UNICEF Consultancy on Strengthening the Mental Health and Psychosocial Support System in Social Welfare Jobs in Zambia

UNICEF Consultancy on Strengthening the Mental Health and Psychosocial Support System in Social Welfare Jobs in Zambia


  • UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

  • Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

  • And we never give up.

    For every child, child protection

  • The UNICEF Programme of Cooperation with the Government of the Republic of Zambia (GRZ) is designed to address and mitigate the threat of poverty the country’s children face, while responding to the needs with interventions addressing the multiple causative factors.

    How can you make a difference?

  • The long-term objective is to ensure that the social welfare system is strengthened to respond to mental health and psychosocial support needs of society. This should enable the Department of Social Welfare to take up cases of individuals and families in need of mental health and psychosocial support services through an integrated case management approach.

  • The short-term objective is to equip officers with knowledge and skills to respond to victims of COVID-19 and their families in as far as provision of mental health and psychosocial support. This intervention will ensure that those affected by COVID-19 through the death of a family member/caregiver or those experiencing long term
    isolation as a result of illness or facing social stigma in communities.

    To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

    The consultant must possess the following:

  • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degrees (BScHB), a master’s degree in medicine will be added advantage and

  • Trained medical doctor specialized in psychiatry with more than 3 years’ experience in quality psychiatry or clinical psychology is a must and

  • Proven experience working with health and social welfare systems and supporting mental health and psychosocial support services, especially for children.

  • Languages: Fluency in written and spoken English is required.

    For every Child, you demonstrate…

  • UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; UNICEF Consultancy on Strengthening the Mental Health and Psychosocial Support System in Social Welfare Jobs in Zambia


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