وظائف شاغرة لدى منظمة هاندي كاب لتخصص علم النفس او العلوم الاجتماعية

الأحد، 4 مارس 2018


تعلن Humanity & inclusion ( منظمة هاندي كاب سابقا ) عن حاجتها الى :

MHPSS Coordinator

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

MHPSS Coordinator / Amman


Position: MHPSS Coordinator
Duty station: Amman
Closing date: 15/03/2018

HI is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages women and persons with disability to apply.
If you require more information or need to submit your application in an alternative format, because of a disability, please do get in touch by email to hr.co.region@hi-emergency.org ONLY if you require assistance in submitting your application in an alternative format. Otherwise, applications received on this email address will not be considered.
PRESENTATION OF HANDICAP INTERNATIONAL
HI is an independent and impartial international aid organization working in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster. Working alongside persons with disabilities and other vulnerable groups, our action and testimony are focused on responding to their essential needs, improving their living conditions and promoting respect for their dignity and their fundamental rights.
HI is a not-for-profit organization with no religious or political affiliation. It operates as a federation made up of a network of associations that provide it with human and financial resources, manage its projects and implement its actions and social mission.
For more details on the association: https://hi.org/en/index
MISSION CONTEXT
The Syrian crisis is the greatest humanitarian crisis of the last 20 years. According to the latest UN figures, about 13.5 million people are currently affected by the crisis in Syria, including about 6.5 million IDPs, while over 4 million Syrians have sought refuge in neighbouring countries or in Europe. The current humanitarian response only provides a patchy and partial coverage of the growing humanitarian needs. Five years after the beginning of the crisis, the number of injured persons in Syria keeps rising, with a severe lack of rehabilitative care and psychosocial support. In hard-to-reach areas and/or areas of new displacement, local populations and IDPs are in need of emergency assistance in terms of food, household essential items, and other basic needs. The inclusion of the most vulnerable, including persons with disabilities, in the humanitarian response remains a major concern.
HI is managing a remote humanitarian program from three hubs in Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey, along four main pillars:
  1. Support to health partners (hospitals, care houses, rehabilitation centers, local NGOs) for the provision of comprehensive rehabilitation services (physical rehabilitation, psychosocial support and/or prosthetics and orthotics) through training, technical supervisions and donations of rehabilitation material and/or equipment;
  2. Provision of basic needs kits – Food baskets, Household Essential Items and Hygiene kits – in one-shot distributions to people who experience a sudden degradation of their living conditions due to renewed conflict, displacement and/or exclusion from humanitarian assistance;
  3. Education to the risks and effects caused by conventional weapons (including mines, Explosive Remnants of War and Small Arms Light Weapons) and urgent marking of hazardous areas;
  4. Training and technical support to other humanitarian actors on the inclusion of persons with disabilities and other vulnerable persons in the humanitarian response.                                                   
The current intervention is based on a mix of remote management of national teams and remote partnerships with local structures and organisations. HI has implemented some direct management programs in the past and is looking for ways to launch more in the coming months.
OBJECTIVES OF THE POSITION
Based in Amman and under the responsibility of the Technical Unit Coordinator (TUC) and in close collaboration with the HQ MHPSS Technical Referent, the Mental Health and Psychosocial Technical Coordinator (MHSPSS Co) is responsible for providing technical support to the mission’s MHPSS staff, especially the MHPSS Technical Advisors (TA) and other staff members as needed, guaranteeing the technical quality and ensuring coherence of the mental health and psychosocial activities.
The MHSPSS Co will fill the following main roles:
I.             Provide program level technical support in the domain of  mental health and psychosocial support and coordinate the provision of support throughout the four hubs of the mission;
II.            Contribute to the development and oversee implementation of  mental health and psychosocial support - strategies and plans within the four hubs and at the coordination level;
III.           Build communication and technical coherence among the mission’s psychosocial support staff members.
MAIN RESPONSABILITIES
Technical support to MHPSS team (Technical Advisors, PSS Managers and PSS Officers)
  • To have regular online meetings with Technical Advisors (TA) of all hubs
  • To have regular individual sessions of case-study with TAs
  • To update the MHPSS online toolbox with Activity Factsheets, approved guidelines and manuals, presentations and other relevant technical documents in English and Arabic
  • To facilitate the Inter-hubs Working Group, promoting the participation and communication among all MHPSS team
