Position Title: MHPSS Counselor
Activation Date: 18 July, 2021 Announced Date: 15 July, 2021 Expire Date: 22 July, 2021
About International Medical Corps:
International Medical Corps (IMC) is a global humanitarian nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training and relief programs. IMC is carrying out medical relief services in several provinces of Afghanistan.
Scope of work:
They will work in mobile teams and visit IDP settlements, disaster affected and host communities, and will facilitate MHPSS awareness and directly provide MHPSS support to the traumatized IDPs, disaster affected host communities, and arrange referral services as per guidance from MHPSS Officer.
Roles and Responsibilities:
- Provide Case Management and psychosocial support to individuals, families and communities
- Provide outreach services, and home visits, where required and feasible
- Assist with the integration of MHPSS services into Primary Health Care
- Lead on the identification and mapping of community services in the area, and ensure an up to date 4Ws service mapping exists for each area where services are offered
- Identify, establish, and strengthen referral pathways for clients to ensure they are linked to needed services
- Provide awareness sessions on services available and facilitate referrals
- Prepare, and deliver trainings for the purposes of capacity-building on psychosocial support, including PFA and case management trainings, where appropriate
- Adhere to all IMC protocols and procedures surrounding case documentation, confidentiality, and security
- Liaise with general practitioners, psychiatrists, psychologists, and other healthcare professionals to support clients in need of MHPSS through the referral, diagnosis and treatment process
- Participate in capacity building trainings
- Represent IMC at all key stakeholder meetings
- Conduct other MHPSS-related activities as requested
Problem solving: Provides solutions to problems.
Relationships: Has good interpersonal relationships with team.
Adaptability: Easily adapts to the work routine, adaptability to live and interact with project staff and counterparts, capacity and ability to live and / or work in environments where projects are implementing.
Professionalism: Has the knowledge and understanding of Mental Health Case Management and PSS.
Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively. Listens to others and shows real commitment to maintaining open communication with the client and team members.
Teamwork: Committed to working collaboratively with colleagues to achieve the tasks for the team. Willing to learn from others and open to giving and receiving feedback.
Focus on the Client: Seeks to understand problems from the clients’ point of view, identifies clients’ needs and finds appropriate solutions.
Flexibility/adaptability: This requires the candidate to have the sufficient capacity to adapt to the IMC work methodology as well as to different work environments (office and field) that the candidate might have later during a mission.
Proactively: It requires the capacity to take initiative in the development of technical and creative actions which improves results.
Important Point: You will be asked to travel or can be deployed in anywhere within the program area to perform services. There may be some insecure areas where you may need to travel and perform the activity without any hesitation in coordination with security department.
- Minimum Bachelor degree required in a field related to the social sciences, psychology, social work, or counselling
- Minimum of 1 year of experience in an MHPSS related role
- Desirable: + 1 year of experience working with an INGO
- Good communication and liaison skills with community and all staffs.
- Written and spoken English is a plus.
- To be able to propose solutions to the identified problems/challenges.
- Flexibility is requested regarding the working hours and the live in community after the working hours.
- Dynamic to motivate the team
ou are kindly requested to send your written CV or resume through email and mention the vacancy number and title of the position in the subject line. Application received after the closing date and without subject line will not be considered.
Only short-listed candidates whose application responds to the above criteria will be contacted for written test. Interested candidates should send their application to the following email address:
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