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Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Program Assistant

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), is an impartial, neutral and independent organisation whose exclusively humanitarian mission is to protect the lives and dignity of victims of armed conflict and other situations of violence and to provide them with assistance.

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Maiduguri Sub Delegation is looking for a suitable candidate to fill the vacancy below.

Job Position: Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Program Assistant

Job Location: Abuja

Main Responsibilities
Assist in Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) needs assessments.
Actively participate in regular MHPSS team meetings and training. Draft the agenda, gather and/or distribute relevant documents in advance and complete minutes of meetings.
Maintain a continuous awareness of the evolution of the situation and its impact on program implementation, security considerations and MHPSS needs, communicating these with the sub delegation and the Mental Health Delegate as appropriate
Support the Mental Health Delegate and/or Technical MHPSS FO’s to deliver training sessions
Collect and collate contributions from Technical MHPSS FO’s and compile Monthly Statistical Reports and Quarterly Technical Reports in a timely fashion as required to fulfil the reporting requirements of the program
Assist the Mental Health Delegate to ensure that appropriate tools to monitor the program effectiveness, relevance and appropriateness are in place
Collaborate with the NRCS to recruit and coordinate volunteers to implement MHPSS activities as appropriate.
Co-ordinate and communicate with other units within the delegation including as well as other staff members within the health dept.
Required Qualifications

Degree in Medicine or Psychology.
Minimum of 2 years’ experience in a similar field.
Post graduate degree in Clinical Psychology or Public Health an asset.
Extensive experience in community based program design in MHPSS an asset.
Experience delivering, monitoring and evaluating programs.
Experience working with iNGOs, NGOs or international Medical Organisation an asset.
Very good skills in Microsoft office.
Excellent knowledge of written and spoken English, fluency in Kanuri and Hausa an asset.
Good knowledge of the political, social and cultural assigned environment.
Personal Attributes:

Strongly motivated by humanitarian work.
Team leadership and good communication skills.
Flexibility to respond to changing circumstances.
Able to follow directions diligently and work within a specified framework.
Team work, partnership and networking skills.
Willingness to learn and support others in their learning.
Highly developed analytical, planning and organising skills.
Ability to work independently and with a sense of initiative.
Ability to travel to program locations frequently.
Application Deadline
28th August, 2017.

Apply Here
Interested and qualified candidates should send their application letter, Curriculum Vitae and contact details of three referees to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. clearly indicate “MHPSS Program Assistant ABJ" as the subject of your application.


Applications intended for this role without this subject will not be treated
Late application will not be considered
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
However, ICRC will not request for any monetary payments from applicants at any stage of the recruitment process.

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