Mental Health Activities Manager at Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF)

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Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) is an unbiased worldwide medical humanitarian organisation that delivers emergency support in additional than 60 international locations to people affected by armed battle, epidemics, pure or man-made disasters or exclusion from healthcare.

We are recruiting to fill the place beneath:

Job Title: Mental Health Activities Manager

Location: (Pulka, Gwoza LGA) Borno
Report to – (Hierarchical): Project Medical Referent
Report to (useful) : Project Medical Referent
Working Hours: 48 Hours per Week
Contract Duration: 06 (six) Months Renewable
Level: 10

Main Purpose

  • Define, implement, coordinate and monitor all psychological well being associated actions within the venture space together with administration of employees concerned in psychological well being associated actions; Ensuring the standard of care and analysing statistics and reports, based on MSF protocols in an effort to present probably the most acceptable assist for sufferers.

Accountabilities
General:

  • Defend the humanitarian and operational ideas of MSF and make the organization recognized to others.
  • In shut collaboration with different medical crew members, figuring out the wants of MH assist within the goal inhabitants and collaborating within the definition, planning, organization and replace of the suitable MSF technique and the Mental Health (MH) actions and its funds. Monitoring and evaluating MH assist actions.
  • Mapping and often updating the present Mental Health providers, together with different INGO’s, native NGO’s, group teams and governmental well being providers, and many others. and sustaining good and common communication and collaboration with different elements of the venture based on goals and context.
  • Identifying potential advocacy points and informing MC and PC earlier than taking any motion. Note: Advocacy will not be beneath Mental Health Activities Manager accountabilities.
  • Ensuring in shut collaboration with medical division, that MH division participates in counselling in addition to Prevention Parent to Child Transmission (PPTCT) and Voluntary Counselling and Testing (VTC) actions when wanted.
  • Participating in month-to-month reports based on pointers (SitRep, statistical report, and many others.), and reporting problematic conditions and circumstances with the Medical Coordinator to assist with decision-making and drawback decision.
  • Ensuring that psychiatric sufferers coming to MSF services obtain correct therapy together with psychotropic treatment and psychosocial assist, both inside an MSF program or by means of referral to an acceptable useful resource.
  • Reviewing and creating the technical supplies, instruments, pointers and paperwork, and coordinating and guaranteeing the implementation of all Mental Health customary protocols and procedures set by MSF in an effort to present probably the most acceptable therapy for sufferers.
  • Planning and supervising, in shut coordination with the HR division, the related processes (recruitment, coaching/induction, briefing/debriefing, analysis, potential detection, improvement and inner communication) of the employees beneath his/her accountability in an effort to guarantee each the sizing and the quantity of data required.
  • Coordinating and guaranteeing that Mental Health actions (in and outdoors well being services), with the purchasers are carried out with common follow-up in an effort to present probably the most acceptable therapy for purchasers with psychosocial issues. Ensuring Mental Health crew is calm and impartial throughout classes no matter private emotions and/or beliefs and that the translators are educated about terminology and acceptable behaviour throughout classes.

MSF Section / Context Specific Accountabilities
Mental Health Activities:

  • Ensure the implementation of all Mental Health customary protocols and methodologies set by MSF, in an effort to present probably the most acceptable therapy for sufferers:
    • Checking application of the MH Protocol
    • Correcting and giving the right path to the crew
    • The use of affected person’s documentation
  • Technical Supervision of Mental Health crew whereas on the sphere and the implementation of Mental Health protocols inside the MSF well being facility in Pulka:
    • Showing the right manner of case administration
    • Explaining effectively
    • The course of throughout classes
    • On Job coaching with MH employees
    • Case dialogue in an effort to enhance the case administration.
  • Ensure that psychiatric sufferers coming to MSF services obtain correct therapy together with psychotropic treatment and psychosocial assist both inside MSF program or by means of referral to an acceptable useful resource:
    • Make certain with the supervisor the supply of medicine and all primary instruments
    • Ensure a correct comply with up
    • Ensure correct documentation of every affected person
  • Identify the brand new MH want and the MH helps within the inhabitants inside the scope of the venture and take part to the establishing of MSF technique accordingly outlined within the mission (or to be outlined if not any).
  • Detect, with the opposite members of the MH crew, the brand new MH wants or gaps and refer them to the Project Medical Referent.
  • Ensures that counselling in prevention mum or dad to baby transmission (PPTCT) and voluntary counselling and testing (VTC) actions is effectively performed and based on present protocols in power at any time.
  • Ensures coaching and supervision of native psychologist and counsellors within the tasks based mostly a plan in settlement with the sphere human assets crew with post-training analysis based mostly on the necessity within the venture:
    • To set a coaching plan for at least 3 months based mostly on the wants
    • To have a dialogue with the crew on the subject to prioritise
    • To evaluate the plan when crucial
  • Supervise the rational use (acceptable) of psychotropic and their consumption in collaboration with the MH supervisor.
  • Review and develop the technical materials, instruments, pointers and paperwork elaborated for the psychological well being actions in an effort to develop acceptable assist for sufferers:
    • To ensure that all supplies can be found
    • Making the order if crucial
    • Checking often the supply of primary supplies for the exercise.

Reporting:

  • Guaranteed assortment of statistical knowledge from the weekly, month-to-month and semestrial report of the MH actions in collaboration with the supervisor NS inside the venture.
  • Participate in knowledge analyses; establish the issues if any, suggest and implement options.
  • Checking the report which is completed with the remainder of the MH crew earlier than sharing to the PMR.
  • Monitor and consider psychological well being assist actions (outline indicators and comply with up instruments, acquire and analyse knowledge, report often about psychological well being actions, and many others.) in an effort to have dependable details about actions and adapt them accordingly. Participates in month-to-month reports based on pointers (SitRep, statistical report, and many others.)

Human Resources:

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  • Supports the event and updating of job descriptions of native employees with the MH supervisors.
  • Supporting the supervisor to appreciate the totally different works plan.
  • Plan and supervise, in shut coordination with the HR division, the related processes (recruitment, coaching/induction, analysis, potential detection, improvement and communication) of the employees beneath his/her accountability in an effort to guarantee each the sizing and the quantity of data required.

Requirements
Education:

  • Degree / Master’s in Clinical Psychology or Social Work or MD degree with specialization in psychiatry.

Experience:

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  • Essential working expertise of at least two years as psychologist or different related occupation.
  • Desirable working expertise with MSF or different NGOs.
  • Desirable working expertise in creating international locations.

Languages:

  • Essential English and Hausa. Desirable Mandara/Glavda.

Knowledge:

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  • Essential pc literacy (phrase, excel and web).

Competencies:

  • People Management and Development L2, Commitment to MSF Principles L2, Behavioral Flexibility L3, Results and Quality Orientation L3, Teamwork and Cooperation L3.

Salary
According to OCBA wage grid scale (National contract).

How to Apply
Interested and certified candidates should send a CV, Motivation Letter, copies of Credentials (solely PDF or Word) both by e mail to: [email protected] (within the topic please to place the place for while you’re making use of).
Or
In individual to MSF SPAIN Office at Pulka, Gwoza LGA, Borno State.

Note

  • Only short-listed candidates can be contacted
  • Applications are non-returnable. Do not submit unique certificates or credentials.
  • MSF Encourages Women and People with Disability Status to Apply

Application Deadline  fifteenth December, 2020 at 5:00 PM.

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