • Paid annual leave (vacation)
  • Training opportunities
  • Child allowance

Location: Maiduguri

Closing Date
21st April, 2017.



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