Action Against Hunger MHCP Gender & Protection Program Manager Jobs in Ethiopia

Action Against Hunger MHCP Gender & Protection Program Manager Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Id: 225190

Category: Development and Project Management, Health Care

Location: Borena, Oromia

Career Level: Mid Level ( 2+ - 5 years experience)

Employment Type: Contract

Salary: Starting Basic Salary 23,995.00 ETB with other additional benefits provided according to the social benefit packages of the organisation

Job Description


Vacancy Announcement

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).

We are currently looking for the following professional:

Mental Health & Care Practices - Gender & Protection Program Manager


Objective 1: Implementation and monitoring of all MHCP-GP activities


  • 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 Action Against Hunger 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 MHCPGP intervention strategy.

    Objective 2: Management of the project team


  • Recruit MHCPGP team
  • Ensure initial and on-going training of MHCPGP staff on MHCPGP activities, 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 organisation of internal communications for the MHCPGP 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 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 Action Against Hunger 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 Action Against Hunger meetings.

    Objective 4: Logistics and administrative management for the program


  • Understand and follow the logistics procedures enabling the project implementation (purchase requests follow-up with logistics team, support in movement plan, ensure staff are trained in security SoP’s)
  • 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 MHCPGP assessments analysis and writing.

    Objective 6: Contribute to gender and protection mainstreaming and support staff care activities

  • Lead and support gender and protection mainstreaming, and GBV and child protection integration, into programmes and activities, by respecting Action Against Hunger standards and monitoring these aspects with dedicated indicators
  • Support the MHCPGP team and Action Against Hunger teams in gender and protection mainstreaming or integration into activities through trainings, supervisions and monitoring; as well by conducting gender and protection assessments and analysis.
  • Coordinate and support staff and the field coordinator in the staff care and critical incident response plan

    Objective 7: Strictly respect confidentiality:


  • Ensure that confidentiality of data, property of project beneficiaries and Action Against Hunger, 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 (other specialist qualifications may be considered).
  • Relevant work-related experience in humanitarian response in fields (minimum 1.5 years), related to Mental Health, Care Practices, Gender and Protections.
  • Experience of project management including team management and monitoring & evaluation
  • Language – good English (written and spoken), and some PM positions will require specific regional languages; refer to the Job Advert for this.
  • Good communication and writing skills, adaptability, flexibility, resourcefulness, able to adopt an organized and methodological approach, sense of confidentiality.

    How to Apply

    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, applicants to the following addresses:

    Action Against Hunger – Addis Ababa – Human Resources Department, P.O. Box 2357, (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, Wollega and Hirna offices ;
    “Women Applicants Are Highly Encouraged”

    " Oromiffa Language Is Mandatory "

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

    Action Against Hunger MHCP Gender & Protection Program Manager Jobs in Ethiopia

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