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15-423: MHPSS Coordinator

Conakry (Guinea)

Essential Job Duties/Scope of Work

:International Medical Corps is a global, humanitarian, nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training and relief and development programs. Established in 1984 by volunteer doctors and nurses, International Medical Corps is a private, voluntary, nonpolitical, nonsectarian organization. Its mission is to improve the quality of life through health interventions and related activities that build local capacity in underserved communities worldwide. By offering training and health care to local populations and medical assistance to people at highest risk, and with the flexibility for rapid response to emergencies. International Medical Corps rehabilitates devastated health care systems and helps bring them back to self-reliance.

PROGRAM BACKGROUND

International Medical Corps is responding to the humanitarian crisis in West Africa.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Conduct/participate in psychosocial needs assessments consistent with IASC (2013) and WHO/UNHCR (2012) Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) Needs Assessment Guidelines.
  2. Participate in and contribute to MHPSS interagency coordination groups and actively work with and coordinate with other local and international agencies and organizations engaged in general and Ebola-related MHPSS programming and services.
  3. Strengthen links and referral mechanisms for mental health and psychosocial support services and activities
  4. Develop strategy and mechanisms to integrate psychosocial considerations and components into International Medical Corps' ebola response programming consistent with IASC guidelines of mental health and psychosocial support in emergencies and with global guidelines on ebola
  5. Train service provider staff in key aspects of psychosocial support including WHO Psychological First Aid (PFA) guidelines adapted to the ebola response
  6. Train and supervise relevant local staff (e.g. psychosocial officers) in basic psychosocial support (e.g. community outreach, facility based support) for people affected by Ebola and their families
  7. Provide staff self-care workshops and individual sessions and work with the International Medical Corps country and HQ teams to improve staff well-being and support
  8. Assist with the development and design of proposals, tracking of activities and reporting in coordination with the Technical Unit MHPSS Advisor
  9. Assist in hiring national MHPSS staff.

Qualifications:

  • The qualified candidate will have relevant educational qualifications such as a degree in social work, counseling or psychology (MA or PhD) with 3+ years working experience
  • Previous NGO experience required
  • Strong organizational and supervisory skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to relate to and motivate local staff effectively
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment and make decisions independently
  • Extremely flexible, and can cope with stressful workloads and frustration
  • Creativity and the ability to work with limited resources 9. Ability to speak French is required.

To officially begin the application process, qualified candidates please go to our career page http://careers.internationalmedicalcorps.org/careers.aspx , noting where you noticed the position you are applying for and complete the online employment application form.

Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
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  • Organization: IMC - International Medical Corps
  • Location: Conakry (Guinea)
  • Grade: Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Monitoring and Evaluation
    • Public Health and Health Service
  • Closing Date: 2015-10-30

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