MHPSS Psychologists needed at Alliance for International Medical Action

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Job title : MHPSS Psychologists

Job Location : Borno

Deadline : June 21, 2024

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MAIN ACTIVITIES

 Provide specialized services and individual psychological support for people(caregivers) with moderate to severe mental and/or emotional disorders in the different areas of intervention. Provide technical support to Health staff to implement sound psychosocial support (PSS) activities for children and adults. The MHPSS-Psychologist is responsible for providing psychotherapy services to beneficiaries in need of MHPSS services to ensure quality of mental health and psycho-social services (MHPSS) in the fields.

Core task

  • Assist cases with identified mental or emotional disorders referred internally or externally
  • Conduct case-by-case needs assessments for the diagnosis of psychological disorders and identification of treatment and therapy
  • Carry out evaluation of mental health needs of patients/beneficiaries and establishing a diagnosis and a plan of treatment following WHO MHGAP approach and ALIMA case management protocols. Referring cases to other health professionals whenever necessary, in order to provide the most appropriate treatment and improve the patient’s condition
  • Providing psychological support and psychotherapy sessions (individual, family, group) to beneficiaries in need according to ALIMA, MHGAP and other standards protocols in order to improve their psycho-social and mental health conditions
  • Document progress on cases, maintaining strict protocols for confidentiality and consent, and ensure that data protection protocols are respected
  • Assisting and training staff members (Nutrition, SRH, GBV and health) and resourceful people whenever necessary in order to enhance the scope of MHPSS activities. Facilitate trainings for internal staffs and communities on psychosocial first aid (PFA) ETC.
  • Strengthen community based psychosocial support and peer support group activities standard protocols and procedures set in order to provide the most appropriate management.
  • Provide coaching and support to the field staff in the implementation of structured MHPSS activities
  • Carry out all tasks respecting key protection principles, including but not limited to: do no harm, non-discrimination, confidentiality, accountability and need-to-know principles
  • Establish and maintain collaborative relations with relevant partners and other project stakeholders working in the project areas
  • Pro-actively participate in relevant meetings, as requested.
  • Compile monthly reports and prepare work Plans.
  • Education, Work Related Experiences & Skills

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in social work, mental health, psychology or related fields.

Experience:

  • Minimum of 3 years of specialized experience in community based psychosocial support interventions particularly as it relates to social norms change.
  • Experience with medical international NGO, an asset
  • Experience in a similar position for at least 2 years.
  • Demonstrated experience on counselling skills
  • Track record of developing technical curriculum and materials for delivery of MHPSS programming/activities in low resource setting
  • Team management and supervision skills
  • Perfect knowledge of MS Office package, especially Excel & Word

Skills:

  • Strong interpersonal skills, teamwork.
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to work on own initiative and adaptable to changing needs and situations
  • Flexible, patient and adaptable to a changing environment.
  • Ability to work under pressure with numerous deadlines, etc.

Languages:

  • English compulsory
  • Others are an asset like Hausa, Kanuri
  • Contract term: contract under Nigerian law, 6 months renewable.

Salary :  As per ALIMA Salary grille

How to Apply for this Offer

Submit on-line your Cover letter, CV and qualifications with contact details all in the same files, to ALIMA’s recruitment email [email protected] with the job title as subject.

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