The main objective of this mission is to develop the MHPSS component of the project currently implemented by MDM in the area ensuring appropriateness of actions in respect of Médicos Del Mundo (MdM) policies. This implies ongoing assessments regarding Mental Health and Psychosocial Support needs and problematic, human resources available in our projects currently implemented in the area, integrating integrating MHPSS activities into Primary Health and link with other protection actors to ensure a holistic approach. (GBV and family tracing)
He/she will also ensure an appropriate MHPSS approach in the project aligned with the IASC MHPSS guidelines for emergencies and humanitarian settings. He/she will be in charge of the MHPSS team diploid in the field and of planning and implementing trainings to staff.
GEOGRAPHICAL SCOPE OF INTERVENTION:
The successful candidate will be based in Dohuk, Northern Iraq (Kurdistan Iraq), travelling frequently to other bases in the region.
The Mental Health & Psychosocial coordinator will be part of a comprehensive team set up by MdM Network to respond to the humanitarian crisis in NES. He/she will report to the NES Coordinator and work in close coordination with the medical coordinator.
Regular follow ups will be established with the MHPSS technical referents in Regional Office and in Madrid HQ.
- Coordination, follow up and training of the MHPSS staff
- Assure data management of MHPSS activities
- Ongoing assessment of MHPSS needs in the project
- Coordination with other MHPSS actors in the area
- Integrate MHPSS approach in our programs (Primary Health Care)
- Analyze the best options for mental health and psychosocial support at different levels of care.
- Identify existing and strengthening of networks of services, to provide mental health and psychosocial support
- Design trainings of primary care staff in identification and supporting of mental and psychosocial problems related to the conflict.
- Asses’ feasibility of community based MHPSS programs in upcoming stages of the project.
- GVB and Protection mechanisms identification and link
- Participate in Protection Cluster or Protection Coordination group
Hold a Master degree in psychology or psychiatry, and demonstrate both successful clinical and humanitarian field experiences on mental health and psychosocial activities in international or emergency cooperation projects.
Holding a Master or Course on Gender & International Cooperation is a strong asset
Prior work experience in MHPSS programs both in international and humanitarian settings is required.
Experience with IDPs population in conflicts and knowledge of protection issues
Experience in gender approach in emergency context is a strong asset
Languages: Fluent in English, Arabic and Spanish are an asset
Computing: Microsoft Office
Incorporation date: URGENT
Availability for 3 months (it may be extended)