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World Vision

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Position: Mental Health and Psychosocial Support officer
Job Time: Full-Time
Job Type: Contract
Place of Work: Afar - Ethiopia
Posted date: 1 month ago
Deadline: Submition date is over

With over 70 years of experience, our focus is on helping the most vulnerable children overcome poverty and experience the fullness of life. We help children of all backgrounds, even in the most dangerous places, inspired by our Christian faith.

Come join our 33,000+ staff working in nearly 100 countries and share the joy of transforming vulnerable children’s life stories!

Employee Contract Type:

Local - Fixed Term Employee (Fixed Term)

Job Description:

The job holder is responsible for working within a Mental Health case management model using a biopsychosocial, multidisciplinary, and integrated approach in One Stop Center. He/she is part of the GBV Prevention Team and frontline worker providing mental health case management sessions, services, supervision, and technical support to One stop center in the assigned hospital. He/she will be primary responsibilities include providing oversight of the Mental health and psychosocial components of the GBV Program, MH case consultations, mentoring, and supervising mhGAP-HIG trained health workers at assigned health facilities.

Major Responsibilities

  • Provide mental health case consultations in collaboration with other OSC teams. Develop culturally appropriate psychosocial activities, including social support activities targeting beneficiaries in assigned OSC. These include but are not limited to training in psychological first aid, designing holistic recreational, vocational, and social activities; developing material for awareness campaigns, and organizing awareness sessions.
  • Affairs, Health sector, legal, hospital, etc) and other stakeholders regarding implementing the mental health and psychosocial support measure to ensure complementarity and flexible, efficient service delivery to other emergency response plans. Provides technical support to GBV teams through direct supervision sessions in OSC for effective referral support.
  • Provide culturally appropriate counseling services to people with mental health conditions or experiencing psychosocial challenges and/or GBV Survivors under professional ethics and best practices. and Capacitate the OSC team in PSS support and referral.
  • Integrate MHPSS services for holistic service with other sectors including education, protection, nutrition, etc to ensure the protection of those suffering from mental health conditions is addressed.
  • Compile information prepare written reports and submit them to the program manager timely and Work collaboratively with other agencies, local and international, and with relevant government bodies.

Required Professional Experience

  • Three and above years of experience in designing and implementing Mental health and psycho-social programs in one one-stop center - Knowledge and experience in the application of international technical guidelines and standards in Inter-Agency for Mental Health and Psychosocial guideline, Minimum Knowledge of prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse (PSEA). Demonstrated flexibility and creativity in planning and problem-solving. as related to the field.

Required Education, training, license, registration, and certification Preferred Knowledge and Qualifications

  • Ability to work effectively with a culturally diverse team in a sensitive environment. Trained on MHPSS -Brief interventions (GPM+, SH+, PFA, Mhgap, SEL, PSE).

Travel and/or Work Environment Requirement

  • Frequent travel to the project sites

Physical Requirements

  • Based on assigned districts

Language Requirements

  • Fluent in written and spoken English as well as in local languages

World Vision has zero tolerance for the abuse and exploitation of children and vulnerable adults. Every prospective employee, volunteer, and intern is obliged to comply with World Vision’s child and adult safeguarding policy."

Disclaimer: World Vision Ethiopia is a reputable company that values transparency and fairness in its recruitment process and does not solicit any money for any job application. We encourage all job seekers to be cautious of any job ads that require payment or personal information upfront. If you have any questions or concerns about our job ads or recruitment process, please do not hesitate to contact us directly.

Applicant Types Accepted:

Local Applicants Only