SOS Children's Villages International Regional MHPS Coordinator Jobs in Kenya

SOS Children's Villages International Regional MHPS Coordinator Jobs in Kenya

Position title: Regional MHPS Coordinator

Working location: Kenya-Nairobi

Direct Supervisor: Regional care professional, Mental health and psychosocial support program Advisor

Region: Eastern and Southern Africa (ESAF)

We are searching for a dynamic, innovative, resilient and experienced candidate to join our organization as a Regional Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Coordinator.

Mission of the Position

The successful candidate will support the supervision, co-ordination and oversight of MHPSS key staff, social workers and community outreach facilitators who will engage in carrying out MHPSS MSP interventions including PM+, caregiver support, trauma informed care, PFA, focused MHPSS support for children, families, and co-workers and Fair start initiatives as well as Play therapy.

He/she will support key staff in documentation, analysis and reporting of MHPSS data collected through the implementation of the MSP initiatives.

The MHPSS Co-ordinator will be based under the Regional Office and provide support to the Regional SOS Care professional, Mental Health and Psychosocial Support programme advisor.

The MHPSS Co-ordinator is recruited and functionally under the responsibility of the Regional office and directly supervised by the RMHPSS and technically reports to the Head of the GH MHPSS and the Global MH Advisor.

Key Performance Areas and Main Responsibilities

  • Support the RMHPSS advisor in the adaptation and contextualization of MHPSS MSP interventions developed for children, young people, Child and Youth Care Practitioners, families, co-workers, and community.

  • Support the planning and rollout of MHPSS training and interventions in the Region

  • Assist in developing MHPSS implementation guidelines and tools to facilitate effective delivery of MHPSS services

  • Provide MHPSS training and regular in-service coaching to national MHPSS workers in MSP interventions as indicated above

  • Support the MHPSS advisor with systematic supervision and oversight of National MHPSS team to ensure implementation of MSP in line with the guidelines and procedures in place

  • Develop and implement data collection tools to document implementation process, track results and identify challenges and remedial actions

  • Compile, analyses and report on MSP implementation progress to GPEG

  • Support the MHPSS Advisor in developing and adaptation of quality assurance tools and rollout to MHPSS teams

  • Ensure compliance of MSP interventions to MHPSS minimum standards and best practices in the field

  • Support the MHPSS advisor in preparing and sharing the outcome of MSP initiative at different coordination platforms to promote the scale up of the interventions.

  • Travel to support in training and monitoring visits for 15 to 20% of your time


  • Post graduate education in psychology, clinical counselling, global mental health. Social work, public health or related fields may be considered

  • At least 2years of working experience in MHPSS programs in the region

  • Training and supervision experience (incl. remotely), focusing on MHPSS pyramid level 2 (community and family based MHPSS programs, such as caregiver support, group based MHPSS for children) and
    level 3 interventions (deep understanding and knowledge of evidence-based focused non-specialized MHPSS interventions such as counselling, PM+, TeamUp)

  • In-depth theoretical and practical knowledge of IASC Guidelines on MHPSS in Emergencies and international best practices on the integration of MHPSS into Education, Child Protection, Primary Health Care and community settings would be advantageous

  • Demonstrable technical Knowledge in the assessment, design, and delivery of responses to MHPSS needs in humanitarian settings

  • Capacity and proven track record in national staff and partner organization training and capacity-building

  • Experience in evidence generation, documentation of case studies, success stories, MHPSS research protocol, and piloting MHPSS studies at community level

  • Strong experience and background on monitoring and evaluation tools including Means of
  • Verification of MHPSS programs would be advantageous

  • Ability to prepare high compliance donor reports and other documents

  • Prior experience in the field of MHPSS is required

  • Fluency in spoken and written English is required.

  • Strong capacity in documentation and administration tasks such as logistics.

  • Ability to reflect and link current work to new opportunities/possibilities

  • Enthusiasm, motivation, self-confidence and pro-active approach to problem-solving

  • Ability to take individual initiative with limited supervision, meet tight deadlines and deliver quality results

  • Affinity with SOS mandate

    We Offer

  • The opportunity to work in one of the largest International Non-Profit Organisations in Social development, Humanitarian action Child and Youth Care, in a position with a varied scope of tasks and responsibilities directly impacting on the development of the organisation in achieving its strategic goals

  • To contribute to our meaningful mission: “We build families for children in need, we help them shape their own futures and we share in the development of their communities

    How to Apply

    If you believe you are the right candidate for the above position, please send us a cover letter, your detailed curriculum vitae (CV) -including at least three traceable referees- and photocopies of academic certificates as ONE document.

    Applications should be submitted electronically through the link provided below.

    Applications open on 29th August,2022 and will close on 12th September,2022.

    Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until a suitable candidate is found.

    Candidates are encouraged to submit their applications as soon as possible.

    Applications that do not have a cover letter, CV or certificates attached will be disqualified.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    Application Link: SOS Children's Villages International Regional MHPS Coordinator Jobs in Kenya

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