  • To collaborate with Project Managers (PM) in recruitment (designing technical job descriptions, tests and interviews) and regular appraisal of TAs
  • To support the TAs during emergency interventions
  • To monitor and ensure the follow-up of protection cases
  • To give inputs on purchases of psychosocial support equipment
Capacity building
  • To assess, analyze, prioritize and respond to knowledge needs of all MHPSS team 
  • To ensure the MHPSS staff induction
  • To co-design and implement a capacity building plan for all MHPSS team
  • To organize trainings (in presence and online) with external relevant and qualified actors 
  • To support the TAs in the training of the field teams (design of trainings, choice of the most appropriate methodology, validation/harmonization of didactical material, check of translated technical documents) and to organize direct trainings to field teams if needed
Technical development 
  • To support the TAs in the adaptation of the HI approach and tools to the specific conditions of each setting in each hub.
  • To improve specific tools for MHPSS work with People with Disabilities, Injuries and Amputations in the framework of the Comprehensive Rehabilitation approach
  • To develop/implement new MHPSS approaches and services, namely the MHPSS stand-alone, the family & child approach, the psychosocial support to Gender Based Violence (GBV) victims
Monitoring of the quality of MHPSS services 
  • To vet all psychosocial support-related technical documents and training materials currently used and under development for adherence to the state-of-the-art, evidence-based content and intervention modalities
  • To ensure the implementation of the HI approach and tools in all hubs, supporting the TAs in solving/bypass obstacles and challenges related to the specificities of each context
  • To ensure the implementation of the latest HI assessment model
  • To monitor the referral system in collaboration with the Health coordinator
  • To monitor the map of services, usually updated by Social Workers
  • To follow-up technical reports from TAs
Communication and strategy 
  • To actively participate in the Technical Unit (TU) activities (i.e. strategic planning, PM meetings,…) under the management of the TUC as requested 
  • To collaborate with Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning department (MEAL) for data analysis related to MHPSS
  • To collaborate with the Health coordinator, the Mine Risk Education coordinator, the Inclusion coordinator, and the Livelihood coordinator to explore cross-cutting issues, to integrate and harmonize services, and to design new proposals
  • To represent HI in internal and/or external health or MHPSS-related technical events and/or meetings (as Clusters) and provide reports as requested by TUC
  • To participate in identification of partnership opportunities with health-related Syrian, local and international organizations (INGOs, UN…) in collaboration with the TUC;
  • To collaborate with the Program department to include relevant MHPSS activities in new proposals and to ensure the donor technical follow-up
  • To collaborate with the TAs and within the TU in order to adapt the strategy, the approach and the tools to the context changes to ensure that the  MHPSS  technical components are relevant, effective/impactful, efficient, and sustainable;
  • To have regular contacts with Health Project Managers (PM) and Officers (PO)
  • To contribute to the monthly situation report (SITREP) by providing relevant data related to the TUC
  • To respect the human resources, security, logistical and administrative procedures
Note that this job description must remain flexible, to respond to additional tasks or changes as identified by the line manager and the technical referent.
REQUIREMENTS
  • Formal degree in  Psychology (Master degree of Psychology or at least Bachelor degree of Psychology with strong proven knowledge and experience in providing technical support to MHPSS programs in emergency contexts and complementary degree in Sociology / Social Work / Community based approaches)
  • 3 years of Professional experience in the related field: provision of MHPSS services of different levels
  • Proven experience in providing technical support to field teams, implementing trainings
  • Experience in NGO in emergency context
  • Experience in remote management would be an asset
  • Arabic and English mandatory (oral and written)
  • Understanding of a comprehensive approach of  vulnerability and disabilities issues and their interactions with psychosocial consequences
  • Good report writing skills
  • Demonstrated effective communication, analytical and problem solving skills
  • Ability to propose workable solutions and identify their implications (positive and negative) adapted to the psychosocial needs of individuals
  • Strong interpersonal and intercultural skills
  • Ability to work in a multicultural environment and in a multidisciplinary teamwork.
  • Ability to work under high pressure with a great level of personal organisation
  • Diplomacy sense
  • Flexibility
Language:
- Arabic and English mandatory (oral and written)
JOB CONDITIONS 
- Remuneration: according to HI salary grid
- Starting date: ASAP
- Duration/ Type of contract: 12 months renewable - based on a timeline project
RETURNING NATIONAL CANDIDATES: We strongly encourage national or returning national candidates to apply for this position. Handicap International strives to attract, motivate and retain qualified national staff in our programs.