MHPSS Manager

Job Description

Title: MHPSS Manager

Company Name: International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Vacancy: Not specific

Job Location: Cox's Bazar (Ukhia)

Employment Status: Contractual

Educational Requirements:
∎ BSc in Psychology and MSc. in Clinical or Counselling Phycology

Experience Requirements:
∎ At least 4 year(s)

Job Context:
∎ Work Location: IRC-Bangladesh, Camp-11, Ukhiya Office
∎ Reporting to: Project Coordinator
∎ Department: Health
∎ Expected Start Date: At Earliest
∎ Contract length: Till 31 August 2022 (with possibility of extension subject to funding, program needs and performance of incumbent)

Job Responsibilities:
∎ Lead the setting up of the mental health services in the PHCC and does the integration in line with WHO mhGAP HIG and IASC MHPSS guidelines.
∎ Assess the current MHPSS programming within IRC Bangladesh CP, identify gaps, duplications, challenges and best practices
∎ Based on the internal assessment findings; in the first month, develop a 6 month feasible work plan clarifying roles and responsibilities of all relevant parties including sector leads, health managers, psychiatrist supervisors, General Practitioners and CHW's
∎ Conduct field visits to monitor and support MHPSS activities and interventions provided, and support technical quality of programming by providing feedback and mentorship
∎ Lead and facilitate monthly team meetings with different facility's all clinical and non-clinical staff, WPE and protection staff and share minutes of the meetings with the health coordinator
∎ Facilitate trainings and workshops, including organizing logistics, collaborating with co-trainer/s, and documenting program indicators.
∎ Assist in developing budgets and proposals and ensure that proper personnel at the facilities are recruited
∎ Track budgets, procurement plans, and work plans to ensure proper personnel, facilities, and supplies are available to meet grant deliverables
∎ Coordinate with health sector to arrange mhGAP Operations training for health managers, team leaders and health leadership, and develop mhGAP implementation plan to coordinate the mhGAP activities at all levels
∎ Identify evidence based psychological interventions to be introduced into the MHPSS program
∎ Participate in rapid needs assessments with other IRC sectors and external agencies as required
∎ PROGRAM MANAGEMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH AND PSYCHOSOCIAL SUPPORT:

∎ Actively participate in coordination mechanisms, represent the IRC in the MHPSS Technical-working group and ensure the implementation of IASC MHPSS guidelines where relevant
∎ Lead the development and implementation of data collection, M&E and quality control measures (e.g. on the job supervision checklists, impact measurement tools, client satisfaction measures, and mhGAP training reports for mental health services, and community-based psycho-social activities
∎ Support the development of referral pathways to strengthen links to available services for MHPSS.
∎ Lead the development of appropriate IEC materials on MHPSS, to build awareness of services and promote key messages
∎ Develop a community MHPSS awareness package in coordination with integrated protection coordinator
∎ Support with team building, performance review and professional development of staff.
∎ Participate in the development/review of mentorship plans and other activity plans on quarterly basis
∎ Work closely with the area team leaders and senior medical team leaders to ensure availability of WHO essential psychotropic medications at the clinics at all time
∎ Represent the project in the stakeholders' meetings (community leaders, NGOs, UN agencies, community based organizations) at field level to enhance cooperation and coordination and advocate with and/or advise peer agencies / local government to promote inclusive and high quality MHPSS services.
∎ Other duties as assigned by the supervisor to enable and develop IRC programs.
∎ DOCUMENTATION AND REPORTING:

∎ Ensure disaggregated and cumulative tracking of clients/beneficiaries and documentation of all activities and outcomes
∎ Participate in preparation of internal and external reports, including submission of weekly reports to Health Coordinator
∎ Take responsibility for collection and reporting of mental health project data including HMIS reporting and patient outcomes (e.g. functioning scale, client satisfaction surveys).Support project staff to maintain program records and documentation as per project management minimum standards, including maintaining the confidentiality and security of MHPSS client data
∎ Promote the culture of learning and documentation so that lessons learned and good practices are documented and shared for institutional memory and learning as well as to advocate on behalf of the communities with which we work
∎ Support the development of mental health and psychosocial monitoring and evaluation tools and related activities for improving performance
∎ Working on donors' reporting and contribute to proposal development
∎ Ensure proper documentation of all trainings, completion and analysis of pre and post knowledge tests and on the job supervision checklists as well as mental health PHC integration checklists. Sharing copies with MHPSS team data management, M&E, and reporting. Perform other duties as assigned by the Health Coordinator

Additional Requirements:
∎ Minimum 4 years of experience working on MHPSS programs, preferably in humanitarian settings
∎ Previous NGO experience in a conflict-affected setting in MHPSS management capacity
∎ Four years of experience working on MHPSS programs, preferably in humanitarian settings
∎ Management, training and supervision experience required
∎ Strong organizational and supervisory skills and interpersonal skills with the ability to work within different cultural environment
∎ Ability to work within a team structure or in isolation, flexible, and can cope with stressful workloads and working with limited resources
∎ Experience in mental health and protection work with displaced persons, refugees, returnees and migrants
∎ Excellent command of the use of Microsoft Office especially Outlook, Work, Excel and Power Point
∎ Good communication, teamwork skills and ability to work independently
∎ People Management
∎ Commitment to IRC Principles
∎ Behavioral Flexibility
∎ Results & Quality Orientation
∎ Teamwork & Cooperation

Salary:
∎ Competitive Base Pay

Compensation & Other Benefits:
∎ Fringe Benefits (As per IRC National Pay Scale in Bangladesh)

Job Source: Bdjobs.com Online Job Posting.

Application Deadline: 2 Nov 2021

Company Information:
∎ 24 Oct 2021
∎ International Rescue Committee (IRC)
∎ Business : The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover and gain control of their future. In more than 40 countries and in 26 U.S. cities, our dedicated teams provide clean water, shelter, health care, education, protection and empowerment support to refugees and displaced people. The International Rescue Committee (IRC) Founded in 1933. David Miliband, President and CEO of the International Rescue Committee, is a former Foreign Secretary of the United Kingdom.

Category: NGO/Development

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