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Mental health and psychosocial coordinator (M/F) - Bangladesh

Cox's Bazaar (Bangladesh)

  • Organization: MDM - Médecins du Monde
  • Location: Cox's Bazaar (Bangladesh)
  • Grade: Mid level - Internationally recruited position
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Public Health and Health Service
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Managerial positions
    • Social Affairs
  • Closing Date: 2019-12-31

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For more than 30 years, Médecins du Monde (MdM), 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 France currently works in 35 countries across all continents where it focuses on 5 priority thematic areas: caring for the health of migrants and displaced persons, promoting sexual and reproductive health, combating HIV and reducing the harm and risks associated with drug use, crises and conflicts and, health and Environment.

MdM France has launched a quick assessment in Bangladesh in December 2016 to explore the humanitarian situation in the country. MdM validated then a gradual intervention in Bangladesh and the MdM mission in Bangladesh opened in February 2017. From August 2017, a massive wave of population fleeing violence in the Rakhine state in Myanmar crossed the border to find refuge in Cox’s Bazar district in Bangladesh. This unprecedented situation created an emergency humanitarian situation.

After nearly 2 years of emergency activities in Cox’s bazar, MdM has now entered in a new phase and aims at strengthening its response at qualitative level and to become a recognized actor on Gender Based Violence (GBV) and Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) through technical support to all non-governmental organizations (national and international) implementing healthcare services in refugee camps, for both host communities and displaced population.

In coordination with relevant national and local authorities, institutional donors and local partners, MdM now wishes to strengthen and develop its operations in the field of Migration, health and human rights, Crises and emergencies, and Mental health and psychosocial support.

TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Under the direct supervision of the general coordinator and in close coordination with the field teams in Cox's Bazar, the MHPSS coordinator will be responsible of defining MdM training strategy regarding MHPSS in line with MdM’s overall framework for the response to MHPSS in crises settings. He/she will be in charge of interacting with the humanitarian community (NGO, UN) on all topics related to MHPSS activities.

He/she will be in charge of identifying relevant MHPSS response service providers within the NGO community and develop/adjust specific interventions to address service and/or sector gaps and needs.

He/she will work in close collaboration with the medical and MHPSS referents in HQ, the general coordinator, the GBV coordinator in the field.

More specifically, you will be in charge of:

Organization, coordination and supervision of MHPSS activities

  • Assessing the context and the needs in MHPSS.
  • Carrying out and update a mapping of all actors responding to MHPSS.
  • Identifying specific MHPSS service gaps and needs.
  • Identifying the training needs in collaboration within the MHPSS Working Group.
  • Participating / leading in coordination with other actors to promote and provide training on proper / safe care and referral for MHPSS patients.
  • Designing and developing MHPSS policy and training documents, based on global best practice and analysis of the local law.
  • Providing guidance to the relevant actors on definition of the Information/Education/Communication strategy and mediums.
  • Focusing on good practices in MHPSS program implementation, team management, confidentiality management and other related issues.
  • Actively participating to coordination efforts with other Working groups.
  • Contributing to coordinate the NGO community mobilization activities in close collaboration with relevant partners, including MHPSS actors as well as other stakeholders.

Program development

  • Developing a comprehensive monitoring and evaluation framework for partners on MHPSS programs.
  • Implementing training program on MHPSS patients care and referrals, monitoring, evaluating, and reporting.
  • Proposing adaptations to the MHPSS program as needed.
  • Contributing to the development of the Bangladesh country strategy.
  • Contributing to the development of project proposals.
  • Following up, revising and adjusting current training strategy, modules and curriculums as needed.

Capacity Building / Training

  • Identifying the capacity building needs of INGO and NNGO partner’s teams related to MHPSS and organize the relevant trainings
  • Producing the MHPSS training material necessary, develop tools
  • Leading the animation of the trainings and coach the MHPSS trainer to deliver herself the training sessions
  • Organizing trainings on the response to MHPSS, in line with MdM training materials available and MHPSS sector
  • Collaborating with the relevant Working Groups to set up trainings and follow-up of the activities and the quality of MHPSS patients care
  • Mentoring / “peer to peer” of her/his national counterpart
  • Developing a long term capacity building plan (3 years), complete with objectives, milestones and assessment guidelines in order to facilitate the increase of role responsibilities and performance of national counterparts

Advocacy

  • Working together with MdM coordination, partners and other actors, take part in advocacy activities

Reporting, information management, coordination and representation

  • Increasing program monitoring and evaluation, determining impact wherever possible and mainstream the use of standard indicators
  • Participating in internal MdM meetings
  • Participating in MHPSS sectors meetings and actively contribute to coordination efforts
  • Participating in meetings with the State Ministry of Health or other stakeholders involved in MHPSS
  • Contributing to the development and write-up of proposals.
  • Preparing and submit monthly/donor reports in a timely manner

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

Status : Employee Contract
Fixed-term contract 3 months

Starting date: as soon as possible
Gross monthly salary: 2817 euros
Premium equal to one month salary paid in two instalments - minimum of 6 months seniority required
Expatriation bonus (10% gross salary per month)
Transportation cost, vaccines and visas covered
22.5 RTT (recovery days) 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

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE NEEDED:
Demonstrated 2-3 years professional experience in humanitarian settings, including at least 1 year of direct program management of Protection/GBV programs in the field. Experience with GBV programming and implementation is required.
Excellent knowledge in training implementation (peer to peer and collective session).
Excellent knowledge of IASC GBV Guidelines and ability to implement GBV mainstreaming in accordance with the guidelines.
Master’s degree in relevant field (public health, social work, development studies, humanitarian affairs, or related social sciences disciplines).
Knowledge, skills, and experience in providing/leading direct services to survivors of gender-based violence using a survivor-centered and multi-sectoral approach.
Knowledge, skills, and experience in implementing primary prevention of violence against women and girls.
Good knowledge of WHO ethical data sharing guidelines.
Strong skills in Microsoft Office.

Personal skills required:
Ability to uphold MdM’s commitment for the response to GBV and mobilize teams around gender and GBV.
Individual and group training skills in GBV and SEA.
Ability to take initiative, work independently and foster a team environment.
Strong organizational, oral and written communication and coordination skills.
Excellent project design and proposal development skills and developing tools for cross-organizational sharing of best practices.
Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
Good sense of diplomacy and understanding of international global political issues.

Languages: English is mandatory, French is an asset.
You are committed to MdM’s values as an organisation and motivated by its non-statutory, NFP model.

TELEPHONE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED
Médecins du Monde reserves the right to fill the vacancy before the closing date for applications.
MdM stands up for the integration of people living with disabilities and fights against discrimination.

Please apply via the following link: http://www.jobs.net/j/JXuxomwi?idpartenaire=128

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