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  • Posted on: 28 April, 2015 Deadline: 5 May, 2015
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  • The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Abuja Delegation is looking for a qualified candidate with the capacity to work independently to fill in the following position:

    Mental Health & Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) Field Officer


    Main Responsibilities:

    • Assesses the affected communities in the northeast. identifies needs for psychosocial support and
    • develop a program to response to those needs
    • Develops activities for psychosocial support program, implement them and provide accurate reports
    • Conducts extensive field activities to implement and monitor the program
    • Identifies key community actors who will receive intensive trainings and coaching in basic psychological support
    • Develops training program and trains persons involved in MHPSS activities

    Required Qualifications:

    • University degree in Medical field (Medical doctor. Psychologist)
    • Public health training and extensive experience in mental health and psychosocial programs
    • 2-3 years working experience within health structures in Nigeria
    • Excellent communication and group facilitation skills
    • Previous working experience with an International Medical Organization will be an asset
    • Fluent in Hausa, Kanuri and very good command in written and spoken English
    • Excellent knowledge of Nigerian health system
    • Excellent analytical and communication skills
    • Able to use Microsoft office efficiently
    • Team leadership skills, with interest in teaching and facilitation of the learning process

    Desired Personal Skills:

    • Strongly motivated by humanitarian work
    • Team leadership and good communication skills
    • Ability to work independently and with a sense of initiative
    • Strong sense of responsibility and adaptability, able to work over time when needed

    Method of Application

    Persons interested and qualified should send application letter, curriculum vitae and contact details of three
    referees to:

    ICRC Abuja,
    31 Pope John Paul II Street,

    Please clearly indicate "MHPSS FO Abuja" on your envelope. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. The last date for receiving the applications is 05.05.2015

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

    For more information about the ICRC, please visit our website

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