Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) Advisor NGO Careers – Saferworld

Organisation: Saferworld
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Team
Leader
About US:
Saferworld is an
independent international organisation working to prevent violent conflict and
build safer lives. We work with people affected by conflict to improve their
safety and sense of security, and conduct wider research and analysis. We use
this evidence and learning to improve local, national and international
policies and practices that can help build lasting peace. Our priority is people
– we believe in a world where everyone can lead peaceful, fulfilling lives,
free from fear and insecurity. We are a not-for-profit organisation operational
in 12 countries across Africa, Asia and the Middle East.
Job Summary:   The Mental Health and Psychosocial Support
(MHPSS) Advisor will provide technical support in mental health and
psychosocial support interventions, supporting training programmes for the
project implementation team on MHPSS assessments and management, provision of
quality assurance supervision, recording learning and coming up with adaptable
intervention approaches to support effective implementation of the project
goals and objectives. The position will be an integral part of project delivery
unit; providing overall monitoring supervision and quality assurance during the
project implementation in accordance to the project theory of change and in
accordance with the IASC MHPSS principles and guidelines. The project;
‘addressing conflict drivers in Uganda’-a potentially 5 year project starting
in July 2020, is a joint (consortium) initiative between Saferworld and TPO
Uganda; with the aim of addressing main conflict drivers, which include but not
limited to; competition over natural resources; the mass influx of refugees;
inadequate transitional justice processes; and flawed electoral processes,
leading to a more peaceful, secure and resilient communities in Uganda.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
·       
Build a
case management system, assessment tool and case management repository and provide
leadership, supervision and follow up oversight and assume primary
responsibility for the clinical and psychosocial aspects of the project
implementation in accordance with the project theory of change and the IASC
MHPSS Principles and guidelines
·       
Training
both internal and external stakeholders on addressing MHPSS needs that can lead
in supporting better emotional support and provide support supervision,
consultation and mentoring for the project team and beneficiaries
·       
Mainstream
PSS and child protection into all projects; build a resource material for PSS
in the project consortium and support evidence generation on the linkage
between MHPSS issues and other conflict drivers.
·       
Presentations
at national and international conferences; sharing lessons learned and
experiences coming from project implementation highlighting the linkages
between the driver of conflicts and MHPSS issues.
·       
Review
and document learnings, and good practice and carry out knowledge, attitude and
practice (KAP) survey to evaluate impact of the project implementation
approaches.
·       
Participate
in proposal writing and researches, including directly carrying out baseline
surveys and prevalence surveys of MHPSS issues from time to time.
·       
Any
other duty may be assigned to the post holder as required by the Line Manager



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       
The
applicant for the Saferworld Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS)
Advisor job career must hold a Master of Science in Clinical Psychology (MSCP).
·       
Membership
of any psychology association is an added advantage.
·       
Research
experience and at least 2 years of clinical practice is an added advantage
·       
Knowledge
in the following areas is required for this position: It includes knowledge in
therapeutic remedies, making mental health assessments, IASC guidelines;
advocacy theories and principles; and
·       
Working
experience in the civil society sector; mainly in development-humanitarian
setting and directly working with people experiencing conflicts or post
conflicts community is a plus.
·       
Experience
in lobbying and policy engagement, stakeholder management in civil society,
project management, advocacy and representing an organization at various levels
is an added advantage.
·       
Excellent
organization and coordination skills
·       
Negotiation
skills;
·       
Verbal and
written communication skills;
·       
Ability
to build working relationships;
·       
Analytical
skills;
·       
Presentation
skills;
·       
Time
management;
·       
Intercultural
and interpersonal skills;
·       
Ability
to work under pressure and to work with multiple agendas.
·       
Proficiency
in SPSS, MS Word, Excel, Power point.
·       
Commitment
to and compliance with Saferworld/TPO safeguarding principles
·       
Supervision
and mentorship skills
·       
A
self-starter who is willing to take the initiative and drive things forward
with minimal oversight
·       
Personable
and committed to working as a team
·       
Commitment
to respect and value equality and diversity, and understanding of how this
applies to own area of work
·       
Commitment
to own continuing personal and professional development
·       
Commitment
to the vision, mission and values of Saferworld
How to Apply:
All candidates are
strongly encouraged should apply with an application form, Download
Here
send to HR Team at jobs@saferworld.org.uk (Ref: UG-PGM)
Deadline: 21st June 2020 
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