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Mental health coordinator (M/F) - Iraq

Erbil (Iraq)

For more than 30 years, Médecins du Monde, a campaigning medical organization 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 organization 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. MdM currently works in 44 countries across all continents where it focuses on four priority areas: caring for the health of migrants and displaced persons, promoting sexual and reproductive health, harm reduction associated with drug use, emergencies and crisis.

In Iraq, MdM is involved in emergency, post-emergency and development programs. The MdM project is to support health care including sexual and reproductive health access in Dohuk, Ninewa and Kirkuk governorates, mainly focusing on IDPs population and returnees. Psychosocial support activities have been introduced in all the projects.

Under the supervision of the deputy general coordinator and with a functional link with medical coordinator, you are developing the mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) program and you manage the implementation of the activities in Kirkuk, Ninewa and Dohuk.

More specifically, your responsibilities are to:
-Develop appropriate MHPSS training objectives, planning, contents and didactic materials
-Develop, manage and monitor the implementation of a specific data collection system
-Collect data from the different bases and provide analysis
-Put in place the necessary tools to centralize and report all information regarding activities
-Propose adaptations regarding the program if needed
-Supervise the mental health supervisors in the field
-Manage functionally the MHPSS team
-Actively participate in the recruitment process
-Conduct theoretical and on the job training for MHPSS team
-Sensitizes the medical staff of the centre to psychological and psychosocial issues
-Train the relevant staff on the referral system and the reporting tools
-Contribute to new proposals, quarterly/yearly/final donor reports
-Represent MdM in relevant external meetings including but not limited to MHPSS clusters and working groups
-Participate to any assessment needed to develop program and MHPSS activities
Status : Employee Contract : Fixed-term contract
Duration : 12 months

Starting date: as soon as possible
Position based in Erbil with regular field visits

2 820 euros gross monthly salary on 13 months
Expatriation bonus (10% gross salary per month)
Transportation cost (home-work), vaccines and visas covered
22.5 RTT per year
5 weeks of paid leaves per year
Health insurance (60% covered by MdM)
Insurance (repatriation…)
Médecins du Monde promotes trainings and internal mobility
Single posting
Psychiatrist or Psychologist diploma
Significant experience on a similar position, in a humanitarian context
Knowledge of public health issues
Proven pedagogical and psychological technical expertise
Ability to create tools and monitoring process

Knowledge of the Pack Office
Languages: English fluent
Kurdish/Arabic: an asset

Patience and stress management
Ability to work with minimum support
Good training abilities, capacity to create relationships with the communities
Capacity to take initiatives to changing requirements
Good communication skills

You are committed to MdM’s values as an organisation and motivated by its non-statutory, NFP model.

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  • Organization: MDM - Médecins du Monde
  • Location: Erbil (Iraq)
  • Grade: Mid level - Internationally recruited position
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Public Health and Health Service
    • Managerial positions
    • Medical Practitioners
  • Closing Date: 2018-07-31

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