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UPP- Un ponte per

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Mental Health Technical Advisor
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Erbil Camps and Non-Camps Areas
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Vacancy

Mental Health Technical Advisor

 

 

 

Job title: Mental Health Technical Advisor

Position: Full-time

Duty stations: Erbil Camps and Non-Camps Areas

Project ref: Strengthening the provision of MHPSS Orientation for the Syrian refugees in Erbil.

Deadline for application: 15th of September

Starting date:  1st of October

 

Context

Un ponte per… (UPP) is an NGO established in 1991. It has started its activities as “Un ponte per Baghdad”, right after the end of the war in Iraq, with the aim of organizing solidarity initiatives in favor of the Iraqi civil society. Later on, the intervention of Un ponte per… started including Serbia and other Middle Eastern and Mediterranean countries. The NGO mission is to prevent new conflicts, protect human rights and support civil society, especially in the Middle East, through awareness raising and advocacy campaigns, cultural exchanges, humanitarian and peacebuilding projects. UPP is active in Iraq since 1991 and is regularly registered at National and Kurdistan Region levels. Since 2012 UPP implements several programs to assist Syrian refugees. Learn more at: www.unponteper.it

 

 

Project purpose:

The project aims:

·         at providing Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) services to Syrian Refugees residing in the Erbil Governorate;

·         at building the PSS capacity of health/non-health staff at Camp and Non-Camp level.

 

 

Organization setting:

The Mental Health Technical Advisor will technically coordinate the multi-disciplinary teams in the Camps (Psychosocial Counselors and Community Workers) and will report to the Project Manager. Such technical coordination of the multi-disciplinary teams in the Camps will occur in line with UPP “Standards of Procedures” (SoPs).

 

Job duties and tasks:

The TA main responsibilities are:

·         to build capacity of the multidisciplinary teams;

·         to develop technical materials;

·         to support the development of MHPSS related Programs/Projects;

·         to coordinate with MHPSS-related actors.

 

Tasks related to Capacity Building

·         Provide on the job training, monitoring, supervision, and mentoring to the multidisciplinary teams in the Camps, in line with UPP SoPs. Such SoPs include:

o   Technicalities related to the activities to be conducted at Camp level;

o   Technicalities related to the establishment of an effective Case Management system. 

·         Assess the PSS training needs of UPP multidisciplinary teams in the Camps and arrange timely PSS refresher trainings, in line with UPP SoPs;

·         Strengthen the effective implementation of a “Case Management system”, in line with UPP SoPs;

·         Coordinate UPP Technical Supervisor, in order to ensure the effective application of the SoPs at Camp level, both in terms of technicalities related to the activities to be conducted at Camp level as well as to the technicalities related to the establishment of an effective Case Management system;  

·         Technically coordinate (together with the Project Manager) the effective implementation of the project against its pre-established targets;

·         Monitor the technical implementation of the project, integrating the lessons learnt into the design of the way forward;

·         Develop relevant IEC materials to promote the awareness of the MHPSS services provided in the Camps;

·         Support the integration of MHPSS services with other sectors’ activities;

·         Build the capacity of UPP multidisciplinary teams in the Camps, on Group Counseling;

·         Deliver a 5-day Workshop on PFA and IASC guidelines, at Non-Camp level.

 

 

Tasks related to the development of Technical Material

·         Develop a Manual for Child Counseling, in line with the directives of the SoPs.

 

 

Tasks related to the MHPSS Program/Project design

·         Support the design of MHPSS-related projects and programs (together with UPP Project Managers/UPP management as well as together with the Donors/other Partners), by providing technical inputs.

 

Tasks related to Coordination

·         Identify, liaise, and collaborate with International (i.e. UNHCR) and National (i.e. DoH-Erbil) partners involved in the MHPSS delivery.

·         Participate to Health and Protection Clusters as well as to other relevant MHPSS-related technical meetings.

·         Participate (together with the Project Manager) to the technical meetings with the Donor.

 

 

 

 

Deliverables

·         Strengthen the technical capacity of the multidisciplinary teams in the Camps in line with the SoPs;

·         Develop a Manual on Child Counseling, in line with the directives of the SoPs;

·         Integrate the provision of MHPSS services with Group Counseling;

·         Monitor the Technical Supervisor;

·         Deliver the Workshop on PFA and IASC.

 

 

Qualifications and experiences:

-     A degree in Clinical Psychology is mandatory.

-     Fluency in English is mandatory.

-     Experience working as a Clinical Psychologist for a minimum of 2 years is mandatory.

-     Experience working as a Mental Health Technical Advisor in low- and middle-income Countries for a minimum of 1 year is mandatory is mandatory.

-     Knowledge of Arabic and Kurdish is an advantage.

-     Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point.

-     Problem solving approach.

-     Good communication skills.

 

HOW TO APPLY: Interested candidates are invited to submit a detailed CV, a brief cover letter to address the requirements above and contact information for two professional references to: vacancy@unponteper.it . Please reference; “: Mental Health Technical Advisor” in the subject line of your email application.  Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

 

 

DONAZIONI

Banca Popolare Etica
VIS - Volontariato Internazionale per lo Sviluppo
IBAN IT70F0501803200000000520000

Conto Corrente Postale
VIS - Volontariato Internazionale per lo Sviluppo
ccp 88182001

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