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Health Counselor

Sittwe (Myanmar)

  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location: Sittwe (Myanmar)
  • Grade: Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Public Health and Health Service
  • Closing Date: 2020-11-08

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Scope of work:This position is specifically assigned for MHPSS services in Sittwe/Rathedaung and he or she will directly reports to Clinic Manager. He or she will responsible for implementing MHPSS activities in IDP camps and targeted villages, building MHPSS capacity of mobile clinic team members and community health workers of both IRC and partner organization. He or she will also need to involve in front line emergency response during disaster or conflicts.


Implementation of MHPSS activities in IDP camps and targeted villages

  • Organize and responsible for MHPSS services in camp and targeted villages
  • Identify the main mental health and psychosocial problems in targeted camps and villages
  • Provide awareness session related with mental health and psychosocial problems and support to community and volunteers from targeted IDPs camps and villages
  • Provide individual and group counseling and psychosocial support to beneficiaries who were detected mental health problem and needed psychosocial support
  • Facilitate and coordinate with Camp Management Committee and village leaders to get smooth program implementation activities
  • Prepare monthly work plan of MHSS activities to cover targeted IDP camps and villages regularly.
  • Coordinate with partner organizations and health departments for appropriate and available referral points to get advance treatment
  • Provide MHPSS technical support to Mobile Clinic Nurse (s), Community Health Officer (s), Health Promotor (s), to ensure in detecting MHPSS problems and improving knowledge of mental health and psychosocial first aid service
  • Coordinate with Mobile clinic teams and clinic team supervisor to integrate MHPSS component in primary health care services
  • Submit regularly the monthly activities and achievement report to Clinic Team Supervisor.
  • Participate in MHPSS working group meeting with partner organizations in Township level as representative of IRC

MHPSS Capacity building of the mobile team members and volunteers

  • Provide MHPSS awareness and Psychological first aid training to community health volunteers as quarterly
  • Organize training sessions to mobile team members and volunteers on psychosocial first aid training and MHPSS awareness session as needed

Monitoring and evaluation

  • Coordinate with M & E responsible persons to organize data entry and analysis of monthly MHPSS activities and achievements in the standard IRC - Humanitarian Health Response Database
  • Participate in the MHPSS assessment in order to identify main mental health problems, coaching mechanism and impact among the IDP and community
  • Assist Clinic Team Supervisor and coordinate with M & E officer to prepare Monthly narrative report and data report


  • Provide regular, on time and quality monthly narrative report to Clinic Manager
  • Assist Project Manager on preparation of donor, IRC in-country and HQ report as needed


  • Coordinate with program support teams to implement project activities in time
  • In coordination with members of WPE program, Operation department, Finance Department from IRC
  • Remain flexible to perform other duties as required or requested
We do our best to provide you the most accurate info, but closing dates may be wrong on our site. Please check on the recruiting organization's page for the exact info. Candidates are responsible for complying with deadlines and are encouraged to submit applications well ahead.
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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