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  • Posted: Feb 12, 2021
    Deadline: Feb 24, 2021
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    Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international, independent, medical humanitarian organisation that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural disasters and exclusion from healthcare. MSF offers assistance to people based on need, irrespective of race, religion, gender or political affiliation...
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    Mental Health Supervisor

    Accountabilities

    • Participate in the planning, organization and coordination of Mental Health activities, in close collaboration with the Mental Health activity manager and other medical team members, in order to ensure an efficient and effective implementation of the resources needed while maintaining high levels of quality in Mental Health MSF programs and activities.
    • Coordinates activities of counseling services with other relevant actors and liaises with the local counterparts (like MoH, WHO, ICRC and NGO) on mental health matters, including referral services.
    • Supervise the daily mental health activities and patient support according to MSF protocols and standards in order to provide the most appropriate support for clients with psycho social needs
    • Liaise with the other MSF team members of the project.
    • Supervise, in close coordination with the HR department, the associated processes (recruitment, training/induction, evaluation, potential detection, development and communication) of the staff under his/her responsibility in order to ensure both the sizing and the amount of knowledge required
    • Oversee the administrative processes associated with psychosocial functioning.
    • When needed, give psychological support to patients according to MSF protocols to improve mental health conditions of patients and enhance their functionality.
    • Compile the data and statistic linked with MH activities and report to the MH activity manager
    • Offer clinical counselling supervision to mental health counsellors in collaboration with the Mental Health Activity Manager.
    • Ensure the patient’s related information is kept confidential

    Specific Objectives

    • Participate in the planning, organization and coordination of Mental Health activities, in close collaboration with the Mental Health activity manager and other medical team members such as MTL, in order to ensure an efficient and effective implementation of the resources needed while maintaining high levels of quality in Mental Health MSF programs and activities.
    • Coordinates activities of counselling services with other relevant actors and liaises with the local counterparts (like MoH, WHO, ICRC and NGO) on mental health related matters, including referral services.
    • Supervise the daily mental health activities and support according to MSF protocols and standards in order to provide the most appropriate support for clients with psychosocial needs or disorder.
    • Liaise with the other MSF team members of the project by coordinating psychosocial support as part of sexual and adolescent health care including SGBV.
    • Supervise, in close coordination with the HR department, the associated processes of (recruitment, training/induction, evaluation, potential detection, development and communication) of the staff under his/her responsibility in order to ensure both the sizing and the amount of knowledge required.
    • Oversee the administrative processes associated with psychosocial functioning.
    • When needed, give psychological support to patients according to MSF protocols to improve mental health conditions of patients and enhance their functionality.
    • Compile the data and statistic linked with MH activities and report to the MH activity manager and MTL
    • Offer clinical counselling supervision to mental health counsellors in collaboration with the Mental Health Activity Manager.
    • Offer tele counselling in case it is the only option for the client.
    • Ensure the client’s related information is kept confidential
    • In addition to MSF humanitarian principles, MH Supervisor will be able to define, discuss, and teach key ethical principles related to psychosocial practice in a medical setting (e.g. informed consent, confidentiality, benefit to the client, non-judgemental) and develop strategies to exhibit these principles in day-to-day activities.
    • Assist the psychosocial team to consistently maintain a structured set of activities to enhance recovery of the clients under distress conditions, maintain the structure of understanding psychosocial needs of beneficiaries, treatment plan and discharge with a follow up.
    • Demonstrate the ability to model, train, and monitor competencies needed to manage the psychosocial care for beneficiaries to include:
      • Complete a psychosocial assessment to identify strengths and needs that will contribute to a client’s recovery and adjustment.
      • Develop a psychosocial treatment plan to address the needs identified in the assessment.
      • Develop a plan with each client for monitoring and management, practice basic counselling and communication skills.
      • Conduct a counselling session to address the treatment plan and goals of the client.
      • Design and conduct support groups, psychoeducation, and stimulation sessions according to developmental levels of clients.
      • Engage caregivers of children to enhance positive attachment and effective parenting skills to support good psychosocial outcomes for children with psychosocial needs as well.
      • Provide Psychological First Aid to give basic stabilizing support to clients and families who are experiencing distresses.
      • Provide psychological first Aid to even other colleagues members to make them aware of how things works.

    Requirement

    • Candidates should possess a Bachelor's degree

    Method of Application

    Note

    • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for interview
    • MSF is an equal opportunities employer and promotes diversity within the organization
    Interested and qualified? Go to Medecins Sans Frontieres on docs.google.com to apply

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