Action Against Hunger Mental Health, Care Practices, Gender and Protection Program Manager Jobs in Ethiopia

Action Against Hunger Mental Health, Care Practices, Gender and Protection Program Manager Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Id: 199474
Category: Health Care, Social Sciences and Community
Location: Refugee Camp & Host Community (currently Pugnido II and Gog woreda), Gambela Career Level: Managerial Level (Manager, Supervisor, Director)
Employment Type: Contract
Salary: 23,995 ETB with other additional benefits provided according to the social benefit packages of the organization.

Job Description

As a registered charity, founded in 1979, Action Against Hunger operates in 45+ countries. The international network of Action Against Hunger is represented in France, United Kingdom, Spain, Canada, USA and India.

Teams in the field combat hunger on 4 fronts: Nutrition and Health, Food Security and Livelihoods (FSL), Water, Sanitation and hygiene (WASH), and Mental Health and Care Practices (MHCP).

For our MHCP department in Gambella-Pugnido, we are currently looking for the following professional:

Mental Health, Care Practices, Gender and Protection Program Manager

General Assignment: The program manager will be responsible for the implementation, improvement and monitoring of the Mental Health and Care Practices (MHCP) program and the team supervision in the refugee camp and host community setting. In addition, they will be responsible for analysis, monitoring & reporting of psychosocial and care practices needs and activities.

They will work closely with the other program managers (especially with Nutrition) to deliver the contracted services in the nominated Gambella refugee camp(s) and host community settings.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Objective 1: Implementation and monitoring of all MHCP activities within the refugee camp and Goge host community


  • Ensure monitoring of the operational quality, effectiveness and access of the program to meet beneficiary needs and indicators.
  • Ensure that service provision and follow up of beneficiaries is adequate.
  • Monitor measure and if needed propose and implement improvements on the psychosocial activities based on the context.
  • Ensure that the mental health and care practices are well integrated within the ACF interventions, particularly with nutrition.
  • Collect and ensure the quality of data on mental health, psychosocial and care practices issues in the different sites and to strengthen our analysis and comprehension of the refugees.
  • Contribute in the development of mental health and care practices intervention strategy.

    Objective 2: Management of the project team


    Recruit MHCP team

  • Ensure initial and on-going training of MHCP staff on MHCP activities and on ACF approach and standards.
  • Assure weekly group clinical supervision and regular practical support in the field.
  • Participate in the development of job descriptions and organizational charts for the team.
  • Strengthen good team cohesion through the organization of internal communications for the MHCP team: work meetings, coordination meetings, training/ workshops.
  • Anticipate and manage, in collaboration with the HR, any potential conflicts internal to the team through mediation, communication, assessment, individual interviews, or any other method appropriate to the situation

    Objective 3: Coordination


  • Participate in various organized meetings, briefings on the operation of the base and the ACF mission, relations with support services (log/admin), etc.
  • Coordinate activities closely with the nutrition team with the various actors present in the field/camp (e.g. health facilities, NGOs)
  • Communicate with management committees
    in the camps or areas identified for the smooth operation of activities.
  • Represent ACF in meetings, visits and thematic forums related to mental health at field level (also Protection and GBV) as needed.
  • Participate and share information with other program managers and Technical Support in technical meetings as well as general ACF meetings.

    Objective 4: Logistics and administrative management for the program


  • Prepare the purchase request for required items and submit them to the logistics department.
  • Ensure that the list of needs is in line with the program budget(s).
  • Ensure, with logistics, the weekly programming, daily if necessary, of all of the logistics resources for the program (vehicles, items etc.)
  • Responsible for inventory management and "quality control" of inputs (equipment for the BFS, etc...), in collaboration with logistics.

    Objective 5: Reports and capitalization of the project


  • Ensure timely submission of donor, monthly and situational programmatic reports as requested by the country office, HQ or the funding agency.
  • Contribute in the capitalization of refugee and host projects
  • Participate in the drafting of project proposals in collaboration with other managers and the Technical Support.
  • Provide due support and/or participate in any external/internal mental health, nutrition or health related assessments within the camps and host communities. Responsible of MHCP assessments analysis and writing.

    Objective 6 : Strictly respect confidentiality :

    Activities :

  • Ensure that confidentiality of data, property of project beneficiaries and of ACF is strictly respected.
  • Respect confidentiality of clinical interviews apart from dealings with the psychologists in charge.

    Job Requirements

    Educational/Professional Background:

  • BA or MA in psychology. Relevant training and/or work experience in the field of Child Care practice (e.g. psychosocial work), familiarity with participatory methods, knowledge in child development, and nutrition issues.
  • Minimum of 1.5 years work-related experience and NGO work experience (in the fields of early childhood development, education, gender, social work) is an asset.

    Required competences & skills :

  • Communication (listening and observation skills), experience in team management, project management and training aptitudes, coordination skills, ability to establish good relations with other people, organisation and activity supervision skills, capacity to manage priorities, precision, autonomy, creativity, flexibility, good knowledge of the area and local customs, knowledge of the local languages of the working areas (fluent), and English language (fluent), sense of confidentiality.

    How to Apply

    Application Procedure

    If you are interested, please send your application composed of none returnable CV, Covering Letter with “Mental Health, Care Practices, Gender and Protection Program Manager” written in the subject line, and three references to the following addresses:

  • Action Against Hunger – Addis Ababa – Human Resources Department, (On the way to Meskel Flower from Dembel city mall, Behind Addis Ababa Road Transportation Authority Garage ): or

  • Through ; or

  • Directly In Person to Action Against Hunger, Gode, Sekota, Gambella, Mega, Gimbi and Hirna offices

    Deadline:- Sunday , 03 March 2019 before 5:00pm

    “Women Applicants Are Highly Encouraged”

    NB: Only short listed applicants will be communicated On and selection process includes technical test and an interview.

    Action Against Hunger Mental Health, Care Practices, Gender and Protection Program Manager Jobs in Ethiopia

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