Medecins Du Monde -France Mental Health and Psychosocial social support Manager Jobs in Ethiopia

Medecins Du Monde -France Mental Health and Psychosocial social support Manager Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Description

Context of the mission

  • Médecins du Monde (MDM) is an International Non-Governmental Organization (INGO) involved in humanitarian interventions, operating in Ethiopia since 1986 in different types of health projects from long-term interventions to emergency response.

  • Currently, is implementing a program with sex workers (January 2019 - December 2021) in Afar region and Health and Nutrition 2-year project has been launched on 1 July 2019 to be implemented in Gerbo woreda of Nogob zone, Somali region.

    Essential Duties

  • The MHPSS Manager will be responsible for the implementation of Mental health and psychosocial support for people in Jigjiga Quarantine center.

    Key activity areas will include

  • Promoting psychological wellbeing during quarantine

  • Identify major stressors for women and children in the Quarantine and their Psychological Effects

  • Capacity building for health workers in the quarantine related to psychological first aid and prevention and management of GBV.

  • Provision of quality MHPSS services for women and children in the quarantine

  • Mapping of referral services for GBV management and integration of preventive measures & identification of cases of GBV

  • Identify need and participate on material development related to MHPSS

    Hierarchical & Functional links

  • The MHPSS Manager will be based in Jigjiga, Somali region.

  • S/he will be under the direct supervision of the Program Coordinator based in Jigjiga.

  • And technical supervision of the Medical coordinator.


    Promoting psychological wellbeing during quarantine specifically on

  • Use of communication as an intervention

  • Need of communication with loved ones

  • Reduce boredom and isolation

  • Keep quarantine as short as possible

    Identify major stressors for women and children in the Quarantine and their Psychological Effects such as

  • Frustration and boredom related to the isolation of quarantine

  • Inadequate supplies (food, hygiene, liners) and access to regular medical care(chronic treatments or check-ups),

  • Insufficient information regarding their medical and administrative situation, loss of family links

  • Fears about becoming infected
    and/or infecting others

  • Fear of stigmatization and rejection after quarantine

    Capacity building interventions

  • Train and mentor staff in the quarantine on psychological first aid.

  • Develop and maintain relationships with local government officials and partners in strengthening MHPSS interventions in the quarantine centre.

  • Participate on material development – e.g. manual, IEC/BCC material.

    Quality MHPSS service provision

  • Prepare an action plan for MHPSS service at the quarantine

  • Follow and implement activities according to plan

  • Provide individual counselling

  • Provide technical support for staff in the quarantine on PFA implementation intervention
    Mapping of referral service

  • Maintains confidentiality during service provision

    Reporting and data recording

  • Maintain record of case by documenting beneficiaries’ situation

  • Prepare and share activity report with Program Coordinator and as per request when needed.

  • Develop and summit monthly sitrep

  • Strengthen data recording and documentation . and S/He will also be involved in any project
    related activities as requested by supervisors at the field office or the coordination.

    Job Requirements

    Expected profile

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in Psychology

  • At least 2 years professional experience on a similar position with an international NGO

  • At list 3 years’ experience as clinical psychologist

  • Excellent written and spoken English, Somali language is a plus

  • Good knowledge of Microsoft office

  • Understanding and adherence to humanitarian principles

  • Excellent communication skills with sense of diplomacy

  • Ability to classify and manage priorities
    High autonomous is required

  • Organisational skills and Rigour

  • Interest and ability to work in a team

  • Able to work in difficult living conditions

    How to Apply

  • Women are strongly encouraged to apply for the position.

  • Interested candidates who meet the above criteria are invited to send their application letter including updated curriculum vitae with day-time telephone number and contact details of three work-related referees through email.

  • If possible, please send all the above in one document – MS Word or PDF by writing the job title on the subject line.


  • only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted

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