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Mental Health & Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) Specialist (Roving) (Re Announced) (Re Announced)

Job Location: Kabul
Nationality: National
Category: Health Care Other Training Capacity Building
Employment Type: Full Time
Salary: As per organization salary scale
Vacancy Number: 2200020U
No. Of Jobs: 1
City: Kabul
Organization: Save the Children
Years of Experience: 4-5 years of professional relevant experience
Contract Duration: Fixed term
Gender: Female
Education: Advanced degree in Psychology, Mental Health, or related field.
Close date: 2022-10-05
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About Save the Children:

The Organization

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We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realize the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

•             No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday

•             All children learn from a quality basic education and that,

•             Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children.  We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

SCI – Afghanistan

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Save the Children has worked in Afghanistan since 1976. Our way of working close to people and on their own terms has enabled us to deliver lasting change to tens of thousands of children in the country. The UN Convention of the Rights of the Child is the basis of our work.

We are helping children get a better education, we make it possible for more boys and girls to attend school, we help children protect themselves and influence their own conditions. Save the Children Jobs in Kabul 2022 – Acbar Jobs in Kabul

We work with families, communities and health workers in homes, clinics and hospitals to promote basic health in order to save lives of children and mothers.

 

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Job Description:

ROLE PURPOSE:
To provide regular technical supervision, training, and coaching to staff delivering MHPSS interventions in Afghanistan; to support in the integration of MHPSS throughout programmes; to adapt and contextualise evidence-based MHPSS training and intervention packages, in collaboration with the MHPSS Technical Advisor, and in line with global and regional standards and guidelines, whilst ensuring their relevance to the needs in each program location; and to ensure compliance with good practice standards and SOPs  in programme implementation, monitoring and reporting.

KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:

Community-based MHPS supports:
•    Support Child Protection/Education/Health/Nutrition/MHPSS Officers with identifying, designing, planning and delivering community-based mental health promotion and prevention activities, around issues of concern to local communities, caregivers and children
•    With the support of the MHPSS Technical Advisor, collaborate with the staff implementing MHPSS activities in each location to develop and adapt evidence-informed content for CB MHPSS activities, including MHPSS education and awareness materials relevant to MHPSS concerns in the local community

Structured MHPSS interventions for children and families:
•    Train and capacitate Child Protection, Education, Health, Nutrition and MHPSS teams (SCI and partners) to plan and conduct structured MHPSS activities, based on agreed intervention packages and curriculums (CYRP, PwV, HEART, SEL).
•    Monitor quality implementation and provide ongoing identification of training and capacity support needs
•    Collaborate with the MHPSS Technical Advisor in the identification of additional structured MHPSS intervention packages for children, caregivers and families, to expand the existing portfolio if and as needed

Person-focused MHPS supports to children and caregivers in need of additional support:
•    Collaborate with the MHPSS Technical Advisor in the identification of relevant person-focused intervention models and packages for children, caregivers and families
•    Collaborate with the MHPSS Technical Advisor in the definition of practice guidelines and SOPs for the provision of person-focused MHPS supports
•    Work with staff implementing MHPSS interventions to identify their training needs and, with the support of the MHPSS Specialist, develop and adapt relevant training modules to ensure that the officers are equipped to provide safe and effective person-focused MHPS supports.

•    Provide regular structured supervision to MHPSS Officers to ensure that they are providing high-quality evidence-based psychosocial  interventions, based on the agreed intervention models/packages and practice guidelines/SOPs; and provide day-to-day remote support on complex cases as needed.

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•    Oversee the implementation of a safe confidential MHPSS record-keeping system, that complements the existing Child Protection Case Management system.

MEAL:
•    Collaborate with MEAL staff to oversee the field-level implementation of robust monitoring, evaluation and learning systems for MHPSS activities.
•    Oversee the safe and ethical collection, storage and reporting of MHPSS program data.

Coordination and operational support:
•    Work with program and area managers at the field level to ensure that the necessary operational support is in place for MHPSS Officers and staff implementing MHPSS to carry out their duties.

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•    Provide ongoing feedback to the MHPSS Technical Advisor about operational needs and funding needs at each field location to inform proposal development and national, regional and global advocacy.
•    Work with MHPSS Officers and staff implementing MHPSS to identify potential partner organizations in each field location and develop collaborative partnerships to benefit from local expertise, develop local MHPSS capacity, and improve the local impact and sustainability of MHPSS activities.

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Professional requirements:

•    Stay up-to-date on evidence-based psychological interventions and advances in the field of Child and Adolescent Mental Health.

COMPETENCIES

Delivering results
Takes personal responsibility and holds others to account to deliver our ambitious goals for children, continually improving own performance or that of the team/ organisation. Save the Children Jobs in Kabul 2022 – Acbar Jobs in Kabul

Applying technical and professional expertise
Applies the required technical and professional expertise to the highest standards; promotes and shares best practice within and outside the organisation.

Working effectively with others
Works collaboratively to achieve shared goals and thrives on diversity of people and perspectives; knows when to lead and when to follow and how to ensure effective cross-boundary working

Communicating with impact
Communicates clearly and confidently with others to engage and influence; promotes dialogue and ensures timely and appropriate messages, building confidence and trust with others.

The duties and responsibilities listed are representative of the nature of work required and are not necessarily all-inclusive.

Additional job responsibilities
Willingness to travel extensively within country (approx. 60- 70%).
Equal Opportunities
The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI Equal Opportunities and Diversity policies and procedures.
Child Safeguarding:
We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.
Health and Safety
The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with SCI Health and Safety policies and procedures.

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Job Requirements:

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

Required
•    Advanced degree in Psychology, Mental Health, or related field.
•    Minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible professional experience in a similar capacity
•    Work experience in humanitarian emergencies or protracted-conflict settings.
•    Proven capacity to train, supervise, and coach staff in MHPSS technical skills and coordination, based on evidence-based approaches and intervention packages
•    Sound knowledge of IASC MHPSS guidelines, human rights, and protection in humanitarian contexts.
•    Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work within different cultural environments.
•    Excellent written and verbal communication and reporting skills.
•    Fluency in English, Dari and Pashto
•    Commitment to Save the Children values and Child Safeguarding.

Desired
•    Academic background and/or professional experience in the provision of Child and Adolescent MHPSS services.
•    Experience working with IDP’s

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Submission Guideline:

Qualified applicants are highly encouraged to apply for the position by filling in the online application form. In addition to the online application form, they can also attach their CV and cover letter in the online system. Please note that only the applications received through the online portal will be considered for this position.

Applicants can login to the online application system by copying and pasting the following link intro their web browser. Returning users will need to enter their username and password, first time users will need to create a user account.

It is recommended that you save your username and password for future job applications through the online system.

Job Description – Mental Health & Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) Specialist (2200020U) (taleo.net)

Save the Children International provides equal employment opportunities and does not ask for money at any stage of recruitment.

We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse

“Save the Children strongly encourages applications from women. Minimum country requirements for potential female applicants will be followed.”

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Save the Children Jobs in Kabul 2022 - Acbar Jobs in Kabul
Save the Children Jobs in Kabul 2022 – Acbar Jobs in Kabul

Submission Email:

https://stcuk.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobdetail.ftl?job=2200020U&tz=GMT%2B04%3A30&tzname=Asia%

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