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  • Posted: Jun 23, 2021
    Deadline: Jun 30, 2021
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  • The Nigerian Red Cross Society (NRCS) was established through an Act of Parliament in 1960. This Act depicts that the NRCS is recognized by the Federal Government of Nigeria as a community based Voluntary Aid Society, auxiliary to and complementing the public authorities in the area of humanitarian interventions. The NRCS was recognized by the International ...
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    Assistant Technical Officer, Mental Health

    Location (Calabar, Cross River State)

    Assistant Technical Officer, Mental Health (Calabar, Cross River State)

    Reports to Technical Officer - Clinical services

     Dotted line manager – Nutrition Supervisor and Mothers Club Coordinator

    Background

    With support from UNHCR, Nigerian Red Cross Society (NRCS) is implementing ‘Delivering Health and Nutrition Assistance to Cameroon Refugees project’. The project aims to strengthen access and delivery of quality healthcare and nutrition services to 6000 Cameroon refugees and host communities in Benue, CrossRiver and Taraba state of Nigeria. Since the conflict in southern Cameroon began in October 2016, displaced persons cross the border into neighboring Nigeria in search of safety, stability and a better life. As of 31 October 2019, there are more than 46,000 Cameroonian refugees registered in Cross River, Benue, Taraba, and Akwa Ibom States in the south-eastern region of Nigeria.

    NRCS is focusing on strengthening the health care systems in refugees host communities and camps in Benue, Cross Rivers and Taraba States through support to free delivery of healthcare to pregnant women, children under 5 years of age, the elderly (above 60years of age) and most vulnerable including but not limited to the disable and mentally ill. The project also supports medical outreach and referral linkages of affected population to national free priority health interventions including but not limited to immunization, HIV care, and sexual and reproductive health in order to improve health outcomes.

    Job roles and responsibilities

    • Member of the medical outreach team that ensure integration of mental health in all medical outreaches and PHC services
    • Will ensure management of mental healthcare at the PHC level and initiating referrals where necessary
    • Providing Psychological First Aid and Psychosocial support for Victims of violence and sexual abuse
    • He/She will identify and adequately refer protection cases
    • He/ She shall also provide mentorship and guidance to health workers in PHCs on proper management and treating trauma related problems

    Qualifications and Experience

    • Bachelor’s degree in Clinical Psychology, Counselling Psychology, Psychiatry
    • Registered and possess valid license with appropriate regulatory body
    • 2 years’ working experience in emergency mental health/crisis interventions

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidate who are passionate and willing to contribute towards the achievement of our goals should send their CVs and cover letter as one document in PDF format saved with their name to recruitment@redcrossnigeria.org

    Subject of the mail: Name_Position

    Example: John_ATO Mental Health

    Kindly note that applications who do not follow this specification, will be disqualified.

    All applications should be sent on or before 5pm on Wednesday 30th June 2021.

    Only Shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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