Earn 9 – 14m monthly as Regional Advisor in Mental Health – Psychosocial Support at War Child Holland (WCH)

 

Job Title:         Regional
Advisor in Mental Health – Psychosocial Support (RA- MHPSS)

Organization: War
Child Holland (WCH)

Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda

Salary: UGX
Gross 9,428,436 – 14,631,321

Reports to:
Regional Representative

 

About US:

War Child Holland
(WCH) is an independent and impartial international non-governmental
organization, investing in a peaceful future for children and young people
affected by armed conflict. We strive to empower children and young people
while enabling adults to bring about positive and lasting change in the lives
of conflict affected children and young people.

 

Job Summary:  The Regional Advisor in Mental
Health-Psychosocial Support (RA-MHPSS) is a technical lead Advisor in the area
of Psychosocial support and responsible for providing program strategy and
programme quality framework, including standard setting, operationalization and
monitoring, rolling out of evidence-based methodologies/interventions,
competency development and learning in MHPSS for WCH in the African Region.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

Design,
operationalize and monitor the implementation of new projects, methodologies
and tools in inter-agency agreed upon MHPSS 
and implementation of quality projects according to WCH methodology and
standards

·       
Designs
and coordinates the application/adherence of all MHPSS programme strategy and
programme quality framework for WCH Africa Region

·       
Supports
and monitors the proper implementation of MHPSS projects in the region and
other context areas as per WCH policies.

·       
Ensures
effective  communication of global
programmatic issues with regional team and HQ staff

·       
Supports
the roll out and effective implementation of MHPSS and TeamUp interventions
among partners.

·       
Keeps
track of an updated database on WCH MHPPS programming practice and
international standards and guidelines.

·       
Ensures
timely project reporting both internally and externally while coordinating
reporting on Regional annual plans •

·       
Conduct
cross country learning/sharing: document regional lessons learned, best
practices and increase regional sharing of resources, tools etc

·       
Ensures
MHPSS quality standards are fulfilled while implementing WCH projects.

Provide technical
quality assurance on MHPSS including supporting with donor proposal
development.

·       
Leads
the development of new project proposals, interventions and tools on MHPSS for
the Region in collaboration with specialists based in the Region and HO using
WCH methodologies.

·       
Ensures
implementation of new strategy in close collaboration with specialists based in
the Region and HQ.

·       
Ensures
roll out of the Care Systems in close collaboration with WCH teams and
Government policies

Competency
development, advocating for adaptation of WCH operational process and learning
including building capacity of staff and counterparts for proper project
implementation.

·       
Supports
and advocates for the recognition of WCH programs among likeminded
organisations and child centered regional imitative.

·       
Supports
the induction of WCH staff in the relevant technical area

·       
Acts as
a promoter of learning and provides ongoing support, guidance and advice to
program staff  in relation to MHPSS
sector.

·       
Identifies
specific training needs and ensures training, coaching and support is offered
to staff in the sector in order to build their capacity in education
programming.

·       
Supports
the Learning Manager in ensuring that essential technical learning elements are
selected and incorporated into the organization’s learning map

·       
Upon
request organizes learning contents and trainings for partners in the Region.

Inter-agency
coordination among partners and other stakeholders, including Government counterparts.

·       
Represents
War Child Holland and participates in Regional networks and bodies on
MHPSS  themes to the achievement of War
Child Holland’s mission, and contributes to the implementation of their work
plans

·       
Collaborates
with Advocacy Manager in the NL in support of implementation of Global Advocacy
Strategy

·       
Any
other duties as assigned by the line manager in fulfillment of the tasks.

 




Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
ideal applicant for the War Child Holland (WCH) Regional Advisor in Mental
Health-Psychosocial Support (RA- MHPSS) job opportunity should preferably hold
a Master degree or post graduate diploma in Psychology, Social Sciences or
Social Development.

·       
Minimum
5 years (I) NGO work in developing countries / conflict areas, preferably with
children.

·       
Minimum
3 years in staff capacity building and experience in providing learning
opportunities in regards to capability building.

·       
Specialist
knowledge of current principles and practices of psychosocial support and child
protection programming with children in (post)conflict areas.

·       
Knowledge
in MHPSS in African contexts is desired.

·       
Specialist
knowledge of current principles and practices of in PSS and child safeguarding
with children in (post)conflict areas is necessary.

·       
Knowledge
of quantitative and qualitative monitoring & evaluation tools.

·       
Good
communicator, willing to share knowledge and experience

·       
Strong
project management experience

·       
Knowledge
and experience in Monitoring & Evaluation

·       
Should
be fluent in writing, reading and speaking both English & French

·       
Strong
(creative/interactive) training skills.

·       
Strong
supervision, coaching and communication skills.

·       
Able to
quickly identify needs / gaps and work towards solutions.

·       
Cultural
sensitivity.

·       
Result-oriented.

·       
Willing
and able to travel regularly.

 

Core values

·       
Impact

·       
Creativity

·       
Inspiration

·       
Integrity

 

How to Apply:

All interested
applicants should apply online at the link below

 

Click Here

 

NB:

·       
Application
should not exceed 3 pages.

·       
Commitment
to the vision and goals of War Child Holland in Uganda, including adherence to
the Child Safeguarding Policy, is essential”

 

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