Gerente de Soporte Psicosocial / Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Manager - Acayucan
Job Description – IRC Mexico Country Program
Job Title: Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Manager
The International Rescue Committee responds to the world's worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, IRC offers life-saving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster.
At work today in more than 40 countries and in 22 U.S. cities, IRC restores safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted by conflict or disaster. IRC leads the way from harm to home. In Mexico the IRC program teams support the well-being of populations all along the migration corridor.
Based in Acayucan, the Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) Manager is responsible for oversight of MHPSS staff in locations where IRC offers MHPSS services in Mexico (Acayucan, Tapachula, Tenosique). The MHPSS staff offer services, such as individual and collective coping skills, among others, that promote mental health and psychosocial wellbeing for vulnerable displaced persons.
Key Working Relationships:
Position Reports to: Protection Program Coordinator
Position supervises: MHPSS staff
*Conduct regular site visits to manage project implementation, ensuring service delivery in accord
with the project design and technical standards; proactively notify supervisor of any issues.
*Contribute to work, procurement and spending plans for project grants.
*Ensure effective use of resources, with expenditures aligned to budgeted activities and outputs.
*Oversee and support local partner relationships.
*Monitor quality assurance measures in project delivery.
*Participate in program development and design processes.
*Support on the recruitment of sector staff in collaboration with Protection Coordinator.
*Orient new staff to IRC programs.
*Provide ongoing supervision, mentoring, training and technical support and guidance to staff, and ensure all adhere to best-practice principles in all aspects of program implementation.
*Ensure project teams understand, maintain and follow ethical practices in data protection.
*Deliver on-the-job training to enhance performance of MHPSS team members.
*Ensure staff understand and follow the IRC way.
*Document performance in accord with IRC’s Performance Management System.
Communications and reporting
*Ensure project data systems are maintained according to technical standards.
*Prepare regular update reports on project activities and submit to supervisor on schedule.
*Compile input to periodic donor reports as assigned by supervisor.
*Ensure proper program and donor visibility in the project sites
*Lead data analysis and interpretation exercises with the project team.
Coordination and networking
*Ensure effective working relationships with government agencies, donors and partners.
*Represent IRC at working group and coordination meetings.
*Participate in internal strategic planning.
*Perform other related tasks as assigned.
*Serve as an exemplar of the IRC Way: Standards for Professional Conduct.