Mental Health Programme Manager

Job Description

Title: Mental Health Programme Manager

Company Name: Action Contre la Faim (ACF)

Vacancy: 1

Job Location: Cox's Bazar

Employment Status: Contractual

Educational Requirements:
∎ Master degree in clinical/counseling psychology or psychiatry.
∎ Skills Required: Adaptibility, communication and interpersonal skill., Empathy listening, reporting and maintaining confidentialit, Supervision, Training

Experience Requirements:
∎ At least 4 year(s)

Job Context:
∎ DURATION: 30th April, 2022
∎ START DATE: asap
∎ LOCATION: Cox`s Bazar
∎ Mental Health Program Manager- is responsible for providing technical support to the MHCP team in the definition and follow-up of the MHCP activities. He/she will manage the MHCP project staff, organize assessments, ensure the reporting and make sure that program objectives are met. More general he/she needs to provide technical support to the rest of the ACF field team to ensure integration of protection mainstream within all activities.

Job Responsibilities:
∎ Define and develop mental health, care practices and protection activities in cox's bazar area.
∎ Explore the scopes and work with external stakeholders wherever feasible.
∎ Study and analyse (a) care practices (CP) of the population and their impact on the nutrition status of the children, adolescent girls, pregnant and lactating women; (b) mental and psychosocial Support health and (c) protection concerns of the targeted population.
∎ Link the findings with existing country strategy, propose intervention strategies and assist to develop project.
∎ Explore the scopes and work to develop integrated projects containing protection and gender mainstream with all ACF departments/components (Nutrition, Water Sanitation and Hygiene, Food Security and Livelihood, Disaster Risk Reduction and Advocacy).
∎ Continue and/establish coordination and collaboration with other humanitarian and development actors on Nutrition, Care Practices (CP), Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS), Protection, Early Childhood Development, WaSH, DRR and so on to have a global view and better understanding of the project area.
∎ Manage and/ strengthen mental health and child care practices and protection activities in the refugee camps, refugee settlements, host community and into the national health care system.
∎ Translate and enforce project implementation methodology as planned.
∎ Recruit and train the psychosocial team: set up and assure a coherent and sufficient curriculum of trainings with very close supervision on the field.
∎ Ensure continuous supervision and technical support to the field teams and activities.
∎ Contribute to the definition of new modalities of intervention according to context and program evolution.
∎ Assist to/develop/adopt context based guidelines for programs.
∎ Sensitize and train other ACF staff on integration of MHCP and protection principles and activities.
∎ Follow up timely implementation of targeted activities including financial expenditure in collaboration with the financial manager of the base.
∎ To participate in internal/external coordination and ensure timely reporting on programmes.
∎ Develop protocol for M&E and specific research on CP, MHPSS and protection in collaboration with the relevant colleagues (f.e. MCHP senior manager and MEAL coordinator).
∎ Follow the validated protocols, ensure constant and quality Monitoring & Evaluation of the MHCP programs (staff performance, data collection and analysis) in the project area (significant field presence is expected).
∎ Manage monitoring and evaluation systems for the mental health component and come up with a database of beneficiaries (ease of use of technology is expected).
∎ Ensure that databases and data analysis as well as activity indicators are followed up and harmonized.
∎ Prepare donor, monthly and situational programmatic reports as requested by the base, country office, HQ or the funding agency.

Additional Requirements:
∎ Both males and females are allowed to apply
∎ At least 4 (four) years of work experience in project management, M & E and protection fields of which at least 1 (one) year should be in team management, humanitarian organization.
∎ Experience in managing and implementing humanitarian or emergency projects.
∎ Project management experience in complex emergency contexts.
∎ Sound knowledge in working with MS Office (especially Word, Excel, PowerPoint), etc
∎ Any international certification on project management is a plus
∎ Person with disability are encouraged to apply

Salary: Tk. 131000 (Monthly)

Compensation & Other Benefits:
∎ Festival Bonus: 1-month basic salary twice per year.
∎ Provident Fund: 7.5% of Basic Salary.
∎ Performance Bonus: Depending on performance.
∎ End of Contract Benefits: As per organization policy.
∎ Medical coverage: 80% hospitalization coverage medical expenses (max limit BDT 120,000 per year).
∎ Group Life insurance and Group Personal Accidental Insurance.
∎ 18 days of paid annual leave per year.
∎ 10 days of paid casual leave per year.
∎ Up to 01 month of paid sick leave per year.
∎ Up to 26 calendar week’s maternity leave
∎ Paternity Leave, Compassionate Leave and Marriage Leave.
∎ Birth Allowance and Marriage Allowance.
∎ Mobile Allowance and Food Allowance.
∎ Free and unlimited access to the certifying e-learning platform Cross knowledge.
∎ Participation to external training costs upon eligibility of the request.

Job Source: Online Job Posting.

Application Deadline: 29 Apr 2021

Company Information:
∎ 22 Apr 2021
∎ Action Contre la Faim (ACF)
∎ Address : Orin Tower, House # 23, Road # 113/A, Gulshan - 2, Dhaka 1212
∎ Web :
∎ Business : Action Contre la Faim | Action Against Hunger is a humanitarian non-Governmental, non-political, neutral and non-profit international organization (INGO) that was established in France in 1979 to deliver aid in countries throughout the world. The aim of Action Against Hunger is to save lives by combating Hunger and Disasters that threaten the Lives of vulnerable Children, Women & Men. Since 2007, Action Against Hunger has been providing assistance to vulnerable populations in Bangladesh in the arena of Nutrition & Health, Mental Health & Care Practices (MHCP), Food Security & Livelihoods (FSL & DRR), and Water Sanitation & Hygiene (WaSH).

Category: NGO/Development